Antimicrobial Stewardship Advisory Committee (ASAC)

PHO promotes antimicrobial stewardship as an effective strategy for reducing inappropriate and excessive antimicrobial use, while improving and optimizing antimicrobial therapy and clinical outcomes for patients.

The Antimicrobial Stewardship Advisory Committee (ASAC) advises PHO on provincial goals, objectives and targets for antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) development and implementation based on stakeholder needs, priorities and resources. ASAC is comprised of antimicrobial stewardship experts from a variety of disciplines and practice settings, and from regions across Ontario. Since 2013, Accreditation Canada mandates that all acute care facilities have an ASP.

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Conflict of Interest Rules

Public Health Ontario recognizes that many external advisors may not be completely free of actual, potential or perceived conflict of interest, as they may have affiliations with regulated industries, the scientific community or special interest groups, which receive funding from industry.

In an attempt to avoid or mitigate conflict of interest, we have developed conflict of interest rules that are intended to achieve a reasonable balance of those divergent considerations and the expertise we hope to gain from the external advisors, while avoiding or mitigating conflict of interest. To this end, each candidate will be asked to complete a conflict of interest disclosure form as part of the application process. 

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Our Members

Dan Dalton
Clinical Consultant Pharmacist
Medical Pharmacies Group Ltd., Ottawa

Joanne Dow
Public Health Nurse Infectious Disease Control
Middlesex-London Health Unit, London

Trent Fookes
Director, Pharmacy
Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound

Leslie McArthur
Pharmacist Lead, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie

Dr. Andrew Morris
Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Mount Sinai Hospital | University Health Network, Toronto

Dr. Daniel R. Ricciuto (Co-Chair)
Infectious Diseases, Infection Prevention and Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship
Lakeridge Health, Oshawa

Valerie Leung (Co-Chair)
Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Lead, IPAC Resources Unit
Public Health Ontario, Toronto

Dr. Huda Almohri
Deputy Ontario Medical Director, Lab Director and Discipline Head, Microbiology
LifeLabs

Anne Cheung
Clinical Pharmacist, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
West Park Healthcare Centre

Laura Logan
Infection Control Practitioner
Lakeview Manor & Fairview Lodge

Dr. Anjali Oberai
Family Physician
Wawa Family Health Team

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Contact the Department

asp@oahpp.ca

Updated 3 May 2019