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.
Call for Members
We are currently accepting applications:
- Practitioners from Long-Term Care and Primary Care
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.
Clinical Consultant Pharmacist
Medical Pharmacies Group Ltd., Ottawa
Public Health Nurse Infectious Disease Control
Middlesex-London Health Unit, London
Dr. Sameer Elsayed
Medical Microbiologist and Physician Lead, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
London Health Sciences Centre, London
Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound
Dr. Camille Lemieux
Associate Director, Infection Prevention and Control
University Health Network, Toronto
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