Request for Proposals: Pfizer and BSAC announce joint programme to establish Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Centres of Excellence

27th January 2022

The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) is delighted to announce a new partnership with Pfizer, focussing on the development of centres of excellence for Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) practice, with the goal of reducing inequities in access to AMS programmes and improving patient outcomes.

BSAC’s initial thoughts on the GRAM Report: A global crisis now too big to ignore

20th January 2022

The landmark Global Research on Antimicrobial Resistance (GRAM) report, which was published in The Lancet today, will ring alarm bells at the highest levels of government, health leaders and policymakers around the world. The report, which reviews data from 204 countries and territories, gives the best estimate yet of the scale of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) globally.

URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT – Infection 2021: BSAC Winter Conference

8th December 2021

It is with regret that we inform you that the above event has been switched to a virtual-only event. This is in light of pending UK Government Cabinet discussions today regarding potential for implementation of Plan B as early as tomorrow.

Call for expressions of interest: Biomarker Driven Antifungal Stewardship in Acute Leukaemia (BioDriveAFS Trial)

1st December 2021

York Trials Unit (University of York), in collaboration with Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Hull York Medical School, are calling for expressions of interest from hospitals around the UK to take place in the BioDriveAFS trial. This research is funded by the National Institute for Health Research.

Antimicrobial surveillance: Time to re-focus following a year like no other

24th November 2021

Following the publication of both the English surveillance programme for antimicrobial utilisation and resistance (ESPAUR) report 2020-2021 and its Scottish equivalent, Scottish One Health Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance in 2020, it might be tempting to celebrate the reported fall in the number of deaths in England attributable to antibiotic-resistance (AMR), as well as the overall decline in antibiotic consumption across England and Scotland. Yet we must remember that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will have, in all likelihood, distorted the picture.

BSAC gifts ‘invaluable’ isolate collection to the University of Dundee in collaboration with the University of St Andrews

22nd November 2021

Initiated in 1999, BSAC’s flagship Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Programme amassed a collection of almost 100,000 isolates from a range of clinically significant species, which provided many benefits to the research community and industry sponsors alike.

We’re seeking nominations for Members of Council

8th November 2021

We are seeking nominations for Members of Council from across all areas of membership. Candidates should ideally have been involved in Society activities at some level and have a demonstrable understanding of BSAC and its strategic aims and direction.

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