Educational Opportunities

Antimicrobial Stewardship Program - Education

The SHS-UHN ASP uses research and education, alongside clinical care, to take a leadership role in increasing antimicrobial stewardship capacity and improving the quality of health care.

One of the ASP's mandates is to increase the antimicrobial stewardship capacity locally, provincially, and nationally.  All clinical members of the ASP play a role in stewardship education, giving one-on-one advice to healthcare providers, having teaching sessions within the hospitals, supervising trainees, giving rounds to colleagues at other institutions, or developing educational curricula.

The SHS-UHN ASP developed and held its first course, “Antimicrobial Stewardship:  Taking it to the Next Level,” in June of 2011 in Toronto.  Sixty healthcare providers from across Canada attended this course, the first of its kind in Canada.  Attendees learned how to develop and implement stewardship programs in healthcare institutions from SHS-UHN ASP team members and other expert faculty.

Above:  Dr. Andrew Morris speaking at the Antimicrobial Stewardship Course:  Taking it to the Next Level.