06.45h UTC


Massimo Sartelli (Italy)


06.50h UTC

Update on World AMR Awareness Week (WAAW) 2023

Diriba Mosissa (World Health Organization)



07.00h UTC


Antimicrobial resistance: a misunderstood global threat

Marc Mendelson (South Africa)


Global challenges to tackling AMR

Ramanan Laxminarayan (One Health Trust)

A global approach to tackle the AMR crisis

Otto Cars (ReAct)


Informing, educating and connecting to tackle AMR

Maarten van Dongen (AMR Insights)



08.20h UTC

Chair: Leonardo Pagani (Italy)


One health and AMR

Sujith J. Chandy (ICARS)


Balancing the risks and benefits of antibiotic use in a globalized world: the ethics of AMR

Yusuff Adebayo Adebisi (UK)


COVID-19 and antimicrobial resistance: intersections and implications

Mary Ann Lansang (Philippines)


The role of youth in combatting antimicrobial resistance

Daniel Waruingi (Students Against Superbugs Africa)



09.30h UTC

Chair: Stefania Stefani (Italy)


AMR impact on hospital settings worldwide

Alessandro Cassini (Switzerland)


The WHO Global Research Agenda for AMR in human health

Silvia Bertagnolio (World Health Organization)


Improving education and awareness about AMR in hospital settings

Harumi Gomi (Japan)


Why it is important to prescribe antibiotics appropriately

Afreenish Amir (Pakistan)



10.45h UTC

Chair: Leili Chamani-Tabriz (United Arab Emirates)

Control measures to tackle AMR in low resources settings

Sameer Dhingra (India)


Promoting cross-regional collaboration in antimicrobial stewardship

Faryal Khamis (Oman)


Antimicrobial resistance and patient safety

Nadia Jaidane (Tunisie)


Understanding mechanisms of antibiotic resistance

Jordi Vila (Spain)



12.00h UTC

Chair: Pierre Tattevin (APUA)


Antibiotic resistance: the most critical bacteria (20 minutes)

Pierluigi Viale (Italy)


The ongoing threat of antifungal resistance (20 minutes)

Matteo Bassetti (Italy)


Interpreting antibiotic susceptibility testing in the era of AMR

Beverly Egyir (Ghana)


Surveillance of AMR: why and how

Jeremiah Seni (Tanzania)


The AWaRe classification and its utility to implement prescribing practice

Obed Kwabena Offe Amponsah (Ghana)



13.35h UTC

Chair: Maria Luisa Moro (Italy)


Infection prevention and control in the era of AMR

Nicola Petrosillo (Italy)


Implementing infection prevention and control in hospital settings

Sonja Hansen (Germany)


Impact of healthcare-associated infections

Constantinos Tsioutis (Cyprus)


Infection prevention and control in low resources settings

Steward Mudenda (Zambia)



14.55h UTC

Chair: Majdi Al-Hasan (USA)


Principles for appropriate surgical antibiotic prophylaxis

E. Patchen Dellinger (USA)


Principles for appropriate antibiotic therapy

Edward Septimus (USA)


Challenges and opportunities in the treatment of MDROs

Robert A. Bonomo (USA)


Optimizing antibiotic therapy in critically ill patients

Jordi Rello (Spain)


Antibiotic therapy in patients with organ solid transplantation

Lilian Abbo (USA)



16.40h UTC

Chair: Fabio Tumietto (Italy)


The role of the microbiologist in tackling antimicrobial resistance

Bih Awazi (Cameroon)


Microbiologic diagnostic stewardship in low resources settings

Appiah-Korang Labi (Ghana)


Monitoring of antibiotic use, consumption, and the quality of prescribing

Joseph Fadare (Nigeria)


Antimicrobial stewardship. Who are the stakeholders and how to engage them

Eleni Giamarellou (Greece)


Intervention to improve antibiotic prescribing practices among surgeons

Agnes Wechsler-Fördös (Austria)



18.05h UTC

Chair: Gabriel Levy Hara (Argentina)


Healthcare workers’ education and training in antimicrobial stewardship

Abdul-Wahab Omo-ope Ettu (Nigeria)


Core elements of antimicrobial stewardship

Debra Goff (USA)


Antimicrobial stewardship in low resources settings

Cornelius C. Dodoo (Ghana)


Measurement of performance in antimicrobial stewardship

Alfredo Ponce de Leon (Mexico)


The role of nurses in antimicrobial stewardship

Enrique Castro-Sanchez (UK)


Why it is so difficult to implement antimicrobial prescribing practices

Glendee Reynolds Campbell (Jamaica)



19.50h UTC

Chair: Fausto Catena (Italy)


Issues in managing surgical infections in low resources settings

Kebebe Bekele (Ethiopia)


Source control. When it is adequate

Federico Coccolini (Italy)


Infection or inflammation: are uncomplicated acute appendicitis, acute cholecystitis, and acute diverticulitis infectious diseases?

Philip Barie (USA)


The surgeon and the infections

Robert Sawyer (USA)


Ethical considerations for prescribing antibiotics appropriately across the surgical pathway

Alberto Ferreres (Argentina)


A global strategy for managing surgical infections

Jennifer Rickard (USA)


21.20-21-35  Biofilm and medical devices associated infections

Shyam Kumar Mishra (Australia)


21.35h UTC

Global collaboration to achieve better outcomes in healthcare

 Raul Coimbra (USA)


21.50h UTC


Massimo Sartelli