Antibiotic Awareness Week
Activities for November 17-23, 2014
The Public Health Agency of Canada is launching a major antibiotics awareness campaign centred around Antibiotic Awareness Week, November 17-23, 2014. More news soon!
During Antibiotic Awareness Week in November 2013, experts addressed antimicrobial resistance.
♦ November 19th, 2013 – Dr. Lynora Saxinger was our presenter for the Antibiotic Awareness Week webinar, and discussed surveillance. CLICK HERE for a video and transcript of her presentation.
Our partnership also developed posters to be used as resources for raising awareness.
Use these posters to help promote Antibiotic Awareness Week all year long.
and don’t miss these great Poster Dissemination Tips
Activities for 2012
On November 14 and 16, 2012, we were joined by Canadian experts and hosted two webinars discussing the latest information on antimicrobial resistance and public health in Canada.
European Antibiotic Awareness Day – November 18 ECDC provides information about the various national campaigns, toolkits, and ECDC’s role.
View ECDC’s Antibiotic Awareness Day Videos
US CDC Campaign “Get Smart” CDC provides information about the various awareness tools and their national campaign Get Smart About Antibiotics Week.
Antibiotic Awareness Week, Australia The Australian campaign provides information about the various tools and awareness activities being championed.
2011 – 2010 Activities
Antibiotic Awareness Week 2011
On November 14, 15 and 17, this website featured live webcasts of Canadian experts discussing the latest information on antibiotic resistance and public health.
On November 18, 2010, Canada joined the international efforts to raise awareness for antimicrobial resistance by acknowledging the importance of the issue with a National Antibiotic Awareness Campaign. View Webcasts
- This cold season, use antibiotics wisely in children
- All sectors need to address antibiotic use
- Isolation for patients with antibiotic resistance causes fear of hospitals
- Think you need an antibiotic for that cold? Think twice.
- Antimicrobial Stewardship, by Chris Okeahialam MSc CIC and Michael Gardam MSc MD CM FRCPC
Antibiotic Awareness resources available online include factsheets on AMR in food animal production, Hospitals and community settings, and northern and remote communities. A “prescription pad” for doctors to give directly to patients seeking antibiotics is also available. For patients, there is advice on knowing when to see a doctor, the use of over-the-counter medications, and what to do to keep children healthy.