NCCID launches two antibiotics awareness videos for CETAR

Every year the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases contributes to the antibiotic awareness campaign coordinated by CETAR, the Communications and Education Task group on Antibiotic Resistance. In autumn 2014, the NCCID invited students in veterinary colleges across Canada to submit proposals, and subsequently awarded contracts to two creative teams: Catherine Mireault and Kyle Healy for an English-language video, Antibiotic Resistance, and Gabrielle Claing and Maude Gauthier-Bouchard for a French-language video, L’utilisation d’antibiotiques en médecine vétérinaire.

Catherine Mireault Romagna is a third-year student in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Montreal. She is also completing a master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health and hopes to contribute to global food security and sanitation in her field of study.

Kyle James Healy is originally from Sydney, Australia. He is completing a bachelor’s degree in science, majoring in biology, from abroad, at Macquarie University. He has a special interest in videography.

Gabrielle Claing is from Montérégie (the region around Montreal) and is enrolled in the doctoral program in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Montreal. Her interest in cattle has led her to work on a dairy farm between classes, and she is considering specializing in epidemiology.

Maude Gauthier-Bouchard is from Quebec City and has a bachelor’s degree in biology. She is currently studying Veterinary Medicine at the University of Montreal. She intends to specialize in dairy cattle veterinary medicine when she graduates in 2017.

Information materials from the Public Health Agency of Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada has uploaded information material supporting antibiotic awareness here!

If you’re working in a medical office, check out this year’s postcard, Sometimes the right prescription is no prescription.

2014 Activities

A report on activities during the 2014 week is now being finalized.

2013 Activities

Webinars, Resources, Posters

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.

♦ November 21, 2013 – The Public Health Agency of Canada also held an Antibiotic Awareness Webinar.

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

Effects Could Be Shattering 2013 Poster

Use Antibiotics Wisely 2013 Poster

How-Much-is Too Much 2013 Poster

Focus on the Problem 2013 Poster

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.


International Activities

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

2011 Webinars

On November 14, 15 and 17, this website featured live webcasts of Canadian experts discussing the latest information on antibiotic resistance and public health.

2010 Webinars

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

Other Resources:

Antibiotic Awareness resources available online include factsheets on AMR in food animal productionHospitals 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.