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The Situation of Antimicrobial Resistance in Europe

Antimicrobial resistance exhibits remarkable diversity in the European population, providing opportunities to explore both trends and testing. In this presentation, Professor Gian Maria Rossolini offers an overview of the current state of antimicrobial resistance—and detection—in the region.

After viewing this presentation, you will be able to:

• Understand the diversity of antimicrobial resistance within different European countries
• Explain the presence and regional trends of various microorganisms:
• MRSA, which is still highly prevalent in some countries
• Vancomycin-resistant enterococci, which demonstrate diversity among countries with increasing trends
• Carbapenem resistance in Gram-negative bacteria, for which resistance is a major and growing problem
• Colistin resistance, which is emerging in carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter and Klebsiella
• Describe the importance of accurate antimicrobial susceptibility testing and MIC values in detecting resistance

P.A.C.E. credit may be available for your participation.*

Presenter: Professor Gian Maria Rossolini

Gian Maria Rossolini is a professor of microbiology and clinical microbiology at the University of Florence, and director of the clinical microbiology and virology unit of Florence Careggi University Hospital. Previously, Prof. Rossolini served as professor of microbiology and clinical microbiology at the University of Siena, where he acted as chairman of the Department of Molecular Biology and as dean of the medical faculty.

*Beckman Coulter Inc. is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. These credits are recognized by the State of California. Most programs also provide State of Florida credits (with valid license number). At this time, we cannot issue continuing education credits for those who provide healthcare (or work for an institution that provides healthcare) in Massachusetts or Vermont.
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  • Title: The Situation of Antimicrobial Resistance in Europe
  • Live at: Apr 21 2018 10:10 pm
  • Presented by: Professor Gian Maria Rossolini
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