M16 - Launch of FIP Commission on antimicrobial resistance (AMR)


Zuzana Kusynová, International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)


Fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been a priority for FIP for many years. FIP and pharmacists globally are committed to being the part of the solution. FIP is continuing its leadership on AMR and building on all the work done to date, FIP Bureau has set up the FIP Commission on Antimicrobial Resistance. The Commission will further develop what pharmacy offers in AMR fight and explore opportunities to increase its impact across all settings and scopes of practice. It will drive the new FIP Pharmacy AMR Roadmap, which will guide actions globally, sustaining momentum and tracking and evaluating progress of this global health priority for pharmacy. The Commission will also focus on the implementation of the AMR-specific FIP Development Goal that looks at the role of pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and pharmaceutical educators in reducing AMR.   


1. Introduction message on Antimicrobial resistance

2. Official launch of the FIP Commission on Antimicrobial resistance
by Dr Catherine Duggan, FIP CEO

3. Showcase of FIP Development Goals

4. FIP Development Goal on Antimicrobial Stewardship
by Zuzana Kusynová, FIP

5. Panel discussion & interaction with the audience

Sabiha Essack, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Philip Howard, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom

Debbie Goff, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, USA

Eduardo Savio, Chair of the 2018 FIP Policy Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance, Uruguay

6. Conclusion on key messages & Wrap up