Antibiotic Awareness Week and free resources

Hello everyone: please find below a message from the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, including a link to an number of resources on their website


Terri Woytkiw

AGNA President

November 14-20, 2016 marks Antibiotic Awareness Week worldwide.

Antibiotic Resistance is an increasingly serious threat to public health. A recent high-level meeting of the World Health Organization reinforced the responsibility that we all share in helping raise awareness of and engaging in recommended practices to reduce the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

The Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) Canada is proud to launch a national initiative to stop inappropriate antibiotic use for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Long-Term Care Residents.

The campaign aims to reach nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, pharmacists, front-line health care providers, patients, and families involved with long-term care facilities with the view to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use and promote antimicrobial stewardship in Canada.

Get involved!

  • AMMI Canada created a BILINGUAL TOOLKIT: Posters, a Letter, and a Narrated Slideshow can all be found on the AMMI Canada website at
  • Need more information? You can find regional toolkits, algorithms, FAQs, practice points, and other initiatives in the CLEARINGHOUSE
  • Get in on the conversation – Take to Twitter – use the hashtag #SymptomFreeLetItBe

Please be a part of responsible antibiotic use and help make a difference.



Andrew Morris MD, FRCPC
Chair, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Resistance Committee
AMMI Canada
Edith Blondel-Hill MD, FRCPC
Vice-Chair, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Resistance Committee
AMMI Canada

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