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Microbiology in Clinical Practice

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The webinars provided by the International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (ISAC) are for informational purposes only. No material contained herein is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or national / local guidelines.
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Ortho spinal infections in the era of increasing AMR

This webinar was organised by organised by ISAC's Bone, Skin & Soft Tissue Working Group.

The aim is to learn from current experiences across the globe on how to manage ortho spinal infections and provide insight into novel diagnostics, antibiotics and antibiotic alternatives.

Phage therapy in bone and joint infections - Dr Antonia Scobie
Antimicrobial resistance in fracture-related infections: what can we do? - Dr Julie Lourtet
Spinal infections epidemiology, diagnosis and outcomes from a single centre - Giorgio Bartalucci
Moderator: Dr Kordo Saeed

Phage pharmacology & therapy

This webinar was organised by International Society of Anti-Infective Pharmacology (ISAP), ESCMID PK/PD of Anti-Infectives Study Group (EPASG) and ISAC's Anti-Infective Pharmacology Working Group.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a major global health concern. With antibiotics losing their stand against AMR, bacteriophages (phages; bacteria-eating viruses) have emerged as a promising antibacterial strategy.

In this webinar, a panel of speakers discussed the journey of phage therapy, spanning from ‘benchside’ to ‘bedside’, while also delving into the intricate pharmacological aspects to enhance clinical use of phages.

Phage therapy: benchwork expeditions - Dr Sue Nang
Implementing phage therapy in the clinic under the banner of Phage Australia - Prof. Ruby Lin
Modelling of in vivo bacteriophage dynamics - Dr Jérémy Seurat

Moderators: Dr Yu-Wei Lin and Prof. Sebastian Wicha

H5N1 Avian Influenza: the path from panzootic to pandemic

Organised by ISAC's Zoonoses Working Group

The recent global expansion of a novel avian influenza H5N1 strain is characterised by enhanced avian species adaptations, leading to mass mortality events, even threatening extinction of certain species. The strain has also been adapting to mammals with similar mass mortality events for certain species, and furthermore has been expanding to novel territories, particularly the Americas. Its mammal adaptation raises concerns for its potential to adapt to humans, facilitating human to human transmission and a pandemic. The evolutionary steps needed though are multiple. Yet, a H5N1 pandemic is a plausible future scenario, one that needs approaches and preparations specific for H5N1.

* H5N1 and animal health: expansion and impacts on wildlife conservation - Dr Isabella Monne (Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Italy)
* H5N1 in mammals: what evidence do we see for ongoing human adaptation - Dr Tom Peacock (The Pirbright Institute / Imperial College London, UK)
* Public health preparedness for a potential H5N1 pandemic - Prof. Charles (Todd) Davis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA)
The session was moderated by Zoonoses Working Group Chair, Prof. Georgios Pappas (Institute of Continuing Medical Education of Ioannina, Greece).

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Zero by 2023: One Health perspectives of rabies elimination

Organised by the ISAC Viral Infections Working Group

1. To raise awareness of various aspects related to rabies for healthcare workers, vets and all other professionals involved, directly or indirectly, with rabies.
2. Demonstrate how we can combat rabies.

1. Describe rabies virology and vaccination.
2. Discuss global epidemiology of the disease.
3. Specify the importance of different animal reservoirs in the spread of the virus.
4. Explain the One Health perspective in eliminating rabies, emphasising the role of new technology as tools in this process.

Rabies virology, diagnosis, prevention and management - Dr Rehab Tash (ZagaZig University, Egypt)
Global epidemiology of rabies - Prof. Alfonso Rodriguez-Morales (Fundación Universitaria Autonoma de las Americas, Colombia)
Rabies reservoir species & the role of various animals in rabies transmission (Prof. Scott Weese (Ontario Veterinary College, Canada)
One Health approach for rabies elimination - Prof. Nissreen Elbadway (ZagaZig University, Egypt)

Moderator - Prof. Fatma Amer (ZagaZig University, Egypt)