Antimicrobial Stewardship Course for Hospitals

Offered by One Health Trust (OHT) and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)

About the course and register

Course Date: November 7-9, 2023

The course comprises a 3-day onsite workshop in Bangalore, India. It will cover the basic and advanced modules of Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) knowledge and inspire all healthcare workers in the effective and appropriate use of antimicrobials. The course will provide an understanding of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and will cover principles of antimicrobial stewardship, diagnostic stewardship, principles of implementation, prescribing protocols, guideline writing, audits, the essential role of communication and media.

The advanced modules will address individual syndromes and their antimicrobial therapy whilst incorporating the principles of stewardship.

Using the WHO toolkit participants are asked to prepare a SWOT analysis based on their workplace. This need to be submitted at least 24 hours prior to the start of the course). The main points from these submissions will be discussed and will support the creation of a “master SWOT” of AMS in Indian hospitals.

This event will give participants an invaluable opportunity to engage with national (India) and international (US, UK) faculty who bring unparalleled expertise and experience in the field of AMR and Stewardship.

Course: November 7-9, 2023

3-day onsite workshop in the form of lectures, interactive discussions, role play with pre and post test evaluation. Participants who pass the post test will be awarded with a certificate. The course is certified by OHT and BSAC and accredited by the Royal College of Pathologists, UK.

Target Audience

Physicians, medical interns, medical and health sciences students, microbiologists, surgeons, public health professionals and students, researchers in the field.

Venue & Accommodation

The Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore, India

(Check in on November 6, evening; check out on November 9 afternoon).

Registration Fee

With Accommodation: INR 30,000 + 18% GST
This includes:
INR 10,000 academic fee:
-INR 5,000: In-person classes
-INR 5,000: Certification from OHT and BSAC and access to online resources
INR 10,000: Breakfast, lunch, two tea breaks with snacks during course
INR 10,000: Hotel stay for 3 nights, 3 days

Without Accommodation: INR 20,000 + 18% GST
This includes:
INR 10,000 academic fee:
-INR 5,000: In-person classes
-INR 5,000: Certification from OHT and BSAC and access to online resources


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Course Objectives

  • To define and understand antimicrobial stewardship interventions.
  • To understand the sociocultural, ethical, and behavioral aspects of antimicrobial stewardship
  • To understand the implementation aspects of antimicrobial stewardship
  • To discuss barriers to antimicrobial stewardship and to find solutions to address them.
  • To learn about audits on assessment of quality of prescriptions , antibiotic consumption, and compliance measurement.
  • To learn about stewardship protocols in ICU, ER, surgery, immunocompromised patients and of the common syndromes addressed in Primary care.
  • To discuss barriers in own institute / clinic and discuss solutions with group and speakers.


  • Ayesha Sunavala – Consultant, Division of Infectious Diseases, P.D. Hinduja National Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai, India View bio
  • Azra Hasan – Head of Academic Programs, One Health Trust, Bangalore, India View bio
  • Chand Wattal – Professor and Chairman, Institute of Clinical Microbiology & Immunology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India View bio
  • Debabrata Dash – Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Andhra Pradesh, India View bio
  • Deepthi Nair – Professor and Head of Department, Department of Microbiology, Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung, Hospital, New Delhi, India View bio
  • Dilip Nathwani OBE – Honorary Emeritus Professor of Infection, The University of Dundee, Scotland View bio
  • Dylan Mohan Gray – Filmmaker, Writer, Producer, Canada and India View bio
  • Kavita Sethi – Lead Consultant, Medical Microbiology, The Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, Leeds, UK View bio
  • Payal Patel – Infectious Disease Physician, Associate Professor, Medical Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship, Intermountain Health, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA View bio
  • Prasanna Kumar – Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases, Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, India View bio
  • Priscilla Rupali – Professor and Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India View bio
  • Ramanan Laxminarayan – Founder and President, One Health Trust, Bangalore, India and Washington DC, USA View bio
  • Ritin Mohindra – Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (PGI), Chandigarh, India View bio
  • Sanjeev Singh – Professor of Paediatrics and Hospital Administration and the Medical Director, The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Faridabad, India View bio
  • Sumit Rai – Professor and Head of the Department of Clinical Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Andhra Pradesh, India View bio
  • Vikas Manchanda – Professor of Microbiology and an Infection Control Officer, Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) and Associated hospitals, New Delhi, India View bio
  • Vikas Suri – Professor of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India View bio


OHT Resources

AMR and Immunization Infographic

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What is AMR Infographic

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Podcast - Taking Care of Our Most Precious Drugs

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Podcast - Superbug killers wanted - Hurdles in the race to develop new antibiotics

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Podcast - Fighting Superbugs With Shots: Vaccines against antimicrobial-resistant microbes

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Podcast - Saving Antibiotics - The global threat of antimicrobial resistance

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All Podcasts

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BSAC Resources

Antimicrobial Stewardship eBook

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Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Point Prevalence Surveys

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Utilising Social Science and Behaviour Change in Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes: Improving Healthcare

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Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance: A Social Science Approach

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Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance

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Antibiotic Review Kit

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WHO Resources

Antibiotic book

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Book Application

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Antimicrobial Stewardship: A competency-based approach

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Antimicrobial stewardship programmes in health-care facilities in low

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WHO Policy Guidance on Integrated Antimicrobial Stewardship Activities

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Post Course Recordings

Any post course resources will be published here.

Course organisers

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One Health Trust (OHT) uses research and stakeholder engagement to improve the health and well-being of our planet and its inhabitants, and conducts important research on major global health challenges, with antimicrobial resistance at the helm. OHT is a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) with its research programs supporting the responsible use of antibiotics. OHT builds on the work of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), which for more than a decade conducted vitally important research on major global health challenges, including COVID-19, antimicrobial resistance, hospital infections, tuberculosis, malaria, pandemic preparedness and response, vaccination, medical oxygen shortages, and noncommunicable diseases. OHT’s work now expands to take on issues related to climate change, biodiversity protection, and the effect of human diets on the planet.

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The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) is a global educator, joining the dots between scientific researchers, medical communities and the wider public, encouraging and enabling them to pass on their knowledge to a global audience. Our internationally renowned publications are among the foremost international journals in antimicrobial research, while our commitment to scientific excellence is reflected in our varied programme of events, training and free educational resources.  Membership is free, click here to join. You can access further open access resources on the BSAC Infection Learning Hub.

The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) is a professional membership-based society and a registered charity with over 5,000 members in 76 countries and active learners in 205 countries and territories. Membership is free and the Society focuses on supporting access to and sustainable prescribing of antimicrobials across all economic settings and promoting the appropriate and sustainable use of antimicrobials to improve patient outcomes through:

  • Global open access accredited multi-professional education and training.
  • Alignment with infection prevention/control and patient safety practices.
  • Research, evaluation, communication including peer review journals.
  • Promoting evidence-based implementation through the Global Antimicrobial Stewardship Accreditation Scheme.
  • Examination of emerging importance of advocacy to education and training, specifically linking the AMS agenda to the challenge of access to and excess use of antimicrobials, and what this means across different economic settings.
  • Engagement with healthcare professionals, politicians, policy makers, key stakeholder organisations and the public, directly and through the Global Antimicrobial Stewardship Partnership Hub
  • Publication of peer review Journals: The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance, including peer review analyses of educational interventions in antimicrobial stewardship practice

BSAC has many years experience managing complex research, education, and field projects across the globe.

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