Free WSAVA Webinar: How to Optimize your Antibiotic Use

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  • November 4, 2022

11.00 am UTC, Wednesday 23 November 2022

The WSAVA’s Therapeutic Guidelines Group (TGG) is to host a free webinar entitled ‘How to Optimize your Antibiotic Use’ during this year’s World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (18-24 November) in order to support its members in using antibiotics effectively and responsibly. Speakers will include:

  • Dr Luca Guardabassi, TGG Co-Chair and Professor of One Health AMR at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, discussing why some MRSP infections can be treated successfully with cephalexin
  • Dr Anette Loeffler, Associate Professor of Veterinary Dermatology at the Royal Veterinary College, UK, discussing ‘Canine superficial pyoderma: Yes, topical antibacterial therapy can work on its own!’
  • Dr Lisbeth Rem Jessen, Associate Professor of Companion Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, discussing canine acute diarrhea and when antibiotic treatment is needed
  • Dr Fergus Allerton, European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine, Willows Veterinary Centre, UK, who will discuss stewardship initiatives to engage the missing stakeholder (the pet owner).

The webinar will be moderated by TGG member Dr Stephen Page, Director of Advanced Veterinary Therapeutics, Sydney, Australia, and will include a panel discussion.

The TGG works to develop global best practice for the selection and use of veterinary medicines, including their quality, availability and responsible use in companion animals, with the participation of WSAVA members and wider stakeholders under the concept of One Health. The TGG works closely with the ESCMID Study Group for Veterinary Microbiology, the European Network for Optimization of Veterinary Antimicrobial Treatment and the International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases. It is grateful for their support with this webinar.

For further information and to register for the webinar, visit:

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