2019 Antimicrobial Stewardship Symposium: Culturing Stewardship Together

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Thank you to all who joined us at the second NH Antimicrobial Stewardship Symposium! 

Below you'll find the event agenda, speaker bios, presentations and NH Antimicrobial Stewardship Award winners and runners up available for download, as well as information on receiving your continuing education credits and contact information.

We provided symposium attendees with some CDC Be Antibiotics Aware Campaign materials. If you'd like to order more for your clinic or healthcare facility, please follow this link https://wwwn.cdc.gov/pubs/CDCInfoOnDemand.aspx and select “Antibiotic Use” under the program area dropdown.


Event Materials for Download

Please note these materials are for educational purposes and are not to be reproduced without consent and proper citation.

Download Event Agenda

Download Speaker Biographies

Download Other Symposium Packet Materials


Download Presentations

            Welcoming Remarks

            Patient Story

            Keynote Address: An Update on National Stewardship Activities 2019

            Communicating about AR: “It’s complicated”…but not Impossible

            The Role of Beta Lactam Allergies in Antibiotic Stewardship

            One Health: Connecting Animal, Human, and Environmental Health

            The Culture of Culturing – Laboratory Diagnostic Stewardship

            Animal and Human Case Studies with Q&A Session


Breakout Sessions

            Collecting and Interpreting Stewardship Data

            Clinical Assessment, Culturing, and Antibiotic Prescribing for Animals

            Collaborative Messaging and Prescribing for Oral Health

            Stewardship Opportunities in the Outpatient Setting

            Antimicrobial Stewardship Strategies for Nursing

            Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacy Interventions


NH Antimicrobial Stewardship Award Winners and Runners Up

The New Hampshire Antimicrobial Stewardship Award is intended to foster the sharing of ideas through the recognition of the innovative, adaptive, and effective stewardship work being done across the healthcare spectrum. The NH Antimicrobial Stewardship Symposium planning committee reviewed all nominated projects for unique strategies and demonstrated improvement in antimicrobial use in New Hampshire within five categories including the acute care setting, long term care, outpatient facilities, veterinary medicine, and multiple settings. Five winning initiatives along with five runners up were selected from the nominations. Please join us in congratulating all of the teams nominated for the great work being done in antimicrobial stewardship.

NH Stewardship Award Winners and Runners Up Project Descriptions


Continuing Education Credits

The NH Antimicrobial Stewardship Symposium was awarded up to 7.5 credits for physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals as well as 6.0 credits specifically for veterinarians.

If you were at the event and signed in but have not does so already please follow this link, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CF6FQ88 in order to complete the questionnaire which will serve as both a credit documentation form and an program evaluation.  It is important that you complete the evaluation in order to receive your continuing education certificate.  Evaluation responses will be separated from your name and email.  You will receive a continuing education certificate via email within 2 weeks of completion.

Note: The survey and opportunity to claim continuing education credits will close Wednesday April 3rd at 5pm


Contact Us

For questions please feel free to contact the NH Division of Public Health Services, Healthcare Associated Infections Program at haiprogram@dhhs.nh.gov, or by phone at (603) 271-0723.

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.