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Decoding Antibiotic Susceptibilities & Applying Evidence-based Principles to Selection of Appropriate Antibiotic Regimens

23 February 2022

Antibiotic resistance has increased significantly over the past two decades with a myriad of resistance genes spreading worldwide. Given our position as a medical hub for the region, Singapore is not spared. Our local microbial epidemiology is different from that of the United States and Europe. Hence, international guidelines from these countries on the treatment of multi-drug resistant infections may not be fully applicable in our local context because of differing antibiograms and drug availabilities. As inappropriate antibiotic treatment increases patients' odds of mortality (OR 2.28; 95% CI, 1.43-3.65; P =0.0006; Kuti et al. J Crit Care 2008 Mar;23(1):91-100), it is crucial to be able to discern common resistant phenotypes in our practice. This will enable us to institute appropriate and evidence-based antibiotic regimens early in our patients, thereby increasing their likelihood of treatment success.

After the lecture, the participants will be able to gain an understanding on:

  • How antibiotic susceptibility is determined and interpretation of common resistant phenotypes
  • Evidence-based principles of antibiotic selection based on commonly encountered resistant pathogens

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To register, scan the QR code or click on the web link. Registration closes on 4 February 2022, Friday.

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Upon registration, participants agreed to PGAHI Terms & Conditions.  Kindly note that PGAHI reserves the right of final decision on lecture registration.

Lecture Details


23 February 2022, Wednesday



6.30 pm - 7.30 pm



60 minutes






Zoom Cloud Meetings


Registration Closing Date:

4 February 2022, Friday


Target Audience:




(Zoom Capacity: 500

This lecture will be conducted via Zoom Cloud Meetings app. For ease of accessing the lecture, please download/update Zoom Cloud Meetings app. Details of the lecture meeting link will be sent to the successful registrants nearer the lecture date.)