Keynote: Policy Approaches to Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance

Keynote: Policy Approaches to Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance

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Recorded On: 04/27/2023


This session was part of the Sepsis Alliance AMR Conference 2023.

Sustainable resources are needed to improve antibiotic stewardship in healthcare facilities across the country. Healthcare professionals and networks can solve gaps that worsen known health inequities in antibiotic prescribing and use by implementing data-driven solutions, sharing knowledge, and integrating resources. This keynote session will discuss current policy efforts that aim to improve antibiotic stewardship practices and economic incentive policies.

Learning Objectives: 

At the end of the session, the learner should be able to:

  • Understand how both improving the development pipeline for new antibiotics and ensuring optimal use of existing ones are integral to combatting antimicrobial resistance;
  • Discuss how policies can help spur the adoption of antibiotic stewardship practices across healthcare settings;
  • Describe how economic incentive policies aim to help revitalize the antibiotic pipeline.

Target Audience: 

Nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, emergency responders, pharmacists, medical technologists, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, infection prevention specialists, data/quality specialists, and more.

David Hyun, MD

Project Director of the Antibiotic Resistance Project

The Pew Charitable Trusts

David Hyun, MD, directs Pew’s antibiotic resistance project, which supports policies that remove regulatory, economic, and scientific obstacles to the discovery of new antibiotics and ensures that antibiotics are prescribed only when necessary.

Before joining Pew, he practiced medicine at Children’s National Medical Center, where he developed and co-chaired the antibiotic stewardship program. He also was an assistant professor of pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Hyun has published and lectured widely on managing antibiotic use in inpatient and outpatient settings.

Dr. Hyun received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Minnesota and a Doctor of Medicine from Ohio State University’s College of Medicine. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Indiana University and a fellowship program in pediatric infectious disease at Baylor College of Medicine.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.0 contact hours.

Other healthcare professionals will receive a certificate of attendance for 0.75 contact hours.

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