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2017

January, Volume 5, Number 1
February, Volume 5, Number 2
March, Volume 5, Number 3
April, Volume 5, Number 4
May, Volume 5, Number 5
June, Volume 5, Number 6
July, Volume 5, Number 7
August, Volume 5, Number 8
September, Volume 5, Number 9
October, Volume 5, Number 10

2016

January, Volume 4, Number 1
February, Volume 4, Number 2
March, Volume 4, Number 3
April, Volume 4, Number 4
May, Volume 4, Number 5
June, Volume 4, Number 6
July, Volume 4, Number 7
August, Volume 4, Number 8
September, Volume 4, Number 9
October, Volume 4, Number 10
November, Volume 4, Number 11
December, Volume 4, Number 12

2015

January/February, Volume 3, Number 1
March/April, Volume 3, Number 2
May, Volume 3, Number 3
June, Volume 3, Number 4
July, Volume 3, Number 5
August, Volume 3, Number 6
September, Volume 3, Number 7
October, Volume 3, Number 8
November, Volume 3, Number 9
December, Volume 3, Number 10

2014

January/February, Volume 2, Number 1
March/April, Volume 2, Number 2
May/June, Volume 2, Number 3
July, Volume 2, Number 4
September/October, Volume 2, Number 5
December, Volume 2, Number 6

2013

SeptemberVolume 1, Number 1

October/NovemberVolume 1, Number 2

DecemberVolume 1, Number 3

Posters and Publications

Pennsylvania Consortium for Antimicrobial Stewardship
A Collaborative Approach to Antibiotic Stewardship in Pennsylvania
 by Tabitha Reefer, et al. Published in The Journal of Lancaster General Hospital, Summer 2020: Vol. 15, No.2
 

Sick Child Exclusion Policy Advisory Group Report Summary

Antibiotic Stewardship in Ambulatory Care Settings and Surveillance for Enteric Pathogens in Pennsylvania by Nkuchia M. M'ikanatha, DrPH, MPH, Lead Epidemiologist for Antimicrobial Resistance Response, Pennsylvania Department of Health Published in The Journal of Lancaster General Hospital, Fall 2016: Vol. 11, No.3

Lessons Learned From Annual Kids' Art Competition to Promote Antimicrobial Stewardship by Tabitha Reefer, et al. (2015)
Presented at the ICEID conference

A Collaborative Approach to Promote Antibiotics Use with Practical Considerations for Sick-Child Exclusion Policies in Pennsylvania by Nkuchia M'Ikanatha, et al. (2015)
Presented at the ICEID conference

Global Health Benefits from Investments in Robust Surveillance Systems by Nkuchia M'ikanatha, et al. (2015)
Presented at the ICEID conference

Presentations 

Presented October 10, 2019 at the 2019 Department of Health Symposium in Harrisburg, PA

Integrated surveillance for antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella from humans and food of animal origin

Nkuchia M'ikanatha, DrPH, MPH, Epidemiologist, Pennsylvania Department of Health

Lecture slides as pdf 

 

Presented May 25, 2017 at Pennsylvania Department of Health and Welfare, Harrisburg
Beta-lactam Allergies: Misadventures of Misreporting
Cory M. Hale, PharmD, AAHIVP, Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist
Penn State Health Milton S. Hersey Medical Center
Lecture slides as pdf 

Presented May 9, 2017 at Pennsylvania Department of Health and Welfare, Harrisburg
Regional Approaches to Antimicrobial Stewardship
Keith Hamilton, MD, Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Lecture slides as ppt 

Presented on November 15, 2016 at Penn State University:

  • Strategies to Reduce Antibiotic Resistance and to Improve Infection Control: Robin Oliver, MD, CPE, Pennsylvania State University

       Lecture slides as pptx 

  • Overwhelming Evolution. Patients, Microbes and the Drug Resistance Problem: Andrew Read, PhD, Depts of Biology and Entomology, Penn State University  

      Lecture slides as a pdf 

  • Impact of Antibiotic Use in Animal Agriculture and Influence on Resistance Controversy: David Wolfgang, VMD, MPH, Director, Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

       Lectures slides as pptx 

Presented on November 17, 2016 at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pediatric Grand Rounds:
Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship
Jeffrey S. Gerber, MD, PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Lecture slides as pptx 

Presented on November 18, 2016 at the University of Pittsburgh:

  • Antibiotic Stewardship in Pennsylvania: Karen Hacker, MD, MPH, Director of Allegheny County Health Department

       Lecture slides as pptx 

 

  • The Growing Threat of Antibiotic Resistance in Post-Acute Care: 
    Jennifer Han, MD, MSCE, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Division of Infectious Diseases, Associate Healthcare Epidemiologist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

       Lecture slides as pptx 

  • Pennsylvania's Response to the Threat of Resistance: 
    Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania Physician General

       Lecture slides as pptx 

Antimicrobial Stewardship in a Pediatric Hospital – Lessons Learned: Marian G. Michaels, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Presented on November 15, 2016 – One Health Seminar, Antibiotic Stewardship in Pennsylvania, as part of Get Smart Week - Penn State University
Lecture slides as pptx

Pennsylvania Integrated Surveillance for Antimicrobial Resistance in Foodbourne Pathogens: Nkuchia M. M’ikanatha, DrPH, MPH
Lead Epidemiologist, AR Program, Pennsylvania Department of Health
Presented at FDA NARMS Retail Meat Surveillance Epidemiology Working Group, September 20, 2016
Lecture slides as pdf 

  • Part 3: Surveillance for Antimicrobial Resistance Among Foodborne Bacteria-the US Approach 129 by Jean M. Whichard, Kathryn Gay, Heather Tate, & Tom M. Chiller. Available here.

Get Smart Know When Antibiotics Work – Pennsylvania: Nkuchia M. M’ikanatha, DrPH, MPH, Lead Epidemiologist, AR Program
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Presented at Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Annual Conference in Anchorage Alaska, June 21, 2016
Lecture slides as .pptx 


From Concept to Accomplishments: 7 Years of Antimicrobial Stewardship at CHP: Michael Green, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics, Surgery, and Clinical & Translational Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Division of Infectious Diseases, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh- Presented at a Public Health Seminar at the Pennsylvania Department of Health on May 10, 2016

Lecture slides as PDF 

Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship: Jeffrey S. Gerber, MD, PhD, Division of Infectious Diseases, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia- Presented during Get Smart Week November 17, 2015, Pennsylvania State University

Lecture slides as PDF (2.5 MB)

Listing of Get Smart Presentations