Innovation in Antimicrobial Stewardship

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Spotlight Webinar Proposal  

The LHSN 2018 webinar series focused on antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) aims to provide expertise and a practical learning opportunity for hospital-based antimicrobial stewardship program leaders, AMS and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) policy influencers and health decision makers at large.


The webinar topic should focus on an innovative approach to hospital-based antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) strategy, practice, resource, tool, or relevant  initiatives (e.g. national or local policy influencing ASPs). 

Areas of ASP innovation:

  • Structure of ASPs

  • Role and responsibilities of ASP members

  • Models of communication and collaboration

  • Model of patient or family involvement 

  • Integration of information technology into program activities.

  • Effective use of IT

  • Education, mentorship or training initiatives

  • Frugal innovation towards improving behavior and decisions, surveillance and workforce development

  • Monitoring and surveillance

  • ...any other areas welcomed!

The proposals should highlight:

  • Contextual factors leading to the innovative initiative in the local institution settings (i.e. culture, leadership, collaboration, structure, healthcare needs and/or other circumstances).

  • Barriers or challenges overcome by the novel initiative (e.g. resource limitations, lack of  support, and cultural barriers)

  • Output, outcomes and impact in measurable terms, if possible. Evidence could be provided on improved communication, collaboration, economic, medical, technological outcomes, among others.

  • Scalability/transferability: Key conditions for successful adoption and adaption (consider health provider setting, culture, ASP configuration, ASP strategy, ward and institution-level conditions, national AMS strategy and policies)

  • Future Directions: Lessons to give other hospitals or policy influencers for improving their stewardship intiatives. Any expected improvements or changes to the novel practices moving forward.



Speakers: More than one speaker is encouraged, however not required.

Timing: A total of 1 hour and 30 minutes is generally the time allotted on the day of the event.  Speakers generally provide a 35 minutes presentation, which is followed by a 15 minutes Q&A session facilitated by the LHSN lead. Overall, webinars last approximately 45 minutes. Webinars take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.

Past webinars are posted and made available on the LHSN past webinar webpage   



Download the Webinar Proposal Form  

Send the Spotlight webinar proposal via email to  by THURSDAY, 26 JULY 2018 


For more information or questions, kindly contact:

Mary Helen Pombo,

Policy Fellow, Leading Health System Network (LHSN)

World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH)

Centre for Health Policy, Institute of Global Health Innovation

Imperial College London, St Mary’s Campus

London, UK, Tel: +44 (0) 7871 533802