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Presentations

  • Prof. Nicholas Francis

    Prof. Nicholas Francis
    (UK)
    Chair

    Safe reduction of antibiotics for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using CRP point-of-care testing: The findings of the PACE Study.

    English

  • Prof. Rogier Hopstaken

    Prof. Rogier Hopstaken
    (The Netherlands)
    Speaker

    Reduction of antibiotic prescribing at primary care: Evidence of the established role of CRP point-of-care testing.

    English

  • Prof. Ivan Gentile

    Prof. Ivan Gentile
    (Italy)
    Speaker

    The fight against antimicrobial resistance in Italy.

    English

    Italian

Background

Join our panel of experts from across Europe to learn about the value of C-reactive protein (CRP) point-of-care testing (POCT) to help fight antimicrobial resistance and as an aid to help avoid the misuse of antibiotics. 90% of respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are viral and therefore antibiotics have no clinical benefit. And yet RTIs are one of the most common reasons for unnecessary antibiotic prescribing [1]. The webinar will analyse studies and present front-line experience on the value of CRP POCT told through the eyes of internationally acclaimed healthcare professionals and academics from the UK, the Netherlands and Italy.


The views and opinions presented are of the author only. The content contained in this webcast is intended for informational / educational purposes only.

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  • Learning materials are multi-format, easily digestible and diverse, ranging from professionally accredited webcasts and live events, to bite-size fact sheets, publication summaries and rapid-fire e-learning courses.

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  1. CDC. Interim Clinical Guidance for Management of Patients with Confirmed Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Update 27. Oct 2020. Downloaded June 2021. https://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/89980

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