Alaska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit 2018

Please join the Alaska Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative (A2SC) on February 9, 2018, for the Alaska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit. This all-day forum is for healthcare professionals to learn from experts about antimicrobial stewardship best practices and implementation strategies to improve patient care. This summit precedes the Alaska Pharmacists Association (AKPhA) 52nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow, February 9-11. The AKPhA has a separate registration page and is an additional fee.

A2SC is a partnership of acute and long-term care hospitals dedicated to developing innovative strategies to ensure appropriate antibiotic use. A2SC's goal is a simple one: all patients in Alaska will receive the right antibiotic at the right time and only when necessary.


Details: National and local leaders in antimicrobial stewardship will provide insight into efforts taking place in Alaska and around the country. The keynote speaker will be from the University of Washington and will focus on antimicrobial stewardship in the outpatient setting. Featured Alaska speakers include Dr. Ben Westley, on stewardship in the pediatric realm and Dr. Jay Butler on antimicrobial resistance in Alaska. Katie Gordon and Andrew Martinez from Alaska Native Medical Center will speak on leveraging the lab and microbiology department to optimize stewardship. Marc Meyers from Southwest Health System will discuss antimicrobial stewardship in limited resource settings. A draft agenda will be available in January with more details on all the presentations.

Audience: This program is geared towards healthcare professionals in hospitals, outpatient settings, and long-term care facilities who are engaged in or planning to start work on antimicrobial stewardship, including physicians, pharmacists, infection preventionists, nurses, quality directors, and licensed independent practitioners.

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Date: Friday, February 9, 2018

Time: Beginning with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m., Lunch sponsored by Allergan

Registration Fee: $75 per person

Location: Anchorage Sheraton Hotel, Kuskokwim Ballroom, 401 E 6th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

Hotel InformationA group rate of $101 sgl/dbl occupancy is available for the convention. Please reference "Alaska Pharmacists Association 52nd Annual Convention" and book rooms by January 18, 2018, to ensure availability and receipt of the group rate. Reservations can be made by calling 907-343-3157, 800-325-3535 or on the Sheraton hotel webpage.

Continuing Education/Contact Hours: 

Members of the Alaska Pharmacists Association (AKPhA) will receive CPE credit. AKPhA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 

This activity has been submitted to Montana Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. Montana Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Travel Support: ASHNHA will support one pharmacist and one member of the AMS team with airfare and up to two nights hotel for those attending from small rural hospitals. Please note that you would like a travel MOA sent to you when you register.

Contact: Please contact Michelle Utley at 907-586-1790 or Lori Chikoyak at 907-690-5495 with any questions about the Summit.


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