Save the Date - NH Antimicrobial Stewardship Symposium, May 23, 2018

NHAS Event May 23rd

Date: May 23rd, 2018

Location: Grappone Center, Concord, NH

Time: 8:30—5:00pm (registration will begin at 8:00am) 

Food: Breakfast and lunch included

Cost: $45.00

We plan to provide Continuing Education Credits for all disciplines including medicine, nursing, laboratory science, pharmacy, dental, and veterinary medicine.

Register for the Antimicrobial Stewardship Symposium


Event Description

The New Hampshire Antimicrobial Stewardship Symposium is a one day event taking place this year for the first time to address the pressing public health need for increased antimicrobial stewardship. We hope to bring together leaders in stewardship and those interested in becoming more involved across healthcare facility types and various disciplines related to antimicrobial resistance. This symposium will be a forum to work together towards coordinated statewide stewardship efforts. The day will be filled with presentations from leaders in the field, both nationally and in New Hampshire, as well as with engaging discussions based on your experience with antibiotic resistance and stewardship. We hope you will consider joining us for this exciting first step towards state level coordination and collaboration to combat antimicrobial resistance in New Hampshire.


Target Audience

The issue of antimicrobial stewardship is one that reaches across disciplines and healthcare types. We want our first annual NH Antimicrobial Stewardship Symposium attendance to reflect the diversity of this issue. This symposium is targeted toward physicians, nurses, pharmacists, veterinarians, dentists, laboratorians, public health professionals, healthcare administration, and any other potential leaders in stewardship in all healthcare settings.


Topics Covered

We look forward to covering a wide variety of topics relevant to antimicrobial stewardship. National leaders in stewardship will be joining us to discuss national efforts. Additionally, leaders of stewardship in New Hampshire will share their work as well as best methods of stewardship implementation. We plan to discuss important issues of stewardship in different healthcare settings (e.g. acute care hospitals, long term care, outpatient/urgent care, etc.), as well as the role of veterinary/animal health issues as related to antimicrobial resistance and stewardship. A panel session will allow group engagement with speakers and facilitated table discussions will make this symposium an engaging active working meeting to utilize the diversity of attendees to kick start coordinated antimicrobial stewardship efforts in New Hampshire.


8:00 – 8:30am

Breakfast and Networking

8:30 – 9:00am

Welcoming Remarks 

·         Katrina Hansen & Hannah Leeman – Program Welcome

·         Antibiotic Resistance Patient Story

9:00 – 10:00am

Arjun Srinivasan, MD – Opening Keynote Speaker, Setting the Stage of National Efforts of Antimicrobial Stewardship

10:00 – 10:20am

Benjamin Chan, MD, MPH – Overview of Antimicrobial Resistance in New Hampshire

10:20 – 11:20am

Michael Calderwood, MD, MPH – Successes, Challenges and Directions Forward for New Hampshire Stewardship in Inpatient/Outpatient Settings

11:20 – 12:10pm

New Hampshire Leaders in Stewardship Panel

12:10 – 1:00pm

Buffet Lunch

1:00  - 2:00 pm

Steven Schweon, RN, MPH, MSN – LTC Antibiotic Stewardship: Preventing a “Harms” Race

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Steve Crawford – Introduction to Animal Stewardship in New Hampshire

Amanda Beaudoin, DVM, PhD – One Health Antibiotic Stewardship; Minnesota’s Perspective

3:00 - 3:15pm

Coffee and Snack Break

3:15 – 4:00 pm

Table Group Discussions and Reflections

4:00 – 4:50pm

Elizabeth Talbot, MD – A Look at Antimicrobial Resistance on the Global Stage

4:50 – 5:00pm

Final Remarks and Next Steps


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Contact Us

For additional questions please feel free to contact the NH Division of Public Health Services, Healthcare Associated Infections Program at, or by phone at (603) 271-1058.

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.