Webinar: Wednesday, 17 May 2023, 7:00 PM

AMR surveillance for healthcare-associated pathogens

Join Medical Chronicle for a free, one-hour, CPD-accredited webinar on antimicrobial resistance surveillance for healthcare associated pathogens as a pillar for combating further development.

This webinar is sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific and will be presented by Prof Olga Perovic.

Presented by
Claire Rush

Claire Rush

  • Editor: Medical Chronicle
Prof Olga Perovic

Prof Olga Perovic

  • Principal Pathologist

Olga Perovic, MD, MMED, FCPATH is Principal Pathologist and a Head of Antimicrobial Resistance Laboratory & Culture Collection and Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

She joined NICD in 2009 were her main activities are national surveillance for antimicrobial resistance for nosocomial pathogens at GERMS-SA; reference methods for phenotypic and genotypic antimicrobial susceptibility testing and their clinical applications; and laboratory quality sytem. She is teaching and training undergraduate, postgraduate and other related learners.

Prof Perovic is a member of Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership (GARP), South Africa; principal investigator-Laboratory Based Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (LARS) for nosocomial pathogens at national sentinel sites in South Africa; past member of Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on AMR at WHO; member of Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS); she is a chair of National Advisory Committee for Antimicrobial at South African Society of Clinical Microbiology. Olga is Head of WHO Collaborating Centre for AMR in AFRO region since 2017 and member of Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on AMR at National Department of Health.

She obtained MRC SA, Bill & Melinda Gates, WHO, Fleming Fund, ATLAS, and other research fundings. She published numerous articles in per-reviewed journals and she supervised masters and PhD students.

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