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24m
Louis Roller
29 August 2017

The Use and Misuse of Antimicrobials

"A post-antibiotic era – in which common infections and minor injuries can kill – far from being an apocalyptic fantasy, is instead a very real possibility for the 21st Century.” This is the statement from the World Health Organisation regarding the threat of antibiotic resistance that's facing our community today. It is here, and it's real, and health professionals need to be educated on this crucial topic. A lecture not to be missed.

Educator

Louis Roller

Educator

Associate Professor Louis Roller has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for over 50 years. He was on the Pharmacy Board of Victoria for 22 years and has significantly contributed to many editions of various pharmaceutical compendia, including the Therapeutic Guidelines, particularly the Antibiotic Guidelines. He is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles and has a passion for evidence-based knowledge. He lectures to pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses, podiatrists, and optometrists on a variety of therapeutic topics, particularly antibiotics, as well as giving many talks to the University of the Third Age on various medication-related issues. As at the end of April, he had delivered 42 talks to U3A Stonnington and an equivalent number to other U3A groups. With Dr Jenny Gowan, over the last 20 years, he has written articles on disease state management in the Australian Journal of Pharmacy. In 2012, he was made a life member of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association and, in 2014, he was awarded the life-long achievement award of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.

Comments

28 Feb 2018
Very good
20 Feb 2018
This resource was very interesting and definitely increased my existing knowledge of antimicrobial use and misuse.
02 Oct 2017
Well presented and informative
02 Sep 2017
Very enlightening and informative. Definitely wonderful information to help educate the public.

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