1743. Strategies for Preventing the Spread of Antimicrobial Resistance between Countries
Session: Symposium: Controlling Antimicrobial Resistance Across Borders
Saturday, October 6, 2018: 11:20 AM
Room: W 2005-2024
Alexander W. Friedrich, MD, Medical Microbiology and Infection Prevention, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Alex W. Friedrich, MD PD is since 2011 head of the department and Chair of Medical Microbiology and Infection Prevention at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands. As a specialist in medical microbiology he coordinates large international and cross border research networks for the prevention of infections due to antimicrobial resistant microorganisms (http://www.eurhealth-1health.eu; http://mrsa-net.org; http://eursafety.eu/; http://www.health-i-care.eu). He coordinates the full-area regional network for the prevention of antimicrobial resistance installed by the Ministry of Health to create a vivid network of hospitals, long-term care facilities, PHS and GP’s for the prevention of infections caused by MDRO ((www.remis-plus.net). His research focus lies in the Genomics for Infection Prevention pointing out the need of close co-operation between academic and public health institutions as well as veterinary medicine under a One-health-aspect. His research activities comprise basic and translational microbiological research in the field of bacteriology, Molecular Typing of multi-drug resistant microorganisms (e.g. MRSA, CRE) using Next-Gen-technology in combination with network analysis as well as hyper virulent Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC). His main activity is the prevention of Healthcare associated Infections (HCAI), Antimicrobial resistant microorganisms (ARM), and zoonotic infections (STEC). He aims at fostering interdisciplinary and meta competent approaches in infection prevention and control in European training programs. He is Member of the Executive Committee of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), Clinical Director of the European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC) of the ESCMID and Chair of the non-profit EurSafety-Fund of the UMCG for fostering patient safety and infection prevention. He published 238 peer-reviewed publications. His h-index is 41 based on web of science (June, 2018).


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