Australian Society of Antimicrobials
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Useful Links

Australian-based websites and email discussion groups


Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) Australian Chapter


Antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae


Australasian Society for HIV Medicine Guidelines, Standards and Policies


Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases


Australian Group against Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR)


Australian Society for Microbiology


Communicable Diseases Australia


Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry: Antimicrobial resistance


Expert Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (EAGAR)


Mycology Online


RCPA QAP Pty Ltd (Microbiology)


Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia - Microbiology Public Discussion Forum


The Calibrated Dichotomous Sensitivity (CDS) users website


The Medical Journal of Australia: Articles on Infectious Diseases and Parasitology


Therapeutic Guidelines: Antibiotic (version 12, 2003)


International-based websites and email discussion groups


Antibiotic Resistance Prevention and Control




Asian Network for the Surveillance of Resistant Pathogens (ANSORP)


British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)


Canadian Animal Health Institute


Canadian Bacterial Surveillance Network (CBSN)


Canadian Pediatric Society




Department of Health - UK


DoH (UK) Specialist Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance (SACAR)


European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (EARSS)


European Network for Antimicrobial Resistance and Epidemiology (ENARE)


FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)


Food and Drug Administration


Food safety research information office (FSIRO) US Department of Agriculture




Health Canada


Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)


INSPEAR- International Network for the Study and Prevention of Emerging Antimicrobial Resistance


Intensive Care Antimicrobial resistance Epidemiology (ICARE) - Rollins School of Public Health and DHQP/CDC


National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS)


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)


Reservoirs of Antimicrobial resistance (NIAID grant to APUA)


The Jones Group Antimicrobial Surveillance Programs


The Swedish Reference Group for Antibiotics (SRGA) and its subcommittee on methodology (SRGA-M)




WHO Antimicrobial Resistance Information Bank


Email discussion groups




Company sponsored sites


LIBRA (Bayer)
No registration required.
Respiratory and urinary tract infections.
Gets surveillance data from TSA and Canadian Bacterial Surveillance Network and ANSORP and other surveillance programs sponsored by Bayer.


Meropenem Yearly Susceptibility Test Information Collection (MYSTIC) (Astra Zeneca)
Registration required (short process).
Papers, abstract, posters, slide presentations.


Prospective Resistant Organism Tracking and Epidemiology of the Ketolide Telithromycin (PROTEKT)
(password protected)


Links Pages


Health Protection Agency (UK)


IDlinks (Alan Tice's website) - Antimicrobial resistance links


Other sites







Antimicrobial Resistance-Related Issues

Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotic (Tuft University)

Bugs and Drugs on the web (National Electronic Library of Infection)

Action on Antibiotic Resistance (React)

CCAR (Canadian Committee on Antibiotic Resistance)

Drug Resistance (World Health Organization)

Antibiotic Resistance (US Food and Drug Administration)

Antibiotic Resistance Links (Stanford University)




(a) MRSA General Information

Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotic (Tuft University)

The Bug Investigators (National Health Service)

Antibiotic Resistance (American Academy of Family Physicians)

Why Files on Antimicrobial Resistance (University of Wisconsin)

Campaign to End Antibiotic Overuse (Keep Antibiotics Working Group)

Consumer Education: Antibiotic Resistance (US Food and Drug Administration)


(b) MRSA Specific Information

MRSA Watch (Dave Roberts)

MRSA Information for the Public (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

MRSA Resources (WebRing)

MRSA Infection (Unknown Sponsor)

MRSA Support Group


Current Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Programs


(a) Academia/government Driven Programs

European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (European Commission)

Active Bacterial Core Surveillance (CDC)

National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (CDC and FDA)

Invasive Care Antimicrobial Resistance Epidemiology (under the auspices of CDC)

Asian Network for Surveillance of Resistant Pathogens (ARFID)

Antimicrobial Resistance Info bank (WHO)


(b) Industry Supported Programs and Sites

Mereopenem Yearly Susceptibility Test Information Collection (AstraZeneca)

Alexander Network (GlaxoSmithKline)

LIBRA (Bayer)


Prevention of Antimicrobial Resistance in the Health Care Facilities


(a) Comprehensive Sites

Drug Resistance (CDC)

Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (CDC)

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

National resource for Infection Control (United Kingdom)

Global safety Challenge (WHO)

Hospital Infection Society (United Kingdom)


(b) Other Sites

Infection Control Service (Kingston General Hospital, Canada)

Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AMR (Columbia University)

Antimicrobial Resistance Prevention Initiative (ASM/SHEA)

Antibiotic Resistance Control and Prevention (European Commission)

BALTICCARE (International Federation of Infection Control and Baltic Network for Infection Control)

Hospital in Europe Link for Infection Control through Surveillance (European Commission)