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Why WARNING in Surgery

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has emerged as one of the principal public health problems of the 21st century. This has resulted in a public health crisis of international concern, which threatens the practice of modern medicine, animal health and food security. The substantial problem of antimicrobial resistance is especially relevant to antibiotic resistance, although antifungal resistance is increasing at an alarming rate…

The web meeting will highlight the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance and the need for appropriate use of antibiotics and antifungal agents in hospitals worldwide with particular reference to surgical infections. As such it is our intent to raise awareness amongst healthcare workers and to improve antibiotic prescribing.

The Global Alliance for Infections in Surgery, the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES), the Surgical Infection Society (SIS), the Surgical Infection Society Europe (SIS-E), the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) the World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance (WAAAR), the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) and the Italian Society of Anti-Infective Therapy (SITA) have joined the webinar meeting.


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Why the Global Alliance for Infections in Surgery (January 2017)


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InterdiscliplinaryInfections in surgical patients are an important cause of morbidity and are frequently associated with poor prognosis, particularly in high-risk patients.

Given the complexity of the treatment of infections in surgical patients a multi-disciplinary approach should be crucial, although it is not always possible in real-life clinical practice.

The Global Alliance for Infections in Surgery is an independent alliance promoted in 2016 by the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) for a cohesive and global approach to promoting research and education in the field of infections in surgery.

The Global alliance for Infections in Surgery aims to include all professionals involved in this battle, including epidemiologists and healthcare specialists, infectious diseases specialists, hospital pharmacologists, microbiologists, intensivists and surgeons.

The mission of Infections in Surgery is to educate health care providers promoting the standards of care in managing infections in surgery worldwide.

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Global Guidelines on the prevention of surgical site infections




Surveillance Atlas of Infectious Diseases (Antimicrobial resistance  – EARS-Net)

Directory of online resources for prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and healthcare-associated infections (HAI)




AMR CONTROL 2016 (Overcoming Global Antimicrobial Resistance)

CARA: the Conscience of Antimicrobial Resistance Accountability















ReAct – Action on Antibiotic Resistance



Global Intensive Care




Safe Care Campaign