Dear Members of Parliament,
Antimicrobial resistance is an increasingly urgent health issue both nationally and worldwide. On behalf of healthcare students across Canada, we would like to ask you to join our fight against antimicrobial resistance and lend your support on antimicrobial stewardship.
On behalf of healthcare students across Canada, we are urging to government to:
Would you please support our effort by 1) bringing these issues forward at your next caucus meeting, 2) making a supporting statement in the House, and/or 3) relaying our request to the Minister of Health?
Please find enclosed a policy brief detailing our requests.
On January 13th, SASS leaders and medical students published a piece in healthy debate titled "Falling behind: Canada needs a nationwide antimicrobial strategy." Alainna, Sarah and Wynn call on Canadians to take action on combatting antimicrobial stewardship, from questioning physician prescription of antimicrobials to leading international treaty efforts. Check it out on Healthy Debate here.
A new initiative has started over at infectioncontrol.tips in which they publish high quality, peer-reviewed research articles and perspective pieces that are focused on the topics of infection control and prevention.
Three SASS members have written two articles, available here:
Congratulations to Ali, Jeremy and Sarah for their thoughtful pieces.
What do you think? Let us know!
We're gearing up for our official launch at our home campus, University of Toronto! Check out our Events page for more details!
Also, we've added few (more than a couple) of useful resources, including Antimicrobial Resistance & Stewardship in the news, as well as informational documents and guidelines. Check out our Resources page for more!
AND MORE! We've updated our About page so you may get to know the name (and soon, faces) behind SASS. We're looking to recruit more help soon so follow us on Twitter (@SASS_Canada) and Facebook for more info!
It is with great pleasure to announce that our Policy Paper on Antimicrobial Resistance & Stewardship has been passed at the April CFMS (Canadian Federation of Medical Students) meeting. That means our fellow medical students are on board to support antimicrobial stewardship!
Check out our policy paper for more information!
SASS is here! Antimicrobial resistance has become an prominent issue in health care. Our aim is to educate and promote safe antibiotic usage in order to prevent further development of antimicrobial resistance, and ultimately improve the outcome of patients. You can get involved and join the cause for Antimicrobial Stewardship!
We're just getting started but please check back regularly for updates. Feel free to drop us a tweet/follow us on Twitter @SASS_Canada or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.