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CCDD ID Epi Spring Seminar Series
April 1st, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Talk title: Improving our use of existing antimicrobial resistance data and generating better data on optimal antibiotic duration by improving trial design in veterinary and human medicine.
Presenter: Dr. Koen Pouwels, Senior Health Economist, Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford.
Dr. Pouwels’ current work focuses on SARS-CoV-2 and antimicrobial resistance modelling, spatiotemporal modelling to predict local antimicrobial resistance and SARS-CoV-2 infection prevalences based on non-random survey data, design of randomised trials to determine optimal duration of antibiotic therapy, economic evaluation of antibiotic-resistance related interventions, and development of statistical approaches to better quantify the impact of resistant infections on health and economic outcomes. His work has informed national COVID-19 mitigation strategies as well as national targets for antibiotic prescribing in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining the University of Oxford in 2019, Koen worked at Public Health England on various projects related to antibiotic usage and antimicrobial resistance.
About the series: Each spring, CCDD hosts an annual seminar series featuring talks from experts on the latest research in infectious disease epidemiology and modeling. The ID Epi Seminar Series aims to bring in speakers from various disciplines within infectious disease epidemiology, broadly defined to include the population biology of pathogens and other allied topics. Seminars will be held on Thursdays at 1pm ET between February 11th and May 6th with the exception of March 18th. Recordings of presentations will be made publicly available each week.