On April 5-6, 2018, the Pirogov Center hosted a scientific and practical conference with international participation Antibiotic resistance control strategy in a hospital: problems and prospects.

The organizers of the annual conference were the National Pirogov Medical Surgical Center, the Alliance of Clinical Chemotherapeutists and Microbiologists and the Regional Public Organization of Nurses in Moscow. More than 550 specialists from different regions of the Russian Federation took part in the conference. Within the framework of the conference, plenary and sectional sessions were held devoted to the effective implementation of the Antibiotic stewardship program in a multidisciplinary hospital, the growing antibiotic resistance of nosocomial microorganisms and the prospects for antibiotic treatment of infections caused by them. At a joint meeting of the medical and nursing sections, special attention was paid to the current opportunities and prospects for the prevention and diagnosis of infections related to the provision of medical assistance (IRPMA), the current issues of sanitary legislation, organization and maintenance of infectious safety, and disinfection and sterilization measures in the hospital.

Leading experts in the field of antibiotic resistance of microorganisms, prevention and treatment of IRPMA, development and implementation of Antibiotic stewardship program events from the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology, the Smolensk Research Institute of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, the Research Institute of Disinfectology, the Childrens Clinical Center for Infectious Diseases of FMBA, the Lopatkin Research Institute of Urology and Interventional Radiology, Vishnevsky Surgery Center and other leading scientific and medical institutions of our country, which highlighted the current issues of infection control, the rational use of antibiotics, overcoming the antibiotic resistance of nosocomial microorganisms, new national recommendations on Antibiotic stewardship program were presented. Prof. Abdul Gafour (Chennai, India) shared his experience in implementing measures to contain antibiotic resistance and treatment of bacterial infections in seriously ill patients.

In turn, the staff of the Pirogov Center shared with the participants the experience of implementing Antibiotic stewardship program in a multidisciplinary hospital, developing and implementing nursing protocols for the provision of medical care. The participants of the event had the opportunity to visit the intensive care unit dealing with the intensive care of severe infections and the microbiological laboratory of the Center, to analyze complex clinical cases, to ask questions of interest.