Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Free Online Course – Diagnostics for AMR: Building back better from the COVID-19 pandemic

Register today for a free online course on “Diagnostics for AMR: Building back better from the COVID-19 pandemic”

How the COVID-19 pandemic can help us defeat Antimicrobial Resistance:

In the last 18 months, millions of people made it their morning ritual to check the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 dashboard to monitor the pandemic.

Investments in science and technologies have given us data systems that display daily real-time information of the pandemic as it evolves globally, regionally and by country. Imagine having this for AMR.

There are over 1,000 brands of tests for COVID-19 and testing is freely accessible.  Imagine having that for AMR.

Governments have honed their public health messaging skills to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Imagine applying those skills in the fight against AMR.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), a recognised leader in global and public health, has partnered once again with Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) to bring you this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).

This free three-week course provides valuable insight into how COVID-19 has affected country AMR programmes and how countries can explore the lessons and benefits that the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic hold for AMR. You will be able to learn at your own pace with a faculty of leading experts in COVID-19 and AMR and be part of the largest community of AMR professionals on the cutting edge of new information.


Week 1: Updates on the AMR response and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Week 2: Better diagnosis, surveillance and reporting for AMR

Week 3: Building back better for a robust and sustainable AMR response

The course is NOW OPEN for registration and will launch January 10, 2022.