Optimizing Diagnostics in ASP Implementation - An African Perspective

Activity Description

Join CIDRAP-ASP for a webinar reviewing diagnostics as a part of antimicrobial stewardship program implementation from an African perspective. Speakers will cover experiences implementing antimicrobial stewardship programs in their regions, and how to optimize access to and the use of diagnostics in ASPs from an African perspective.

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity includes pharmacists and physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the unique challenges of implementing antimicrobial stewardship programs in Africa.
  • Describe the types of diagnostic tools that are available in the region, and how they are used to complement antimicrobial stewardship programs.
  • Utilize the microbiology lab in the diagnosis of infectious diseases and surveillance of AMR.


Dr. Loice Achieng’-Ombajo
Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician
University of Nairobi & Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya

Dr. Yogandree Ramsamy
Consultant Medical Microbiologist
National Health Laboratory Service & the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

CME/CE Accreditation

Release Date: June 24, 2021
Expiration Date: June 24, 2022

ACPE Credit Designation (Pharmacist CE)

This activity is jointly provided by ProCE, LLC and CIDRAP (Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy). ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-21-165-H01-P has been assigned to this home study knowledge-based activity. This CE activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours (0.125 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers. This CE activity is provided at no cost to participants. Completion of an evaluation and post-test with a score of 70% or higher is required to receive CE credit. Proof of completion will be posted in NABP CPE Monitor profiles. No partial credit will be given.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by ProCE, LLC and Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO). Clinical Care Options, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

CCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


It is the policy of ProCE, LLC to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its continuing education activities. Faculty must disclose to participants any significant financial interest or affiliation with companies that manufacture or market products discussed during their presentation.

Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:
Marnie Peterson, PharmD, PhD has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Dr. Loice Achieng’-Ombajo has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Dr. Yogandree Ramsamy has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Kristine Moore, MD, MPH has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Maya Peters, MPH has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
CCO and ProCE Staff have no relevant conflicts of interest to report.

Potential conflicts of interest were resolved with a peer review process provided by Kristine Moore, MD, MPH.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


This activity is supported by an educational grant from bioMérieux.


The material presented in this CE activity does not reflect the views of ProCE, LLC or the commercial sponsor. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.