Bacterial Identification and Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing Workshop

Thirty-nine participants and mentors from Cambodian hospitals and organizations are attending a three day workshop, December 14-16, organized by DMDP and supported by the Cambodian Ministry of Health, the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), the Fondation Merieux and the Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope.   Topics included “Old and Emerging Pathogens” by Dr. Ellen Jo Baron (DMDP), “Critical Results Reporting” facilitated by Dr. Frances Daily (DMDP) and Dr. Phe Thong (SHCH), and Quality Management” by Dr. Jan Jacobs (ITM).  This important workshop helped strengthen the capacity of laboratory staff to reliably identify bacterial pathogens and perform antibiotic susceptibility testing using international standards.