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Antibiotic Development: A Guide for Writers

Level:
Foundation
Area:
Medical Science
Code:
MSF12
Duration:
03:30:00
Workshop profile:
Writers with little or no experience of the clinical development of antibiotics.
Objective:
A jargon-busting introduction to bacterial infections and the development of new antibiotics that gives the writer confidence when discussing and writing about breakpoints, susceptibility, ECOFFs, wild types, acquired resistance and much more.
Content:
Infection and the development of antibiotics is a particularly difficult area that is associated with a unique terminology. This interactive workshop aims to demystify some of the daunting complexities that medical writers will encounter when starting out in this fascinating field. As background, the workshop will cover nomenclature and classifications, the incidence of common bacterial diseases, modes of action for common drug classes and the main mechanisms of bacterial resistance. After covering these basics, attendees will explore the practicalities of measuring resistance and then look at the key considerations for study design, conduct and reporting. Throughout, the emphasis will be on equipping the medical writer with the knowledge needed to understand and contribute meaningfully to the development of clinical development documents.