13 episodes

The Canadian Antimicrobial Innovation Coalition (CAIC) is pleased to host a podcast series. Our AMR Action Podcast aims to elevate the diverse perspectives of individuals committed to the issue of antimicrobial resistance. We will discuss important topics through an innovation lens, and address solutions that can be suited to our Canadian health system. Please join us!

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The Canadian Antimicrobial Innovation Coalition (CAIC) is pleased to host a podcast series. Our AMR Action Podcast aims to elevate the diverse perspectives of individuals committed to the issue of antimicrobial resistance. We will discuss important topics through an innovation lens, and address solutions that can be suited to our Canadian health system. Please join us!

    Episode 13: Senator Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia

    Episode 13: Senator Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia

    In this thirteenth episode of the  AMR Action Podcast, Dani Peters, CAIC Senior Advisor, speaks with Canadian Senator Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia. Senator Ravalia reflects on his years of practicing and teaching medicine in Newfoundland and Labrador and the importance of a collaborative multidisciplinary approach to addressing the issue of antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship. He also shares his insights as a parliamentarian on how the federal, provincial and territorial governments are working together on the implementation of the Pan-Canadian Action Plan on AMR, and shares some of Newfoundland's successes in addressing AMR at the local level.

    • 25 min
    AMR Action Podcast Episode 12: Dr. Steffanie Strathdee

    AMR Action Podcast Episode 12: Dr. Steffanie Strathdee

    In recognition of World AMR Awareness Week (WAAW), Steffanie Strathdee, Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences and Harold Simon Distinguished Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, joined the AMR Action Podcast to share the story of how her husband’s case of “Iraqibacter” led her to find a phage therapy that saved his life. Steffanie also shares her thoughts on opportunities for Canada to lead on AMR innovation, and the resources and regulations required to make phage therapy available as an alternative to antimicrobials in health settings across the United States, Canada and the world.
    Read Steffanie’s book: The Perfect Predator: A Scientist's Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug: A Memoir
    Learn more about Phage Canada.

    • 22 min
    AMR Action Podcast, episode 11: Dr. Andrew Morris

    AMR Action Podcast, episode 11: Dr. Andrew Morris

    Our eleventh AMR Action Podcast features an interview with Dr. Andrew Morris, Chair of the Expert Panel on Antimicrobial Availability to discuss the Council of Canadian Academies report, Overcoming Resistance. The report, commissioned by the Public Health Agency of Canada, describes the pull incentives that could help boost the availability of novel antimicrobials in Canada. The report was released on September 7, 2023.
    Dr. Morris is the Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Sinai Health/University Health Network and Professor, Department of Medicine Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

    • 36 min
    AMR Action Podcast, episode 10: Dr. Curtis Nickel

    AMR Action Podcast, episode 10: Dr. Curtis Nickel

    In this tenth episode of the AMR Action Podcast, Dani Peters, CAIC Senior Advisor, speaks with Dr. Curtis Nickel, Professor Emeritus, Department of Urology, Queen’s University and Kingston Health Sciences Centre, on the issue of urinary tract infections (UTIs), and why recurring UTIs present a public health issue, especially within the context of rising rates of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

    Learn more about Dr. Curtis: https://urology.queensu.ca/faculty/j-curtis-nickel

    • 12 min
    AMR Action Podcast, episode 8: Dr. Henry Skinner

    AMR Action Podcast, episode 8: Dr. Henry Skinner

    Dr. Henry Skinner, CEO of the AMR Action Fund, joins Dani Peters, CAIC Senior Advisor, for World Antimicrobial Awareness Week to discuss the status of the global campaign to combat antimicrobial resistance in this 8th episode of the AMR Action Podcast. Dr. Skinner shares his perspective on the challenges with the broken market, and the barriers that need to be overcome in order to expedite innovation for new antimicrobials. He also discusses incentive models for policy makers and why more robust investments are needed from the private sector. Finally, he shares his optimism stemming from new technologies that are being tested and supported through the AMR Action Fund.

    • 43 min
    AMR Action Podcast, episode 9: Dr. Sue Twine, Dr. Danielle Peters & Alyssa McAdorey

    AMR Action Podcast, episode 9: Dr. Sue Twine, Dr. Danielle Peters & Alyssa McAdorey

    In this ninth episode of the AMR Action Podcast, Dani Peters, CAIC Senior Advisor, speaks with Dr. Sue Twine, National Research Council of Canada’s Director General of the Human Health Therapeutics Research Centre, and researchers Dr. Danielle Peters and Alyssa McAdorey, about their work to address the growing public health threat of antimicrobial resistance and the importance of collaborating across institutions and industry in order to tackle the “next big silent pandemic.” 

    • 20 min

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