On Wednesday and Thursday, June 7th and 8th, the second face-to-face meeting of all IMAGINE partners was held at the University of Copenhagen. It was a gathering where the work accomplished so far was analyzed, along with the future challenges of this project aimed at reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in nursing homes.
«We have done many things already, and the time we have ahead is challenging and promising», said Carl Llor, a family doctor and researcher at IDIAP Jordi Gol, during the meeting, acting as the coordinator of this project co-financed by the European Union.
AMR, antibiotics, and UTIs in nursing homes, key aspects of the project
The 14 partners participating in the project shared the key points of their respective work packages through various oral presentations. These discussions sparked debates on topics such as the current situation of nursing homes regarding antibiotic use, antimicrobial resistance, urinary tract infections (which particularly affect older people), and the role of healthcare professionals inappropriately prescribing antibiotics.
In her intervention, referring to the project’s target countries, Athina Chalkidou from Region Hovedstaden (CAP) emphasized that «we have areas more complex than others, and we are going to have an intervention adapted to each target country». It’s a challenge that the IMAGINE partners will work on until the project’s completion in 2025.
The meeting concluded on Thursday with a speech of gratitude from Carl Llor, who invited the participants to meet again in future occasions. His words received warm applause from all attendees.