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Webinar on the Management of Fungal Diseases, Antifungal Stewardship, and the Role of Pharmacists
November 21 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am
The International Pharmaceutical Federation is hosting
Resistant fungi are a growing public health threat. Fungal resistance poses a great challenge in the treatment of dermatophyte infections. To treat dermatophyte infections antifungal medications are prescribed which are usually given without confirmatory mycological testing. Moreover, they are overprescribed due to widespread use and availability of inexpensive topical antifungal preparations or corticosteroid–antifungal–antibacterial combinations.
Pharmacists can play a crucial role in appropriate antifungal prescribing through antifungal stewardship. They can educate patients, increase awareness and be effective stewards of antifungal prescriptions.
This webinar will focus on the growing issue of drug resistant fungal infections and highlight the role of pharmacists in this issue.