Applications for ARSP Accreditation are Now Accepted

The Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Reference Laboratory is now accepting applications for ARSP Applications from June 01-August 31, 2020 for certification with validity from July 01, 2021 to June 30, 2024. Further, please note of the following changes to the ARSP Accreditation application process effective June 11, 2020.

RITM hosts 31st Annual DOH-ARSP Committee Meeting

RITM, through its Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Reference Laboratory (ARSRL), hosted the 31st Annual Meeting of the Department of Health (DOH) Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Program (ARSP)  on May 21-22, 2019 at the RITM Auditorium. Laboratory Research Division Chief Dr. Amado Tandoc III welcomed all the participants, and Head of the RITM-ARSRL Dr. Sonia B. Sia followed with a presentation of a summary of the 2018 continue reading : RITM hosts 31st Annual DOH-ARSP Committee Meeting

ARSP celebrates 30th Anniversary

As part of the celebration of the Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Program’s (ARSP) 30th Anniversary, the RITM Antimicrobial Response Surveillance Reference Laboratory (ARSRL) hosted the annual meeting and research forum with the theme “Push on and Engage in the fight against Antimicrobial Resistance: our Legacy” on May 30, 2018 at the Acacia Hotel Manila. Various officials from the Department of continue reading : ARSP celebrates 30th Anniversary

RITM hosts the 1st National Institute for Health Research-Global Health Research Units (NIHR-GHRU) Project Meeting

RITM, through its Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Program (ARSP), hosted the 1st Annual National Institute for Health Research – Global Health Research Units (NIHR-GHRU) Meeting held on May 31-June 1, 2018 at the Acacia Hotel Manila, Philippines. In coordination with the Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance based at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and in partnership with leading continue reading : RITM hosts the 1st National Institute for Health Research-Global Health Research Units (NIHR-GHRU) Project Meeting

See and Sequence project holds Advisory Board Meeting

“The quality of genomic sequences from RITM is at par with the sequencing done at Sanger,” says Silvia Argimon, the Lead Genomic Epidemiologist of the Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute on the laboratory capacity of RITM. The RITM-ARSP’s “See and Sequence’: Genomic Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistant and High-risk pathogenic clones within continue reading : See and Sequence project holds Advisory Board Meeting