The First Online WHONET Training will run from December 05 -11, 2022. It is a self-paced course uploaded in the official learning management system of the institute, the RITMLearn. A synchronous online meeting will be held on December 07, 2022 (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM) for the hands-on session. For interested individuals, kindly click on continue reading : ARSRL IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICANTS FOR THE ONLINE WHONET TRAINING
The Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Reference Laboratory (ARSRL) hosted the 34th Annual Meeting of the DOH Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Program (ARSP) last May 19, 2022 via Zoom. The event was graced by the RITM Assistant Director Dr. Anna Duran who delivered the Welcome Remarks and by RITM Director Celia C. Carlos who gave a message as the chair of the Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Program. The 24 sentinel and 2 gonococcal surveillance sites were represented by their respective pathologists/head of the laboratory and medical technologists involved in the program.
Applications for ARSP Accreditation will be accepted starting June 01, 2021 until August 31, 2021. Submission of applications should be done online at www.accreditation.arsp.com.ph.
Antibiotic resistance surveillance in the Philippines has moved into the genomic era, enabling better tracking of dangerous bacteria. Researchers at the Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance (CGPS housed at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and The Big Data Institute (BDI), University of Oxford), and the Philippine Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), set up local DNA continue reading : Genomic surveillance of antibiotic resistance in the Philippines established
Report on serotype distribution and antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella from 2004-2018 in the Philippines published
On the 24th of March 2020, Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Reference Laboratory published an original article on Salmonella at the Philippine Journal of Pathology. The study entitled, “A Fifteen-Year Report of Serotype Distribution and Antimicrobial Resistance of Salmonella in the Philippines” described the epidemiology and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of Salmonella isolates collected in the reference laboratory continue reading : Report on serotype distribution and antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella from 2004-2018 in the Philippines published
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
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
“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