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AGAR is a unique collaboration of clinicians and scientists from major microbiology laboratories around Australia, who have tested and gathered information on the level of antibiotic resistance in bacteria causing important and life threatening infections since 1985.
 
 

WHAT IS AGAR?

The Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance is a unique collaboration of clinicians and scientists from major microbiology laboratories around Australia. AGAR tests and gathers information on the level of antibiotic resistance in bacteria causing important and life threatening infections.

The group started in 1985 and at that time involved 13 teaching hospitals. It has subsequently grown to involve 38 institutions including 5 private laboratories.

This broadening of the group has meant that not only does the group have good information as to what is happening with major pathogens in the larger teaching hospitals in each State and Territory, but now also has the ability to monitor what is happening with resistance rates in private hospitals.

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WHO IS AGAR?

AGAR's team of professionals.

The Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance is composed of the leading professionals in the microbial field, and since its foundation in 1985, AGAR has grown to include more than sixty executive committee members from thirty eight institutions across the country.

AGAR is now a working group of the Australian Society for Antimicrobials (ASA), and three Program Commitees have been formed, which include the ASSOP, AESOP, and GNSOP committees.

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Please Note: The Australian Group for Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) approves the use of AGAR surveillance data provided:
  • Permission has been obtained from AGAR
  • The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare (ACSQHC) and AGAR are acknowledged in all presentations and publications.
  • AGAR provides editorial input for all publications
For all enquiries please contact the AGAR Scientific Officer – Denise Daley (info@agargroup.org)
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