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Antibiotic Practices and Hazards


  • Antibiotics can be a lifesaving treatment for children with bacterial infections and are the most commonly prescribed therapy among all medications given to children.

  • This panel discussion will introduce Antibiotic Protocols, Guidelines, and Uses.

  • The situations of AB misuse or overuse will be discussed.

  • Several topics about antibiotic will also be introduced in this panel discussion. Don’t miss it!



Date 10-13 April 2019

Duration: 1 hour

Panel discussion moderator:

Ahmed ElBeleidy, Professor of Pediatrics, Cairo University, Former Head of the Pediatric Department.

Panel discussion speakers:

  • Gamal Sami, Professor of Pediatrics and Former dean of Faculty of Graduate Studies of Childhood, Ain Shams University.

Speaking about:

  • How do you see the current situation of AB misuse and overuse?
  • What are the causes and can we do something about it?
  • What is the role of pharmaceutical companies in the problem of AB misuse, as being part of the cause and also part of the solution?
  • Salma Elhouchi, Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Cairo University.

Speaking about:

  • What do you do for “clean”, presumably non septic neonate admitted to NICU?
  • In Your NICU, what is the real life practice, not textbook one, for suspected sepsis? And does it need to match with foreign guidelines?
  • Role of CRP & blood cultures? What to do for culture negative suspected sepsis?
  • Do you see cases of fungal sepsis? Do you think it is related to misuse/overuse of Abs in NICU?


  • Hafez Bazaraa, Professor of Pediatrics and Head of PICU, Cairo University.

Speaking about:

  • What is % of PICU patients receiving ABs?
  • How you choose antibiotics? (Protocols/Guidelines/Free decision of the attending doctor)
  • Did you start to see the multidrug resistant cultures and how do you deal with it?
  • Can you remind the audience with the basics for management of acute drug reactions/anaphylaxis?
  • Mostafa ElSaeed, Professor of Pediatrics, Assiut University, Egypt.

Speaking about:

  • What is the real practice in simple common URTIs? (Oral vs IM)
  • Do you have an IMS data about AB use in Upper Egypt?
  • Can we do something, and if yes, what can we do?
  • Happy Kaiser, Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Nephrology, Cairo University.

Speaking about:

  • What is the current situation and guidelines in UTIs management?
  • If you want to give a short advice: What is the Dos and Don’ts?