Surveillance of Fastidious Bacterial Pathogens Causing Respiratory and Invasive Infections in the Philippines: serotypes, antimicrobial resistance patterns and clinical features

This training course aims to strengthen the AMR surveillance for fastidious bacterial pathogens causing respiratory and invasive infections in the Philippines and correlate serotypes and antimicrobial resistance patterns with clinical features and patient outcomes.

Competencies being acquired
After the training, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe the clinical presentations caused by select fastidious bacterial pathogens- Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis and Neisseria meningitidis.
    2. Describe the key aspects in the laboratory identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis and Neisseria meningitidis .
    3. Identify pertinent clinical data from patients with Streptococcus pneumoniae infections thru chart review.
    4. Perform laboratory identification thru conventional methods and AST for the following organisms: Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenza, Moraxella catarrhalis and Neisseria meningitides .

Number of Days:
Sentinel site training on data gathering- 1 whole day; Laboratory training- 3 whole days

Target Professions
Data gathering: Physicians and nurses
Laboratory training: Medical technologists

Laboratoratory training: Php 10,000.00 per trainee

Unit conducting the training
Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Reference Laboratory


Contact Number
(02) 807-2631 loc. 241, 243