Conference Presentations

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International Papers

  1. Essack, S.Y. Driving AMR Action in a New Decade.  Presented at the FIP Virtual World Congress, September 2020 (invited keynote speaker and session chair).
  2. Essack, S.Y. Antimicrobial Resistance: the Global Scale and Response. Presented at the Pre-Conference Workshop on Antimicrobial Resistance in Mexico and Latin America: Challenges, Tools And Opportunities, Mexico City, Mexico, February 2020.
  3. Essack, S.Y. Antibiotic Resistance and One Health – the Need for Solution-Driven Research. Presented as part of the initial work programme (IWP) of the International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS) initiated by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark in collaboration with the World Bank at the World Bank Offices, Washington DC, USA, February 2019.
  4. Essack, S.Y. Antibiotic Resistance and One Health in Africa: Challenges and Solutions.  Presented at the Boston University Social Innovation for Drug Resistance Program (SIDR) Speaker Series, Boston, USA, March 2019.
  5. Essack, S.Y. Addressing Antibiotic Resistance in Africa: Challenges and Solutions.  Presented at the Wellcome Trust Speaker Series, London, UK, May 2019.
  6. Essack, S.Y. Antibiotic Resistance: The Global Scale, Impact and Response.  Virtually presented at the Hygiene Council, London, UK, May 2019.
  7. Essack, S.Y. Antimicrobial Resistance and One Health. Presented at the ReACT Africa and South Centre Conference “Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance in Africa to Achieve the 2030 Agenda”, Nairobi, Kenya, November 2018 (invited keynote presentation)
  8. Essack, S.Y. Antimicrobial Resistance: the EcoHealth Perspective. Presented at the 1st African Chapter of EcoHealth International Conference, Durban, South Africa, November 2018 (invited keynote presentation).
  9. Essack S.Y., Abia-Akebe, L.K., Amoako, D., McIver, K., Molechan, C., Pillay, S. & Ramtahal, M. Triangulation of Antibiotic Resistance from Humans, the Food Chain and Associated Environments – A One Health Project.  Presented at 8th Meeting of the Advisory Group of Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance Utrecht, The Netherlands, November 2018.
  10. Essack S.Y. Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in the Environment.  Presented at the 2018 Grand Challenges Meeting, Berlin, Germany, October 2018 (invited oral presentation)
  11. Essack, S.Y. Antimicrobial Resistance: The Global Challenge.  Presented at the Global Respiratory Infection Partnership Symposium “Tackling Antibiotic Resistance: Community Interventions”, a Fringe Symposium at the 78th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Glasgow, United Kingdom, September 2018 (invited keynote presentation)
  12. Essack, S.Y. Antimicrobial Resistance and the Environment: Implications for SDGs.  Presented at the United Nations High Level Political Forum on SDGs Side Event: Briefing of the UN Intra-Agency Coordinating Group on Antimicrobial Resistance on Antimicrobial Resistance and the SGDs: Challenges and Opportunities, New York, July 2018 (invited keynote presentation).
  13. Essack, S.Y. Antibiotic Resistance in Africa: Challenges and Solutions.  Presented at the International Workshop on Antimicrobial Resistance and Strategies for its Mitigation, Ludhiana, India, July 2018 and the Surveillance and Response to Infectious Diseases and Comorbidities: An African and German perspective” Symposium, Durban, South Africa, April 2018.
  14. Essack, S.Y. Antibiotic Resistance and One Health.  Presented at the 9th Annual Coalition of Universities for Global Health Conference, New York, USA, March 2018.
  15. Essack, SY. Antibiotic Stewardship: Key Ingredients and Innovative Practices.  Presented at the 2017 International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Congress, Seoul, South Korea, September 2017 (invited keynote presentation)
  16. Essack, S.Y. The Leadership Role of the Pharmacist in the Global Antimicrobial Resistance Challenge.  Presented at the 2017 Joint Conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association, Sydney, Australia, July 2017 (invited keynote presentation & headliner)
  17. Naidoo, A., Denti, P., Padayatachi, N., Chirhewa, M., McIlleron, H., Naidoo, K., Essack, S., Yende-Zuma, N., Phongi, E.K., Adamson, J. & Govender, K. Effect of Rifampicin and Efavirenz on Moxifloxacin Concentrations When Co-Administered in Patients with Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis.  Presented at the 19th International Conference on Tuberculosis Therapy, London, United Kingdom, February 2017. (Awarded Certificate for Best Presentation by the World Academy for Science, Engineering & Technology)
  18. Essack S.Y. Antibiotic Stewardship and Conservancy in Africa. Presented at the seminar on “AMR Challenges in Low-Resource Settings – Perspectives and Experiences from Sub-Saharan Africa” in Tromso, Norway, August 2016. (invited keynote presentation).
  19. Essack S.Y. Antibiotic Stewardship on the Global Radar. Presented at the Antibiotic Stewardship Advisory Meeting on Reducing Unnecessary Antibiotic Use in Primary Care in London, United Kingdom, October 2015
  20. Essack, S.Y. Implementation of the WHO Policy Package on Antimicrobial Resistance in the WHO Africa Region. Presented at the Expert Consultation on Antimicrobial Resistance in the African Region, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, May 2015.
  21. Essack, S.Y & Bell, J. Role of community pharmacy in a pentagonal framework for antibiotic stewardship. Presented at the 2014 International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Congress, Bangkok, Thailand, September 2014.
  22. Essack, S.Y. Addressing Human Resources Challenges in Pharmacy: the South African Experience.  Presented at the 2013 International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Congress, Dublin, Ireland, September 2013.
  23. Essack, S.Y. GRIP’s “5 P” Pentagonal Framework for Antibiotic Conservancy: Overview and Policy. Presented at the 2013 Global Respiratory Infection Partnership (GRIP) Summit, London, United Kingdom, July 2013
  24. Essack, S.Y. Teaching and Learning Indicators in University Ranking Systems.  Presented at the 2nd QS Maple Conference and Exhibition, Durban, South Africa, May 2012.
  25. Essack, S.Y. Surveillance-Based Treatment Guidelines for Infections - The South African Experience. Invited presentation at the 1st Global Forum on Bacterial Infections, New Delhi, India, October 2011
  26. Essack, S.Y., Naidoo, I. and Barnes, G. Assuring Equity of Access and Equity of Outcome by Student Monitoring and Academic Development.  Presented at the 18th International Conference on Learning, Port Louis, Mauritius, July 2011.
  27. Essack, S.Y., Naidoo, I. and Barnes, G. Resourcing Research by Quality Teaching and Learning.  Presented at the Conference on Knowledge Production and Higher Education in the 21st Century, Cape Town, South Africa, March 2011
  28. Bester L.A. and Essack S.Y. Antibiotic resistance via the food chain: Fact or fiction? Presented at the Joint Infection Prevention and Control Africa Network/International Federation of Infection Control Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2010.
  29. Essack, S.Y. Empowering Faculty and Student Development and Success by Transformational Leadership.  Keynote Address at the conference on Female Higher Education – Trends and Perspectives, Madinah, Saudi Arabia, January 2010.
  30. Essack, S.Y., Lingah, T., Mashige, K.P., Mtshali, N., Naidoo, I., Naidoo, P., Oosthuizen, F., Pillay, S. and Suleman, F. Government Funding as Leverage for Quality Teaching and Learning.  Presented at the OECD Programme on Institutional Management of Higher Education (IMHE) – Quality Teaching in Higher Education, Istanbul, Turkey, October 2009.
  31. Essack, S.Y. Moving Beyond Access to Student Success.  Keynote Address at the 29th Annual Conference of the Southern African Association for Counselling and Development in Higher Education, September, 2008.
  32. Essack, S.Y. Treatment Guidelines and Nosocomial Infections – the KwaZulu-Natal Experience. Presented on my behalf at the Antibiotic Resistance Conference, Kololi, Gambia, November 2007.
  33. Govinden U, Essack S.Y, Mocktar C, Moodley P, Sturm A.W. Characterization of ESBLs in Salmonella spp. at a tertiary hospital in KwaZulu-Natal. Presented at the Antibiotic Resistance Conference, Kololi, Gambia, November 2007.
  34. Bester L.A. and Essack S.Y. Susceptibility patterns of Campylobacter and Salmonella from food animals in KZN. Presented at the Antibiotic Resistance Conference, Kololi, Gambia, November 2007.
  35. Essack, SY. Strategies for the Containment of Antibiotic Resistance in Developing Countries – Lessons from South Africa.  Presented at the World Conference on Dosing Anti-Infectives, Nurnberg, Germany, September 2004.
  36. Gray AL, Essack SY. Methods for AMR Surveillance in Communities – lessons from the Durban site. Presented at the 2nd International Conference on Improving Use of Medicines, Chiang Mai, Thailand, April 2004.
  37. Essack, S.Y., Livermore, D.M., Hall, L.M.C. and Pillay, D.G. TEM-62 and TEM-63, Two Novel Beta-Lactamases Isolated in South African Klebsiella pneumoniae Presented at the 38th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, San Diego, September, 1998.

       

National Papers

  1. Essack, S.Y. One Health: Antimicrobial Resistance, Climate Change and the SDGs.  Presented at the 2018 Science Forum South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, December 2018.
  2. Essack S.Y. One Health Approach to Antibiotic Resistant Infections.  Presented at The 7th FIDSSA Congress, Cape Town, South Africa,    November, 2017 (invited keynote presentation)
  3. Essack S.Y. Innovative Stewardship.  Presented at The 7th FIDSSA Congress, Cape Town, South Africa,    November, 2017 (invited keynote presentation)
  4. Essack S.Y. Antibiotic Resistance – the South African Perspective. Presented at the 34th Annual Scientific Day of the South African Branch of the World Poultry Science Association, Johannesburg, South Africa, October 2016. (invited keynote presentation).
  5. Essack S.Y. Antibiotic Stewardship on the Global Radar. Presented at the 2015 Conference of the South African Society of Clinical Pharmacy, Durban, South Africa, June 2015. (invited keynote presentation).
  6. Essack, S.Y. Transformative Education: The Students’ Perspective.  Presented at the 2013 Conference of the South African Association of Health Educationists, Durban South Africa, June 2013. (invited plenary presentation).
  7. Essack, S.Y., De Villiers, M., Diab, R., Green-Thompson, L., Hift, R., Hugo, J., Mngadi P. & van Heerden, B. Reconceptualizing Education and Training of an Appropriate Health Workforce for the Improved Health of the Nation.  Presented at the 2013 Conference of the South African Association of Health Educationists, Durban South Africa, June 2013.
  8. Naidoo, U, Flack, P. & Essack, S.Y. Predictors of success for first year students in health sciences: how useful are secondary school factors?  Presented at the 2013 Conference of the South African Association of Health Educationists, Durban South Africa, June 2013.
  9. Essack, S.Y. Optimizing antibiotic stewardship initiatives in South Africa.  Presented at the 2013 Conference of the South African Society of Clinical Pharmacy, Pretoria, South Africa, June 2013.
  10. Oosthuizen, F., Bodenstein, J. and Essack, S.Y. Peer Assessment of Quality Teaching and Learning.  Presented at the 7th Teaching and Learning Conference of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, September 2013.
  11. Essack, S.Y., Naidoo, I., Oosthuizen, F., Bodenstein, J., Brysiewicz, P. and Suleman, F. Quality Teaching and Learning in the Health Sciences.  Presented at the 6th Teaching and Learning Conference of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, September 2012.
  12. Higgins-Opitz, SB, Tufts, M., Qulu, L. and Essack, SY. Early exposure to physiology: challenges faced by health science students and their teachers.  Presented at the 2012 Conference of the South African Association of Health Educationists, Bloemfontein, June 2012.
  13. Higgins-Opitz, SB, Tufts, M., Naidoo, I. and Essack, SY. Student Performance in the Health Sciences: a UKZN perspectiv  Presented at the University of KwaZulu-Natal 5th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, Durban, September, 2011.
  14. Essack, S.Y. and Suleman, F. Treatment Guidelines and Nosocomial Infections – the KwaZulu-Natal Experience.  Presented at the 21st Annual SAAHIP (South African Association of Hospital and Institutional Pharmacists) Conference Drakensburg, KwaZulu-Natal, March 2008.  Received the Sandoz Award for best paper.  Also presented at the Department of Health Colloquium on Infectious Diseases
  15. Essack, S.Y. and Uys, L.R. The Importance of Strategic Leadership in Aligning and Integrating College Plans with the Institutional Strategic Planning Framework - The UKZN Experience.  Presented Council of Higher Education, Higher Education Quality Committee Workshop on Enhancing Quality in Multi-Campus Institutions, Pretoria, May 2007.
  16. Essack, S.Y. Teaching and Learning for Retention and Success – A Personal and Professional Health Sciences Perspective. Presented at the 1st Teaching and Learning Conference of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, September 2007.
  17. Essack, S.Y., Connolly, C. and Sturm, A.W. Treatment Guidelines for Infections are Contingent on Antibiotic Resistance Profiles – Results from a Multi-center Surveillance KwaZulu-Natal.  Presented at the 19th Annual SAAHIP Conference, Wilderness, Eastern Cape, March 2006
  18. Essack, SY. Promiscuous Bacteria and the Post-Antibiotic Era.  Presented at the 18th Annual SAAHIP Conference, Drakensburg, KwaZulu-Natal, March 2004 (Pearl presentation).
  19. Gray AL., Essack, SY, Deedat F., Pillay, T., van Maasdyk J and Sturm AW. Developing a Method for Antimicrobial Use and resistance Surveillance – Durban Pilot Project.  Presented at the 18th Annual SAAHIP Conference, Drakensburg, KwaZulu-Natal, March 2004.
  20. Essack, S.Y. Containment of Antibiotic Resistance – African Imperatives.  Presented at the 24th Annual Conference of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Durban, September 2003.
  21. Essack, S.Y. and Sturm, A.W. A multicenter surveillance study in KZN reveals inappropriate STGs and resistance to all antibiotics on the EDL. Antibiotic Resistance Congress, Durban, October 2003.
  22. Essa, Z.I., Sturm, A.W and Essack, S.Y. Comparison of Detection Methods for Methicillin Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus (Young Scientist Presentation). Presented at the 24th Annual Conference of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Durban, September 2003.
  23. Essack, S.Y., Alexander, D.M. and Pillay, B. Two "Novel" ß-Lactamases Isolated in Nosocomial Pathogens. Presented at the 6th Annual Symposium of the Natal Branch of the South African Society for Microbiologists, Durban, October 1993.
  24. Essack, S.Y., Alexander, D.M., Pillay, B. and Veltman, A.M. ß-Lactamases - A Synergistic Resistance Mechanism in Gram-Negative Bacteria. Presented at the 14th Annual Congress of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Durban, June 1993.

Posters (International)

  1. Somboro, A., Amoako, G.G., Sekyere, J.O., Kumalo, J.M., Khan, R., Bester, L.A. & Essack S.Y. Overcoming Metallo-β-Lactamase (MBL)-Mediated Antibiotic Resistance Using Zinc-Chelating Agents as MBL Inhibitors.  Presented at the 2019 ASM-ESCMID Conference of Drug Development to Meet the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance, Boston, USA, September 2019
  2. Essack, S.Y., Middleton, L., Mkakosya, R., Musaya, J., Simonsen, G.S., Smabrekke, L., Solomon, V., Suleman, F., Zimba, T. & Sundsfjord, A. Strengthening African Health and Higher Education Systems to Address Antimicrobial Resistance in the One Health Approach.  Presented at the ASM Microbe 2019 Conference, San Francisco, USA, June 2019.
  3. Amoako, D.G., Somboro, A.M., Abia-Akebe, L.K., Bester, L. A., & Essack, S.Y. Antimicrobial Resistance of Staphylococcus aureus from Poultry and Poultry Products in South Africa using the “Farm-to-Fork” Approach.  Presented at the ASM Microbe 2019 Conference, San Francisco, USA, June 2019.
  4. Amoako, D.G., Somboro, A.M., Abia-Akebe, L.K., Bester, L. A., & Essack, S.Y. Genomic Analysis of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from Poultry and Occupational Farm Workers in South Africa. Presented at the ASM Microbe 2019 Conference, San Francisco, USA, June 2019.
  5. King, T.L., Schmidt, S., Thakur, S., Fedorka-Cray, P., Keelara, S., Harden, L. & Essack, S. Y. Hospital effluent in South Africa as a source for antibiotic resistant carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella   Presented at the ASM Microbe 2019 Conference, San Francisco, USA, June 2019.
  6. King, T.L., Schmidt, S., Thakur, S., Fedorka-Cray, P., Keelara, S., Harden, L. & Essack, S. Y. Surveillance and Whole Genome Sequencing of Antibiotic Resistant Enterococcus from South African Hospital Effluents.Presented at the ASM Microbe 2019 Conference, San Francisco, USA, June 2019.
  7. Pillay, S., Amoako, D.G., Somboro, A.M., Abia-Akebe, L.K., Bester, L. A., & Essack, S.Y. (2019). Antibiotic Resistance, Virulence and Clonality of Campylobacter spp. Isolated from Poultry in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.  Presented at the ASM Microbe 2019 Conference, San Francisco, USA, June 2019.
  8. Ramsamy, Y., Amoako, D.G., Abia Akebe, L.K., Allam, M, Ismail, A., Singh, R., Mlisana, K. & Essack, S.Y. Molecular Characterization of Carbapenem Resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae Isolates Collected From A Central Public Hospital In Durban, South Africa Between 2016 and 2017. Presented at the 5th International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control, Geneva, Switzerland, September 2019.
  9. Shabangu, K., Nlooto, M. & Essack, S.Y. Coordination Accountability Regulation Resourcing and Ownership of National Action Plans on  Antimicrobial Resistance.  Presented at the 10th Annual Coalition of Universities for Global Health Conference, Chicago, USA, March 2019.
  10. Shephard, A., Bell, J., Essack, S., Burgoyne, D. S. & Barnes, A. People with sore throat trust pharmacists to advice on self-management: a survey across 13 countries.  Presented at the 78th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Glasgow, United Kingdom, September 2018.
  11. Ramsamy, Y., Sartorius, B., Mlisana, K. & Essack, S.Y. Five-year resistance trends in WHO priority pathogens in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Presented at the 28th European Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Madrid, Spain, April, 2018. 
  12. Founou, L.L. & Essack, S.Y. Emergence and Spread of Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase -Producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) in Pigs and Exposed Workers: A Multicenter Comparative Study Between Cameroon and South Africa. Presented at the 9th Annual Coalition of Universities for Global Health Conference, New York, USA, March 2018.
  13. Mbelle, N., Feldman, C., Osei, J., Modipane, L., Maningi, N.E., & Essack, S.Y. Resistance mutations and sequence types associated with extended spectrum beta lactamase, quinolone and aminoglycoside resistance in Enterobacteriaceae from South Africa. Presented at the '18th International Congress on Infectious Diseases/XVIII Congreso SADI, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 2018.
  14. Bell, J, Essack, S.Y. & Shepherd, A. Evaluating the Impact of Global Respiratory Infection Partnership Materials on the Symptomatic Management of URTI in Community Pharmacies in Germany. Presented at the 2017 Joint Conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association, Sydney, Australia, July 2017
  15. Essack, S.Y., Nyenje, M., Banda, M., Chapima, S., Chilima, B., Chipeta, S., Chulu, J., Mkakosya, R., Middleton, L., Mitambo, C., Mwalwimba, A., Nkhoma, J., Simonsen, G.S., Smabrekke, L., Sturm, A.W., Suleman, F., Sundsfjord, A. & Taulo, S. Situational Analysis of Antimicrobial Resistance Using the One Health Approach: A Case Study of Malawi. Presented at the 4th International One Health Congress & 6th Biennial Congress of the International Association for Ecology & Health, Melbourne Australia, December 2016.
  16. Asmal, S., Desai, S., Jauza, Y., Kunene, L., Moodley, R., Perumal, C. and Essack, S.Y. Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Management – An Educational Intervention Study on Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Pharmacists in Durban, South Africa.  Presented at the 2016 International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2016.
  17. Osei Sekyere, J., Govinden, U., Essack, S.Y., Moodley, K., Samuelsen, O., Aasnaes, B. & Sundsfjord, A. Molecular epidemiology of carbapenem-, colistin- and tigecycline-resistant Enterobacteriaceae from the private sector in Durban, South Africa.  Presented at the 26th European Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April, 2016. 
  18. Azumah, R., Dutta, J., Somboro, A.M., Ramtaha, M.,Chonco, L., Parboosing, R., Bester, L.A., Kruger, H.G., Naicker, T., Essack, S.Y. & Govender, T. In vitro evaluation of metal chelators as potential metallo-b-lactamase inhibitors.  Presented at the 26th European Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April, 2016
  19. Abotsi, R.E., Govinden, U., Moodley, K. & Essack, S.Y. Fluoroquinolone, Macrolide and Ketolide Resistance in Haemophilus parainfluenzae from South Africa.  Presented at the 26th European Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April, 2016
  20. Amoako, D.G., Bester, L.A., Somboro, A.M., Baijnath, S., Govind, C.N. & Essack, S.Y.  Molecular Characterization of Resistance and Virulence in MRSA from the Private Sector in Durban, South Africa.  Presented at the 26th European Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April, 2016.
  21. Bell, J, Shepherd, A, Conley, A and Essack, SY. Community Pharmacists and the Management of Antibiotics.  Presented at the 2015 International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Congress, Dusseldorf, Germany October 2015.
  22. Mhlongo, N, Govinden, U and Essack, SY. NDM-1, Novel TEM-205, Novel TEM-213 and Other ESBLS Co-expressed in Isolates from Cystic Fibrosis Patients.  Presented at the 24th European Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Barcelona, Spain, May 2014.
  23. Essack, SY & Noonan, L for GRIP. GRIP’s Pentagonal Framework for a Global Change in Antibiotic Resistance.  Presented at the Geneva Health Forum 2014, Geneva, Switzerland, April 2014.
  24. Bester LA, Lastovica AJ, Chenia H, Pillay M and Essack SY. Identification, strain typing and plasmid profiles of Campylobacter isolates in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Presented at the 17th International Workshop on Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Organisms, Aberdeen, Scotland, September 2013.
  25. Mhlongo, N., Govinden, U. and Essack, S.Y. Novel TEM-205 isolated in Pseudomonas aeruginosa from a cystic fibrosis patient in South Africa. Presented at the 53rd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Denver, Colorado, September 2013.
  26. Higgins-Opitz, S.B., Tufts, M. A., Naidoo, I. and Essack, S.Y. Perspectives of student performance in the Health Sciences.  Presented at the International Conference of the Association for Medical Education, Vienna, Austria, August 2011. 
  27. Essack, S.Y., Govinden, U., Mocktar, C. & Ramgulam, U. Rampant Resistance to Beta-Lactam Antibiotics in Previously Susceptible Enterobacteriaceae: the KwaZulu-Natal Experience.  Presented at the 19th European Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Helsinki, Finland, May 2009.
  28. Essack, S.Y. Magic Bullets and the Nosocomial Nemesis – The KwaZulu-Natal Experience. Presented at the 2nd World Conference on Magic Bullets, Nurnberg, Germany, October 2008.
  29. Essack, S.Y. Treatment Guidelines and Nosocomial Infections – the KwaZulu-Natal Experience. Presented at the 2008 Annual Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance, Bethesda, June 2008
  30. Gray AL, Essack SY, Deedat F, Pillay T, van Maasdyk J, Holloway K Sorensen TL and Sturm AW. Antimicrobial use and resistance surveillance pilot project – lessons from the Durban site.  Presented at the 2nd International Conference on Improving Use of Medicines, Chiang Mai, Thailand, March 2004
  31. Essa, Z.I., Essack, S.Y. and Sturm, A.W. Detection Method for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at State Hospitals in KwaZulu Natal.  Presented at the 23rd International Conference on Chemotherapy, Durban, South Africa, June 2003.
  32. Moodley, P., Essack S., Gajee, K., Chaggan, M. and Sturm A.W. Characterization of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-mediated resistance in Salmonella spp. from Durban, South Africa. Presented at the 4th European Chemotherapy Conference, May 2002.
  33. Essack, S.Y., Hall, L.M.C., Livermore, D.M., Mcfadyen, M.L. and Pillay, D.G. Complexity and diversity of extended-spectrum b-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in Durban, South Africa. Presented at the 40th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Toronto, September 2000.
  34. Essack, S.Y., Naidoo, S., Govender, P., Ramcharan, S. and Nasrullah, K.B. Antibiotic resistance determinants in poultry – a pilot study conducted in Durban, South Africa. Presented at the 9th International Congress on Infectious Disease, Buenos Aires, April 2000.
  35. Essack, S.Y., Gounder, P., Jamnadas, S., Naicker, V., Naidoo, K. and Rashid, Z. A staphylococcal carrier study among health sciences students trained in hospitals in Durban, South Africa. Presented at the 9th International Congress on Infectious Disease, Buenos Aires, April 2000.
  36. Essack, S.Y. Treatment options for ESBL-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolated in Durban, South Africa. Presented at the 9th International Congress on Infectious Disease, Buenos Aires, April 2000.
  37. Essack, S.Y. Hall, L.M.C., Livermore, D.M and Pillay, D.G. Genotypic and Phenotypic Diversity amongst South African Nosocomial Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolates producing Extended-Spectrum b-Lactamases. Presented at the 5th Conference of the Federation of Infection Societies, Manchester, November, 1997.
  38. Essack, S.Y., Badat, A.H., Barmania, Z. and Naidoo, R. Immunisation Status in Informal Settlements in Durban, South Africa. Presented at the 4th International Conference of the Community Health Associations of Southern Africa, Sun City – North West Province, July 1996.
  39. Smit, J.A., Chetty, D.J., Dangor, C.M., Essack, S.Y and Gray, A. Pharmacy Curricula in South Africa: Radical Transformation and Challenges. Presented at the International Conference on the Role of the University in Health Research and Development, Madras, February 1995.
  40. Essack, S.Y., Alexander, D.M. and Pillay, B. Pleiotropism Enhancing Resistance Conferred by TEM-4 and a "Novel", Plasmid-Mediated, Class I-Type ß-Lactamase Isolated in Klebsiella pneumoniae in South Africa. Presented at the 3rd International Conference of the Hospital Infection Society, London, September 1994.

Published Conference Abstracts (International)

  1. Essack SY. Aligning South African Antibiotic Stewardship Initiatives with WHO Policy Frameworks for Better Outcomes.  24th European Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Barcelona, Spain, May 2014.
  2. Somboro AM, Tiwari D, Shobo A,Bester L, Kruger HG, Govender T, Essack SY. Rapid detection of carbapenemase-producing Escherichia coli using Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). 24th European Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Barcelona, Spain, May 2014.

Posters (International + National) 

  1. Essa, Z.I. and Essack, S.Y. Staphylococcus aureus from Public Hospitals in Kwa-Zulu-Natal - Infection Detection and Strain Typing.  Presented at the 2008 Annual Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance, Bethesda, June 2008, the Antibiotic Resistance Conference, Kololi, Gambia, November 2007 and at the 2nd Joint Congress of the Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa, Cape Town, 2007.
  2. Mocktar C, Govinden U, Sturm A.W. and Essack, S.Y. Novel inhibitor-resistant β-lactamases TEM-145 and TEM-146, from two Escherichia coli clinical isolates. Presented the Antibiotic Resistance Conference, Kololi, Gambia, November 2007 and at the 2nd Joint Congress of the Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa, Cape Town, 2007.
  3. Essack, SY, Connolly, C. and Sturm, AW. Treatment Guidelines and Antibiotic Resistance in South Africa. Presented at the World Conference on Dosing Anti-Infectives, Nurnberg, Germany, September 2004, Opening Conference of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Cape Town, March 2005 and 1st Joint Congress of the Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa, Sun City, July 2005.
  4. Ramgulam, U., Sturm, A.W. and Essack, S.Y. Beta-lactamase-Mediated Resistance in Proteus mirabilis from State Hospitals in Kwazulu-Natal. Presented at the 23rd International Conference on Chemotherapy, Durban, South Africa, June 2003 and the 24th Annual Conference of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Durban, September 2003.
  5. Govinden, U., Sturm, A.W. and Essack, S.Y.  Beta-lactamase-Mediated Resistance in Acinetobacter spp. from State Hospitals in Kwazulu-Natal. Presented at the 23rd International Conference on Chemotherapy, Durban, South Africa, June 2003 and the 24th Annual Conference of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Durban, September 2003.
  6. Mocktar, C., Sturm, A.W. and Essack, S.Y.  Beta-lactamase-Mediated Resistance in Multi-Drug Resistant Escherichia coli from State Hospitals in Kwazulu-Natal. Presented at the 23rd International Conference on Chemotherapy, Durban, South Africa, June 2003 and the 24th Annual Conference of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Durban, September 2003.
  7. Essack, S.Y. Transposon-mediated Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Resistance in Nosocomial Klebsiella pneumoniae in Durban, South Africa.  Presented at the 5th International Conference of the Hospital Infection Society, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 2002 and the 24th Annual Conference of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Durban, September 2003.
  8. Essack, S.Y. and Sturm, A.W. The Applicability of Standard Treatment Guidelines for Infections – A Case Study of Urinary Tract Infections in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Presented at the 5th International Conference of the Hospital Infection Society, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 2002 and the 24th Annual Conference of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Durban, September 2003.
  9. Essack, S.Y. and Sturm, A.W.  Resistance Trends from the First Multi-Centre Surveillance Study in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Presented at the 5th International Conference of the Hospital Infection Society, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 2002 and the 24th Annual Conference of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Durban, September 2003.
  10. Essack, S.Y., Hall, L.M.C. and Livermore, D.M. Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate from South Africa with multiple TEM, SHV and AmpC b-lactamases. Presented at the 9th International Congress on Infectious Disease, Buenos Aires, April 2000 and the 1st Joint Congress of the Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa, Sun City, July 2005.

 

Posters (National)

  1. Abotsi RE, Moodley K, Govinden, U and Essack, S.Y. Emerging Fluoroquinolone and telithromycin resistance in Haemophilus influenzae and parainfluenzae in private sector patients in Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces, South Africa. Presented at The 6th FIDSSA Congress, Drakensberg, South Africa, November, 2015.
  2. Essack, S.Y. Aligning Antibiotic Stewardship Initiatives with WHO Policy Frameworks for Better Outcomes.  Presented at the 5th Joint Congress of the Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa, Drakensberg, South Africa, October 2013.
  3. Govinden U, Essack S.Y, Mocktar C, Moodley P, Sturm A.W. Detection of mutations in the gyrA of clinical Salmonella spp.  Presented at 3rd Joint Congress of the Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa, Sun City, July 2009.
  4. Bester L.A. and Essack S.Y.  Antibiotic resistance in Campylobacter isolates from poultry in KwaZulu-Natal.  Presented at the 2nd Joint Congress of the Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa, Cape Town, 2007.  (Abstract published in The Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection 2007; 22: 53-53.)
  5. Arbee, R., Mahes, N., Mankahla, U., Naroth, A., Suleman, F. and Essack, S.Y.  Status of Infection Control in Public Hospitals in Kwa-Zulu Natal.  Presented at the 21st Annual SAAHIP Conference, Drakensburg, KwaZulu-Natal, March 2007.
  6. Govinden U, Essack S.Y, Mocktar C, Moodley P, Sturm A.W. Salmonella spp. producing CTX-M-37 from a tertiary hospital in Durban, South Africa.  Presented at the 1st Joint Congress of the Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa, Sun City, July 2005.
  7. Govender, S., Chetty, D.J., Pillay, V., Essack, S.Y and Govender, T. Physicochemical Properties of Tetracycline Loaded Bioadhesive Microspheres Designed for the Treatment of Periodontal Disease.  Presented at the 25th Annual Conference of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Grahamstown, September 2004.
  8. Essack, SY. Complexity and Diversity of Klebsiella pneumoniae strains with Extended-Spectrum b-Lactamases.  Presented at the 25th Annual Conference of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Grahamstown, September 2004.
  9. Dlamini, P., Govender, Y., Nageshar, A., Veerasamy, C. and Essack, S.Y.  Antibacterial properties of South African honey.  Presented at the 18th Annual SAAHIP Conference, Drakensburg, KwaZulu-Natal, March 2004.
  10. Govinden, U, McDonald, D and Essack, S.Y. Biochemical characterisation of a “novel” plasmid-mediated AmpC beta-lactamase. Presented at the Joint Congress of the Infectious Diseases and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Societies of Southern Africa, Stellenbosch, December 2001.
  11. Mocktar, C., Essack, S.Y., Rogers, B.C. and Dangor, C.M. Antimicrobial activity of aqueous extracts of Bulbine natalensis and Bulbine frutescens. Presented at the Annual Congress of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Grahamstown, September, 2000.
  12. Essack, S.Y., McFadyen, M.L., Pillay, B and Gray, A.L. ß-Lactam Antibiogram for South African Strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae - Implications for Practice. Presented at the 11th Conference of the South African Society of Hospital and Institutional Pharmacists, Port Elizabeth, March 1997.
  13. Essack, S.Y., Alexander, D.M. and Pillay, B. Expanded-Spectrum ß-Lactamases in South Africa - A Threat to the Use of ß-Lactam Antibiotics. Presented at the 5th Joint Congress of the Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa, Durban, May 1995.
  14. Essack, S.Y., Alexander, D.M. and Pillay, B. "Novel" ß-Lactamases - A Threat to the Use of ß-Lactam Antibiotics. Presented at the 9th Conference of the South African Society of Hospital and Institutional Pharmacists, Langebaan, March 1995.

 

Conference Session Chairmanship/Panelist

  • Containing the Silent Pandemic – the Future Agenda on Antimicrobial Resistance convened by the Centre for Science and Environment in India, March 2021.

Served as a panellist on the session on “Country Level Expectations from Global Governance”.

  • Uppsala Health Summit, March 2021.

Served as moderator for the workshop breakout session “Antibiotics and antibiotic resistant bacteria in the environment: How can behaviour change become part of the solution?”

  • Addressing Antibiotic Use Roundtable convened by Antimicrobial in Society (AMIS) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, February 2021.

Served as panelist on the “Considerations for Research” Panel

  • Evidence to Action: Advancing the antimicrobial resistance agenda during a pandemic, convened by the International Vaccine Institute, the International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions and the Embassy of Denmark in Korea.  December 2020.

Served as moderator for the webinar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u5633J9f20&feature=youtu.be

  • FIP Transforming Vaccines Globally and Regionally, FIP Digital Programme, November 2020.
    • Moderator of: Pharmacist vaccinators and antimicrobial stewardship: FIP DG 17 Antimicrobial Stewardship
    • Panelist on: Setting transformative goals for vaccinations globally
  • Global AMR Youth Summit convened by the World Health Students’ Alliance, Virtual Conference, November 2020. Panelist on:
    • AMR and the Environment
    • AMR and COVID-19
  • ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID), September 2020.

Co-chair of session on “Antimicrobial resistance and COVID-19: learning policy lessons from one another”

  • JPIAMR Webinar, September 2020.

Served as panelist on “Managing COVID-19 and AMR”.

Served as chairperson for:

  • FIP Virtual Americas Regional Workshop: The Roadmap for AMR Success in Pharmacy
  • FIP Virtual Africa Regional Workshop: The Roadmap for AMR Success in Pharmacy
  • FIP Virtual South East Asia Regional Workshop: The Roadmap for AMR Success in Pharmacy
  • FIP Virtual Eastern Mediterranean Regional Workshop: The Roadmap for AMR Success in Pharmacy
  • FIP Virtual Western Pacific Regional Workshop: The Roadmap for AMR Success in Pharmacy
  • FIP Virtual European Regional Workshop: The Roadmap for AMR Success in Pharmacy
  • FIP Virtual World Congress, Launch of the FIP AMR Commission, September 2020.

Served as panelist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSjsXNjBwnw

  • Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance, Accra, Ghana, October 2018. Panelist on:
    • Intra-Agency Coordination Group (IACG) on AMR: Future Governance of AMR
    • Wellcome Trust: Role of the Private Sector and Civil Society as Agents of Change
    • Access to Medicines Foundation: Access and Stewardship Plans during Antibiotic Research & Development
  • Bambanani 2015 Working Together Education for Change: Joint Annual Conference 2015 of The Network: Towards Unity for Health and the South African Association for Health Educationalists – Moderator of Poster Session, Johannesburg, September 2015
  • AIM Dean’s Forum at the 2014 International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Congress, Bangkok, Thailand, September 2014. Served as session chair.
  • Inclusive Health Innovation Summit, Cape Town, South Africa, January 2014. Served as session chair.
  • 6th South African Association of Health Educationists, Durban South Africa, June 2013. Served as session chair.
  • 11th Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association – Panelist on “Codes of Conduct for Research”, Durban, May 2011
  • Commonwealth Pharmacists Associations Conference 2011 – Panelist on Human Resources in Pharmacy” June2011
  • 6th International Conference of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, Durban, October 2011. Served as session chair.
  • 60th Annual General Meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa, Gauteng, 2005. Served as session chair.
  • 24th Annual Conference of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Durban, September 2003. Served as session chair.
  • Resistance to Anti-Infectives. World Conference on Dosing Anti-Infectives, Nurnberg, Germany, September 2004.  Served as session chair.

Webinars & Podcasts

  1. Essack S.Y. The Slower Moving Pandemic.  Presented for the EMG Health Podcast Series, October 2020 https://www.emg-health.com/omnipresent/podcasts/emg-health-podcast/
  2. Essack S.Y. Implementing the Global Action Plan on AMR: The Leadership Role of the Pharmacist in a COVID-19 World. September 2020. Presented at the FIP Virtual World Congress. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxsigVGf5i0
  3. Essack S.Y. & Duggan, C. Pharmacists as Enablers of Change in AMR.  FIP CEO Interview – Sabiha Essack, September 2020 https://web.facebook.com/FIPpharmacists/videos/pharmacists-as-enablers-for-change-in-amr/598090727733836/?_rdc=1&_rdr
  4. Essack, S.Y. Antibiotic Resistance: A Medication Safety Perspective.  Presented for the International Society of Quality in Healthcare Webinar Series, November 2019 https://youtu.be/V-UBe0BPXt4
  5. Essack S.Y. Appropriate Use of Antibiotics: the Role of the Pharmacist. Presented at the 2nd National Pharmacy Conference, Durban, South Africa, October 2016.