Dr. Fidelma Fitzpatrick
Dr Fitzpatrick is a Senior Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Consultant Microbiologist, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. As the first National clinical lead for the prevention of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) from 2010-2014, she established the national clinical programme and oversaw the transition of governance of the functions of the SARI (Strategy for the Control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland) national committee to the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) and the HSE. As clinical lead Dr. Fitzpatrick coordinated the national HCAI and AMR workplan, lead the national public information campaign on antibiotics in conjunction with the ICGP AMR lead and oversaw the establishment of the National AMR Intersectoral Coordinating Committee. She is the chair of the National Sepsis Governance Committee and the National C. difficile guidelines committee and a member of the national clinical advisory group of the HCAI and AMR clinical programme.