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PAACT is one of the longest running, evidence-based continuing medical education program that utilizes the “orange-series” guidelines. Initially, starting with the ‘community antimicrobial stewardship program, PAACT now offers a number of topics. This independent antimicrobial program is one of the few that has peer-reviewed published evidence of the program’s effectiveness in curtailing overuse of unnecessary antibiotics both in Canadian and USA communities. In addition, it has received international acclaim for its ability to mobilize efforts at a grass roots level.

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