Who we are

The Dutch Working Party on Antibiotic Policy (Dutch acronym is SWAB) was founded in 1996 as an initiative of the Society of Infectious Diseases and the professional societies of medical microbiologists and hospital pharmacists. Its major goal is to contribute to the containment of the development of antimicrobial resistance and of the expanding costs of the use of antibiotics. This is achieved by optimizing the use of antibiotics.

The board
- Dr. M.G.J. de Boer, infectious disease specialist  (NIV), President
- Dr. P.D. van der Linden, hospital pharmacist  (NVZA), Treasurer
- Prof. dr. B.N.M. Sinha, medical microbiologist  (NVMM), Honorary Secretary

Participants council
- Dr. C.H.S.B. van den Berg, intensivist/infectious disease specialist (NVIC)
- Dr. G.J.A. Driessen & Dr. T.F.W. Wolfs, pediatrician-infectious disease specialist/immunologist  (NVK)
- Dr. M.B. Ekkelenkamp, medical microbiologist  (NVMM)
- Dr. E.M.W. van de Garde, hospital pharmacist  (NVZA)
- Prof. dr. C.M.P.M. Hertogh, Geriatrician Doctor  (Verenso) 
- Dr. B.C.P. Koch, hospital pharmacist  (NVZA)
- Dr. D.C. Melles, medical microbiologist  (NVMM)
- Dr. S. Natsch, hospital pharmacist  (NVZA)
- Dr. J. ten Oever, infectious disease specialist  (NIV) 
- Dr. J.J. Oosterheert, infectious disease specialist  (NIV)
- Dr. K.C.E. Sigaloff, infectious disease specialist  (NIV)
- Prof. dr. D. Touw, hospital pharmacist  (NVZA)
- Prof. dr. A. Verbon, infectious disease specialist  (NIV)
- Dr. C.M. Verduin, medical microbiologist  (NVMM)
- Prof. dr. Th.J.M. Verheij, general practitioner  (NHG)
- Dr. N.J. Verkaik, medical microbiologist  (NVMM)
- Prof. dr. J.A. Wagenaar, veterinarian  (KNMvD)

Policy officer
- Mw. S. Najaf

Working group Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Dr. J. ten Oever, President
- S. Balder
- Dr. E.C.H. Boel
- Prof. dr. A.W. Friedrich
- I. Groothuis
- Dr. R.M. van Hest
- Prof. dr. M.E.J.L. Hulscher
- Prof. dr. B.J. Kullberg
- Dr. P.D. van der Linden
- Prof. dr. J.M. Prins
- Dr. J. Schouten
- Dr. K.C.E. Sigaloff
- Prof. dr. B. Sinha
- Prof. dr. A. Verbon
- Dr. C.M. Verduin
- Prof. dr. H.F.L. Wertheim
- Dr. T.F.W. Wolfs

Guidelines Commission

- Prof. Dr. J.M. Prins, President
- Dr. C.H.S.B. van den Berg
- Dr. J.J. Oosterheert
- Dr. N.J. Verkaik

Editorial Board of SWAB-ID
- Prof. dr. J.M. Prins, President
- Dr. H.I. Bax,
- Dr. M.P. Bauer
- Dr. M.A. Leverstein-van Hall
- Dr. P.D. van der Linden
- Dr. D.C. Melles
- Dr. S. Natsch
- Drs. F.W. Sebens
- Dr. T.F. Wolfs

Working group Surveillance Antibiotic Use
- Dr. S. Natsch, President
- Drs. P.D.J. Bollen
- Dr. E.M.W. van de Garde
- Drs. B.J.C. Hendriks
- Dr. N.G.L. Jager
- Drs. P.A.G. de Klaver
- Dr. T.B.Y. Liem
- Dr. P.D. van der Linden
- Drs. M. Lourens
- Drs. M.M.B. Roukens
- Dr. A.W. van der Velden

Working Group Surveillance of Antibiotic Resistance / Sensitivity Determination Guidelines (CRG)
- Dr. C.M. Verduin, President
- Dr. L. van Balen
- Dr. ir. S.C. de Greeff
- Dr. B.C.P. Koch
- Dr. E. Kolwijck
- Dr. D.C. Melles
- Prof. dr. C. Schultsz

Editoril Board of NethMap
- Dr. C.M. Verduin, President
- Dr. ir. S.C. de Greeff
- Dr. A.F. Schoffelen

Working group Bacteriophage
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Dutch Working Party on Antibiotic Policy (SWAB)

The major goal of the Dutch Working Party on Antibiotic Policy (Dutch acronym is SWAB) is to contribute to the containment of the development of antimicrobial resistance and of the expanding costs of the use of antibiotics. This is achieved by optimizing the use of antibiotics by means of guideline development, education and antibiotic resistance surveillance.

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