Roman S. Kozlov
Inter-regional Association for Clinical Microbiology & Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (IACMAC), Russia
The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) is pleased to present the 2012 APUA Leadership Award to Professor Roman S. Kozlov and APUA-Russia for sustained leadership to contain antibiotic resistance in Russia and the adjacent region. This award also recognizes the Chapter‟s collaborative efforts with the Inter-Regional Association for Clinical Microbiology & Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (IACMAC) and the Institute of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (IAC) of Smolensk State Medical Academy (SSMA). As President of APUA-Russia, Professor Kozlov has led the remarkable efforts of this chapter to promote the prudent use of antibiotics. APUA-Russia has been extensively involved in activities throughout Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and other countries of the Former Soviet Union for the establishment of a network of sentinel laboratories and organization of continuous surveillance programs of both community and hospital-acquired pathogens. APUA-Russia is based at SSMA in Smolensk, where Professor Kozlov serves as IAC Director. Collaboration with the IAC has provided the laboratory facilities to develop the surveillance work. The results of these studies have been used as a basis for development of national guidelines on the management of community-acquired pneumonia, hospital-acquired pneumonia, intra-abdominal infections, and skin and soft-tissue infections.