About CAN-R

The Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Alliance (CARA) launched a website in early 2007, CAN-R (www.can-r.ca). The site is an online research portal designed to aid and educate Canadian healthcare providers on the escalating issue of antimicrobial resistance in Canada. In 2010, the site was redesigned with a clean and simple layout, and a user-friendly interface.

Providing current and comprehensive information, the site includes a variety of features and tools on antimicrobial resistance in Canada including:

  • Surveillance of pathogens and infections
  • Antimicrobial usage data
  • Summary content from major conferences and meetings
  • Key publications from evidence-based medical literature
  • Videos: antimicrobial mechanisms of action and resistance - NOW AVAILABLE (see EDUCATION)
  • Areas of focus:
    • Emerging issues
    • New research
    • Investigational and new antimicrobials
    • Resistance surveillance

Who will benefit from CAN-R

CAN-R is a useful tool for researchers, medical care providers, and the media in understanding the rise of antimicrobial resistance in Canada and how it is being managed.

Intended audiences include:

  • Infectious disease specialists
  • Medical microbiologists
  • Clinical microbiologists
  • Clinical pharmacists
  • Researchers
  • Urologists
  • Respirologists
  • Intensivists
  • Surgeons
  • Residents and Fellows
  • Laboratory and Nursing staff
  • Media
  • Public
Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy CACMID - Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Canadian Bacterial Surveillance Network International Centre for Infectious Diseases University of Manitoba