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Prof

Kas Thursky

Director, Nat Centre For Antimicrobial Stewardship
Medicine - Royal Melbourne Hospital
Infections in the immunocompromised host
Health services
Clinical pathways
Immunology and biomarkers
Health economics
Natural language processing
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
humans
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Prof

Kas Thursky

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Computerised clinical decision-support
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Prof

Kas Thursky

 

Prof. Karin Thursky is the director (CIA) of the NHMRC-CRE National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS) (based at the University of Melbourne), which is taking a ‘one health’ approach to improving antimicrobial use across all human and animal health sectors; clinical director of the Guidance Group at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) at the Doherty; deputy head of Infectious Diseases at Peter MacCallum Cancer Hospital; and principal fellow in the Department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne and the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology. She was awarded an MD in 2007, with a thesis titled: "Development of an antibiotic computerised decision-support system for the ICU at RMH".

Prof. Thursky is nationally and internationally recognised as an expert in health services research, especially in antimicrobial stewardship (AMS). As the clinical leader and original developer of the Guidance software (developed at the RMH), she has assisted in the implementation of AMS in over 70 hospitals nationally and has directly contributed to increased workforce capacity for both clinical practice and research in AMS. She is a member of the AMS working party for Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Healthcare (ACQSHC); and an expert advisor for the national program (AURA) responsible for developing national antimicrobial use and pathogen surveillance, and the Antimicrobial Resistance Strategic Technical Advisory Group for the Commonwealth Department of Health. She leads the development and implementation of the National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (NAPS), a program that is a key partner in the AURA system. She has considerable expertise in the development of national consensus guidelines. Her expertise in knowledge translation has led to several successful projects, including the development and implementation of a whole-of-hospital sepsis clinical program. She was the clinical lead for the Victorian ‘Think sepsis. Act fast.’ program. She is leading the implementation stream of the CRE the National Centre for Infections in Cancer (NCIC) (based at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre), and will focus on sepsis, neutropenic fever and stewardship models in the immunocompromised patient.

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

Winner: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science Staff Excellence Award - Engagement

University of Melbourne

2019

Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

2019

Dame Kate Campbell Fellowship

University of Melbourne

2018

Winner: Australian Council on Health Care Standards Award

Australian Council on Health Care Standards

2017

Highly commended: Australian Council on Health Care Standards Award

Australian Council on Health Care Standards

2017

Highly commended: Melbourne Health Excellence Award

Melbourne Health

2014

Highly commended: Victorian Premier's Health Care Award

Government of Victoria

2014

Winner: Melbourne Health Excellence Award

Melbourne Health

2014

Winner: Peter Mac Excellence Awards

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

2006

Winner: Victorian Premier's Health Care Award

Government of Victoria

2004

Winner: Quality and Safety Prize, Australian Scientific Meeting, RACP

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

2001

FRACP - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians


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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Director, Nat Centre For Antimicrobial Stewardship

Medicine - Royal Melbourne Hospital

Honorary

The Sir Peter Maccallum Department Of Oncology

Fellow Of The Australian Academy Of Health And Medical Sciences

Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

Fellow Of The Royal Australasian College Of Physicians

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Education

Education


Doctor of Medicine

Monash University

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

Monash University

Bachelor of Science

Deakin University

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