We’ve joined forces with a group of global experts

The Global Respiratory Infection Partnership (GRIP) recognizes the imminent onset of the post-antibiotic era and the declining numbers of new antibiotics in development. GRIP is committed to:

  • Providing evidence-based advocacy and intervention for rational antibiotic use and antimicrobial stewardship
  • Creating a framework for non-antibiotic treatment options for respiratory tract infections
  • Facilitating a multi-stakeholder commitment to rational antibiotic use

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Meet the experts

With GRIP's members coming from many different professional backgrounds and countries, GRIP brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise in their respective disciplines.

Douglas Burgoyne, PharmD

President of Veridicus Health, a health and pharmacy benefits management (PBM) company

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Dr Martin Duerden

Honorary Senior Lecturer at Cardiff and Bangor Universities

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Dr Alike van der Velden

Assistant Professor at the University Medical Center Utrecht

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Professor Roman Kozlov

Director of the Institute of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (IAC) of Smolensk State Medical Academy

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Mr John Bell

Vice President of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)

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Professor Sabiha Essack, B Pharm, M Pharm, PhD

Dean of the School of Health Sciences

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A few key resources on antibiotics and URTIs

Below is just a small sampling of the broad range of educational resources GRIP has to offer. Visit the GRIP website to get additional materials and information.

Meeting the needs of patients with URTIs

Intended for: Primary care teams — not intended to be sent to patients
Description: Continuing professional development to educate primary care teams on need for change, effective communication, GRIP's 1,2,3 approach and the value of managing symptoms.

Appropriate antibiotic use graphic

Intended for: Counseling tool for prescribers to use with patients — not intended to be sent to patients
Description: Simple, easy-to-understand chart that helps visually educate patients on antibiotic resistance and symptomatic treatment.

A guide to understanding your URTI symptoms

Intended for: Patients
Description: Reassures patients that symptomatic relief is going to meet their needs, provides realistic symptom duration and advice on when to seek further help.

*Please note that the above links will direct you to external websites.