Dr Karen Burns

Consultant Clinical Microbiologist, Beaumont Hospital, Ireland’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) and Honorary Senior Lecturer in RCSI. Chairperson of RCSI Hospitals Group Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee since 2012, Lead for antimicrobial stewardship and guideline development for Beaumont Hospital. Interests include; Surveillance of AMR, C. difficile, HCAI, influenza, antimicrobial use and performance of a busy outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) programme. Member of Ireland’s National Taskforce, Clinical Advisory Group and Interdepartmental Committee on HCAI and AMR and Ireland’s National Focal Point to ECDC for HCAI and AMR