MBBS MD (Res) DTM&H(Lon) MPH FRACP FACSHM
Dr Pam Konecny is a Senior Staff Specialist in Infectious Diseases, St George Hospital and Conjoint Senior Lecturer of the St George & Sutherland Clinical School, located on the grounds of St George Hospital.
Research interests are infectious diseases related. Early basic science research centred on immunopathogenesis of infectious diseases, investigating the role of dendritic cells in the murine model of leishmaniasis. Following a clinical appointment to St George Hospital as Staff Specialist in Infectious Diseases, clinical research in HIV and sexual health became the focus, co-supervising a PhD student investigating the aetiology and associations of cervicitis. Currently research is centred around antimicrobial stewardship intervention, evaluation and sepsis.
Broad Research Areas: Antimicrobial stewardship; HIV and bone health, sexual health.
Qualifications: MBBS MD (Research) DTM&H(Lon) MPH FRACP FAChSHM
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Membership: Australasian Society of Infectious Diseases(ASID), Australian Society of Antimicrobials (ASA), European Society of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ESCMID); HIV and AIDS Related Program (HARP) Planning and Performance Steering Committee and Clinical Services Committee
Co-Chair Clinical Excellence Committee (CEC) Antimicrobial Expert Advisory Group; Co-Chair St George and Sutherland Hospital (SGSHHS) Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee; SESLHD, ISLHD&SCH Guidance Management Committee (GMC)
Specific Research Keywords: antimicrobial stewardship, HIV, sepsis
2016 Finalist - South East Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) Improvement and Innovation Awards: “Sepsis at SGH”
2014 1st prize Clinical Research Section - St George and Sutherland Shire Research Foundation Symposium: “Colorectal Comes Clean: A surgical antibiotic prophylaxis intervention”
2013 Winner - Annual NSW Health Innovation Award for Integrated Health Care, with St George Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Team: "Bug Attack- St George Fight Back"
Thesis topics for current UNSW Medicine Postgraduate research students:
ILP/Honours research projects available for 2016:
Field of research: Infectious Diseases, antimicrobial stewardship
Antimicrobial stewardship evaluation
Inpatient sepsis management
St George& Sutherland Clinical School
Antimicrobial management lecture series - Year 5 & 6, Pre-intern
Clinical infectious diseases ward training blocks for Year 6