Clinical Case Challenge on Diagnostics and AMR: A Call for Entries

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest threats to global health today. Some medical schools still have gaps in diagnostics and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) content. Diagnostics are laboratory tests to aid clinical management and/or guide treatment decisions and can play an important role in combating AMR. 

We propose a challenge to solicit diagnostic and AMR clinical cases through a global call for participation. The purpose of the challenge is to encourage medical students, trainees, physicians, and others to collect or write clinical cases that could be used in medical education and shared online. 


Guidelines for submissions are described below. The final deadline for cases is May 1st, 2018. The International Diagnostics Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is the main organizer of this contest. 


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Guidelines for Submissions


   All final entries are due by May 1st. 

   For adapted cases, individuals need to submit their citation to the contest organizers as early as possible. 

   All entries will be evaluated by July 1st. 

   A set of finalist clinical cases will be available for public viewing and voting in July.

   Notifications about final commendations and prizes will be made before the end of August.


The challenge has prizes for individuals who submit the best entries and also for groups (e.g., medical schools or student clubs) who help solicit the largest number of entries. 



1.     What is a case challenge?

2.     What is an example of a strong clinical case?

3.     Does submitting a case study to this challenge preclude submission the same material to a medical conference or journal?

4.     How can I encourage my colleagues to join?

5.     Do I need to be a qualified medical doctor to participate?

6.     What if more than one group wants to write up the same clinical case?

7.     Are cases that have AMR and include some diagnostic test eligible? 

8.     For adapted cases, how do I ensure that there is appropriate attribution?

9.     Who is supporting this contest?

Under Diagnostics and AMR Resources 

International Diagnostics Centre 

WHO on AMR and WHO AMR Factsheet


bioMérieux and AMR

bioMérieux and Diagnostics 

Role of the sponsor

bioMérieux is the sole sponsor of the challenge, with an unrestricted educational grant to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. bioMérieux is not involved in the challenge design, implementation, or evaluation. All materials collected as part of the challenge will be evaluated by an expert panel and selected cases will be downloadable as medical education materials through an open access database.