Management of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance research group (MIDAR).
The research group for Management of Infectious Diseases in primary health care and Antimicrobial Resistance (MIDAR) is led by Pär-Daniel Sundvall MD, PhD.
This group is deeply involved in international research collaborations including the universities in Utrecht and Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Oxford and Southampton in the UK, Lodz in Poland, Oslo in Norway and Gothenburg in Sweden.
Research group leader
Pär-Daniel Sundvall, MD, PhD, works with the Research and Development Primary Health Care Region Västra Götaland, Sweden and participates in Strama (the Swedish Strategic Program against Antibiotic Resistance), both locally in Västra Götaland and nationally. He combines his research with clinical work as a general practitioner in the Region Västra Götaland. He did his PhD thesis on the diagnostic aspects of urinary tract infections among elderly nursing home residents. Urinary tract infections and respiratory tract infections have been his main research focus since then.
Pär-Daniel is the main supervisor of four PhD students at the University of Gothenburg and assistant supervisor of a PhD student at the University of Oslo. He is a member of the executive group and a coordinator of the National Research School in General Practice in Sweden. Furthermore, he is a member of the reference group for the Swedish HALT (Healthcare-Associated infections in Long-Term care facilities) at the Public Health Agency of Sweden.
Pär-Daniel is leading several studies on diagnostic aspects and treatment of infections in primary care, antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship interventions.