RCPath CPD accredited
Co-presenters: Dr Andrew Seaton – Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Dr Andrew Conway Morris – Cambridge
Chaired by: Mark Gilchrist – London
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Mark is a council member of British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and co-leads its UK OPAT Initiative. He is a senior honorary lecturer at Imperial College London, together with being a spokesman on antimicrobials and fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
Mark has particular interests in antimicrobial stewardship around improving systems and processes that affect local, national and international AMR. His clinical interests include OPAT, tuberculosis and critical care.
Postgraduate education includes an MSc and non-medical independent prescribing status and he was recently awarded the NHS Leadership Academy Nye Bevan Award in executive healthcare leadership. He is past chair of the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association – Pharmacy Infection Network (UKCPA PIN) and was awarded RPS Faculty Fellowship (Infection) in 2013.
He has delivered many lectures and workshops on AMS both at national and international level and has published around his areas of interest.
Andrew graduated from Aberdeen in 1989 and trained in General Medicine/ infectious diseases in Dundee and Papua New Guinea. He was appointed consultant physician in Glasgow in 2000 and he is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in the University of Glasgow. He established and leads the NHS GGC OPAT service and Antimicrobial Management Team. He Chairs the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group and co-chairs the BSAC OPAT standing committee. He has >120 peer reviewed publications, is section editor of the international journal of antimicrobial agents and has co-produced the BSAC OPAT MOOC on future learn.
Dr Conway Morris is a critical care consultant and researcher. He trained in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Cambridge, undertaking a PhD in Edinburgh before taking a position at the University of Cambridge. His work focuses on immune failure in critical illness and nosocomial infection. He has developed and trialled several diagnostics focusing on pneumonia. He has also elucidated key mechanisms of immune failure that lead to secondary infections and is developing treatments for these.