Into clinical practice:

Meeting the challenges of Gram-negative infection management

14 October 2021

Hybrid Conference, Online and In Person at Royal College of Physicians, London

Welcome to this hybrid conference which will explore the current challenges and treatment opportunities for Gram-negative infections. Delegates will, through plenary lectures, learn about resistance mechanisms, clinical presentations of Gram-negatives and the latest in research and development.

We encourage you to register for either in-person or virtual attendance. Further details below.

This conference is RCPath CPD accredited.

The COVID Secure Guidelines for the Royal College of Physicians, London can be accessed here.

Programme

0845
Registration and refreshments
0930
Opening remarks
Dr David Jenkins, Lead Infection Prevention Clinician, University Hospital Leicester and BSAC President - View Bio

SESSION ONE: Overview of the gram negative infections landscape
Chair: Dr David Jenkins, Lead Infection Prevention Clinician, University Hospital Leicester and BSAC President
0935
What’s left in the cupboard? Older antimicrobials for treating gonorrhoea
Dr Helen Fifer, Consultant microbiologist, Public Health England - View Bio
0950
Recent updates from EUCAST: the impact of guidance on MDT practices
Dr Nick Brown, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust - View Bio
1005
Exotic and imported infections: Burkholderia pseudomallei
Professor David Dance, Honorary Visiting Research Fellow/Honorary Professor, Lao-Oxford-Mahosot Hospital-Wellcome Trust Research Unit/University of Oxford/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - View Bio
1020
NICE funding models - what do we want next for delinkage?
Miss Beth Woods, Senior Research Fellow, University of York - View Bio
1035
Q&A

1055
REFRESHMENTS & POSTERS

SESSION TWO: Navigating the challenges for antimicrobial sensitivity testing
Chair: Dr Louise Sweeney, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Liverpool
Supported by: Shionogi
1125
Recent changes in AST and how to report the impossible
Dr Mandy Wootton, Consultant Scientist/Operational Manager, Specialist Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Unit (SACU), Public Health Wales - View Bio
1140
Antimicrobial resistance and diagnostic strategy to manage multidrug-resistant organisms
Dr Nitin Mahobia, Consultant Microbiologist, University Hospital Southampton - View Bio
1150-1205
Q&A

SESSION THREE: A One Health view on Antimicrobial Resistance
Chair: Dr Nick Brown, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
1210
Veterinary approaches to antimicrobial use and stewardship
Professor Roberto La Ragione, Head of the Department of Pathology and Infectious Diseases and Deputy Head of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Surrey - View Bio
1225
Antimicrobials in the environment – how much is too much?
Dr Aimee Murray, Lecturer, University of Exeter - View Bio
1240
Protecting the environment through legislation
Natalie Louise Bennett, Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle - View Bio
1255
Q&A

1310
LUNCH & POSTERS

SESSION FOUR: Managing complex patients with Gram negative infections
Supported by: THIS SYMPOSIUM IS ORGANISED AND FUNDED BY PFIZER LTD
1400
Surveillance to stewardship: right drug, right patient, right time
Speaker tbc
1415
Managing MDR Gram-negative infection: a multidisciplinary patient case study
Speaker tbc
1430-1440
Q&A

SESSION FIVE: What lesson have we learnt on AMR?
Chair: Dr Louise Sweeney, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Liverpool
1445
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on Gram-negative resistance?
Dr Sarah Gerver, UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)
1500
Optimising antimicrobial prescribing
Mrs Frances Garraghan, Lead Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust - View Bio
1515
Debate - stewardship in the era of COVID-19
Mrs Frances Garraghan, Lead Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust & Dr Alicia Demirjian, Consultant, Paediatric Infectious Diseases; Epidemiologist Evelina London Children’s Hospital; UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) - View Bio

1545
Closing remarks
Dr Louise Sweeney, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Liverpool - View Bio

Registration

You can register to attend this conference either in-person or virtually, please select your preferred option during the registration process.

Note: no refunds can be given for cancellations notified after Friday 1 October 2021.

For any questions regarding registration, please contact Esme Carruthers.

BSAC Members  £40  -  Register >

Non-members  £65  -  Register >

Commercial  £200  -  Register >

Student & LMIC concessions  £25  -  Register >

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission for this conference is now closed.

Sponsors

There are various sponsorship opportunities available at this conference, please contact Debbie Cockayne for further details.

Royal College of Physicians London

11 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LE
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