Into clinical practice:

Meeting the challenges of Gram-negative infection management

4 October 2023

ONLINE CONFERENCE

You can now view the recordings from this conference on demand here.

This conference is RCPath CPD accredited.

 

 

Programme

0845
Opening remarks
Dr Louise Sweeney, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust - View Bio

SESSION ONE: What's new?
Chair: Dr Louise Sweeney, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust - View Bio
0850
Delinkage 1 year on
Professor Philip Howard OBE, AMR Regional Antimicrobial Stewardship Lead, NHS England & NHS Improvement - North-East & Yorkshire, UK and immediate Past President, BSAC - View Bio
0910
SMASH study
Dr Ioannis Baltas, ST3 Infectious Diseases & Microbiology, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Infectious Diseases & Microbiology - View Bio
0930
Q&A (10 minutes)

SESSION TWO: Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST) - the present and the future
Chair: Dr Mandy Wootton, Consultant Scientist/Operational Manager, Specialist Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Unit (SACU), Public Health Wales - View Bio
0945
EUCAST update
Professor Alasdair MacGowan, Consultant in Infection, North Bristol NHS Trust & Professor of Antimicrobial Therapeutics, University of Bristol - View Bio
1005
Interpreting AST for paediatric patients
Dr Malte Kohns, University Children’s Hospital Basel
1015
BSAC strategy and support for UK clinicians
Dr Nick Brown, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust - View Bio
1035
Q&A (20 minutes)

SESSION THREE: Clinical Cases
Chair: Dr Sanjay Patel, Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Southampton Children’s Hospital - View Bio
1105
Unravelling the Phylogenetic History of Klebsiella pneumoniae Strains from Portugal: Insights on National And International Dissemination events
Dr Rita Elias, PhD student, iMed.ULisboa - Instituto de Investigação do Medicamento Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal - View Bio
1120
Prevalence and antibiotic profile of carbapenem resistant gram negative pathogens isolated from ventilator associated pneumonia patients in tertiary hospitals in Pakistan
Dr Zeb Hussain, PhD Student, University of Karachi - View Bio
1135
In vitro efficacy of novel therapeutic options for infections caused by carbapenemase-producing organisms
Dr Saied Ali, Microbiology Specialist Registrar, St Vincent's University Hospital - View Bio
1150
Rational Antibiotic Escalation In Gram Negative Infections Applied to Specific Patient Groups
Dr Philip Williams, UKHSA & UHBW NHS Trust

SESSION FOUR
Supported by: Pfizer
1210
Real-world experience in the management of carbapenem resistance
Dr Anita Verma, Consultant Microbiologist, Kings College Hospital NHS Trust

SESSION FIVE
Supported by: This presentation is for UK healthcare professionals only and contains promotional content and is sponsored by A. Menarini Farmaceutica Internazionale SRL. September 2023 | PP-AI-UK-0570
1250
Potential options for treating cipro-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Dr Jennifer Yung, Respiratory SpR, Manchester University Foundation Trust - View Bio

SESSION SIX: Review & analysis - imported and emerging infections
Chair: Mrs Frances Garraghan, Specialist Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust - View Bio
1320
Harnessing population-wide microbiology data for AMR surveillance and innovation
Dr Nick Daneman, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto and Infection Prevention Physician, Public Health Ontario - View Bio
Dr Kevin Brown, Infectious disease epidemiologist & health services researcher, Public Health Ontario & University of Toronto - View Bio
1340
Multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections in war victims
Major Scott Pallett, ST5 Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Defence Medical Services, Frimley Park Hospital - View Bio
1400
Improving infection management - the MSF Mini-Lab in a LMIC setting
Professor Dimitri Van der Linden, Paediatric Infectious Diseases Consultant, Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc (UCLouvain) - View Bio
Marjan Peeters, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) - View Bio
1420
Q&A (15 minutes)

SESSION SEVEN: Debate - Should all neonates in whom treatment with aminoglycoside antibiotics is being considered, have genetic testing for the A1555G mutation?
Chair: Dr Sanjay Patel, Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Southampton Children’s Hospital - View Bio
1440
Scene setting
Dr Sanjay Patel, Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Southampton Children’s Hospital - View Bio
1445
Pros
Professor Bill Newman, Chair of Translational Genomic Medicine & Consultant in Clinical Genetics, University of Manchester & Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.  - View Bio
1455
Cons
Mr Stephen Hughes, Consultant Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - View Bio
1505
Discussion

SESSION EIGHT: Invited lecture
Chair: Dr Louise Sweeney, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust - View Bio
1540
Why is the clinical treatment of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia still so challenging?
Dr Maria Mojica, Senior Instructor, Department of Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Case Western Reserve University, USA - View Bio
1600
Q&A (10 minutes)

SESSION NINE: The real world impact of data - controlling an outbreak
Chair: Dr Louise Sweeney, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust - View Bio
1615
Detection and control of water-borne infection in augmented care units – are we doing enough?
Dr Jessica Martin, Clinical Microbiologist & Medical Lead for IPC and AMR, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust - View Bio
1655
To Screen or Not to Screen for Gram-negatives in Infection Control
Professor Mark Wilcox, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - View Bio
1715
Q&A

1730
Closing remarks
Dr Louise Sweeney, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust - View Bio
1735
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