9 - 10 December 2021

Hybrid conference, online and in person at The QEII Centre, London

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of BSAC!  Infection 2021 is an exciting two-day hybrid conference looking at the challenges and future of infection management and how we can rise the meet the challenge of antimicrobial resistance.

We encourage you to register for either in-person or virtual attendance and submit your abstracts for consideration for oral and poster presentation.

All accepted abstracts will be published in JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance. Further details below.

To view the COVID Secure Guidelines for The QEII Centre, London, please click here.

Programme

0845
Registration & coffee

0950
Welcome and opening remarks
Dr David Jenkins, Lead Infection Prevention Clinician, University Hospital Leicester and BSAC President - View Bio

KEYNOTE LECTURE
Chair: Dr David Jenkins, Lead Infection Prevention Clinician, University Hospital Leicester and BSAC President - View Bio
1000
A walk on the wildside - can reversion to wild type offer a valuable contribution to tackling antimicrobial resistance?
1020-1030
Q&A

SESSION ONE: Prevention, diagnosis, treatment - accelerated learnings from the pandemic
Chair: Dr Susan Hopkins, Consultant, PHE/ DHSC / Royal Free Hospital
1035
Presentation title tbc
Dr Mirfin Mpundu, Director ReAct Africa Partnership & Engagement Lead, International Centre for Antimicrobial Solutions (ICARS) Honorary Research Fellow, University of KwaZulu Natal
1055
COVID-19: Learnings for Surveillance and Stewardship
Professor Sabiha Essack, South African Research Chair in Antibiotic Resistance & One Health Professor, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal
1115
How has COVID transformed our approach to AMR?
1135
Q&A

1150
REFRESHMENT BREAK & POSTER VIEWING

SESSION TWO: PARALLEL SESSIONS
PARALLEL SESSION 1: Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
PARALLEL SESSION 2: New frontiers in drug development
Supported by: CARB-X

SESSION THREE: SUPPORTED SESSION

1405
LUNCH BREAK & POSTER VIEWING

SESSION FOUR: SUPPORTED SESSION

SESSION FIVE: 50TH ANNIVERSARY LECTURE
1535
to be confirmed
Professor Dilip Nathwani OBE, Retired Physician, Emeritus Honorary Professor of Infection, President BSAC 2015-2018

SESSION SIX: Garrod Lecture
Chair: Dr David Jenkins, Lead Infection Prevention Clinician, University Hospital Leicester and BSAC President - View Bio
1605
to be confirmed
Professor Dame Sally Davies

SESSION SEVEN: Access, excess, inequality and antibiotic resistance
Chair: Professor Laura Piddock, Scientific Director, GARDP
1650
Inequality in antibiotic resistance
Professor Marc Mendelson, Professor of Infectious Diseases, University of Cape Town. Chair MAC-AMR, Co-chair SA Antibiotic Stewardship Programme
1710
Managing access and excess to tackle antimicrobial resistance
Professor Debra Goff, Infectious Diseases Specialist, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center & The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
1730
Presentation title tbc
Dr Manica Balasegaram, Executive Director, GARDP
1750
Panel discussion & Q&A

1800
Closing remarks
Dr David Jenkins, Lead Infection Prevention Clinician, University Hospital Leicester and BSAC President - View Bio

1930
Conference dinner
0730
Registration & coffee

SESSION EIGHT: Clinical case studies to be selected from abstracts
0800
to be selected from abstracts
0815
to be selected from abstracts
0830
to be selected from abstracts
0845
to be selected from abstracts

SESSION NINE: Invited lectures
0905
The role of behaviour change science in helping to contain and control AMR
Professor David Halpern, Chief Executive, The Behavioural Insights Team
0935
The “One Health” approach to addressing AMR
Professor Peter Collingnon, Infectious Diseases Physician & Microbiologist, Canberra Hospital Professor, Australia National University Medical School
1005
The economics of AMR

1035
REFRESHMENT BREAK & POSTER VIEWING

SESSION TEN: SUPPORTED SESSION

SESSION ELEVEN: De-linkage: the whys and wherefores
1145
The potential of de-linkage in addressing antimicrobial resistance
Professor Kevin Outterson, Boston University
1205
A practical guide to the de-linkage programme
David Glover, Medicines Analysis, Commercial Medicines Directorate, NHS England and NHS Improvement
1225
The UK Antimicrobial Registry
Dr Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
1245
Panel discussion

SESSION TWELVE: SUPPORTED SESSION

1345
LUNCH, NETWORKING & POSTER VIEWING There will be a prize for the best poster and video

SESSION THIRTEEN: SUPPORTED SESSION

SESSION FOURTEEN: Optimal laboratory services and the role of new diagnostics
Chair: Daniel Berman , Global Health Director, Nesta Challenges
1505
Optimal use of laboratory services - a baseline for excellence in practice
Dr Nick Brown, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust - View Bio
1525
Rapid diagnostics - the value and meaning of time?
Professor Gail Hayward, Associate Professor of Primary Care, University of Oxford & Deputy Director, NIHR Community Healthcare MIC
1545
Lightning Laboratory Network - an aspiration for global health
Dr David Jenkins, Lead Infection Prevention Clinician, University Hospital Leicester and BSAC President - View Bio
1605
Panel discussion

1630
Closing remarks
Dr David Jenkins, Lead Infection Prevention Clinician, University Hospital Leicester and BSAC President - View Bio

Registration

You can register for the full conference or one day and attend either in-person or virtually, please select your preferred options during the registration process.

Note: unfortunately no refunds can be given for cancellations notified after Friday 26 November 2021.

For any questions regarding registration, please contact Esme Carruthers.

BSAC Members - Full Conference  £80  -  Register >

BSAC Members - One day  £40  -  Register >

Non-members - Full Conference  £130  -  Register >

Non-members - One day  £65  -  Register >

Commercial - Full Conference  £400  -  Register >

Commercial - One day  £200  -  Register >

Student & LMIC concessions - Full Conference  £50  -  Register >

Student & LMIC concessions - One day  £25  -  Register >

Abstract Submission

All accepted abstracts will be published in JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance.

Please submit your abstract(s) using the online submission form for consideration for ORAL and/or POSTER presentation at the conference.
For ORAL presentations, the selection committee are especially keen to consider clinical case submissions. Selected abstracts will be invited to present as part of Session 8 at the conference.

The deadline for ORAL abstract submission is 1200hrs UK time on Friday 15 October 2021.
The deadline for POSTER abstract submission is 1200hrs UK time on Friday 5 November 2021.

Please note our Conditions of Submission:
The presenting author must register for the conference.

  1. Abstracts must be submitted by the stated deadline, abstracts submitted after this time will not be considered.
  2. The first author should ideally be the presenting author. All correspondence will be sent to the lead author.
  3. If selected for oral presentation authors are required to present as part of Session 8 on Friday 10 December.
  4. If selected for poster presentation authors are required to submit their poster in pdf format prior to the conference.
  5. Accepted posters will be uploaded to the virtual platform and a printed poster (2 metre x 1 metre MAX portrait) will be required for the in-person event.
  6. All abstracts need to be submitted using the online submission form.

Format of Abstracts:
Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and contain:

  • an initial statement of specific objectives of the study, unless this is given in the title;
  • a brief statement of methods;
  • a summary of the results obtained;
  • specific conclusions.

For any queries regarding abstract submissions, please contact Esme Carruthers.

    Lead Author Name
    Lead Author Contact Email
    Role and Organisation
    Presentation Preference (please select)
    Abstract Title
    Author Names and Organisations
    Structured Abstract (maximum word count 500 including graphs)
    Supporting documents

    Sponsors

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

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