BSAC organises practical susceptibility testing workshops and one-day user days

AST user days

These are one-day conferences which cover all aspects of antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
Delegates will hear about the latest developments within susceptibility testing and resistance detection. There is also the opportunity to share and discuss common and rare issues faced in every day laboratory practice.


Residential Workshops

These three-day residential courses are a combined lecture and laboratory session workshop designed to bring delegates up to date with existing and new susceptibility testing methods and guidelines. After the course delegates should:

  • Have knowledge of EUCAST standardised disc testing method
  • Have knowledge of antimicrobial resistance in Gram-negative and positive organisms
  • Use various methods to detect antimicrobial resistance mechanisms incl. carbapenemases.
  • Have knowledge of changes in EUCAST guidelines
  • Have a better understanding of how to interpret H. influenzae and S. pneumoniae using EUCAST guidelines
  • Have understanding of how EUCAST clinical breakpoints are developed
  • Have an understanding of how to test & interpret difficult organisms
  • Be able to solve QC susceptibility testing problems
  • Be able to improve local susceptibility reporting
  • Have an overview of other susceptibility testing methods
  • Have an overview of new susceptibility testing technology


Online learning

The BSAC recently hosted an online learning event on 7 October 2021, on Understanding EUCAST recommendations for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST).

For more information and to register to view the recording, please click here.


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