BSAC Spring Conference & AGM

Effective Antimicrobial Management: The What, Why & How

16-17 May 2024

QEII Conference Centre London & online

Welcome to the BSAC Spring Conference & AGM 2024

Registration and abstract submission is now open for our annual two-day conference which will be held in London and online, 16 – 17 May 2024.

Register now and take advantage of our early bird 50% in person registration offer for NHS/not for profit BSAC Members!  This offer closes at 1700hrs GMT on 29 February 2024.

Abstract submission now open.  All accepted abstracts will be published in JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance.

For all enquiries, please contact Esme Carruthers

Programme

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Welcome and opening remarks
Dr David Jenkins, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Infection Prevention doctor & BSAC President, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust - View Bio
SESSION ONE - National Action Plan: Making it real, making it work
Chair: Dr David Jenkins, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Infection Prevention doctor & BSAC President, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust - View Bio
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1025
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1125
0425
Central role of diagnostics
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Containment though education and stewardship
Dr Naomi Fleming, Regional Antimicrobial Stewardship Lead for the East of England, NHS England and Improvement - View Bio
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0505
Measurement through surveillance
Mr William Malcolm, Pharmaceutical Adviser & Clinical Lead for SONAAR programme, ARHAI Scotland
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1555
1225
0525
Q&A
1035
1135
1605
1235
0535
BREAK, EXHIBITION & POSTER VIEWING
SESSION TWO - Antimicrobial challenges
Chair: Dr Philippa Moore, Speciality Director of Pathology, Gloucestershire NHS FT
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Conflict, natural disaster and the impact on AMR - what exactly can be done?
Dr Aula Abbara, Consultant in Infection/ General Medicine, Imperial College NHS Healthcare - View Bio
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Management of paediatric CNS infections
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Recurrent urinary tract infections in adults - a view from urology
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Hospital Acquired Pneumonia
Dr Dan Wootton, NIHR Advanced Fellow, Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Respiratory Physician, University of Liverpool - View Bio
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Managing sore throats
Dr Efi Mantzourani, Cardiff University
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Q&A
1240
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1810
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0740
TECHNICAL BREAK - 5 MINUTES
SESSION THREE - AI: The here, the now and the future
1245
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Science in the age of large language models: Opportunities and pitfalls
1305
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AI: Rapid detection of antimicrobial resistance
1325
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0825
LUNCH, EXHIBITION & POSTER VIEWING
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1900
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BSAC AGM
SESSION FOUR - Supported Session
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1945
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Supported Presentation
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TECHNICAL BREAK - 5 MINUTES
SESSION FIVE - Achieving multidisciplinary team working for antimicrobial stewardship
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1005
Elevator pitch presentations on the essential role of ID, nursing, pharmacy, microbiology in ensuring the success of a stewardship programme
1600
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2130
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1100
TECHNICAL BREAK - 5 MINUTES
SESSION SIX - Revitalising the antibiotic pipeline
Chair: Professor Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde - View Bio
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UK delinkage scheme - where to next?
Professor Philip Howard OBE, AMR Regional Antimicrobial Stewardship Lead, NHS England & NHS Improvement - North-East & Yorkshire, UK - View Bio
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National and regional pull incentives
Dr Henry Skinner, CEO, AMR Action Fund
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Q&A
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TECHNICAL BREAK - 5 MINUTES
SESSION SEVEN - Garrod Lecture
Chair: Dr David Jenkins, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Infection Prevention doctor, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust - View Bio
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Title to be confirmed
Dr Ramanan Laxminarayan, President of the One Health Trust, Senior Research Scholar, Princeton University - View Bio
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Closing remarks
Dr David Jenkins, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Infection Prevention doctor, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
SESSION EIGHT - The best antibiotic is no antibiotic: Alternative treatment options
0900
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The microbiome
Dr Chrysi Sergaki, Principal Scientist - Microbiome Group Leader, MHRA - View Bio
0920
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Bacteriophages - an opportunity too good to miss?
0940
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Q&A
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TECHNICAL BREAK - 5 MINUTES
SESSION NINE - Pharmacy first: evolution or devolution?
Chair: Professor Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde - View Bio
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Scene setting
Professor Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde - View Bio
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Panel discussion
Dr Helena Parsons, Consultant Microbiologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals - View Bio
Panellist to be confirmed
1025
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Q&A
1040
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0540
REFRESHMENT BREAK, POSTER VIEWING
SESSION TEN - Supported session
Supported by: Pfizer
1110
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Supported presentation
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TECHNICAL BREAK - 5 MINUTES
SESSION ELEVEN - Invited papers: a session supported by JAC and JAC-AMR
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Selected from abstracts
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Selected from abstracts
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Selected from abstracts
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Selected from abstracts
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Q&A
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TECHNICAL BREAK - 5 MINUTES
SESSION TWELVE - To be confirmed
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To be confirmed
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0810
To be confirmed
1325
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Q&A
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LUNCH, NETWORKING & POSTER VIEWING
SESSION THIRTEEN - Supported session
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Supported presentation
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2010
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TECHNICAL BREAK - 5 MINUTES
SESSION FOURTEEN - The One Health Agenda: an essential approach or artificial political concept in relation to AMR?
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2015
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Scene setting
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2020
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For
Professor Will Gaze, University of Exeter Medical School - View Bio
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Against
Professor Alan McNally, Institute of Microbiology & Infection Professor in Microbial Evolutionary Genomics, University of Birmingham - View Bio
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Discussion
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Closing remarks

Registration

Registration is now open for in-person or virtual attendance, please register using the links below.

For any questions regarding registration, please contact Esme Carruthers.

Early bird 50% registration offer for NHS/not for profit BSAC Members who register to attend the full conference in person*.  This offer closes at 1700hrs GMT on 29 February 2024. *Offer applies to in-person attendance and covers registration costs only. You will need to support your own travel and accommodation costs.

Use code: BSACSPRINGEARLYBIRD

£160*

BSAC Members (NHS/not for profit)

Full conference

£80

BSAC Members (NHS/not for profit)

One day

£200

Non-members (NHS/not for profit)

Full conference

£100

Non-members (NHS/not for profit)

One day

£400

Commercial

Full conference

£200

Commercial

One day

£50

Student & LMIC concessions

Full conference

£25

Student & LMIC concessions

One day

Abstracts

Please submit your abstract(s) using the online submission form for consideration for ORAL and/or POSTER presentation at the conference. For ORAL presentations, selected abstracts will be invited to present as part of Session 11 on Day Two.

All accepted abstracts will be published in JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance and there will be a prize awarded for the best poster.

Oral submission deadline: 1700hrs BST on Monday 1 April 2024
Poster submission deadline: 1700hrs BST on Friday 12 April 2024

Please note our Conditions of Submission:

  • Abstracts must be submitted by the deadlines stated above. Submissions received after this time may not be considered.
  • The first author should ideally be the presenting author. The presenting author must register for the conference and can attend either in-person or virtually.
  • PLEASE NOTE: It is the responsibility of the authors to provide printed poster(s) (A1 PORTRAIT) for abstracts accepted for presentation at this conference. Posters will also be uploaded to the virtual poster gallery which will be accessible to all those who register (authors will be required to submit their poster in pdf format prior to the conference).
  • All abstracts are to be submitted using the online submission form. Please use the Supporting documents button to upload your full abstract in a Word file.

Format of Abstracts:

Abstract should be no longer than 400 words and contain:

  1. author affiliations
  2. an initial statement of specific objectives of the study, unless this is given in the title;
  3. a brief statement of methods;
  4. a summary of the results obtained;
  5. specific conclusions.

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

Abstract submission

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Sponsors

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

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