BSAC Spring Conference 2021

Stewarding the AMR agenda through the lenses of prevention, diagnosis and treatment
- Webinar conference

29-30 April 2021

Welcome to the BSAC Spring Conference 2021

BSAC is celebrating 50 years of being at the forefront of antimicrobial chemotherapy. Join us to celebrate this landmark anniversary at our annual Spring Conference, which this year will be held fully virtually.

Please register and submit your abstracts to be considered for poster presentation at the meeting, further details below.

This conference webinar is CPD accredited

Programme

Please note: All timings are BST (British Summer Time)

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

Keynote Lecture
Chair: Dr David Jenkins, Lead Infection Prevention Clinician, University Hospital Leicester & BSAC Vice-President
1000
State of the nation: COVID and AMR
Dr Susan Hopkins, Consultant, PHE/ DHSC / Royal Free Hospital - View Bio
1020
Q&A

SESSION ONE: Spotlight on AMR and infection management - global issues
Chair: Dr Nick Brown, Consultant Microbiologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust - View Bio
1030
Global trends in antimicrobial use and resistance in animals
Dr Thomas Van Boeckel, Assistant Professor, ETH Zurich - View Bio
1050
State of the World’s Antibiotics in 2021
Professor Ramanan Laxminarayan, Director, CDDEP - View Bio
1110
Syndromic diagnostics, a golden ideal or imperfect solution
Professor Matteo Bassetti, Infectious Diseases, Department of Health Science, University of Genoa - View Bio
1130
Q&A

1145
REFRESHMENT BREAK, POSTER VIEWING, MEETING ROOM EVENTS

PARALLEL SESSIONS
Impact of AMR in challenging populations
1215
Challenges in Antimicrobial Stewardship: Rapid Diagnostics and Optimisation of Therapy Among Immunocompromised patients
1235
To treat or not to treat ?..... Antimicrobial use in critically ill patients - the sepsis challenge
Professor Mervyn Singer, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at University College London, Chair of the International Sepsis Forum
1255
Non-culture diagnostics in low and middle income countries
Professor David Denning, Professor of Infectious Diseases in Global Health, The University of Manchester
1315
Q&A
Improving antimicrobial prescribing in children
Chair: Dr Sanjay Patel, Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology Consultant, Southampton Children’s Hospital - View Bio
1215
PAS in the UK - sharing good practice
Dr Sanjay Patel, Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology Consultant, Southampton Children’s Hospital - View Bio
Ms Liz Corteville, Locality Lead Pharmacist, Eastleigh North Test Valley South, Eastleigh Southern Parishes, Totton & Waterside, Medicines Optimisation Team NHS West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group
1235
National empirical antimicrobial guidelines for children - development and implementation
Dr Paddy McMaster Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, North Manchester General Hospital - View Bio
1255
Promoting paediatric AMS - an international approach
Dr Brendan McMullan, Paediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist and Microbiologist, Sydney Children’s Hospital - View Bio
1315
Q&A

SESSION Three: Title to be confirmed
Supported by: Shionogi
1330
tbc

1410
REFRESHMENT BREAK, POSTER VIEWING, MEETING ROOM EVENTS
1430
BSAC AGM

SESSION FOUR: Title to be confirmed
Supported by: Pfizer
1450
tbc

SESSION FIVE: Resistance game changers and challenges
Chair: Dr David Jenkins, Lead Infection Prevention Clinician, University Hospital Leicester & BSAC Vice-President
1530
Infection prevention - a cornerstone of successful stewardship
1550
Prevention through vaccination
1610
Community pharmacy and the challenge of OTC distribution
Dr Abdul Ghafur, Coordinator, Chennai Declaration on AMR Apollo Adjunct, Professor Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Apollo Cancer Institute, India
1630
Panel discussion / Q&A

SESSION SIX: LATE BREAKER SESSION
1645
tbc
1745
Panel discussion / Q&A

1800
Day one close
0850
Welcome and opening remarks

SESSION SEVEN: Drugs, devices and diagnostics - the new frontiers
Chair: Dr Jacqueline Sneddon, Project lead for Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group, Healthcare Improvement Scotland - View Bio
0900
What makes a good AMR diagnostic test?
Dr Nick Brown, Consultant Microbiologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust - View Bio
0920
Management of VAP in the Critical Care Setting
Dr Sunny Kaul, Head of Lung Division, Consultant in ICU and Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals - View Bio
0940
The management of urogenital infections - targeted PCT or syndromic management?
Dr. Janneke van de Wijgert, Professor Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht University, the Netherlands - View Bio
1000
The critical role of diagnostics: a practical example of biomarkers in diagnosis of infectious disease
1020
Panel discussion

1035
REFRESHMENT BREAK, POSTER VIEWING, MEETING ROOM EVENTS

SESSION EIGHT: Hot topics
1100
Access to medicines - delinkage and shortages
1120
Moving the needle - promoting vaccination uptake across the life course
1140
AMR in humanitarian crises and use of tele-microbiology 
1200
Panel discussion

SESSION NINE: Title to be confirmed
Supported by: Menarini
1220
tbc

SESSION TEN: PARALELL SESSIONS
Chair: Dr Nick Brown, Consultant Microbiologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust - View Bio
Clinical quandaries - case based presentations on global challenges
1300
Choose your cocktail wisely; steps to take phages closer to a clinical product
Professor Martha Clokie, Professor of Microbiology, University of Leicester - View Bio
1320
The Fleming Fund global partnerships – implementing antimicrobial stewardship in resource limited settings, lessons for all.
Dr Jacqueline Sneddon, Project lead for Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group, Healthcare Improvement Scotland - View Bio
1340
Behavioural Change in AMS in diverse geographies - experience in India, South Africa, UK and Uganda
1400
Panel discussion
Antimicrobial challenges
Chair: Dr Helena Parsons, Consultant Microbiologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals - View Bio
1300
Dental antimicrobial stewardship
1320
Antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary practice  - the challenges and the opportunities
1340
Antifungal stewardship in critical care: Implementing a diagnostics driven care pathway
1400
Panel discussion

1420
LUNCH, NETWORKING & POSTER VIEWING

SESSION ELEVEN: Title to be confirmed
Supported by: Pfizer
1500
tbc

SESSION TWELVE: Panel discussion
Chair: Professor Colm Leonard, Consultant Thoracic/Transplant Physician Honorary Professor of Respiratory Medicine, MAHSC Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust - View Bio
1525
UK REIMBURSEMENT MODEL - A PERFECT PULL INCENTIVE?
Professor Philip Howard OBE, Consultant Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals and University of Leeds - View Bio
Dr Nick Brown, Consultant Microbiologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust - View Bio
Professor Alistair Leanord, Microbiologist, NHS GGC - View Bio

1615
Closing remarks

REGISTRATION

Below are the options for registration.

For any questions regarding registration, please contact Esme Carruthers.

£40

BSAC Members

£65

non BSAC members

£200

Commercial

Abstract Submission

We are inviting submission of abstracts for poster presentation at this conference.

Abstracts should contain:-

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

Please submit your abstract using the form below by 1700hrs BST on Thursday 1 April 2021.
For any questions regarding abstract submission, 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 400 including graphs)

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    We have various opportunities available for sponsorship at this meeting.
    For further details, please contact:

    Debbie Cockayne
    debbie@pagemedical.co.uk

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