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

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This conference is RCPath CPD accredited (10 credits).

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

The posters from the conference are available to view here

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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Central role of diagnostics
Dr Kerrie Davies, Senior Scientific Advisor, Office of the Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England - View Bio
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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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Measurement through surveillance
William Malcolm, Pharmaceutical Adviser & Clinical Lead for SONAAR programme, ARHAI Scotland
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Q&A
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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
Dr Stefania Vergnano, Consultant Paediatric Infectious Diseases & Immunology, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
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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, Reader, Cardiff School of Pharmacy - View Bio
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Q&A
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TECHNICAL BREAK - 5 MINUTES
SESSION THREE - AI: The here, the now and the future
Chair: Dr Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Brunel University London - View Bio
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The use of machine learning in accurate and rapid antibiotic susceptibility testing
Dr Katja Fromm, Resistell - View Bio
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AI: Improving decision-making in infection management
Dr Tim Rawson, Imperial College London - View Bio
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Q&A
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LUNCH, EXHIBITION & POSTER VIEWING
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BSAC AGM
SESSION FOUR
Chair: Dr Luke Moore, Infectious Diseases Physician & Clinical Microbiologist, Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust & Imperial College London - View Bio
Supported by: Shionogi
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The challenges of targeting treatment for MDR Gram negative bacterial infections
Dr Mairi Macleod
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TECHNICAL BREAK - 5 MINUTES
SESSION FIVE: UK Antimicrobial Registry (UKAR)
Chair: Dr Jacqueline Sneddon, Programmes Manager, BSAC - View Bio
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Vanguard surveillance to inform the treatment of drug resistant infections
Professor Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde - View Bio
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BREAK, EXHIBITION & POSTER VIEWING
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
Deepali Patel, Director of International Policy, AMR Action Fund - View Bio
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Q&A
1655
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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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Global Goals and Targets for AMR in the Leadup to the UNGA High level Meeting
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
Chair: Natalie Bennett, Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle
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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?
Dr Ben Temperton, Associate Professor of Microbiology, University of Exeter - View Bio
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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Setting the Scene. Experience from Scotland
Professor Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde - View Bio
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Pharmacy First service in England
Dr Kieran Hand, AMR National Clinical Lead for Pharmacy & Prescribing, NHS England - View Bio
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Panel discussion
Chaired by:
Dr Annie Joseph, Consultant Microbiologist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust - View Bio
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Q&A
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REFRESHMENT BREAK, POSTER VIEWING
SESSION TEN
Chair: Dr David Jenkins, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Infection Prevention doctor, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust - View Bio
Supported by: NAPP
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Managing invasive candidiasis in adults, a new approach
Dr Neil Stone, Consultant in Infectious Diseases & Microbiology, University College Hospital & Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London - View Bio
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TECHNICAL BREAK - 5 MINUTES
SESSION ELEVEN - Invited papers: a session supported by JAC and JAC-AMR
Chair: Professor Paul Long, King’s College London - View Bio
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Antimicrobial resistance and death certification: are we there yet?
Dr Ioannis Baltas, ST3 Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow, University College London - View Bio
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Beyond Borders: A Global Risk Analysis of Extensively Drug-Resistant Typhoid Outbreaks in Pakistan
Dr Saeed Ahmad, Doctoral Researcher (Epidemiology & Public Health), Tampere University, Finland
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Scale and Spread of a Quality Improvement Initiative Promoting Metronidazole Intravenous to Oral Switch (IVOST) in the Acute Hospital Setting: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Patient Safety, Workforce and Environmental Sustainability Benefits
Dr Rachael Rodger, Antimicrobial Pharmacist, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde - View Bio
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UKHSA Start Smart Then Focus Antimicrobial Stewardship: Effective Implementation During the COVID-19 Pandemic at an NHS Foundation Trust in the UK
Dr Rasha Abdelsalam Elshenawy, Department of Clinical, Pharmaceutical & Biological Sciences, University of Hertfordshire - View Bio
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Q&A
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TECHNICAL BREAK - 5 MINUTES
SESSION TWELVE - All children with C. diff infection should be treated with antimicrobials
Chair: Dr Louise Sweeney, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust - View Bio
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For
Dr Beatriz Larru Martinez, Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust - View Bio
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Against
Dr Katja Doerholt, Paediatric Infectious Diseases Consultant, St. George's University Hospital London - View Bio
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Discussion
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LUNCH, NETWORKING & POSTER VIEWING
SESSION THIRTEEN
Chair: Dr David Jenkins, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Infection Prevention doctor, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust - View Bio
Supported by: Cepheid
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A practical approach to screening for carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales – views of a group of UK multidisciplinary experts
Dr Andrew Dodgson, Consultant Microbiologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Abid Hussain, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
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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?
Chair: Dr Catrin Moore, Reader in Global Health & Infectious Diseases, St. George’s, University of London
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Scene setting
Dr Catrin Moore, Reader in Global Health & Infectious Diseases, St. George’s, University of London
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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
Professor Andrew Seaton, BSAC President & Consultant in Infectious Diseases & General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde - View Bio

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