BSAC Spring Conference & AGM

Effective Antimicrobial Management: The What, Why & How

16-17 May 2024

QEII Conference Centre London & online

Dr Dan Wootton, NIHR Advanced Fellow, Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Respiratory Physician, University of Liverpool

I work on respiratory tract infections.  In particular, the syndromes – community and hospital acquired pneumonia (CAP and HAP).  I focus on these diseases because they are common, severe and investment in the understanding and management of these conditions has been poor.

CAP is the commonest infection related reason for being admitted to hospital in the UK.
HAP is the most common hospital associated infection in UK.
CAP has a higher in-patient mortality than either stroke or heart attack.
HAP is even more severe with an in-patient mortality of 30% or more.