BSAC Spring Conference & AGM

Effective Antimicrobial Management: The What, Why & How

16-17 May 2024

QEII Conference Centre London & online

Dr Maria Dudareva

NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, Bone Infection Unit, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

I am a NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow and registrar in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology. My current work focuses on predicting infection recurrence after surgery, for adults with osteomyelitis, fracture-related infection, and prosthetic joint infection. I am a co-investigator for the SOLARIO randomised controlled trial of systemic antibiotic duration for adults treated with surgery and local antibiotic therapy (implanted antibiotics) for bone and joint infections, aiming to see if it may be possible to shorten the long antibiotic courses recommended for adult bone and joint infections.