OPAT Conference 2019

A Global overview of Drug development and effective use through diagnostics, stewardship and shared learning

Welcome to the National OPAT Conference 2019 organised by the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC).

Through plenary lectures, case presentations and panel discussions, delegates will hear about the latest developments and have the opportunity to share and discuss common and rare issues faced in every day practice. The Conference is relevant to all healthcare professionals who are involved with the OPAT patient pathway.

Programme

0800
Registration opens
0900
Welcome and opening remarks
Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Co-Chair BSAC OPAT Initiative

SESSION ONE: Current challenges and new OPAT frontiers
Chair: Andrew Seaton, Infectious Diseases physician, Antibiotic stewardship lead NHS GGC, Chair of SAPG and co-chair of BSAC OPAT Initiative
0915
Management of Aortic Graft Infections & OPAT
Nick Price, Director of Infection & Consultant Physician, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
0940
Complex oral therapies in practice – the Hull experience
Monica Ivan, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
1000
The UK Drug Stability Programme – developing a safer patient pathway for OPAT
Conor Jamieson, Pharmacy Team Leader – Antimicrobial Therapy, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
1020
Question & Answer session

SESSION TWO: Stewardship and International OPAT: invited lectures
Chair: Jonathan Sandoe, Associate Clinical Professor/Honorary Consultant Microbiologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
1035
POET and beyond. Oral antibiotic management of endocarditis
Henning Bundgaard, Professor of Cardiology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
1100
Early experiences from OPAT in Switzerland
Serge De Valliere, Switzerland
1125
Question & Answer session

1135
REFRESHMENTS AND POSTERS

SESSION THREE: Innovations and Collaborations in OPAT
Chair: tbc
1200
Development of a fledgling OPAT service
Kailey Sassi-Jones & Owen Seddon, Wales
1220
Equity of access to OPAT
Colin Sumpter, Public Health Registrar, NHS Lothian
1240
Outcomes and challenges of implementing OVIVA in the management of bones and joint infections
Tariq Azamgarhi, Specialist Antimicrobial Pharmacist Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
1300
Securing regional support for OPAT: The Northern Ireland experience
Eileen Dorgan, Consultant Microbiologist, Antrim Hospital

1320
LUNCH AND POSTER VIEWING

1400
SUPPORTED PRESENTATION
Supported by Baxter
1425
SUPPORTED PRESENTATION
Supported by Correvio

SESSION FOUR: In conversation with ... Sharon Saint Lamont, Interim Head Antimicrobial Resistance, NHS England
Chair: Philip Howard Consultant Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals and University of Leeds
1450
Talking about commissioning and funding OPAT
SESSION FIVE: Clinical case studies
Chair: Liz Wilson, Lead Nurse, OPAT Team, Wythenshawe Hospital
1515
Invited paper
TO BE INVITED FROM ABSTRACTS
1530
Invited paper
TO BE INVITED FROM ABSTRACTS
1545
Invited paper
TO BE INVITED FROM ABSTRACTS

SESSION SIX: Where are we now and where next?
Chair: Philip Howard Consultant Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals and University of Leeds
1600
The global & national landscape: Results from International OPAT survey results & UK NORs data
Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Co-Chair BSAC OPAT Initiative
1615
Practical applications of the Good Practice Recommendations – how are we doing?
Ann Chapman, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Lanarkshire
1630
OPAT Initiative, 2020 and beyond
Andrew Seaton, Infectious Diseases physician, Antibiotic stewardship lead NHS GGC, Chair of SAPG and co-chair of BSAC OPAT Initiative
1645
CLOSING REMARKS
Andrew Seaton, Infectious Diseases physician, Antibiotic stewardship lead NHS GGC, Chair of SAPG and co-chair of BSAC OPAT Initiative

Sponsors

When

11 December 2019

Where

Royal college of physicians, regents park, london

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Registration

We encourage you to register, submit abstracts and join us in what promises to be another innovative and exciting conference.

By signing up to the BSAC’s MySociety membership portal this allows you to manage your details and preferences, book courses and conferences and much more.

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For queries regarding registration, please contact Esme Carruthers at Ecarruthers@bsac.org.uk

We look forward to seeing welcoming you in London.

For an alternative way to register please download the registration form here.

Abstracts

BSAC ARE PLEASED TO INVITE YOU TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT OR POSTER FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THE OPAT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Abstract submission for the National OPAT Conference 2019 is now OPEN.

Please note that the date for oral presentation submissions closes on 11th October with final submissions for posters being 29th November.

To review the guidance, download templates and submit your abstracts, please sign up to the BSAC’s MySociety membership portal.

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Sponsorship

The national OPAT conference provides the perfect opportunity for industry leaders in the OPAT setting to showcase their products and services.

With dedicated networking opportunities and an engaging and interactive exhibition hall sponsors have a unique opportunity to discuss and meet with national and international multidisciplinary stakeholders.

We have a number of sponsorship packages available to suit individual company needs including an opportunity to hold a sponsored symposium.

For more information please contact Debbie Cockayne at debbie@pagemedical.co.uk

Contact

For general OPAT enquiries please contact BSAC on +44 (0)121 236 1988 or OPAT@bsac.org.uk

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