Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Conference

Part of the BSAC OPAT Initiative

Regional Workshop: Belfast

5th May 2020, Radisson Blu Hotel, Belfast

Local Facilitator and Chair:

0955
Welcome and introduction
1000
Evidence base for OPAT (GPR, NORS, Drug Stability) - Evidence, standards and outcomes: the trinity of successful OPAT
1030
Local OPAT - Discussion point 1

1100
Coffee break

1130
Case Presentation 1
1150
Case presentation 4
1210
Panel discussion

1245
Lunch and networking

Learning from OPAT Centres
1400
Case presentation 3
1400
Case Presentation 4
1425
Local OPAT - Discussion point 2
Next steps
1530
Summary of day / Closing Remarks

Speakers

Dr Andrew Seaton

Co-Chair, Consultant Physician, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasogow

Andrew graduated from Aberdeen in 1989 and trained in General Medicine/ infectious diseases in Dundee and Papua New Guinea. He was appointed consultant physician in Glasgow in 2000 and he is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in the University of Glasgow. He established and leads the NHS GGC OPAT service and Antimicrobial Management Team. He Chairs the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group and co-chairs the BSAC OPAT standing committee. He has >120 peer reviewed publications, is section editor of the international journal of antimicrobial agents and has co-produced the BSAC OPAT MOOC on future learn.

Sponsors

B. Braun

B. Braun is one of the world’s leading providers and manufacturers of healthcare solutions today.

Every service that B. Braun provides incorporates the entirety of our knowledge and skills, the company’s deep understanding of users’ needs, and extensive expertise since 1839.

With its constantly growing portfolio of effective medical care solutions, B. Braun makes a substantial contribution towards protecting and improving people’s health.

By offering supplementary services and consulting, B. Braun is a system supplier that develops the best solution for patients in close partnership with our customers, making a

significant contribution to medical advancements.

 

System partnerships, relationships and earnings are the core themes which are to be pursued in all divisions and regions, with the support of the centralised units and departments.

The goal is to grow together in order to ensure that our company will be able to operate independently in the current strategic period. This will allow us in the future to continue making

a contribution to protecting and improving the health of people all over the world.

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Ethicon

BIOPATCH® is an antimicrobial sponge dressing providing 7-day release of Chlorhexidine Gluconate. It is indicated to reduce local infections, catheter-related blood stream infections (CRBSI), and skin colonization of microorganisms commonly related to CRBSI from vascular and non-vascular percutaneous devices. BIOPATCH® can help improve patient outcomes, reduce hospital costs and reduce CRBSIs.

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Horizon Strategic Partners

Horizon Strategic Partners (HSP) was established in 2008 to provide IT Consultancy Services to the Department of Health. Since then it has developed a range of mobile healthcare solutions that are used in over 50% of all UK Acute Hospital Trusts.

HSP has worked with the BSAC over a number of years on various IT projects, such as the development of the OPAT National Outcomes Registry which provides the most comprehensive overview of OPAT service provision in the UK. Recently HSP has worked with PHE to develop a Point Prevalence Survey (PPS) System that was used on a national basis to collect data for the 2016 ECDC survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in acute care hospitals.

In 2017 HSP took over the IPR and development of the OPAT Patient Management System (PMS), with an upgraded system being launched in 2018.

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Abstracts

BSAC ARE PLEASED TO INVITE YOU TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT OR POSTER FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THE REGIONAL WORKSHOPS AND THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOW OPEN
There will be opportunities for posters at the Regional Workshops and then opportunities for oral presentations and poster presentations at the National OPAT Conference.

DEADLINE DATES FOR SUBMISSION ARE BELOW:

North Wales – 30th August 2019

Cardiff Workshop – 25th April 2019

Leeds Workshop – 28th June 2019

Birmingham Workshop – 9th May 2019

Edinburgh Workshop – 23rd May 2019

Dublin Workshop – 27th May 2019

London Workshop – 18th June 2019

Refer to the guidelines and template below and email your submission to: andy@pagemedical.co.uk. PLEASE HIGHLIGHT WHICH MEETING YOUR SUBMISSION APPLIES TO.

Please note: accepted poster presentations should be printed in size A1, portrait orientation.

Sponsorship

THE 2019 OPAT CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOPS PROVIDE 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.

The UK OPAT Initiative is very grateful to our industry partners for their support.

Sponsorship packages are available for the OPAT Workshops 2019 and the National OPAT Conference 2019. Please contact Debbie Cockayne at Page Medical for further details: debbie@pagemedical.co.uk or 01353780060.

THE REGISTRATION FOR THE NATIONAL OPAT WORKSHOPS IS NOW OPEN. FOR FULL INFORMATION ON REGISTRATION COSTS AND FOR DISCOUNTS FOR BSAC MEMBERS PLEASE SEE REGIONAL INFORMATION ABOVE.

Contact

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

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