Regional Workshop

Edinburgh

Local Facilitator and Chair: Dr Andrew Seaton, Dr Claire Mackintosh, Dr Ann Chapman

0955
Welcome and introduction
Dr Claire Mackintosh Clinical Director Infectious Diseases and Lead Clinician NHS Lothian
1000
Evidence base for OPAT (GPR, NORS, Drug Stability) - Evidence, standards and outcomes: the trinity of successful OPAT
Dr Andrew Seaton, Consultant Physician, Brownlee Centre, Gartnavel General Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
1030
Oviva trial and use of oral anbx for complex infections
Dr Oliver Koch, Clinical consultant in Infectious Diseases, NHS Lothian

1100
Coffee

1130
OPAT for bone and joint infection
Dr Catie Sykes, Consultant in Infectious Diseases/General Medicine, NHS Lanarkshire
1150
Dalbavancin use in OPAT
Neil Ritchie, Consultant in infectious diseases and acute medicine, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow
1210
Equity of access to OPAT
Colin Sumpter, Speciality Registrar Public Health, NHS Lothian
1230
OPAT Management of SAB
Dr Claire Mackintosh Clinical Director Infectious Diseases and Lead Clinician NHS Lothian

1245
Lunch and networking

Learning from OPAT centres
1400
Using self-admin to increase access
Sharon Falconer OPAT Nurse Specialist NHS Grampian
1425
Forth Valley OPAT start up
Dr Manjul Medhi Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Forth Valley Royal Hospital
1445
Forth Valley/Fife/Edinburgh/Glasgow – OPAT start ups and models of care
Panel discussion - David Adams, Livingston; Sharon Watson Edinburgh; David Griffiths, Fife; Manjul Medhi, Forth valley; Sharon Falconer, Grampian; Andrew Seaton, Glasgow
Next steps
1530
Summary of day / Closing Remarks

Speakers

Dr Colin Sumpter

Colin Sumpter is a speciality registrar training in public health in Scotland. He is currently on placement at NHS Lothian where he has been working on healthcare public health projects including assessing the equity of access to the OPAT service. He is interested in all aspects of social equity in healthcare.

Dr Andrew Seaton

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.

Dr Claire Mackintosh

Dr Claire Mackintosh Clinical Director Infectious Diseases and Lead Clinician NHS Lothian OPAT service

Dr Catie Sykes

Catie graduated from the University of Glasgow Medical School in 2003 and trained in General Medicine in Scotland and Australia before commencing a training number in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine in Scotland in 2010. She was appointed as a consultant in Infectious Diseases/General Medicine in NHS Lanarkshire in 2018 and was awarded an MSc in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases through Edinburgh University in November 2018.

Dr Oliver Koch DPhil FRCP FFTM

Oliver Koch is an Infectious Disease Physician at the Regional Infectious Diseases Unit (Western General Hospital, Edinburgh) and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.
After graduating from medical school in Germany he completed his clinical training in Nottingham, London and Oxford with periods overseas in Thailand and Cambodia. His previous research focussed on genetic susceptibility to malaria and malaria parasite genetics. Since 2013 he has worked as a clinical consultant in Infectious Diseases for NHS Lothian. He has a particular interest in travel & tropical medicine. Within the Regional Infectious Diseases Unit he currently is the lead for highly infectious pathogens and travel medicine and together with a colleague also oversees the OPAT department.
He lives in Fife with his wife and two children and is a keen trail runner.

Dr Manjul Medhi

I have been working as a Consultant in Infectious Diseases (ID) at Forth Valley Royal Hospital (FVRH) since October 2017.

Since that time I have been part of a small team setting up a brand new Infectious Diseases and OPAT service.

I have previously worked as a junior doctor in several ID departments in the UK including Aberdeen, Dumfries, Newcastle, Liverpool, Manchester and in London.

As well as an interest in service development I also have an interest in medical education and have previously worked for the University of Aberdeen for two years as a Clinical Teaching Fellow.

Thank you for listening to my talk on our current OPAT service and plans for future development.

Sharon Falconer

SSN Sharon Falconer qualified as an Enrolled Nurse in 1990 and worked in Care of the Elderly, Cardio-thoracic Surgery and A&E. After completing the Staff Nurse Conversion Course in 2005, she worked in Vascular Surgery, Surgical High Dependency Unit, Cardiology, Community Nursing and a range of hospital Out-patient Clinics. In 2007, she was appointed as the only OPAT Specialist Nurse in the Infection Unit at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Over the past five years she has helped to expand and developed this service which now treats more than 120 patients a year. The Service covers the wide geographic area of NHS Grampian and includes treating patients in 23 Community Hospitals.
She has been published in the BNJ OPEN JAN 2019
Re home self administration of intravenous antibiotics as part of an OPAT service and
Emergency Nurse vol 27 number 2 Early treatment for people with seriouse skin conditions is crucial
Along with doing a webnair for the RCNI in 2018 for treatment of skin and soft tissue infections she has presented numerous posters for ECCMID over the years aswell as BSAC on lines used in the OPAT service and the Correct device for the right patient

22-5-19

Dr David Griffith

Consultant Microbiologist in NHS Fife, in the process of starting up a new OPAT service which aims to integrate with existing Hospital at Home services to deliver outpatient antibiotic treatment across the region.

Dr Neil Ritchie

Neil is a consultant in infectious diseases and acute medicine at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. He has an interest in management of acute infections in ambulatory care and attends the busy orthopaedic implant infection MDT.

When

6th June 2019

Where

Radisson Blu, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

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Registration

BSAC member – 10% discount across all of the above with the following code BSAC2019

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:

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

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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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