Regional Workshop

London

Local Facilitator and Chair: Mark Gilchrist, Imperial, Dr Carolyn Hemsley, Guys and St Thomas’, Dr Sarah Logan, University College London

0955
Welcome and introduction
Dr Carolyn Hemsley, Microbiology & Infectious Disease Consultant, Guys and St Thomas' NHS Trust
1000
Evidence base for OPAT (GPR, NORS, Drug Stability) - Evidence, standards and outcomes: the trinity of successful OPAT
Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

1030
Quality of life in OPAT- how should we record it?
Dr Sarah Logan, Ana Garcia Mingo & Esther King University College London Hospital
1100
Coffee

1130
Reflections on managing OPAT patients from a tertiary referral centre (Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital)
Dr Simon Warren, Microbiology & Infectious Disease Consultant, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
1150
Impact of Oviva –outcomes & challenges
Tariq Azamgarhi - Specialist Antimicrobial Pharmacist Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
1210
Discussion

1230
Lunch

Learning from OPAT centres (This will focus on learning from OPAT incidents - what has changed your practice)
1330
When is a failure of OPAT a failure? Can we learn from our re-admissions?
Dr Carolyn Hemsley, Microbiology & Infectious Disease Consultant, Guys and St Thomas' NHS Trust
1345
Learning from incidents - Using QI process to redesign OPAT services
Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
1400
Fluid Overload: Lessons Learned from Elastomeric Devices
Dr Tomàs Woodgate, Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Immunology and Infectious diseases and Emma Glass, Paediatric OPAT Clinical Nurse Specialist - Evelina Children's Hospital
1415
Case 4
Sunil Sharma, Consultant in microbiology & infectious diseases, Brighton
1430
Case 5
Dr Tumena Corrah, Consultant infectious diseases and acute medicine, clinical lead for OPAT, Northwick Park Hospital London
1445
Case 6
Dr Mauricio Arias, Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology, Clinical Infection Unit, St Georges Hospital
Next steps
1515
Summary of day / Closing remarks
1530
Close

Speakers

Dr Carolyn Hemsley

Microbiology and Infectious Disease Consultant, Department of Infection, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London

Carolyn Hemsley is Clinical Lead and Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London. She set up and now continues to develop GSTT OPAT and IV line service. Her clinical practice also includes running a bone infection service and management of infection in the non-HIV immunocompromised supporting Guy’ cancer centre, renal and transplant services. She has been involved with BSAC OPAT initiative since inception including working group developing PMS and National registry.

Dr Sarah Logan

Consultant In infectious disease and General medicine, Hospital for Tropical Diseases at UCLH.

I have been clinical lead for OPAT since its inception in a busy tertiary referral centre. We provide several models of OPAT delivery, a flexible service to meet the variety of patient needs.

Mr Mark Gilchrist

Mark is Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases & Stewardship and OPAT Lead at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
He is a council member of British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and co-chairs its UK OPAT Initiative. He is a senior honorary lecturer at Imperial College London, together with being a spokesman on antimicrobials and fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
Mark has particular interests in antimicrobial stewardship around improving systems and processes that affect local, national and international AMR. His clinical interests include OPAT, tuberculosis and critical care.
Postgraduate education includes an MSc and non-medical independent prescribing status and he was recently awarded the NHS Leadership Academy Nye Bevan Award in executive healthcare leadership. He is a past chair of the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association - Pharmacy Infection Network (UKCPA PIN) and was awarded RPS Faculty Fellowship (Infection) in 2013.
He has delivered many lectures and workshops on AMS both at national and international level and has published around his areas of interest. He was a member of the working group that reviewed and developed the 2015 Public Health England “Start Smart then focus” stewardship toolkit and co-authored the UKCPA/RPS Faculty infection curriculum. Mark was a tutor on the global massive open online courses on AMS and OPAT and is an editor for JAC – AMR.

Dr Simon Warren

I am a consultant in Microbiology & Infectious diseases at the Royal Free Hospital. I was employed to set up the bone & joint infection service at RNOH since 2012. I lead on that aspect of the service as well as infection control, antimicrobial stewardship, and OPAT. I am also clinical director for medicine & therapies at RNOH.

Emma Glass

Emma Glass is the Paediatric Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy Clinical Nurse Specialist for Evelina London Children’s Hospital. She first became interested in infectious diseases in 2011 whilst working at Great Ormond Street in immunology, infectious diseases, haematology and bone marrow transplant.

Since joining Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in 2013, she has worked in a range of clinical areas including ambulatory and outpatient services and research. She aims to develop the pOPAT service by focusing on training, education and engagement within the organisation.

Tariq Azamgarhi

Tariq Azamgarhi has been specialist antimicrobial pharmacist at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospitals NHS Trust since 2015. He was awarded a Masters in Pharmacy degree from University of Portsmouth in 2007, a diploma in clinical pharmacy practice from University of Medway in 2011 and became an independent prescriber in 2019.

He is currently the lead pharmacist for the bone infection unit at the RNOH delivering specialist care to patients being treated for complex bone and joint infections in an inpatient and outpatient setting. The RNOH is a centre of excellence for bone and joint infections, accepting referrals nationally and internationally.

Tariq has an interest in OPAT and antimicrobial stewardship. He also has an interest in research and is currently undertaking a PhD project on surgical prophylaxis in primary bone sarcomas. He has presented at various national and international orthopaedic conferences.

When

2nd July 2019

Where

Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London

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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:

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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