Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Conference

Part of the BSAC OPAT Initiative

National OPAT CONFERENCE 2020

2 December 2020
Virtual event

A GLOBAL OVERVIEW OF DRUG DEVELOPMENT AND EFFECTIVE USE THROUGH DIAGNOSTICS, STEWARDSHIP AND SHARED LEARNING

Welcome to the National OPAT Conference 2020 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.

Our virtual conference is in two parts. The morning session focusses on moving OPAT forward within the current landscape and is open to all and especially those at an advanced level within OPAT. Our afternoon session will focus on the establishment of a safe and effective service, patient population models and is aimed primarily at those starting out in OPAT.

Programme

Our virtual conference in in two-parts. Morning sessions will offer an overview of UK OPAT, and is for those at a more advanced level. The afternoon is aimed at those starting out in OPAT – no matter where you are based.

Please note: All timings are GMT

0930
Welcome & introduction
David Jenkins, Lead Infection Prevention Clinician, University Hospital Leicester & BSAC Vice-President - View Bio

SESSION ONE: OPAT - State of the nation
Chair: David Jenkins, Lead Infection Prevention Clinician, University Hospital Leicester & BSAC Vice-President
0935
OPAT - What did NORS tell us?
Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases & Stewardship, OPAT service lead at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust - View Bio
David Barr, NIHR Clinical Lecturer, Infectious Diseases, University of Liverpool - View Bio
0955
A new approach to the economics of OPAT
Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde - View Bio
1015
Transforming NHS Pharmacy Aseptic Services in England
Andrew Davies, Director of Hospital Pharmacy, Pharmacy & Medicines Optimisation team – Improvement Directorate, NHS England - View Bio
1030
Questions and answers
All speakers

SESSION TWO: Lessons learnt for OPAT during COVID-19
Chair: Ann Chapman, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Lanarkshire
1045
Value & Challenges of remote monitoring
John Williams, Consultant ID Physician, The James Cook University Hospital - View Bio
1105
Novel use of antimicrobials
Julie Statham, Principal Pharmacist for Infection, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust - View Bio
Rachel Kenion, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) - View Bio
1125
Opportunities for OPAT practice during COVID-19
Sarah Logan, University College Hospital - View Bio
Florence Taylor, OPAT Nurse, University College Hospital - View Bio
1145
Questions and answers
All speakers

1200
VIRTUAL COFFEE AND COMFORT BREAK

SESSION THREE: Invited lecture: OPAT international
Chair: Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases & Stewardship, OPAT service lead at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
1215
COVID 19 & OPAT - The Australian Experience
Ben Rogers, Monash Health, Melbourne - View Bio
1235
Optimising dosing strategies in OPAT
Jason Roberts, University of Queensland - View Bio
1250
Questions and answers
All speakers

1305
MENARINI SUPPORTED PRESENTATION: Appropriate use of Quinolones in the OPAT Service
-
Opening from Chair
Dr David Jenkins, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, University of Leicester NHS TRUST & Vice President BSAC - View Bio
-
Appropriate Use of Quinolones in the OPAT Service
Dr Abid Hussain, Associate Medical Director & Infection Control Doctor at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust - View Bio
-
Close From Chair

1330
VIRTUAL COFFEE AND COMFORT BREAK

SESSION FOUR: DEVELOPING AND DELIVERING A SAFE OPAT SERVICE
Chair: Conor Jamieson, Pharmacy Team Leader – Antimicrobial Therapy, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
1400
Developing a business case: The Nottingham story
Sue Snape, Consultant in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS - View Bio
1415
The OPAT Good Practice Recommendations in Practice: the Good, the Bad and the Ugli
Ann Chapman, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Lanarkshire - View Bio
1430
A week in the life of the Wythenshawe OPAT service
Liz Wilson, OPAT Lead Nurse, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust - View Bio
1445
Panel led discussion
All speakers

1500
BAXTER SUPPORTED PRESENTATION: Digital Health - The use of Digital Software to Aid Patient Identification and Management
-
Opening from Chair: Delivering Value through Strategic Partnerships
Arthi Squires, Baxter Healthcare - View Bio
-
The impact of a digital identification and management system on an OPAT service
Angela Innes, IV Nurse Practitioner, North Derbyshire Community OPAT service - View Bio
Alison Johnson, Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - View Bio
-
Close From Chair: Delivering Value through Strategic Partnerships

SESSION FIVE: Clinical lessons
Chair: Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
1525
Palliative OPAT
Aled Benbow, ST4 Infection, Nottingham City Hospital - View Bio
Nicola Ball, Trust Grade doctor, OPAT department at Nottingham City Hospital - View Bio
1540
Bone and joint
Tariq Azamgarhi, Specialist Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust - View Bio
1555
Intraabdominal infections
Eoghan de Barra, Consultant in Infectious Diseases & General Internal Medicine, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. - View Bio
1610
Paediatric OPAT
Sanjay Patel, Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology Consultant, Southampton Children’s Hospital - View Bio
1625
Panel discussion
All speakers

1645
Closing remarks
Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde - View Bio

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.

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

The standard rates listed below are for non-industry healthcare professionals. The industry commercial rate for registration without a sponsorship package is £250 plus VAT. Please email debbie@pagemedical.co.uk for further details on sponsorship packages available.

Please note that due to restrictions around COVID-19 this conference will be fully virtual.

£25

Webinar registration -
BSAC Members

£40

Webinar registration -
Non-members

Abstracts

Abstract submission for poster presentation at this virtual conference has now closed.

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