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 is in two parts. The morning sessions will offer an overview of UK OPAT and are open to all, but especially those at a more advanced level. In the afternoon we go back to basics and these sessions are aimed primarily at those starting out in OPAT – no matter where you are in the world.
0930
Welcome & opening remarks
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
0950
Considerations for OPAT practice during COVID-19
Sarah Logan, University College Hospital; Hospital for Tropical Diseases - View Bio
1005
A new approach to the economics of OPAT
Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde - View Bio
1020
Securing OPAT as a central mandated service where the clinical need exists?
Speaker tbc
1035
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 & Rachel Kenion, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust - View Bio
1125
Healthcare in the Home
Speaker tbc
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
1235
Optimising dosing strategies in OPAT
Jason Roberts, University of Queensland
1250
Questions and answers
All speakers
1305
SUPPORTED PRESENTATION

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
Multidisciplinary team working and competency based practice
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
SUPPORTED PRESENTATION

SESSION FIVE: Clinical lessons: Starting out in ….
Chair: Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
1525
Palliative OPAT
Aled Benbow & Nicola Ball, Nottingham
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

Please submit your abstracts for consideration for poster presentation at this meeting. Abstracts to be considered for poster presentation must be submitted by Friday 30 October 2020.

Please download the submission information here and send to Esme Carruthers at ECarruthers@bsac.org.uk

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