Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Conference & Workshops

Part of the BSAC OPAT Initiative

NATIONAL OPAT CONFERENCE 2023

A hybrid event held on 9 November 2023
ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS, LONDON & ONLINE

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

Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) allows for medically stable patients to be discharged (or avoid admission completely) who require a course of intravenous antimicrobial agents. OPAT is a vital scheme that can prevent hospital admissions, reduce a patient’s length of stay in hospital through early discharge, plus reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections.

If you are thinking about setting up, or currently run an OPAT service, BSAC hosted a National OPAT Conference online and in-person at the Royal College of Physicians, London, on 9 November 2023. You can still register to view the recorded content from this online conference. If you have already registered, please use the login information you were sent on registration to access the recorded content.

Registration details below.

This conference is RCPath CPD accredited (5 credits).

For all queries, please contact Esme Carruthers.

Programme

0830
Registration & coffee
0925
Welcome & opening remarks
Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases & Stewardship and Professor of practice (infectious disease) Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust - View Bio

SESSION ONE: OPAT - where are we now?
Chair: Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases & Stewardship and Professor of practice (infectious disease) Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
0930
OPAT through the eyes of the patient
Peter Hamilton, OPAT patient
Cristina Suarez, OPAT consultant lead, St Bartholomew’s Hospital - View Bio
Thilo Pillay, Clinical Pharmacist, Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust - View Bio
0945
Q&A
0950
The NHS landscape
Matthew Inada-Kim, Acute physician, Hampshire Hospitals, professor at the University of Southampton & Clinical Director for digital, Wessex AHSN - View Bio
1010
Making a case for OPAT
Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases & General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow &Clyde - View Bio
1025
Paediatric OPAT - An unmet need?
Sanjay Patel, Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases & Immunology, Southampton Children’s Hospital - View Bio
Katherine Longbottom, Paediatric ID Consultant, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde - View Bio
1045
Q&A

1050
BREAK - EXHIBITION & POSTERS

SESSION TWO: OPAT Virtual Wards Experiences
Chair: Carolyn Hemsley, Infectious Diseases & Microbiology Consultant, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation
1115
English View
Aileen Boyd, Consultant of Infectious Diseases & Microbiology, King College Hospital - View Bio
1130
Scottish view
Liz Collison, Lead OPAT Specialist Nurse, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde - View Bio
1145
Northern Ireland View - OPAT and Encompass
Louise McCorry, Consultant in Infectious Diseases & Medical Virology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast - View Bio
1200
Q&A

TECHNICAL BREAK - 5 MINUTES

SESSION THREE: SUPPORTED SESSION
Supported by: Menarini
1215
Extending the reach of OPAT - what are the barriers?
John Cunniffe, Consultant in Medical Microbiology & Infection Control, Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust

1240
LUNCH - EXHIBITION & POSTERS

SESSION FOUR: Managing complex infections on OPAT
Chair: Sanjay Patel, Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases & Immunology, Southampton Children’s Hospital
1330
NOE- where is the clinical guideline?
Helena White, Infectious Diseases Consultant, University Hospitals Leicester - View Bio
1350
Endocarditis
John Klein, Consultant Microbiologist & Training Lead, Guys & St Thomas’s NHS Trust - View Bio
1410
Bone and Joint
Antonia Scobie, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital - View Bio
Tariq Azamgarhi, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital - View Bio
1430
Q&A

TECHNICAL BREAK - 5 MINUTES

SESSION FIVE: SUPPORTED SESSION
Supported by: Baxter
1445
Stability and shelf life assessment
Sarah Elizabeth Lee, Director R&D, Baxter Healthcare

1510
BREAK - EXHIBITION & POSTERS

SESSION SIX: OPAT Stewardship Dilemma
Chair: Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases & General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
1545
Outcomes from OPAT referrals
Sara Hedderwick, Infection Doctor Southern Health & Social Care Trust - View Bio
1605
Should OPAT patients with long lines be routinely prescribed anticoagulation for DVT prophylaxis?
Andrew Taylor, Infectious Diseases Registrar, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
1620
NOPAT – the value of OPAT vetting
Simon Pybus, ID/Micro Specialist Trainee, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde - View Bio
1640
BSAC OPAT Initiative - next steps
Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases & Stewardship and Professor of practice (infectious disease) Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust - View Bio
1650
Q&A

1700
Closing remarks
Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases & General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde - View Bio

Registration

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