Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Conference & Workshops

Part of the BSAC OPAT Initiative

NATIONAL OPAT CONFERENCE 2022

A hybrid event to be held on 4 November 2022
ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS, LONDON & ONLINE

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

This is hybrid event will be held on 4 November 2022 and will be relevant to all healthcare professionals who are involved with the OPAT patient pathway.

Programme, registration and abstract submission details below.

Programme

0830
Registration & coffee
0925
Welcome & introduction
Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust - View Bio

SESSION ONE: Better together than alone
Chair: Ms Sally Tipping, Specialist Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital
0930
BSAC OPAT Strategy & Key achievements in 2021/22
Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust - View Bio
0945
Setting the standard for OPAT in Scotland
Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde - View Bio
1000
NHSE/I - Creating a roadmap for OPAT services
1015
OPAT developments in Paediatrics
Dr Sanjay Patel, Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Southampton Children’s Hospital - View Bio
1030
Panel discussion: How can we share successes to work better together?

1045
COFFEE BREAK, EXHIBITION & POSTERS

SESSION TWO: Drugs and Data
1115
Evaluation of the stability of acyclovir in elastomeric infusion devices used for outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy in accordance with the requirements of the UK NHS Yellow Cover Document
Fekade Sime, University of Queensland, Australia
1135
The New Zealand experience of using probenecid and beta lactams
Richard Everts, Infectious Diseases Specialist, Nelson Bays Primary Health, New Zealand
1155
OPAT and the vulnerable adult
Dr Meghan Perry, Consultant Physician and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Infectious Diseases and General Internal Medicine, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh - View Bio
1215
Presentation to be confirmed
1235
Q&A

SESSION THREE: Topic to be confirmed
Supported by: Baxter
1300
Topic to be confirmed

1325
LUNCH BREAK, EXHBITION & POSTERS

SESSION FOUR: Clinical case studies - Invited papers from OPAT Regional Workshops 2022
1415
Life prolongation at what cost…..An OPAT story
Carolyn Hemsley, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Consultant, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation - View Bio
1430
Presentation to be confirmed
1445
Presentation to be confirmed
1500
Presentation to be confirmed
1515
Presentation to be confirmed
1530
Q&A

SESSION FIVE: Topic to be confirmed
Supported by: Menarini
1550
Topic to be confirmed

1615
COFFEE BREAK, EXHIBITION & POSTERS

SESSION SIX: International OPAT
1645
Overview of OPAT within Europe
Dr Caroline Emilie, Université de Lorraine, France
1705
Overview of OPAT within USA
Monica Mahoney, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases Outpatient ID/OPAT Clinics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA - View Bio
1725
Q&A

1740
Closing remarks

Registration

Registration is now open for in-person or virtual attendance at this hybrid conference.
You will be asked to select how you wish to attend during the registration process. Please register using the links below and for any questions, please contact Esme Carruthers.

BSAC Membership is FREE! Join here

The deadline for cancellations for all registration types is Friday 7 October 2022. Refunds cannot be processed after this time.

BSAC Members (NHS/not for profit) £80
Register

Non-members (NHS/not for profit) £100
Register

Commercial £200
Register

Student & LMIC concessions £25
Register

Abstract Submission

Please submit your abstracts using the form below for consideration for POSTER presentation at the conference.

The deadline for abstract submission is 1200hrs UK time on Friday 7 October 2022.

Please note our Conditions of Submission:

  1. The presenting author must register for the conference.
  2. Abstracts must be submitted by 1200hrs UK time on Friday 7 October 2022.
  3. The first author should ideally be the presenting author. All correspondence will be sent to the lead author.
  4. If selected for poster presentation authors are required to submit their poster in pdf format prior to the conference.
  5. Accepted posters will be printed for the in-person element of the conference and also uploaded to the virtual platform.
  6. All abstracts need to be submitted using the online submission form.

Format of Abstracts:
Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and contain:

  • an initial statement of specific objectives of the study, unless this is given in the title;
  • a brief statement of methods;
  • a summary of the results obtained;
  • specific conclusions.

For any queries regarding abstract submissions, please contact Esme Carruthers.

    Lead Author Name
    Lead Author Contact Email
    Role and Organisation
    Presentation Preference (please select)
    Abstract Title
    Author Names and Organisations
    Structured Abstract (maximum word count 500 excluding graphs & tables)
    Supporting documents

    Sponsors

    There are various sponsorship opportunities available at this conference, please contact Esme Carruthers for further details.

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