Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Conference & Workshops

Part of the BSAC OPAT Initiative

OPAT Regional Workshops 2022

Workshops will take place between June-September 2022

Join us for our 2022 in-person OPAT Regional Workshops which are taking place in 4 locations. Location and programme details below along with links to register.

Birmingham: Staff House, University of Birmingham, 21 June
London: 10 Union Street, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 8 July
Glasgow: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, 13 September
Dublin: The Marker Hotel, 16 September

These workshops are CPD accredited.

We really encourage you to submit your abstracts for poster presentation. Please use the online submission form below to submit by 19 August for the Glasgow and Dublin workshops.

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For any questions regarding the workshops please contact Esme Carruthers.

We look forward to welcoming you.

To view the posters from this workshop series please use the link below:
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Workshop programmes. Please note that programmes will vary by location.

0930
Registration
1000
Welcome and introduction
1005
BSAC OPAT Initiative overview – Where are we now?

Local discussion (Part 1) – Challenging clinical cases during COVID?
1020
Presentation 1
1035
Presentation 2
1050
Presentation 3
1105
Presentation 4

1120
Break

Local discussion (Part 2) – How have you adapted your OPAT service during COVID?
1150
Presentation 5
1205
Presentation 6
1220
Presentation 7
1235
Presentation 8

1250
Lunch

Spotlight on Skin & Soft Tissue Infections (SSTI)
1350
Open discussion on managing treatment of SSTI patients at your OPAT service
1420
Discussion on local issues/lessons learnt

1445
Summary & closing remarks
1500
Close
0930
Registration
1000
Welcome and introduction
Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust & Carolyn Hemsley, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Consultant, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation
1005
BSAC OPAT Initiative overview – Where are we now?
Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust - View Bio

Local discussion (Part 1) – Challenging clinical cases during COVID?
Chair: Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust & Carolyn Hemsley, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Consultant, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation
1020
Case 1: Ears, nose, heart, bones and brain – bones and brain….how to treat mastoiditis
Nuria Martinez-Alier Paediatric Consultant Infectious Diseases/Immunology, Neave Kissane Paediatric Infectious Diseases Fellow & Emma Shaw Paediatric Infectious Diseases CNS OPAT Lead
1035
Case 2: More than skin deep - the price of beauty
Matthew Laundy, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
1050
Case 3: Can you and should you do Cefdericol on OPAT?
Hannah Kershaw, Principal Pharmacist, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
1105
Case 4: Life prolongation at what cost…..An OPAT story
Carolyn Hemsley, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Consultant, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation - View Bio

1120
BREAK

Local discussion (Part 2) – How have you adapted your OPAT service during COVID?
Chair: Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust & Carolyn Hemsley, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Consultant, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation
1150
Hospitals without walls?- Experiences of transforming UCLH OPAT into the community?
Florence Taylor, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
1205
Needle free bolus administration - administering teicoplanin and ceftriaxone use a closed system
Stephen Hughes, Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
1220
Starting an OPAT service in the midst of a pandemic
Ruaridh Buchanan, Consultant in Infectious Diseases & Microbiology & Valerie Lujilibana, OPAT Clinical Nurse Specialist, Barts Health NHS Trust
1235
Challenges of cross disciplinary management in the DGH OPAT setting
Karen Knox, Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

1250
LUNCH

Spotlight on Skin & Soft Tissue Infections (SSTI)
Chair: Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust & Carolyn Hemsley, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Consultant, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation
1350
Open discussion on managing treatment of SSTI patients at your OPAT service
1420
Discussion on local issues/lessons learnt

1445
Summary & closing remarks
1500
Close

Registration

Registration is open. For any queries, please contact Esme Carruthers.

Registration fees:
BSAC Members (NHS/not for profit) £50
Non-BSAC Members (NHS/not for profit) £75
Commercial £200
Student £30

London

8 July 2022

Glasgow

13 September 2022

Dublin

16 September 2022

Abstracts

Please submit your abstract(s) using the online submission form for consideration for POSTER presentation at the OPAT Workshops.

The deadline for submissions for the Glasgow and Dublin workshops is by 1700hrs UK time on Friday 19 August 2022.

Please note our Conditions of Submission:

  1. The presenting author must register for their chosen workshop.
  2. Abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. Abstracts submitted after this time may not be considered.
  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 (landscape) format for inclusion on the virtual poster platform.
  5. All abstracts need to be submitted using the online submission form.

Format of Abstracts:

Abstracts should be no longer than 400 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 400 including graphs)
    Please indicate which 2022 Workshop event you are submitting the abstract for
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