Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Conference & Workshops

Part of the BSAC OPAT Initiative

OPAT Regional Workshops 2024

June-September 2024

Our 2024 in-person OPAT Regional Workshops will be held in 6 locations.

Belfast – 14 June, Hilton Belfast
Birmingham – 21 June, IET Birmingham
Glasgow – 28 June, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
London – 6 September, Royal College of Nursing
Bristol – 10 September, Marriott Royal Hotel
Newmarket – 13 September, Newmarket Racecourse

Presentation slide sets and recordings from our previous workshops are available in the workshop archives.

OPAT Service Directory
Is your Trust / Board listed in the OPAT Service Directory? Click here to check, and if not please enter your service https://e-opat.com/service-directory-list/

For any questions regarding this workshop series, please contact Esme Carruthers.

Please note programme content will vary by location.
Registration and abstract submission details below.
Abstract submission for the London, Bristol & Newmarket workshops closes on 16 August!

 

 

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

Local discussion (Part 1)
1020
Presentation 1
1040
Presentation 2
1100
Presentation 3

1120
Break

Local discussion (Part 2)
1150
Presentation 4
1210
Presentation 5
1230
Presentation 6

1250
Lunch

Spotlight on...
1350
Respiratory Infections
1420
Discussion on local issues/lessons learnt

1445
Summary & closing remarks
1500
Close
0930
Registration
1000
Welcome and introduction
Eileen Dorgan, Consultant Microbiologist, Antrim Hospital, Northern Health and Social Care Trust - View Bio
1005
BSAC OPAT Initiative – where are we now?
Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust - View Bio

Current Picture of OPAT in NI (PART 1)
Chair: Eileen Dorgan, Consultant Microbiologist, Antrim Hospital, Northern Health and Social Care Trust
1020
ENCOMPASS from the South Eastern and Belfast Trust experiences
Peter Nelson, Consultant Microbiologist South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust - View Bio
1050
Paediatric OPAT in Belfast
Paul Moriarty Paediatric Infectious Diseases Consultant, Belfast Trust
1110
OPAT in South Eastern Trust – Progress and Challenges
Cheryl Scott, Lead OPAT Pharmacist South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

1130
BREAK

OPAT in Respiratory Cases (PART 2)
Chair: Louise McCorry, Infectious Diseases Consultant, Belfast Trust
1150
Empyema Case
Kate Jackson, Specialist Trainee in Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Trainee, Belfast Trust
1210
Aminoglycoside use with OPAT
Fiona Gilmore Lead OPAT Pharmacist Northern Trust
1230
Case Review – to be confirmed
To be confirmed

1250
LUNCH

SPOTLIGHT ON...RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS
Chair: Eileen Dorgan, Consultant Microbiologist, Antrim Hospital, Northern Health and Social Care Trust
1350
Managing recurrent respiratory infections in patients with Bronchiectasis with OPAT
Doreen McGhee Respiratory Specialist Nurses Northern and Belfast Trust
1420
Panel Discussion on the varying experiences of OPAT

1445
Summary & closing remarks

1500
Close
0930
Registration
1000
Welcome and Overview
Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde - View Bio
1005
BSAC OPAT Initiative overview – Where are we now?
Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust - View Bio

Acute interface care in Scotland – the national picture
1020
Overview of adult OPAT developments in Scotland
Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde - View Bio
1035
Vulnerable adults and OPAT
1050
Community Respiratory Teams
1105
Hospital at home
1120
Discussion

1130
BREAK

OPAT lessons
1200
Cotrimoxazole nephrotoxicity in Dumfries and Galloway
1215
Daptomycin pulmonary toxicity in Grampian
1230
Paediatric OPAT lessons
1245
Nurse led cellulitis pathways in Lothian

1300
LUNCH

SPOTLIGHT ON... Respiratory Tract Infections and OPAT
Chair: Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde & Vhairi Bateman, Infection consultant NHS Grampian
1400
Optimising management of bronchiectasis
1420
Discussion on barriers and enablers to managing respiratory tract infections in OPAT
1450
Group feedback

1510
Summary of day and closing Remarks
Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
1520
Close
0930
Registration
1000
Welcome and introduction
Annette Clarkson, Lead Pharmacist Antimicrobials, OPAT and Infection control Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust - View Bio
1005
BSAC OPAT Initiative overview – Where are we now?
Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases, OPAT service lead, Imperial College, Healthcare NHS Trust & Co-Lead BSAC OPAT Initiative (recorded presentation) - View Bio

LOCAL DISCUSSION (PART 1) Clinical OPAT - challenging cases
Chair: Annette Clarkson, Lead Pharmacist Antimicrobials, OPAT and Infection control Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
1020
Long-term Palliative antibiotic therapy – The Pandora’s box of OPAT?
Astrid Gerrard, Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner OPAT, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust - View Bio
1035
OPAT support of a patient with a chaotic lifestyle
Fiona Andrewartha, Consultant microbiologist, infectious diseases and OPAT Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
LOCAL DISCUSSION (PART 2) The evolution and expansion of OPAT services
1050
Evolving Role of Clinical Pharmacists within the OPAT Setting: the Derby Experience
Chris Durojaiye, Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases & Clinical Lead for OPAT - View Bio
Ellie Birnie, Lead OPAT pharmacist, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust - View Bio
1105
The Trials & Tribulations of an Expanding OPAT Service
Joanna Whittaker, CNS OPAT Service, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust - View Bio

1120
BREAK

LOCAL DISCUSSION (PART 3) The challenge of administration
Chair: Annette Clarkson, Lead Pharmacist Antimicrobials, OPAT and Infection control Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
1150
Nurse-filled elastomerics- the Leeds experience
Lizzie Ware, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
1205
The Self-administration challenge of Ceftazidime-avibactam on OPAT
Kirsty Dodgson OPAT Consultant Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust - View Bio

1250
LUNCH

SPOTLIGHT ON...Respiratory tract infections
Chair: Annette Clarkson, Lead Pharmacist Antimicrobials, OPAT and Infection control Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
1350
Bronchiectasis - overview from a respiratory physician perspective
Helen Roberts, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust - View Bio
1420
Discussion on local issues/lessons learnt

1445
Summary of day & closing remarks
Annette Clarkson, Lead Pharmacist Antimicrobials, OPAT and Infection control Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust - View Bio
1500
Close

Registration

Registration now open!

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

Please register using the links below.

BSAC Membership is FREE, join here.

We are currently offering free registration to nurses, please contact Esme Carruthers to book your place at your chosen workshop.

Belfast

14 June

Birmingham

21 June

Glasgow

28 June

London

6 September

Bristol

10 September

Newmarket

13 September

Abstracts

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

The deadline for abstract submission for the London, Bristol & Newmarket workshops is 1700hrs BST on Friday 16 August 2024.

Please note our Conditions of Submission:
1. The presenting author must register for their chosen workshop.
2. Abstracts must be submitted by the deadline.
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 prior to the first workshop.
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 2024 Workshop event you are submitting the abstract for

    Sponsorship

    There are various sponsorship opportunities available to support this workshop series. Please contact Esme Carruthers for further details.

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