Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Conference & Workshops

Part of the BSAC OPAT Initiative

Regional Workshop: Dublin

18th May 2020, The Marker Hotel, Dublin

Local Facilitator and Chair:

Welcome and introduction
Dr Eavan Muldoon, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin
Evidence base for OPAT (GPR, NORS, Drug Stability) - Evidence, standards and outcomes: the trinity of successful OPAT
Dr Sanjay Patel, Paediatric infectious diseases and immunology consultant, Southampton Children’s Hospital
OPAT therapy in CNS infections – special considerations
Dr Eoghan De Barra, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Beaumont Hospital Dublin


CIT services in the Republic of Ireland
Noreen Curtin, Primary Care Integrated Services Manager, Community Operations, HSE
Overview of training provided to patients discharged on Self OPAT
Anne Murphy, Point of Care
Panel Discussion

Lunch and networking

Antifungal therapy in OPAT
Dr Eavan Muldoon, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin
The role of the podiatrist in the management of diabetic foot infections.
Michelle Hooban, podiatrist, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin
Learning from OPAT Centres
Outpatient Antimicrobial therapy for Endovascular Aortic Repair Infection; a 5 year retrospective evaluation
Dr Niamh Allen, Specialist Registrar, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
Case Presentation 2
Dr Eileen Sweeney, Specialist Registrar, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin
Case Presentation 3
Dr Anna O’Rourke, Specialist Registrar, Cork University Hospital, Cork
Case Presentation 4
Dr Grace Kenny, Specialist Registrar, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Next steps
Summary of day / Closing Remarks


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.