Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Conference & Workshops

Part of the BSAC OPAT Initiative

Regional Workshop: Glasgow

28th May 2020

Local Facilitator and Chair:

Welcome and Overview
Dr Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious DIseases and General Medicine, Glasgow
Keynote lecture - What is new in OPAT and what is the UK initiative focusing on
Mr Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious DIseases, Imperial College Hospitals NHS Trust

Case Studies: Local and novel approaches to OPAT
Case Study 1
Claire Vallance, Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist, Glasgow
Case Study 2
Fiona Robb, Antimicrobial Pharmacist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Case Study 3
Claire Mackintosh, Consultant Infectious Disease Physician, NHS Lothian

Challenges in OPAT Management
Antimicrobial Stewardship within a OPAT service
Dr Andrew Seaton
Key considerations for paediatric OPAT services
Conor Doherty, Consultant Paediatrician, Glasgow

Cardiome sponsored session : Dalbavancin and OPAT
Neil Ritchie, Consultant Physician Infectious Diseases, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

Community and outcomes: The OPAT Service Directory and National Outcomes Registry
Felicity Drummond, Project Manager, BSAC

OPAT Soapbox - your views
OPAT competencies
Local issues
Dr Andrew Seaton and Dr Fiona Thorburn, Joint Trainee Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Glasgow

Meeting close
Dr Andrew Seaton


BSAC member – 10% discount across all of the above with the following code BSAC2019


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

The deadline for abstract submission *DEADLINE EXTENDED* 1700hrs UK time on Monday 23 May 2022 for consideration for poster presentation at the Birmingham and London 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.