Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Conference & Workshops

Part of the BSAC OPAT Initiative

Regional Workshop: London

5th June 2020, Royal College of Nursing

Local Facilitator and Chair:

0930
Registration
1000
Welcome and introduction
Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
1005
BSAC OPAT Initiative overview – Where are we now?
Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Local discussion (Part 1) Challenges cases
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
Experiences in Endocarditis & OPAT
John Klein, Consultant Microbiologist and Training Lead, Guys and St Thomas’s NHS Trust
1035
The trials and tribulations of complex CF/ VAD infections needing OPAT
Sara Murthy, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Consultant, Guys and St Thomas’s NHS Trust

Local discussion (Part 2) Virtual Wards – where are we?
Chair: 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
1050
Setting up a virtual OPAT ward within the ICS
Aileen Boyd, King College Hospital
1105
Virtual ward experiences from Scotland – can we learn anything?
Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
1120
Discussion on local issues relating to virtual ward including minimum data set for benchmarking

1130
BREAK

Local discussion (Part 3) Challenges agents
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
1200
Exploring antifungal use in OPAT
Cristina Suarez, St. Bartholomew's Hospital (Barts Health NHS Trust).
1215
The growing complexity of OPAT services and using nurse-filled elastomerics
Ana Garcia Mingo, Whittington Hospital
1230
Challenges of treating CMV in OPAT
Balram Rathish, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust London

1300
LUNCH

Spotlight on...
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
1400
Overview from Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Antonia Scobie, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
1430
Discussion on local issues/lessons learnt

1445
Summary of day / Closing Remarks
1500
Close

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 Belfast, Birmingham, London & Glasgow workshops is 1700hrs BST on Friday 10 May 2024.

The deadline for abstract submission for the London, Bristol & Newmarket workshops is 1700hrs BST on Friday 2 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.

Sponsorship

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

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