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 & 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

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

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

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 is 1200hrs UK time on Friday 12 May 2023.

To view the posters presented at the 2022 workshop series please click here.

Please note our Conditions of Submission:
1. The presenting author must register for their chosen workshop.
2. Abstracts must be submitted by 1200hrs UK time on Friday 12 May 2023.
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 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.

Sponsorship

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

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