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:

Welcome and introduction
Dr Carolyn Hemsley, Microbiology & Infectious Disease Consultant, Guys and St Thomas' NHS Trust
Evidence base for OPAT (GPR, NORS, Drug Stability) - Evidence, standards and outcomes: the trinity of successful OPAT
Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Quality of life in OPAT- how should we record it?
Dr Sarah Logan, Ana Garcia Mingo & Esther King University College London Hospital

Reflections on managing OPAT patients from a tertiary referral centre (Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital)
Dr Simon Warren, Microbiology & Infectious Disease Consultant, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Impact of Oviva –outcomes & challenges
Tariq Azamgarhi - Specialist Antimicrobial Pharmacist Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust


Learning from OPAT centres (This will focus on learning from OPAT incidents - what has changed your practice)
When is a failure of OPAT a failure? Can we learn from our re-admissions?
Dr Carolyn Hemsley, Microbiology & Infectious Disease Consultant, Guys and St Thomas' NHS Trust
Learning from incidents - Using QI process to redesign OPAT services
Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Fluid Overload: Lessons Learned from Elastomeric Devices
Dr Tomàs Woodgate, Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Immunology and Infectious diseases and Emma Glass, Paediatric OPAT Clinical Nurse Specialist - Evelina Children's Hospital
Case 4
Sunil Sharma, Consultant in microbiology & infectious diseases, Brighton
Case 5
Dr Tumena Corrah, Consultant infectious diseases and acute medicine, clinical lead for OPAT, Northwick Park Hospital London
Case 6
Dr Mauricio Arias, Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology, Clinical Infection Unit, St Georges 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 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.