Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Conference & Workshops

Part of the BSAC OPAT Initiative

Professor Mark Gilchrist

Mark is Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases & Stewardship and Professor of practice (infectious disease) at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
He is a council member of British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and co-chairs its UK OPAT Initiative. He is a senior honorary lecturer at Imperial College London, together with being a spokesman on antimicrobials and fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
Mark has particular interests in antimicrobial stewardship around improving systems and processes that affect local, national and international AMR. His clinical interests include OPAT, tuberculosis and critical care.
Postgraduate education includes an MSc and non-medical independent prescribing status and he was recently awarded the NHS Leadership Academy Nye Bevan Award in executive healthcare leadership. He is a past chair of the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association - Pharmacy Infection Network (UKCPA PIN) and was awarded RPS Faculty Fellowship (Infection) in 2013.
He has delivered many lectures and workshops on AMS both at national and international level and has published around his areas of interest. He was a member of the working group that reviewed and developed the 2015 Public Health England “Start Smart then focus” stewardship toolkit and co-authored the UKCPA/RPS Faculty infection curriculum. Mark was a tutor on the global massive open online courses on AMS and OPAT and is an editor for JAC – AMR.