2nd Anti-infectives Educational Conference

2nd Anti-infectives Educational Conference
Friday 6th March 2015
Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London
Organised by: Sejal Parekh and Dr Giovanni Satta
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
CPD from Royal College of Pathologists pending.
The conference is ideal for healthcare professionals with an interest in antimicrobials/infectious diseases/microbiology including antimicrobials
pharmacists, consultants and trainees in microbiology/infectious diseases and public health professionals. The conference will also be an ideal
opportunity for networking with colleagues in the world of antimicrobials and infections.
Conference Programme
9.00 – 9.15
9.15 – 9.30
Tea/Coffee and registration
Welcome and introduction – Sejal Parekh and Dr Giovanni Satta
Morning session chaired by Sarla Drayan and Dr Sorrush Soleimanian
9.30 – 10.00
Antibiotic resistance & new antibiotics
Dr Nick Brown
President of BSAC (British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy) and Consultant in
Medical Microbiology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
10.00 – 10.30
New treatments for hepatitis C
Dr Mark Nelson
Consultant in HIV Medicine and Service Director for the HIV Directorate
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
10:30 – 11.00
Tea/Coffee Break
11.00 – 11.30
Antimicrobial PKPD: refresher and
future directions
Dr Joseph Standing
MRC Fellow and Antimicrobial Pharmacist
UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital
11:30 – 12:00
Antibiotic dosing in Critical Care
Dr Catherine McKenzie
Consultant Pharmacist, Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine
Guys and St. Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
12:00 – 12:30
Topic: antibiotic stewardship (title TBC)
Ms Esmita Charani
Academic Research Pharmacist
Imperial College London NIHR Health Protection Research Unit
12:30 – 13.30
Buffet Lunch
Afternoon session chaired by Dr Hawa Petkar and Dr Achim Schwenk
13:30 – 14:30
Rapid and molecular diagnosis:
Enteric pathogens PCR
Mass spectrometry and drug resistance
QuickFish for rapid identification of
organisms in blood cultures
Dr Robin Smith, Consultant in Medical Microbiology
Dr Emmanuel Wey, Consultant in Medical Microbiology
Ms Rebecca Gorton, Clinical Scientist
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
14:30 – 15:00
The role of whole genome sequencing in Dr James Price
detecting hospital outbreaks and future NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
15:00 – 15:30
Tea/Coffee Break
15.30 – 16.15
Bacteriophages for the treatment of
16.15 – 16.45
Advances in the diagnosis of invasive
fungal infection
16.45 – 17:00
Dr Mzia Kutateladze
Head of Laboratory of Gene Engineering and Biotechnology
Eliava Institute of Bacteriophages, Tbilisi (Georgia)
Professor Christopher Kibbler
Professor of Medical Microbiology
University College London
Evaluation and Close - Sejal Parekh and Dr Giovanni Satta
This conference has been kindly supported by educational grants from different diagnostic and pharmaceutical companies (details
to be finalized).
2nd Anti-infectives Educational Conference
Friday 6th March 2015
Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London
Direction to conference centre
Congress Centre is just three minutes’ walk from Tottenham Court Road Underground
Station and a short walk from Oxford Street and Covent Garden.
Other transport links by tube include trains direct to Euston, Charing Cross, Waterloo and
Liverpool Street mainline stations. There are two metered public car parks in the
immediate vicinity located in Great Russell Street and Museum Street, as well as metered
on-street parking.
For further information, please contact:
Sejal Parekh, Research Pharmacist - sejal.parekh@nhs.net
Dr Giovanni Satta, Consultant in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - giovanni.satta@nhs.net