FIS 2013 – Action on Infection

The FIS (Federation of Infection Societies) Annual Conference is a collaboration between all organisations who have an interest in infection from across the UK.

In 2013, BSAC hosted the three day event on behalf of all societies at the prestigious ICC in the heart of Birmingham.

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Day 1

Monday 11 November 2013, The ICC, Birmingham
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Resistance Surveillance

Professor David Livermore

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Vaccines

Professor Rob Read

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Antibacterial pharmacodynamics: choosing the right agent, dose and duration

Professor Alasdair MacGowan

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Ceftaroline

Professor David Livermore

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Fidaxomicin

Professor Mark Wilcox

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Daptomycin

Dr Andrew Seaton

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A pilot study measuring the kinetic profile of IP-10 over the first 14 days of TB chemotherapy

Dr Rachel Saunders

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HDV infected patients with active HBV replication have mutations in HBV reverse transcriptase

Mrs Elham Shirvani-Dastgerdi Medizinische Klinik III

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Incorporating tuberculosis strain typing data into routine contact tracing investigations: experience from the field

Dr Melinda Munang

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Distinguishing Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia from Colonisation by Semi-Quantitative PCR

Dr Daniel Weiland

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Development of the Nottingham NUH OPAT service – A Study analysing the Figures behind the Funding

Dr Susan Snape

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Development of a Human Probiotic Infusion service for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection

Dr Victoria McCune

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Update on current management options for difficult UTI

Dr Ann Pallett

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Practical challenges in diagnosis of uncomplicated and complicated UTI

Dr Guduru Gopal Rao

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Global access to effective antibiotics – bridging the gap between science & policy

Professor Otto Cars

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The real cost of treating C diff infection

Ms Laura Whitney

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Public Health England guidance on C diff treatment

Professor Mark Wilcox

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DIFICLIR TM (fidaxomicin): Patient cases studies

Dr Deepa Nayar

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Improved patient outcomes and antibiotic stewardship through smarter testing

Dr Matthew Dryden

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The OPAT Initiative 2013 and beyond – including results of 2013 Audit

Dr Andrew Seaton

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Presenting a credible business case to your Trust – lessons learned since 2009

Dr Graeme Jones

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Consider the patient, the drug and the device – how do you choose?

Mr Tim Hills

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OPAT Good Practice Recommendations application within paediatrics

Dr Sanjay Patel

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OPAT & Antibiotic Stewardship

Dr Sanjay Patel

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Measuring and reporting success: Good database principles and presenting the initial results from the national OPAT registry

Dr Mark Gilchrist

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Resistance surveillance – the UK landscape

Professor Alasdair MacGowan

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Emerging Strategies for Control of Multidrug Resistant Organisms in Health Care Environment

Dr Roy Chemaly

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Surveillance of antimicrobials – establishing a national point prevalence survey system

Dr Maggie Heginbothom

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Gram positive bacteraemia

Professor Jean-Christophe Lucet

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Gram negative bacteraemia

Dr David Enoch

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Central-line associated bloodstream infections

Professor Peter Wilson

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Syndromes associated with biological weapons

Lieutenant Colonel James Dunbar

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Politics and Biological Weapons? How does the international community deal with things?

Professor Malcolm Dando

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Smallpox, Bird-flu, Chicken-soup- Concerns About the Misuse of Medical Research and Emerging Technologies

Dr Brett Edwards

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Politics and Biological Weapons – how do UK and Irish institutions currently see things?

Dr Lorenzo Cladi

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Prospect for HIV cure in adults

Dr John Frater

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Early treated infants and the Mississippi baby

Dr Steve Welch

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The future of HIV services in the new NHS

Dr Simon Barton

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When the Drugs don’t work – a case of HSV encephalitis

Dr Nicola Price

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A fungal spore in the csf!

Dr Susie Froude

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Best Practice in Examination

Dr Emyr Benbow

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Enhancing undergraduate microbiology teaching and learning

Dr Bethany Davies

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Improving your teaching to postgraduates

Professor Elizabeth Hughes

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Day 2

Tuesday 12 November 2013, The ICC, Birmingham
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Use of posaconazole for cerebral aspergillosis in an immunocompetent patient: case report and literature review

Dr Richard Cooke

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Post Traumatic Osteomyelitis: A rare presentation of Clostridium difficile infection

Dr Jade Harrison

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A blurry disguise from the ‘great imitator’

Dr Kamaljit Khalsa

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Inflammatory complications in CNS tuberculosis

Dr Kiranmai Bhatt

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A rare case of injectional anthrax infection

Dr Anoushka Kansara

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A Hunter’s Infection

Dr Philip Asquith

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Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections isolated from Birmingham Heartlands Hospital: A case notes review

Dr Katherine Clay

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Educating the ‘Start Smart – Then Focus’ generation

Professor Peter Davey

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What are the public’s expectations for antibiotics and how can we influence them? Developing the TARGET website

Dr Cliodna McNulty

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Bacterial whole genome sequencing in clinical microbiology, infection control and public health

Professor Julian Parkhill

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Whole genome sequencing of M. tuberculosis – what are the benefits?

Dr Timothy Walker

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Viral genome sequencing to guide clinical management and public health

Professor Judith Breuer

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Antimicrobial Resistance Risk Assessments – key findings from the last ten years

Professor Peter Silley

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Can we predict the next European zoonotic MDR epidemic?

Professor John Threlfall

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MRSA in pigs – the Spanish experience

Ms Concepción Porrero

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Synovial fluid biomarkers and the diagnosis of implant related joint infections

Dr Kordo Saeed

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The role of intravenous antibiotic therapy

Dr Andrew Seaton

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The role of oral antibiotic therapy

Dr Matthew Dryden

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Success implementation of IV to Oral switch

Dr Matthew Dryden

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How to do it! A short course on Quality Improvement

Dr Emma Donaldson, Dr Imran Qureshi

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MDR Acinetobacter baumannii

Dr Michael Borg

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Can gonorrhoea remain a treatable infection?

Dr Michael Borg

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The development and evaluation of a peer education workshop for school aged children on hygiene and the prevention of infection

Dr Vicki Young

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What is the risk of venous thromboembolism in patients treated through an Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) Service?

Dr David Barr

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Investigation and antibiotic treatment of IID and suspected E.coli O157 and Clostridium difficile by general practitioners in England: are they doing the right thing?

Dr Cliodna McNulty

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Persistence of specific bactericidal antibodies against serogroup B meningococcus at 5 years of age after immunisation with 4CMenB in infancy and 40 months

Dr Fiona McQuaid

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Debate: ‘Screening for multiple antibiotic resistant Gram-negative bacteria (MR-GNB) in NICU: Yes or No?’

Dr Abid Hussain

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Debate: ‘Screening for multiple antibiotic resistant Gram-negative bacteria (MR-GNB) in NICU: Yes or No?’

Dr Mitul Patel

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Building a career in Academic Infectious Diseases

Professor Jon Friedland

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Building a career in Academic Microbiology and Virology

Professor Judith Breuer

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Day 3

Wednesday 13 November 2013, The ICC, Birmingham
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Device-Related Bacteraemia – a Surrogate Marker of HCAIs

Dr Mike Cooper

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An outbreak of Clostridium difficile ribotype 027 in a residential home

Dr James Clayton

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Whole-genome sequencing to investigate the role of hospital water in transmission of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to burns patients

Dr Beryl Oppenheim

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The successful control of a Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus (VRE) outbreak in the Nephrology department of a large district hospital

Dr Hala Kandil

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TB screening in a Dialysis Unit: detecting latent TB infection is only half the problem

Dr David Enoch

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Cultural determinants of infection control behaviour: understanding drivers and implementing effective change

Dr Michael Borg

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Better Data = Better Outcomes : An illustration of a national information platform

Professor Dilip Nathwani, Professor Marion Bennie

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Better engagement with clinical teams

Dr Emma Donaldson, Dr Imran Qureshi

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Anti-infectives – the evidence base or lack thereof!

Dr Andrew Lovering

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Anti-fungals – the current state of the art

Professor David Denning

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Challenges of TDM in paediatrics

Dr Jim Gray

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The true course of Lyme disease in the UK

Dr Matthew Dryden

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The Imported Fever Service – Overview and update

Dr Nick Beeching

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Novel diagnostics methods for imported fevers

Dr Matthew Dryden

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Conference debate: Clostridium difficile targets – how low can you go? Motion: Successfully meeting objectives for Clostridium difficile adversely affects prescribing behaviour. The argument for:

Dr Bharat Patel

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Conference debate: Clostridium difficile targets – how low can you go? Motion: Successfully meeting objectives for Clostridium difficile adversely affects prescribing behaviour. The argument against:

Dr David Jenkins

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A career in infections from both sides of the fence

Professor Peter Borriello

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Introductory talk: What’s new and new evidence for old agents?

Professor Alasdair MacGowan

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Is Temocillin really an option for hospital-acquired pneumonia?

Mr Hani Habayeb

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Evidence for the use of new and old agents for Staphylococcus aureus infections?

Dr Charis Marwick

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Fidaxomicin first-line in C. difficile infection: is it justifiable?

Dr Paul Wade

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