Into Clinical Practice: Meeting the challenges of Gram Negative Infection management

19 November 2019
Royal College of Physicians, London

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08:45 Registration and refreshments
09:30 Opening remarks, Professor Philip Howard Consultant Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals and University of Leeds

SESSION ONE: The helicopter view

09:35 Global and UK epidemiology of gram negative infections
10:00 Understanding resistance mechanisms and their applications into practice, Professor Peter Hawkey, Professor of Clinical and Public Health Bacteriology, University of Birmingham
10:25 Drug R&D to combat gram negative infections, Dr David Roblin, CEO Summit Therapeutics
10:50 Refreshments and posters

SESSION TWO: The patient and the bacteria

11:20 Clinical presentations and impact of gram negative infections
11:40 PK-PD challenges for gram negative infections, Professor William Hope, Professor of Therapeutics and Infectious Diseases, University of Liverpool
12:00 Advances in betalactamase inhibition in difficult to treat infections, Dr Shampa Das, Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool
12:20 Supported presentation: Diagnostics
12:40 Invited paper: Case presentation
12:50 Invited paper: Case presentation
13:00 Lunch, posters and interactive sessions

SESSION THREE: Supported session: Menarini

13:45 Antimicrobial stewardship – the challenges and opportunities
14:00 Real life resistance – data – launch of potential solution

SESSION FOUR: Real world experience – clinical lessons

14:45 Invited paper: Case presentation
15:00 Invited paper: Case presentation
15:15 Invited paper: Case presentation

SESSION FIVE: Real world experience – managing resistance in practice

15:30 Effects of an outbreak: Outcomes and lessons
15:45 Application of evidence in the treatment of gram negative infections – beyond the ECCMID guidelines
1615 Closing remarks