Hospital Acquired and Ventilator Associated Pneumonia – 21st Century Challenges and Solutions

Thursday 2 September 2010, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
Friday 3 September 2010, Council House, Birmingham
Monday 6 September 2010, Royal College of Physicians, London

Despite improved antimicrobial therapy and preventative practices, hospital acquired and ventilator associated pneumonia remain important causes of morbidity and mortality. HAP & VAP continues to challenge intensivists, microbiologists, ID physicians and laboratory staff alike, from initial diagnosis to choice of effective treatment regimens.

Hospital Acquired & Ventilator Associated Pneumonia – 21st & Solutions
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Diagnosis, definitions & treatment

Welcome and Overview

Bob Masterton, Ayrshire

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Diagnosis & defi nitions of HAP/VAP – where are we now?

Gary French, London

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Treatment of HAP/VAP – strategies & challenges

Ethan Rubinstein, Canada

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Reducing patient harm

HAP/VAP care bundle interventions – a UK approach

Bob Masterton, Ayrshire

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Reducing patient harm in critical care: the matching Michigan experience

Bradford Winters, Baltimore, USA

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Advances in HAP/VAP management

The impact of non-antimicrobial interventions

Duncan Wyncoll, London

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The impact of recent antimicrobial interventions – the PK/PD debate & what the evidence says

William Hope, Manchester

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Novel biomarkers for infection & sepsis

Paul Dark, Manchester

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