Spring Conference 2018 – Defeating AMR: The trinity of prevention, preservation & promotion

DAY 1 – MONDAY 12 MARCH
QEII CONFERENCE CENTRE, LONDON

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Welcome and Opening Remarks

Professor Dilip Nathwani OBE

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KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Global epidemiology of infectious diseases and AMR and the role of informatics

Professor Michael Osterholm

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PLENARY SESSION: HOW CAN VACCINES AND DIAGNOSTICS TO HELP WIN THE BATTLE AGAINST AMR?

Global burden of bacterial infections: the role of vaccines in reducing AMR

Dr David McIntosh

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Enabling the adoption of new diagnostics within the UK healthcare system

Dr Fiona Carragher

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PLENARY SESSION: PRESERVING ANTIBIOTIC EFFICACY THROUGH EFFECTIVE PRESCRIBING: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM STEWARDSHIP IN LMICS?

Stewardship in Kerala, India

Dr Sanjeev Singh

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Experiences from Latin America

Dr Gabriel Levy Hara

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Stewardship in Africa – challenges and opportunities

Dr Brian Godman

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SPONSORED SYMPOSIUMS

Diagnostic testing for point of care C Reactive Protein and how it can guide antibiotic prescribing

Supported by Abbott

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BEYOND EMPERICAL THERAPY – Clinical Experiences with Fast Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing

Supported by Accelerate

Technology overview – The Accelerate Pheno™ System
Steve Holland
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Clinical Experiences of the Accelerate Pheno™ System at an NHS District General Hospital
Dr Claire Thomas
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PARALLEL SESSION – Routine and rapid surveillance systems

What surveillance do we have for AMR?

Dr Berit Muller-Peabody

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Why is surveillance important after introducing vaccines?

Dr Michael Edelstein

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Rapid surveillance in emergency situations: The Zika Experience

Professor Jimmy Whitworth

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Legacy planning – what did we learn from Ebola

Dr Timothy Brooks

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PARALLEL SESSION – The quiet revolution: the modernisation of laboratories – optimal use of existing diagnostics

Procalcitonin – lessons and limitations

Dr Stephan Harbarth

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MALDI-TOF and its impact on patient care

Dr Savita Gossain

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Syndromic approaches to infection detection – TaqMan array cards

Dr Martin Curran

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PARALLEL SESSION – Successful stewardship across multidisciplinary settings

Alternative models of care: Nurses in antimicrobial stewardship

Jo McEwen

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Successful stewardship in hospital settings (HDU and general)

Dr Charles Luyt

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Antimicrobial stewardship in long term care facilities (LTCFs)

Dr Elizabeth Beech

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PARALLEL SESSION – Global surveillance of resistance & antibiotic prescribing quality

Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS)

Professor Roman Kozlov

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Global PPS

Professor Herman Goossens

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DAY 2 – TUESDAY 13 MARCH
QEII CONFERENCE CENTRE, LONDON

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PLENARY SESSION: VACCINES AND DIAGNOSTICS – WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?

New Vaccines against Epidemic Infectious Diseases

Dr David McIntosh

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PARALLEL SESSION – Innovation: Rapid diagnostics and emerging therapies

New for old and emerging treatments – a summary of new agents in development

Professor Alasdair MacGowan

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Clinical need for rapid diagnostic tests

Professor Herman Goossens

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Skin patch antibiotics – the next big thing?

Professor Ryan Donnelly

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Harnessing the host-protein response to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections

Dr Liran Shani

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Lefamulin: the potential for one antibiotic rather than two in CABP

Professor Mark Wilcox

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PARALLEL SESSION – Next generation Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Bacteria

Rapid susceptibility testing: new phenotypic and non-WGS genotypic approaches

Dr Oskar Ekelund

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WGS-based susceptibility testing for TB: from research to service delivery

Professor Grace Smith

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Should WGS be used for susceptibility testing of bacteria other than TB?

Dr Matthew Ellington

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GARROD LECTURE

Preparing for the Black Swans of resistance

Professor David Livermore

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KEYNOTE LECTURE

Progressing the new essential medicines agenda

Professor Celine Pulcini

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Reporting Guidelines Workshop

Use of reporting guidelines to design, report and referee antibiotic stewardship studies

Dr Sheldon Stone

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PARALLEL SESSION

Latest clinical data and early experience of managing difficult-to-treat Gram-negative infections with a novel β-lactamase inhibitor combination

Supported by Pfizer

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PARALLEL SESSION

Current thinking about cephalosporins and CDI & AMR. Can a new cephalosporin help?

Supported by Cardiome

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CLOSING PLENARY SESSION – NOVEL GLOBAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Delivering open access, high impact-low cost education to all

Professor Dilip Nathwani OBE

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Developing a global community of practice

Dr Elizabeth Tayler

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