Spring Meeting & AGM 2011

Spring Meeting 2011 – Celebrating 40 Years of Achievement & Celebration Dinner
International Convention Centre, Birmingham
Wednesday 23 March

To celebrate the society’s land mark achievements over the last 40 years the 2011 Spring Meeting examined and addressed the current position surrounding antimicrobial resistance surveillance, antimicrobial stewardship, multi-drug resistance, acinetobacter and more. Anecdotes of practice over the last 40 years were shared and we looked towards the next 40 years and what the future holds for antimicrobial therapy.

We were joined by Professor Brian G Spratt CBE FRS FMedSci, chair in molecular microbiology at Imperial College, London who delivered the prestigious Garrod Lecture.

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Spring Meeting 2011 – Celebrating 40 Years of BSAC
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Welcome address: 40 years of BSAC

Professor Peter Davey, Dundee

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Session one: National methods and surveillance

BSAC antimicrobial susceptibility testing – from Stokes to European harmonization to world?

Dr Derek Brown, Cambridge

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Antimicrobial resistance surveillance, improving relevance and outputs

Professor Alasdair MacGowan, Bristol

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Antimicrobial stewardship – a tool for improving outcomes?

Professor Alison Holmes, London

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Resistance in farm animals – implications for animal and public health

Mr Jeff Jones, Veterinary Laboratories Agency
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Session two: Challenges and prospects: what now for multi-drug resistant infections?

Acinetobacter and more…

Professor Mark Pallen, Birmingham

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The Garrod Lecture: My 40 years – from penicillin-binding proteins to molecular epidemiology

Professor Brian G Spratt, London

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Session three: 20th – 21st century practice

Antimicrobial chemotherapy in practice from 20th to 21st century – throughout my years as a physician

Professor Alasdair Geddes, Birmingham

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The rise of the antimicrobial pharmacist

Dr Kieran Hand, Southampton

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Session four: What next for antimicrobial therapy?

So what is the future?

Professor Roger Finch, Nottingham

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A view from Industry: Past, present and prospects for the future

Richard Bax, Reading

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The next 40 years?

Professor Laura Piddock, Birmingham

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