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From bench to bedside tackling the threat of Carbapenemase producing organisms

Tuesday 6 June 2017

Current SAPG work programme and key challenges - presented by Dr Andrew Seaton, chair of SAPG

Current Scottish Microbiology and Virology Network (SMVN) work programme and key challenges - presented by Dr Gillian Orange, chair of SMVN

Carbapenemase producers: new Scottish AMR Satellite Reference Laboratory Service - presented by Professor Alistair Leanord, Consultant Microbiologist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

CPE screening - patient and staff acceptability study - presented by Professor Kay Currie, Glasgow Caledonian University

Output from SAPG Carbapenems AMT survey and clinicians interviews - microbiology aspects - presented by Dr Becky Wilson, Consultant Microbiologist & IPC Doctor, NHS Grampian / NHS Orkney

What's not in the guidelines - giving infection management advice to the non-specialist - presented by Dr Claire Mackintosh, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, NHS Lothian

Reducing time taken to test bacteria for resistance - Scattered Light Integrated Collector (SLIC) - presented by Dr Robert Hammond, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of St Andrews Medical School


Sharing experience from the boards - microbiology initiatives to limit prescribing

Gram negative reporting - suppression of results and the impact on carbapenem use - presented by Dr Mairi MacLeod, Consultant Microbiologist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Impact of MADLI-TOF / Sepsityper technology on antifungal stewardship - presented by Dr A Bal, Consultant Microbiologist, NHS Ayrshire and Arran 

Laboratory use of authorisation codes to influence prescribing - presented by Dr David Griffith, Consultant Microbiologist, NHS Fife

Rapid molecular testing to detect Staphylococcus aureus in positive blood cultures improves patient management - presented by Mr Martin McHugh, Clinical Scientist, NHS Lothian