Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Stewardship

Special edition: online only or limited hybrid In-person attendance: 5 CPD Credits

Special Edition: choose from either: online only or limited hybrid in-person attendance. 5 CPD Credits

Though antimicrobial resistance is an inevitable occurrence, the threat of facing resistant infections, that are at best; difficult and at worst, impossible to treat; has risen exponentially. At the same time, the frequency that intensive care professionals encounter critically ill patients with multi-resistant organisms has also increased over time.

This study day therefore aims to educate delegates by taking them on a journey, to consider some of the many complexities that can be associated with infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship, including:

  • The Psychology – Why we prescribe (or don’t prescribe) antibiotics.  Considering the psychology of decision making in antimicrobial therapy, role of peer-group normalisation, fear, and anxiety, and how this is rationalised.
  • Pharmacy Getting the dose right, the role of critical care pharmacists in antimicrobial stewardship. Discussing the importance of getting the dose right, dosing strategies (prolonged infusions vs intermittent bolus), adjustments in enhanced and impaired renal clearance and how this relates to effective antimicrobial actions.
  • Microbiology – What’s new in microbiology and intensive care.  Exploring recent developments in microbiological testing, molecular diagnostics, rapid diagnostics for antimicrobial sensitivities, point-of-care microbiology and how these fits with antimicrobial stewardship.

Book now to take advantage of the generosity that bioMerieux has shown by supporting this study day. This in turn, has reduced the cost to delegates, such is the importance of this topic for intensive care professionals and beyond. 

Programme Programme

10am - Welcome and Introductions

10:10am - bioMerieux - who we are and what we do

10:20am- A world without antibiotics? - Antimicrobial stewardship and why it matters

10:45am - Research - What's new, summary ongoing research and recent trials 

11::10am - Microbiology – What’s new in microbiology and intensive care

11:35am - Q&A 

11:50am - Break

12:05pm - Ventilator associated pneumonia and intensive care 

12:30pm - Multi-professional working – the not so secret key to antimicrobial stewardship 

12:55pm - Q&A

1:15pm  - Lunch break or lunch and learn for in-person delegates only

2:30pm - Psychology – Why we prescribe (or don’t prescribe) antibiotics

2:55pm - Pharmacy – Getting the dose right, the role of pharmacists in antimicrobial stewardship

3:20pm - Q&A 

3:30pm - Break 

4:15pm - Keynote speaker,  ICS Director of Research and Honorary Consultant in Intensive Care, Professor Mani Shankar- Hari

5pm - Close

Prices Prices

In-person £55

Virtual £45

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