Antibiotic Guardian Conference and Awards 2018


 The National Conference will provide guidance, resources and information for practitioners on topics associated with antibiotic awareness and stewardship. The Antibiotic Guardian Awards on the same day will provide an opportunity to recognise and reward best-practice within Antibiotic Stewardship across the UK and Europe.


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*Programme subject to change

08:45 – Delegate Registration & Expo

09:30 – Conference Chair Introduction

Speaker: Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope, Lead Pharmacist, AMR Programme, Public Health England

09:40 – Keynote Address- Progress on the Government’s ambitions to tackle AMR and Reducing inappropriate prescribing by 50%

Speaker: Dr Susan Hopkins, Deputy Director,PHE and lead for AMR-Invited

10:05 – UK AMR Diagnostics Collaborative

Speaker: Fiona Carragher, Deputy Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England

10:20 – Improving awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance across Europe

Speaker: Dr. Mark Spreger, Director of the Antimicrobial Resistance Secretariat, World Health Organisation

10:40 – Antibiotic stewardship for Animal Health

Speaker: Niloy Acharyya, AMR National Policy Lead, VMD, Defra – Confirmed

10:55 – Training the next generation, Investing in tackling AMR

Speaker: Dr Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Health Protection Research Unit, Imperial College London – Confirmed

11:15 – Refreshments & Expo

Shared Learning Part 1: Sustained improvements and update of interventions

11:35 – Children & Families

Speakers: Steve Morton, Health and Wellbeing Manager
Shelagh Snape, Lead Health Protection Nurse Practitioner, PHE North West

11:50 – Reducing gram negative blood infections Prescribing within England

Speaker: Dr Annie Joseph, Integrated Antimicrobial Stewardship Fellow, Microbiology Specialty Registrar, Nottingham University Hospital

12:10 – Role of Innovation

Speakers: Shahzad Razaq, Principal Pharmacist for Medicine & Anti-Infectives, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

12:30 – The role of Diagnostic Stewardship to tackle antibiotic resistance

Speaker: TBC

12:50 – Regional & National communications to promote antibiotic stewardship

Speakers: Shak Rafiq, Communications Lead, NHS Leeds West CCG
Natasha Noor, Senior Communications Officer, NHS Leeds West CCG

13:10 – Lunch, Expo & Poster Session

14:20 – Shared Learning Part 2: Entries from 2018

The featured abstracts were chosen from the shortlisted submissions by the conference organisers, independently of the Public Health England judging process.

Abstract one: Big achievements of the British poultry meat – Richard Griffiths

Abstract two: Antimicrobials in livestock: stewardship, resistance and the Bristol Veterinary School’s AMR Force – Kristen Reyher

Abstract three: Point of Care ‘C – Reactive Protein’ (POC CRP) Testing in LRTI to Reduce Antimicrobial Prescribing and Resistance in Primary Care – Preety (Emlata) Ramdut

Abstract four: The introduction of point of care C-Reactive protein (POC CRP) testing into general practice to support antimicrobial prescribing behaviour change – Juliet Fletcher and Sarrah Seldon.

Abstract five: The next generation of Antibiotic Guardians – Leicestershire Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts are keeping antibiotics working – Dr Ryan Hamilton

Abstract six: Engaging school children in antibiotic awareness – Michael O’Rorke

Abstract seven: Spreading Infectious Enthusiasm to Volunteers – Emma Cramp and Amanda Jarvis

Abstract eight: Innovation and technology to reduce use of antibiotics in calf health – Richard Phelps

Abstract nine: Real time data dashboards for anti-microbial stewardship – Nick Jones

Abstract ten: Antibiotic Myth Busting – Challenging the misconceptions around antibiotics in the community – Gabriella Booth

15:50 – Chair’s concluding comments

16:00 – Conference close/ Awards commence from 6.45pm, details to follow..

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