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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08:45am – Delegate Registration & Expo

09:30am – Conference Chair Introduction

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

09:40am – 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

10:05am – UK AMR Diagnostics Collaborative

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

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

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

10:40am – Antibiotic stewardship for Animal Health

Speaker: Graeme Cooke, Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer – Invited

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

Speaker: Sir John Savill, Chief Executive, Medical Research Council – Invited

11:15 – Refreshments & Expo

Shared Learning Part 1: Sustained improvements and update of interventions

11:35am – Children & Families

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

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

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

12:10pm – Role of Innovation

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

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

Speaker: TBC

12:50pm – 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

13:10pm – Lunch, Expo & Poster Session

Shared Learning Part 2: Entries from 2018

14:00pm – Assessing AMR activities using Health Equities Assessment tool

Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope and Graeme Hood, Public Health England – Confirmed

14:20pm – TBC

14:30pm – TBC

14:50pm – TBC

15:10pm – TBC

15:30pm – TBC

15:50pm – Chair’s concluding comments

Speaker: TBC

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


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