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Antibiotic Guardian Conference and Awards 2018

27 June 2018, MARRIOTT HOTEL, REGENTS PARK, LONDON, NW3 3ST

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

 

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
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10:05 – UK AMR Diagnostics Collaborative

Speaker: Fiona Carragher, Deputy Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England
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10:20 – Improving awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance across Europe

Speaker: Dr. Mark Spreger, Director of the Antimicrobial Resistance Secretariat, World Health Organisation
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10:40 – Antibiotic stewardship for Animal Health

Speaker: Niloy Acharyya, AMR National Policy Lead, VMD, Defra – Confirmed
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10:55 – Training the next generation, Investing in tackling AMR

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


10:55 – Diagnostic Stewardship to reduce antibiotic use in a GP setting

Speaker: Dr John Derrick, Recently semi-retired partner, Westside Medical Centre, Rugby
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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

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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
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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


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

Speaker: Dr Diane Ashiru-Oredope and Graeme Hood, Public Health England
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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
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Abstract two: Antimicrobials in livestock: stewardship, resistance and the Bristol Veterinary School’s AMR Force – Kristen Reyher
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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
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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.
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Abstract five: The next generation of Antibiotic Guardians – Leicestershire Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts are keeping antibiotics working – Dr Ryan Hamilton
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Abstract six: Engaging school children in antibiotic awareness – Michael O’Rorke
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Abstract seven: Spreading Infectious Enthusiasm to Volunteers – Emma Cramp and Amanda Jarvis
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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
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Abstract ten: Antibiotic Myth Busting – Challenging the misconceptions around antibiotics in the community – Gabriella Booth
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Click here to see the Winner and Highly Commended 2018 Awards