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%
10:05 – UK AMR Diagnostics Collaborative
10:20 – Improving awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance across Europe
10:40 – Antibiotic stewardship for Animal Health
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
Shared Learning Part 1: Sustained improvements and update of interventions
11:35 – Children & Families
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
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
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 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 eight: Innovation and technology to reduce use of antibiotics in calf health – Richard Phelps