From bench to bedside: tackling the threat of Carbapenemase producing organisms

Tuesday 6 June 2017

Current SAPG work programme and key challenges 
presented by Dr Andrew Seaton, Chair of SAPG

Current Scottish Microbiology and Virology Network (SMVN) work programme and key challenges 
presented by Dr Gillian Orange, Chair of SMVN

Carbapenemase producers: new Scottish AMR Satellite Reference Laboratory Service 
presented by Professor Alistair Leanord, Consultant Microbiologist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

CPE screening - patient and staff acceptability study 
presented by Professor Kay Currie, Glasgow Caledonian University

Output from SAPG Carbapenems AMT survey and clinicians interviews - microbiology aspects 
presented by Dr Becky Wilson, Consultant Microbiologist & IPC Doctor, NHS Grampian / NHS Orkney

What's not in the guidelines - giving infection management advice to the non-specialist 
presented by Dr Claire Mackintosh, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, NHS Lothian

Reducing time taken to test bacteria for resistance - Scattered Light Integrated Collector (SLIC) 
presented by Dr Robert Hammond, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of St Andrews Medical School


Sharing experience from the boards - microbiology initiatives to limit prescribing

Gram negative reporting - suppression of results and the impact on carbapenem use 
presented by Dr Mairi MacLeod, Consultant Microbiologist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Impact of MADLI-TOF / Sepsityper technology on antifungal stewardship 
presented by Dr A Bal, Consultant Microbiologist, NHS Ayrshire and Arran 

Laboratory use of authorisation codes to influence prescribing 
presented by Dr David Griffith, Consultant Microbiologist, NHS Fife

Rapid molecular testing to detect Staphylococcus aureus in positive blood cultures improves patient management 
presented by Martin McHugh, Clinical Scientist, NHS Lothian