British Society for Microbial Technology

"Doing more for less - giving up on culture"
Friday 16th May 2008

The 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting

09.30 – 10.30 Registration, Coffee & Tradeshow
10.30 – 10.35Welcome & Introduction
Dr Trevor Winstanley, Chair BSMT
Morning Chair: Professor Peter Borriello
10.35 – 11.05 The Inspector Calls (0.1 MB)
Professor Brian Duerden
Inspector of Microbiology & Infection Control
Department of Health
11.05 – 11.35 Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a local perspective from Coventry (3.8 MB)
Dr Thekli Gee, Consultant Microbiologist, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.
11.35 – 12.05 Challenging culture – MRSA screening and seven day working (1MB)
Dr Donald Dobie, Consultant Microbiologist
New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton
12.05 – 12.35 Introducing HIV testing local to the patient (4.4MB)
Dr Helen Dunn
Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

12.35 – 13.30 Tradeshow
13.30 – 14.15 Lunch

Afternoon Chair: Professor Brian Duerden
14.15 – 14.45 Tomorrow’s world-nucleic acid amplification for enteric microbiology (3.9 MB)
Professor Andrew Fox, Consultant Microbiologist
HPA North West, Manchester Laboratory
14.45 – 15.15 Molecular diagnosis of respiratory viruses and its impact on clinical management (1.3 MB)
Professor Goura Kudesia, Consultant Virologist
Sheffield Virology Services, Northern General Hospital
15.15 – 15.45 Clostridium difficile – separation of key facts from fiction (5.8 MB)
Professor Peter Borriello, Director, Centre for Infections
Health Protection Agency Colindale
15.45 – 16.00 Discussion
Tea and Close