British Society for Microbial Technology

"BACK TO THE FUTURE AND BEYOND:

Advances in Microbial Methodology – A Model for the Future?"

Friday 14th May 2010

The 25th Annual Scientific Meeting

09.30 – 10.30 Registration, Coffee & Tradeshow
10.30 – 10.40Setting the scene
Dr Robert George, President BSMT
Morning Chair: Professor Eric Bolton
10.40 – 11.10 Changing culture: perspectives on transforming clinical microbiological practice (12 MB)
Dr Valerie Bevan, HPA Centre for Infections
11.10 – 11.40 Mechanisation, automation and integration of serological methods within a diagnostic laboratory
Dr Jim Gray, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
11.40 – 12.00 Break (light refreshments will be available)
12.00 – 12.30 Blood Cultures
Dr Robert Spencer, HPA South West, Bristol
12.30 – 13.00 The laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis (0.6 MB)
Professor Denis Mitchison, St George’s Hospital, London

13.00 – 13.45 Tradeshow
13.45 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 15.00 Urines, the past, the present and the future? (12 MB)
Dr David Petts
15.00 – 15.30 Susceptibility testing: then, now and hereafter (8 MB)
Dr Neil Woodford, HPA Centre for Infections
15.30 – 16.00 A generation in Microbiology and Infection Control – eclipse and re-emergence (17 MB)
Professor Brian Duerden, Inspector of Microbiology & Infection Control
Department of Health
16.00Tea and Close