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32nd BSMT Annual Scientific Conference: Friday 12 May 2017
Venue: Colindale, Public Health England (formerly Health Protection Agency)
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The BSMT Annual Conference is aimed at bench microbiologists to provide up-to-date information about organisms and techniques especially new molecular technology
The symposium included the following speakers and subjects:
Moving towards delivering precision medicine in sepsis
Professor Paul Dark, Chair of Critical Care Medicine, University of Manchester
Cultivating the uncultured
Professor William Wade, Professor of Oral Microbiology, Queen Mary University of London
Community acquired pneumonia update
Dr Kate Templeton, Consultant Clinical Scientist and Honorary Lecturer in Medical Microbiology, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh
The application of MALDI-TOF in mycobacterial species identification and drug resistance monitoring
Dr Pieter Jan Ceyssens, Head of Antibiotics and Resistance Unit, National Reference Centre for Mycobacteria and Tuberculosis, Institute Santé Publique, Belgium
Multi resistant Candida auris outbreaks
Dr Silke Schelenz, Consultant Microbiologist and Infection Control Doctor, Royal Brompton Hospital, London
Laboratory detection of carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae
Dr Katie Hopkins, Head of Resistance Mechanisms, Public Health England, Colindale, London
Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae - how de we cope with them clinically?
Dr Kathy Bamford, Infection Head of Specialty and Deputy Director Infection Prevention and Control, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London
Professor Brian Duerden CBE and Professor Eric Bolton chaired the symposium.