British Society for Microbial Technology

The BSMT Autumn Symposium 'To Screen or Not to Screen'

  • Friday 27th November 2015
  • Liverpool Maritime Museum
  • Programme

Professor Eric Bolton and Professor Brian Duerden chaired the meeting and topics and speakers included:

The Keynote speaker was Dr Helen Lee, Director of Research, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge

Dr Simon Goldenberg, Consultant Microbiologist, Guys & St Thomas'
C. difficile screening

Dr James W Gray, Consultant Microbiologist, Birmingham Children's Hospital
Ante-Natal screening

Dr Phillip Hay, Reader and Honorary Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV, St. George's Hospital
Chlamydia screening: Is it money well spent?

Dr James Anson, Clinical Microbiologist, Medical Director, Liverpool Clinical Laboratories
Innovative molecular diagnostics: use in acute diarrhoea and public health

Annette Jeanes, Director of Infection Prevention & Control, University College Hospital, London
The value of MRSA screening

Dr David Harvey, Medical Lead for Infection Prevention and Control, Wirral Hospital
Carbapenamase screening

Dr Jenny Harries, Regional Director South of England, Director PHE Ebola Screening and Returning Workers Programme
Viral haemorrhagic fever border screening: The experience of Ebola

Dr Julie Johnson, PHE Head of Operations for London
Ebola deployment in Sierra Leone - The experiences of the volunteers reviewed


COMMERCIAL SUPPORT
We thank the following companies for their continuing support for the BSMT scientific meetings without which we would not be able to convene the meetings:

Becton Dickinson UK Limited
Bioconnections
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