British Society for Microbial Technology

Forthcoming Events

  • Date for your diary:
    BSMT Annual Scientific Conference 2020
    Thursday 14 May 2020, Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon
    Title: The Genomic and Molecular Revolution in Microbiology: in Technology we Trust (or do we?)

    • Modernising microbiology: the next ten years
      Professor Derrick Crook, Head Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital and University of Oxford
    • Current methods and problems in testing for antimicrobial resistance
      Dr Katie Hopkins, Clinical Scientist, HCAI & AMR Division, National Infection Service, PHE
    • Whole Genome Sequencing in MTB, what can we learn beyond ID and sensitivity?
      Dr Pretin Davda, SpR Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, Birmingham
    • Bringing in NGS to the clinical microbiology laboratory without high capital expenditure or specialised bioinformatic knowledge
      Dr Adela Alcolea-Medina, Clinical Scientist Microbiology, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital, Viapath
    • Does the use of rapid diagnostic tests in respiratory microbiology really reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescribing?
      Dr Sanjay Patel, Paediatric ID Consultant, Southampton Children’s Hospital
    • The need for quality control in molecular diagnostics and NGS
      Paul Wallace, Scientific Director, QCMD, Glasgow
    • STIs – new approaches in testing (multiplex testing and POCT)
      Dr Megan Crofts, Consultant in Genitourinary Medicine, Unity Sexual Health, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

    Professor Brian Duerden CBE and Professor Eric Bolton, President of the BSMT, will chair the conference.

    There will be a comprehensive trade show which makes good use of the space offered in the RAF Museum.

    Access the link to the Programme, Online Application Form or alternatively download a Printable Application Form and send by post to Joanna Donn, BSMT, c/o Public Health England, 61 Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5EQ.

    Free parking and access after the conference to the museum.