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Starting out in Microbiology: an introduction to Antimicrobial Resistance, Stewardship and Infectious Disease

Developed by: UKCPA Pharmacy Infection Network


12, Mar 2020


Chelsea & Westminster NHS Trust conference centre
369 Fulham Rd
SW10 9NH

£ Prices

Members: £
Non-Members: £135

This event is sold out

RPS Accredited Training Provider

This event is suitable for pharmacists who are starting out in: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Infectious Diseases or Microbiology specialist training / working in other specialist role / primary care based pharmacist responsible for Antimicrobial Stewardship.

Pharmacy Technicians working in specialist roles for whom the content is appropriate are welcome to join us at this masterclass.

The day will cover Foundation areas of knowledge.

Aim:  The aim of this masterclass is to provide the required knowledge and skills for pharmacists who are starting out in a specialist antimicrobial role or those wishing to improve their clinical knowledge of infectious diseases.

Learning outcomes:
At the end of this event, participants should be able to:

  • Identify and better understand the drivers for antimicrobial resistance and the potential approaches to tackle resistance
  • Identify the presentation and management of patients presenting with sepsis and septic shock
  • Discuss options for optimising antimicrobial safety and efficacy through better understanding of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics properties
  • Describe the evidence based antimicrobial stewardship interventions that used to minimise antimicrobial resistance impact
  • Discuss treatment option for ambulant patients requiring out-patient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT)
  • Identify how to change prescriber behaviours and influence antimicrobial stewardship focused activities in a clinical setting  


09.45 – 10.00 Introduction and Welcome – Stephen Hughes

10.00 – 10.45 Clinical microbiology, the development of antimicrobial resistance and the antimicrobial stewardship response – Stephen Hughes  

10.45 – 11.20 An introduction to PK/PD and patient tailored therapy – Katie Heard

11.20 – 11.30 Refreshments

11.30 – 12.00 Sepsis and Septic Shock: recognition and management of – Marissa Lanzman

12.00 – 12.30 Changing Behaviours – Antimicrobial Stewardship through guideline development, CQUINs and Quality Improvement initiatives – All Tutors

12.30 – 13.20 Lunch

13.20 – 14.20 Starting Smart: Effective empiric antimicrobial therapy (interactive / case studies) – All tutors 

14.20 – 14.35 Refreshments

14.35 – 15.15 Optimising patient antimicrobials: the importance of the 48-72 hours review (interactive / case studies) – All tutors

15.15 – 15.55 Managing complex patients out-side of hospital: OPAT, complex oral therapies and ‘prophylaxis’ (interactive / case studies) – All tutors

15.55 – 16.15 Evaluation & Close – Stephen Hughes 

Booking Information

This course is limited to 40 places so please register early to avoid disappointment. This event is free for UKCPA members. Non-members are encouraged to register as a UKCPA member to avail of UKCPA members benefits, peer support, access to a senior pharmacist mentor and further masterclass opportunities.  To join, please visit: https://ukclinicalpharmacy.org/join/how-to-join/