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UKCPA Infection Symposium: Keeping the momentum going with antimicrobial stewardship

Developed by: UKCPA Infection Committee


22, Sep 2023


Conference Aston,
Aston Business School Building,
Aston University,
The Aston Triangle,
B4 7ET

£ Prices

Members: £70
Non-Members: £170


This event was rescheduled from 03 February 2023 due to the rail strikes.

A one day meeting bringing together antimicrobial pharmacy professionals.


This symposium will cover current, topical aspects of antimicrobial stewardship including the management of patients in secondary care, primary care and community pharmacy with specific infection related issues.

This event will be of particular benefit to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians involved in providing and developing services to support antimicrobial stewardship and looking after patients with infections in secondary care, primary care and community pharmacy.

The symposium is also suitable for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who have recently specialised as well as those who are working at advanced levels.


The aim of this day is to equip pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with the skills:

  • to identify and understand current initiatives and performance indicators in antimicrobial stewardship.
  • to highlight the importance of cooperating across professions and organisations to optimise pharmaceutical care for patients with infections.
  • to update knowledge for the management of specific infection topics, including urinary tract infections, intravenous to oral antibiotic switch, penicillin allergy and long-term antibiotic prophylaxis.


By the end of the symposium, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the current initiatives and performance indicators in antimicrobial stewardship for Secondary Care, Primary Care and Community Pharmacy.
  • Define and describe common and successfully used interventions to promote effective antimicrobial stewardship for urinary tract infections in Secondary Care, Primary Care and Community Pharmacy.
  • Define and describe successful strategies to promote intravenous to oral antibiotic switch in Secondary Care.
  • Discuss effective prescribing practices for long term antimicrobial prophylaxis.
  • Define and describe successful strategies for antimicrobial prescribing in patients who report penicillin allergy.

The UKCPA invited pharmaceutical companies to support this symposium. 

This event has been supported by:

Note: The stand sponsors above have no input into the content of this event.  Promotional stands from these companies will be exhibited at this event

Booking Information

To book your place on this symposium, please complete the booking link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ukcpa-infection-symposium-keeping-the-momentum-going-with-ams-tickets-431724187667
Please note: Eventbrite booking fees apply. Please refer to link above.

Please note: reservation will close at 9.45am on Friday 15 September 2023. However, we expect this event to be extremely popular so early reservation is strongly advised.
If you are a non member wishing to apply for UKCPA membership in order to attend this symposium at the reduced UKCPA membership rate, your membership application MUST be completed at least 7 days in advance of the date of this symposium.