6th June 2019, Belfast

Session 1

08:45 – 09:30 – Delegate Registration
Chair: Dr Patrick Dunlop, Chair, Northern Ireland AMR Network
Speaker: Professor Dr Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer, Northern Ireland – Invited
Speaker: Dr Mohammad Raza, Clinical Lead, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker: Dr. Fiona Walsh, Lecturer, Maynooth University
Speaker: Dr Martin Crockard, Molecular Diagnostics Manager, Randox

Session 2

Practical pathways to implementing diagnostics 2 streams dedicated to practical diagnostic implementation solutions

11:30 – 12:05

1. Point of care CRP testing in General Practice – the role of CRP in antibiotic prescribing & tackling AMR

2. Introduction of Rapid Flu Testing (Roche cobas LIAT Flu A/B) in ED –Positive Impact on Managing Winter Pressures

Speaker: Dr Matt Dahm & Dr. Emma Meader, PhD FRCPath

12:05 – 12:40

Implementing POCT for Influenza : From business case to user adoption

How can practitioners implement a service from a clinical (business case) and Pathology (POCC) perspective

Speaker: Yusuf Gray, Advanced Biomedical Scientist, University Hospitals Derby & Burton NHS Foundation Trust

Session 3

Future methodology and studies for Diagnostics in the UK

Speaker: Dr Justin O Grady, Research Leader/Associate Professor in Microbiology at Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB)
Speaker: Mr Peter Kidney, CFO, Hibergene, Dr James McKenna and Dr Thomas Waterfield,Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Speaker: Dr Geraldine Conlon-Bingham, Lead Antimicrobial Pharmacist, SHSCT

This session is dedicated to providing guidance, information and resources for delegates to build an economic case for driving diagnostics usage. 3 short presentations on challenges faced by organisations followed by a presentation on how to deliver an effective business plan

  • Is our regulatory system fit for purpose to promote diagnostics?
  • Where is the money & how do we make a business case?
  • Is there enough evidence for diagnostics to form part of the governments AMR Strategy?

Speakers: Scott Buckler & Dr Elisabeth Adams, MD, Aquarius Population Health

Pre-Conference Drinks Reception

All delegates, speakers and sponsors are welcomed to a pre-conference drinks reception on the evening of June 5th.

Commencing at 19.30 in the prestigous Kilahan Bar overlooking the fabulous Templepatrick Golf Course.