6th June 2019, Belfast

Session 1

All Island approach to integrating Diagnostics
National strategy on the role of diagnostics in healthcare across Northern Ireland and Ireland

08:45am – 09:30am – Delegate Registration
Chair: Dr Patrick Dunlop, Chair, Northern Ireland AMR Network
Speaker: Professor Dr Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer, Northern Ireland – Invited
Speaker: Dr. Fiona Walsh, Lecturer, Maynooth University

Session 2

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

Infectious Diseases & Molecular
Infection & AMR
11:10 Roche Diagnostics Session

Rapid Assessment of Infection – Triage to the Appropriate Patient Pathway

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

2. CRP Testing in Community Pharmacy – a review from experience


Session 3

Current landscape on diagnostics

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: Professor Michael Scott, Director MOIC – Invited