Don't panic! programme

19 June 2019

09:00 – 09:35 Registration and refreshments


09:35 – 09:40 Welcome and introduction



Session 1 - What to do about CPEs (or not)


09:40 – 10:20 What’s the most effective CPE screening strategy?  

Dr Eimear Brannigan, Imperial College London

10:20 – 11:00 CPE positive forever? Or can we de-isolate

Dr Andrew Dodgson, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee/ tea break


Session 2 – Sequencing – from theory to practice


11:30 – 11:55 Norovirus transmission in paediatrics Professor Judith Breuer, University College London
11:55 – 12:20

How important are colonised patients in  C.difficile transmission?

Dr David Eyre, Oxford University Hospitals

12:20 – 12:45

Changing definitions in C.difficile: what differences will this make?

Professor Mark Wilcox, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
12:45 – 13:40

Lunch and posters


  Session 3 Selected presentations from abstracts  

13:40 - 13:52

The mobile phone microbiome - The true extent of contamination

Rebecca Simmonds, The University of South Wales

13:52 - 14:04

Hygienic status of hospital surfaces following cleaning using ATP bio-luminescence detection

Iduma Devine Akhidime, Microbiology at Interfaces Research Group, Manchester Metropolitan University

14:04 - 14:16

Usefulness of the Bristol Stool Chart Scoring System for the laboratory processing of faecal samples in suspected Clostridium difficile cases Ruth Corrigan, Department of Medical Microbiology, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

14:16 - 14:28

Routine identification of carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacteria by diagnostic laboratories in England demands surveillance modernisation

Rachel Freeman, National Infection Service, Public Health England

14:28 - 14:40

Changing attitudes and perceptions towards infection control: building an effective business case

Lillian Chiwera, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Session 4 - The role of behaviour in IPC and AMS


14:40 – 15:05

Medicine versus surgery – cultural differences in antimicrobial prescribing

Dr Esmita Charani, NIHR HPRU in Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance

15:05 – 15:30 

Understanding cultural differences to improve IPC practice 

Dr Lesley Price, Glasgow Caledonian University

15:30 – 15:55 

Developing the role of the AMS nurse specialist  

Susan Bowler, Nottingham University NHS Trust

15:55 – 16:00 

Closing comments