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ACB Microbiology Professional Group

Annual Scientific Meeting



Session 1: Chair - Dr Rob Shorten, Clinical Scientist, Public Health Laboratory, Manchester)

10:00 - 10:40   Point of care influenza testing
Dr Mark Garvey, Clinical Scientist & Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust  

10:40 - 11:20   Legionella pneumonia
Dr Vicki Chalker, Clinical Scientist, Head of Respiratory & Vaccine Preventable Bacteria Reference Unit, PHE   

11:20 - 12:00   Pneumocystis jirovecii – To PCR or not to PCR?
Dr Rebecca Gorton, Clinical Scientist, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust   




Session 2: Chair - 
Miss Victoria Miari, Principal Scientific Officer & Clinical Scientist, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

12:50 - 13:45   Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
Dr Stephanie Thomas, Consultant Microbiologist, Manchester University Foundation Trust (Wythenshaw Campus) 

13:45 - 14:25   Non-tuberculous mycobacterial respiratory infections
Dr Tom Gorsuch, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Manchester University Foundation Trust (Oxford Road Campus)

14:25 - 14:45   Tea break 

14:45 - 15:25   Tuberculosis in under-served populations
Dr Al Story, Clinical Lead and Manager for Find & Treat, University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

15:25 - 16:05   Influenza – overview of 2017/18 season
Prof Maria Zambon, Director of UK Public Health England Reference Microbiology Services

16:05 - 16:45   NICE antimicrobial prescribing guidelines
Angela Parkin, Medicines implementation consultant (North of England and Northern Ireland), National Institute for Health and Care Excellence 

16:45 - 17:00   Close 

Wednesday Evening general scientific interest Lecture & Focus Reception
'Murder and the Making of English CSI'
Professor Ian Burney,  Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester

Registration Fees:
ACB Member - £100
Non-Member - £175

The ACB Microbiology Professional Group Annual Scientific Meeting has been accredited for 5 RCPath CPD points.

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Updated 13 February 2018

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