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Antimicrobial Resistance and Infections Conference

Event Location:

Copthorne Hotel, Birmingham, Paradise Circus, Birmingham, B3 3HJ

We are pleased to announce our second conference on antimicrobial resistance, infections, deterioration and sepsis.

Date: Wednesday 2 October

Time: 10am – 4.30pm 

Venue: Copthorne Hotel Birmingham 

Showcasing the ambitious and original work developed through the Health Education England Innovation Funds, to improve outcomes for antimicrobial resistance, infections, deterioration and sepsis.  

The conference will:

  1. Highlight activity aimed at raising the capability of the workforce
  2. Showcase work done on workforce development, education and training
  3. Raise awareness of the educational resources on antimicrobial resistance, infections, deterioration and sepsis


10:00  -   Registration and refreshments

10:30  -   Introduction: Sanjiv Ahluwalia, Postgraduate Medical Dean, Health Education England (HEE) working across London.

10:40  -   AMR and sepsis: supporting the workforce: Janet Flint, Programme Lead for Population Health and Prevention and Maternity, National Programmes, Health Education England (HEE).

10:50  -   Expert Panel: The infections conundrum: deterioration, sepsis and antimicrobial resistance: 

  • Ron Daniels, Chief Executive UK Sepsis Trust;
  • Philip Howard, Consultant Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Damian Roland Consultant and Lecturer Paediatric Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust 
  • Sanjay Patel, Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology Consultant, Southampton Children’s Hospital. 

11:10  -   Morning session: AMR innovation training fund achievements

Chair: James Whitelaw, Associate Dean Health Education England (HEE) East Midlands.

  • Behaviour change in hospital prescribers: British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) & Antibiotic Review Kit (ARK)-Hospital Consortium. Martin Llewelyn, Consultant in Infection Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.
  • Antimicrobial stewardship in Community Pharmacy: Public Health England (PHE); NHS Improvement (NHSI) & University of Reading Consortium. Rosie Allison, Research Project Support Officer, Primary Care and Interventions Unit, HCAI & AMR Division, Public Health England.         
  • Antimicrobial stewardship - upskilling pharmacists: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). Diane Ashiru-Oredope, RPS Antimicrobial Expert Advisory Group Member. Beth Ward, Head of Professional Development, RPS
  • Panel questions

12:30  -   Lunch

13:15  -   Afternoon session 1: Sepsis innovation training fund achievements

Chair: Gary Wares, Deputy Post Graduate Dean (HEE) working across North Central and East London.

  • Best practice case studies in the early detection and treatment of patients with sepsis: Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA). Liz Kanwar, Advancing Quality Programme Manager.
  • Podcasts on effective identification and management of sepsis in infants, children and young people. Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). Emma Lim, Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Sepsis Lead, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 
  • ‘Sepsis Aware Practices’: Training reception staff in general practice in identifying deteriorating patients and sepsis. Hartlepool and Stockton Health Ltd. Simon Stockley, RCGP Clinical Champion for Sepsis. 
  • Panel questions

14:35  -   Refreshment break

14:45  -   Afternoon session 2: Highlights from the AMR and Sepsis training fund

Chair: Chris Carey, Associate Dean Health Education England (HEE) working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

  • Project 1 Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) National Training Programme. Long term repeat prescribing for COPD.  Katie Perkins Medicines Management Adviser NHS Hastings and Rother CCG & NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG.
  • Project 2 Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) National Training Programme. Improving time to antibiotic administration for Diabetic Foot Infection admissions. Natalie Holman, Specialist Clinical Pharmacist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. 
  • Project 1 Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) case study. Suspicion of Sepsis & Deterioration in Care Homes: The role of education and training. Jane Mastin, Infection Prevention Nurse (Sepsis Lead) Patient Safety and Safeguarding, Lancashire County Council.
  • Project 2 Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) case study. Sepsis & Deterioration Awareness to Improve Patient Outcomes: Approaches to staff education and training. Marie-Claire Hoyle, Sepsis Nurse, The Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust (RLBUHT).

15:45  -   Final remarks: Sanjiv Ahluwalia, Postgraduate Medical Dean, Health Education England (HEE) working across London.


Who is it for?

Educators from all professional backgrounds involved in undergraduate, foundation, postgraduate, antimicrobial resistance, infection and deterioration (including sepsis) training, including:

  • Postgraduate Deans
  • Associate Postgraduate Deans
  • Training Programme Directors
  • Directors of Health Education
  • Clinical and Educational Supervisors
  • Undergraduate educators
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention and Control Teams
  • Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Professionals
  • Patient Safety Teams
  • Clinical Education Teams
  • Programme Leads and Managers