Antimicrobial Stewardship: Veterinary Microbiology Laboratories teaming up with clinicians

13 November 2019
Willows Referral Service, Solihull
A CPD event co-hosted by SAMSoc, BSAVA and the Royal Veterinary College


Programme

  • 08:30

    Registration and Coffee

Morning talks: What does the clinician need from the microbiology report?

  • 09.00 - 09.15

    Introduction – Why are we here? - Fergus Allerton
  • 09.15 - 09.45

    Staphylococci: how much detail is necessary for skin & wound samples? – Anette Loeffler
  • 09.45 - 10.15

    Which Gram negatives are needed on the report? – James Warland
  • 10.15 - 10.45

    Antimicrobial susceptibility test reports– which drugs for which bugs? – Constanca Pomba
  • 10.45 - 11.15

    Discussion & Coffee

  • 11.15 - 11.45

    Susceptibility testing: who needs MICs – Ian Battersby
  • 11.45 - 12.15

    Points from general practice –Rachel MacGregor
  • 12.15 - 12.30

    Discussion

  • 12.30 - 13.30

    Lunch

Afternoon talks 1: What labs can do nowadays.

  • 13.30 - 14.00

    Identification of pathogens: With or without MALDI-TOF? - Dorina Timofte
  • 14.00 - 14:30

    AST: disk vs. broth, automation, potential pitfalls – Marta Costa
  • 15.00 - 15.15

    Tea

Afternoon Workshops.

  • 15.15 - 16.30

    Opportunities for collaboration on good antimicrobial stewardship CLSI, EUcast, VETcast- differences and what if none are available? - Ludo Pelligand

    Topics will be based on case examples and moderated and will include:

    • Which antimicrobials should be reported and NOT be reported?
    • Comments on the lab report to the clinician: what is needed, useful, appropriate?
    • How many pathogens to report?
    • Would we recognise an ESBL-E.coli and do we need to?
      (More questions to be developed and added depending on participant numbers)
  • 16.30 - 17.00

    End of day round-up and summary of workshop outcomes.

    Where are the opportunities for lab-clinician team work in day-to-day practice?

    Plans & outcomes for further dissemination – Roberto La Ragione

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