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Venue: Haberdashers Hall

CPD Accreditation:   Royal College of Pathologists   - 11 credits

Friday 2nd March 2018

Chairs: Prof Tony Pagliuca, Kings College, London and Dr Tom Chiller , CDC, USA

10:00   Welcome from the Chairs on behalf of the organising committee

Antifungal Management in Haemato-Oncology: Real World Implementation

10:10      Non empirical management – Dutch courage - Prof Nicole Blijlevens, Haemato-Oncology, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

10:35      Pre-emptive management – where it started - Prof Johan Maertens, Haemato-Oncology, Leuven, Belgium

11:00      Empirical management – pre and post Brexit - Dr Andy Peniket, Haemato-Oncology, Oxford, UK

11:25 – 11:55       GREAT HALL - TEA BREAK

11:55     Radiology driven non empirical management – Italian image(s) - Dr Marta Stanzani, Haemato-Oncology Bologna, Italy 

12:20      Q&A                          


GREAT HALL : Lunch and Sponsor Stands

 12:40 – 13:55      Lunch served

 13:10 – 13:40      F2G Industry short presentation - Prof John Rex F2G


Main Plenary – Livery Hall, Haberdashers

13:55 – 14:25      Gilead Symposium - 'A question of resistance: Lessons from the antibiotic story for better IFI control' - Prof Peter Hawkey, Institute of Microbiology & Infection at the University of Birmingham and Prof Matthew Fisher, Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Imperial College, London

Diagnostics and Therapeutics For Fungal Pathogens – A New Dawn?

14:30 – 14:55      Antibody-based diagnostics and therapeutics for fungal infections - Dr Fiona Rudkin, Aberdeen, UK

14:55 – 15:20      Antibodies for Mucorales - Prof Ashraf Ibrahim, UCLA, USA 

 15:20 – 15:50      GREAT HALL TEA BREAK

15:50 – 16:15      Antibodies for Diagnostic Immuno PET/MR Imaging   - Dr Chris Thornton, Exeter, UK

16:15 – 16:40      Pan fungal detection - Dr Daniel Poulain, Lille, France        

17:00 – 17:15       Q&A

 17:45 - 18:05 Charity Event –  (all donations to go to CRUSE bereavement care):

A recital by the world-renowned Canterbury Cathedral Boys Choir in the historic parish church of St Bartholomew’s the Great - ALL WELCOME

18:00                    Hotel check-in (if applicable)

 Evening Educational Session and Meeting Dinner at The Crowne Plaza Hotel 

19:30 – 19:50       Just-a-minute: Each speaker has a one-minute slot, BUT as per the just-a-minute format: to talk on the subject for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation BSMM vs BMS vs ISHAM vs Fungal Update

19:50 – 22:00         Dinner

Saturday 3rd March 2018                                              

Challenging Clinical Cases – Court Room                                                   

Chairs: Dr Rohini Manuel, Public Health England, London; Dr Jonathan Lambourne, Barts Health NHS Trust, London and Dr Tom Chiller, CDC, USA

09:55  Introduction from the Chairs

10:00  Case Study 1 – Is that a yeast or a mould? Challenges in tissue transplantation – Dr Rohini Manuel, Public Health England, London & Nicola Lau, Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Panel - Dr Tom Chiller, Martina Cummins & Mark Wilkins

10:40  Case Study 2 – Where did that come from? – Dr Jonathan Lambourne, Barts Health NHS Trust, London

 Panel - Dr Tom Chiller, Elizabeth Johnson &  Vivek Sekhawat

11:20 – 11:50      GREAT HALL TEA BREAK

 11:50  Case Study 3 – Chasing mould around hospitals: clinical challenges in outbreak response and prevention – Dr Tom Chiller, CDC, USA

Panel - Dr Rohini Manuel, Elizabeth Johnson & Paul Verweij


Main Fungal Update – Livery Hall  

Chairs: Prof Tony Pagliuca, Kings College, London and Dr Tom Chiller , CDC, USA

09:55      Introduction from the Chairs

Fungi, the host response and human disease

10:00      Macrophages, TLR - BTK signaling and Aspergillus fumigatus - Dr Darius Armstrong-James, Imperial College, London 

10:25     Fungal suppression by human γδ T-cells in mucosal immunity and inflammation - Dr Neil McCarthy, QMUL, London

10:50    Keynote Lecture : Overview of immunity to fungal pathogens and human disease  - Prof Stuart Levitz, USA

11:20 – 11:50      GREAT HALL TEA BREAK

11:50        Q&A

Generic Antifungals and Novel Agents

12:05       Generic antifungal agents – what do we know?                                                                                                                                                                                                                               - Prof William Hope, Liverpool, University

12:30      Novel agents in clinical trials – a drug revolution? 

- Dr Roger Bruggemann, Radboud UMC, Nijmegen, Netherlands                           

12:55      Q&A


GREAT HALL : Lunch and Sponsor Stands

13:10 – Lunch served

13:40 – 14:10      Bruker Industry short presentation


Main Plenary – Livery Hall, Haberdashers


14:20 – 14:50      Pfizer Symposium  

14:55       Keynote Lecture: NHS perspective on antifungals (generics), stewardship and CQUINs                                                                                                                              Malcolm Qualie, Pharmacy Lead, Specialised Services, NHS England

15:25       Q&A


Resistance and Global Issues

16:00        HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis: Effective and sustainable regimens for resource-limited settings
- Prof Tom Harrison, St George’s Hospital, London, UK

16:25        Resistance Update - Candida auris - Dr Tom Chiller, CDC, USA 

                     Resistance Update - Aspergillus sp,. - Prof Paul Verweij, Center of Expertise in Mycology Radboudumc/CWZ. 

 17.20        Q&A and Meeting Close