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Venue: Haberdashers Hall

CPD Accreditation:   Royal College of Pathologists   - 11 credits

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

Friday 2nd March 2018

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

Antifungal Management in Haemato-Oncology: Real World Implementation

 

10:10 – 10:35       Non empirical management – Dutch courage
Prof Nicole Blijlevens, Haemato-Oncology, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

10:35 – 11:00      Pre-emptive management – where it started
Prof Johan Maertens, Haemato-Oncology, Leuven, Belgium 

11:00 – 11:25       Empirical management – pre and post Brexit
Dr Andy Peniket, Haemato-Oncology, Oxford, UK 

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

11:55 – 12:20       Radiology driven non empirical management – Italian image(s)
Dr Marta Stanzani, Haemato-Oncology Bologna, Italy 

                             12:20 – 12:40      Q&A                                    

GREAT HALL : Lunch, Sponsor Stands, Poster Viewing, Symposium

                             12:40 – 13:55      Lunch served

                             12:40 – 14:25      Sponsor Stands & Posters

                             13:10 – 13:40      Industry short presentations (3 x 8-min slots)

                             13:55 – 14:25      Symposium (sponsored)

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 and Chairs to close the day

                               17:30 – 18:00

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

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

             09:55 – 10:00      Introduction from the Chairs – summary of previous day

Fungi, the host response and human disease

10:00 – 10:25       Macrophages, TLR - BTK signaling and Aspergillus fumigatus

Dr Darius Armstrong-James, Imperial College, London 

10:25 – 10:50       Fungal suppression by human γδ T-cells in mucosal immunity and inflammation

                              Dr Neil McCarthy, QMUL, London 

Keynote Lecture

10:50 – 11:20      Overview of immunity to fungal pathogens and human disease          

 Prof Stuart Levitz, USA

11:20 – 11:50      GREAT HALL TEA BREAK

11:50 – 12:05      Q&A

 Generic Antifungals and Novel Agents

12:05 – 12.30      Generic antifungal agents – what do we know?

Prof William Hope, Liverpool, UK

             12:30 – 12:55      Novel agents in clinical trials – a drug revolution?

    

12:55– 13:10       Q&A

GREAT HALL : Lunch, Sponsor Stands, Poster Viewing, Symposium

                            13:10 – 14:10      Lunch served

                           13:10 – 14:20      Sponsor Stands & Posters

                             13:40 – 14:10      Industry short presentations

14:20 – 14:50      Symposium  (Sponsored)

                              Keynote Lecture

14:55 – 15:25       NHS perspective on antifungals (generics), stewardship and CQUINs

Malcolm Qualie, Pharmacy Lead, Specialised Services, NHS England

15:25 – 15:40      Q&A

 15:40 – 16:00      GREAT HALL TEA BREAK

Resistance and Global Issues

16:00 – 16:25       Cryptococcosis in the non-HIV setting – an immune-mediated disease?
Prof Tom Harrison, St George’s Hospital, London, UK

16:25 – 17:20      Resistance Update

                              - Candida auris,

                               Dr Tom Chiller, CDC, USA 

                              - Asp. sp.,

                              Prof Paul Verweij, Center of Expertise in Mycology Radboudumc/CWZ. 

 17.20                    Q&A and Chairs to close the meeting

 

1) “Imaging and Infection at Fungal Update” (limited to 60 places) – this will be a separate imaging-driven meeting to run on Friday. There will be 3 main themes – the radiology of (fungal) infection (chest – brain – abdomen); novel imaging developments; and a respiratory (fungal) infections and diagnosis in chronic lung conditions (cystic fibrosis, COPD, asthma etc), including chronic pulmonary aspergillosis,

2) “Challenging cases at Fungal Update” to run Saturday morning (limited to 60 places) – this will be a series of case-based discussions, with changing expert panels and audience voting and participation. This session is NOT formal lectures.

 

 Filming and podcasts – all events will be filmed and podcasts hosted on the www.fungalupdate.org website.