Imaging and Respiratory Challenges in the Immunocompromised Workshop


This is a one day workshop that will run alongside Day 1 of the Fungal Update Meeting. You will have the opportunity to network with the Fungal Update delegates and speakers at the break times and you are welcome to join us for the conference dinner and also to register for Day 2 of the Fungal Update Meeting.

Register for the one day conference for only £50 and only £35 for trainees. 

Friday 2nd March 2018

Haberdasher’s Hall and the Great Hall, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE                                                                                                              Chairs: Dr Athar Haroon (Barts Health NHS Trust, London) and Dr Paul Pfeffer (QMUL, London)

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

Session 1             Imaging and Respiratory Infection

10:10 – 10:40       X-Ray and CT of the Chest – Utility and Limitations
Dr Stephen Ellis, Imaging Lead, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust 

10:40 – 11:10       Diagnostic Work-up in the Immunocompromised
Prof Jeremy Brown, Respiratory Medicine, UCL/UCLH, London 

11:10 – 11:40       The Future of Laboratory Diagnostics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dr Mark Wilks, Microbiology, Barts Health NHS Trust and QMUL, London TBC

11:40 – 11:50       Chairs to lead Q&A for Session 1

11:50 – 12:10       TEA BREAK

                             Imaging and Respiratory Infection

12:10 – 12:40       Stereotactic-Navigated Bronchoscopy for Biopsy of Lung Nodules – from Cancer to Infection?                                                                                                       Dr Kelvin Lau, Cardiothoracic Lead, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust 

12:40 – 13:10       CT-PA Driven Management of Lung Nodules in Haemato-Oncology
Dr Claudia Sassi, Radiology, Bologna, Italy  TBC

13:10 – 13:25       Chairs to lead Q&A and close Session 1                                       

                                GREAT HALL : Lunch, Sponsor Stands (Poster Viewing and Symposium)

13:25 – 14:15       Lunch served

13:20 – 14:25       Sponsor Stands & Posters

Session 2             Imaging of Complications and Novel Diagnostics                  

14:30 – 15:05       Imaging of Graft Versus Host disease
Dr Khawaja Shabuddin, GI Radiology, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust 

15:05 – 15:35       Infection in the Central Nervous System                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dr Gerry Thompson, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, Edinburgh  

15:35 – 16:15       PET/MRI and PET/CT in Infection: Role of New Biomarkers for Molecular Imaging                                                                                                                                       Dr Athar Haroon, Radionuclide Radiologist, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust 

16:15 – 16:30       Q&A and Chairs to close the day                                     

17:30 – 18:00

Charity Event – TBC (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


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