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

The Court Room, Haberdasher’s Hall

 Chairs: Dr Athar Haroon (Barts Health NHS Trust, London) and Dr Paul Pfeffer (QMUL, London)

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

Session 1             Imaging and Respiratory Infection

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

11:10           The Future of Laboratory Diagnostics  - Dr Lewis White, Principal Clinical Scientist, PHW Microbiology, Cardiff

11:40           Q&A

11:50           GREAT HALL TEA BREAK

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

13:10            Q&A                                       

GREAT HALL : Lunch and Sponsor Stands


13:25 – 14:15       Lunch served

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

Session 2             Imaging of Complications and Novel Diagnostics                  

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

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

15:35             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             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




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