BSMT annual conference - rapid diagnostics

20 February 2018

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The 33rd annual scientific conference of the British Society of Microbial Technology (BSMT) will be held at PHE Colindale on 18 May 2018.

BSMT conferences are aimed at senior biomedical and clinical scientists, other scientists and medical microbiologists. This year’s programme, entitled ‘Rapid Diagnostics - Time is Relative’, will attempt to demonstrate how molecular techniques affect turnaround times and what conventional microbiology can still offer.

Chaired by Professors Brian Duerden and Eric Bolton, the programme includes:

  • optimising recovery of bacteria from blood cultures (Dr Mike Weinbren)
  • device related orthopaedic infections and the potential place of new technologies (Dr Bridget Atkins)
  • tracking Staphylococcus aureus around the ICU (Dr Stephanie Dancer)
  • increased efficiency to meet winter demands for rapid detection of respiratory viruses (Dr Gemma Clark)
  • molecular diagnostics for enteric infections – relevance for clinical diagnosis and public health (Professor Eric Bolton)
  • rapid metagenomic diagnosis of hospital acquired pneumonia (Dr Justin O’Grady)
  • rapid diagnostics, bad bugs and antibiotics: not that easy (Dr Vanya Gant)

An Early Bird discount rate of £95.00 applies to registrations received before 16 April 2018, the higher rate of £115.00 applying to registrations received after this date.