The Sexual Health Improvement Programme Health Integration Team (SHIP HIT) and BASHH (British Association of Sexual Health and HIV) are hosting this meeting to:
Researchers, clinicians, commissioners, pharmacists, health professionals and service providers who are grappling with the challenge of antimicrobial resistance in sexually transmitted infections and how sexual health services can evolve to meet this challenge now and in the future.
We are accepting abstracts for short talks for the sessions 1) Local innovations and clinical implementation, 2) Diagnostics for AMR in STIs, 3) AMR epidemiology and modelling 4) Future of sexual health services. Please send your title and abstract (max 250 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Talks will be selected to ensure a balanced programme. We also invite you to bring posters for display during lunch.
Antibiotic resistance is recognised as a national and international challenge which will require a step change across the health-care system. The UK government 5 year action plan has three strategic aims:
On 5 July 2018, Lord Jim O’Neill spoke at the launch of the UK Antimicrobial Diagnostics Collaborative and challenged us to set an ambitious date for meeting the call from the O’Neill review that no antibiotics should be prescribed before an appropriate diagnostic test result is available in high income countries. This aim presents particular challenges for STIs:
SHIP is the Sexual Health Improvement Programme, one of the Bristol Health Partners Health Integration Teams and is co-directed by Dr Katy Turner, Dr Paddy Horner and Dr Thara Raj. SHIP is a collaborative network including academics, clinicians, commissioners, service providers and users and other stakeholders.
BASHH is the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV. This event is supported by the special interest group in bacterial infections chaired by Dr Frances Keane and Prof Cathy Ison.
We are grateful for support from Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, Bristol AMR, and Health Protection Research Unit on Evaluation of Interventions. Funding for the event has kindly been provided by Bristol Health Partners.
Dr Paddy Horner, Dr Katy Turner, Dr Maya Gobin, Dr Katharine Looker, Dr Neil Powell
Dr Immy Ahmed, Dr Emma Harding-Esch, Dr Frances Keane, Prof Cathy Ison, Dr Thara Raj
Life Sciences Building, G13/14
24 Tyndall Avenue
Name: Katy Turner
Register now as places are limited. The event is free but there will be an admin fee of £20 in the event of non-attendance without cancellation. Please let us know at least 48 hours before if you are unable to attend.