ACB Microbiology Group annual scientific and training meeting

3 November 2020 9.25am – 1.15pm Education and Training Event MS Teams

This half day virtual event has been arranged by the ACB Microbiology Professional Committee to help support general training in clinical microbiology including for those working towards FRCPath or those fully qualified and looking to refresh their knowledge and skills.


09:25-09:30     Welcome and introduction     Naomi Gadsby, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Session 1:  Training in times of COVID
Chair: Kate Templeton, Edinburgh

09:30-09:45  Update from RCPath   Prof Jo Martin, President Royal College of Pathologists
09:45-10:00 Update from NSHCS   Prof Berne Ferry, National School of Healthcare Science
10:00-10:15 Covid, Change & Clinical Scientists: A Vision from the Academy   Prof Brendan Cooper, Academy for Healthcare Science
10:15-10:30 Impact of COVID-19 on Microbiology Trainees   Hope Johnston, Exeter / Laura Atkinson, GOSH
10:30-10:45 Q&A with session speakers


10:45-11:00     Break #1

Session 2: Innovation, research and service provision in times of COVID
Chair: Rob Shorten, Preston

11:00-11:20 Pathology cross disciplinary working in COVID   Sarah Jenks, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
11:20-11:40 Re-purposing the INHALE study in times of COVID   David Livermore, University of East Anglia
11:40-12:00  Infection Prevention & Control Research During COVID-19   Elaine Cloutman-Green, GOSH


12:00-12:15     Break #2

Session 3: Clinical and Infection control cases
Chair: Naomi Gadsby, Royal Infirmary of Ediniburgh

12:15-12:30 A rare case of JC virus associated nephropathy   Dr Rachael Tomb, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
12:30-12:45 HSV resistance in the COVID-19 pandemic   Stephanie Hutchings, PHE South West Regional Laboratory
12:45-13:00 Use of SARS-CoV2 genomic data in investigating hospital outbreaks   Rebecca Dewar, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
13:00-13:15 Final discussion and end


This event has been approved by the Royal College of Pathologists for 3 CPD points