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COVID-19: The Infection Challenging the World – BSMT programme update

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Additions to the programme and sponsors for this important British Society for Microbial Technology (BSMT) virtual conference, which will be held on 11–14 May, have now been released. See the following for the latest details…

Updated programme:

Tues 11 May – Moderator: Professor Eric Bolton, Public Health England

  • 2.00 pm: Dr Michael Head, University of Southampton, on the COVID-19 pandemic and global health
  • 3.00 pm: Professor Jonathan Deeks, University of Birmingham, on evaluating test performance for the diagnosis of COVID-19

Wed 12 May – Moderator: Dr Kate Templeton, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary:

  • 2.00 pm: Dr Catherine Moore, Public Health Wales, on her experience setting up and running a SARS-CoV-2 testing service
  • 3.00 pm: Professor Alan McNally, University of Birmingham, on setting up and running a Lighthouse Lab for mass SARS-CoV-2 testing

Thurs 13 May – Moderator: Professor Brian Duerden CBE, Emeritus Professor of Medical Microbiology, Cardiff University

  • 2.00 pm: Professor Jonathan Edgeworth, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, on secondary bacterial and fungal infections in COVID-19 patients
  • 3.00 pm: Professor Nick Loman, University of Birmingham. on whole-genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 Isolates in the COVID-19 pandemic

Friday 14 May - Moderator Dr Mark Wilks, Barts and the London, Queen Mary University of London

  • 2.00 pm: Dr Timothy Rawson, NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow, Imperial College London, on antimicrobial resistance in the time of COVID
  • 3.00 pm: Professor Sheena Cruikshank, University of Manchester, on From Variola to COVID-19: the Development of Modern Vaccines

Programme is subject to change

The BSMT is very grateful to the following 21 companies who will be supporting the conference:

Alpha Laboratories Luminex
Altona Diagnostics Mast Group 
Becton Dickinson UK Medical Wire & Equipment
BioConnections Mobidiag
bioMérieux UK Pro-Lab Diagnostics
Bruker UK Randox Laboratories
Cepheid R-Biopharm Rhône
Culture Collections (PHE) Serosep UK
Don Whitley Scientific University of Greenwich (Faculty of Engineering and Science)
EUROIMMUN UK Werfen UK
Launch Diagnostics Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further details of the event will be released over the coming weeks, so look out for updates on the BSMT website and in Pathology in Practice.

www.bsmt.org.uk

 

 

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COVID-19 - The Infection Challenging the World

Online
11-14 May 2021

Lab Innovations 2021

NEC, Birmingham
3-4 November 2021

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International Convention Centre, Birmingham
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