7 February, 2018
Conference Hall 5 
10:00- 12:00


Fast phenotypic antibiotic susceptibility testing – user experiences in clinical settings and future developments. 
Knowing the susceptibility profile of the pathogen(s) responsible for the infection is key to avoid clinical failure, generation of further antimicrobial resistance, toxicity and side effects from misused antimicrobials. Robust evidence has demonstrated that a delay in the administration of appropriate antibiotics at adequate dosage is associated with poor clinical outcomes in time-dependent conditions such as sepsis and septic shock. Today clinicians may rely on a novel microbial diagnostic solution to overcome these challenges. The Accelerate Pheno™ system provides microbial identification and phenotypic antimicrobial susceptibility testing results with MIC values in less than 7 hours, accelerating targeted, optimized and individualized antimicrobial therapy by 1-2 days. Users of the Accelerate Pheno™ system will share their experiences and perspectives on analytical performance, clinical value and implementation in sepsis management initiatives. Finally, an update on the development of the upcoming respiratory test directly from BAL and ETA will be provided. 

Dr Tariq Al-Musawi, MD, MS
Consultant Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease and Critical Care Medicine. King Fahad Hospital of the University. Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University. Al-Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.Associate Professor in Internal Medicine at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland- Medical University in Bahrain (RCSI-MUB).

Dr. Wail Ali Bajhmom PhD, MSc
Head of Internal Medicine departments at King Fahd Hospital Jeddah, Saudi ArabiaInfectious Disease Consultant at Infectious Disease Unit at King Fahd Hospital Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Clinical Experiences of the Accelerate PhenoTM System at an NHS District General Hospital
Stephen P. Kidd  BSc (Hons), MSc
Clinical Scientist in Microbiology at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

Impact of fast MIC results on time to intervene in patients with sepsis
Prof. Stefania Stefani
Full Professor of Microbiology at Dept. of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences at University Hospital, University of Catania.

Accelerate PhenoTM System: The next generation microbiology lab solution for dramatically improving the outcome of critically ill patients
Diederik Engbersen, MScHead of Marketing EMEA
Accelerate Diagnostics

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