5 and 7 FEBRUARY 2018

 Za’abeel Hall 3

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. 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, implementation in sepsis management initiatives and clinical value.

Chairman: Dr Tariq Al-Musawi, MD, MS, KSA 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)

Co-Chairman: Dr. Wail Ali Bajhmom PhD, MSc, KSA, 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.

10:00 – 10:10

Introduction by Chairman and Co-Chairman

10:10 – 10:40

Accelerate PhenoTM System: The next generation microbiology lab solution for dramatically improving the outcome of critically ill patients.

Diederik Engbersen, MSc, The Netherlands

10:40 – 11:10

Impact of fast MIC results on time to intervene in patients with sepsis

Prof. Stefania Stefani, Italy

11:10 – 11:40

Clinical Experiences of the Accelerate PhenoTM System at an NHS District General Hospital

Stephen P. Kidd BSc (Hons), MSc, UK

11:40 – 12:00

Q & A