Developing point-of-care diagnostics for urinary tract infections: addressing clinical need in the UK
About the Event: The Royal College of Nursing and the Longitude Prize at Nesta Challenges are hosting a free one-day symposium with clinicians, nurses, health experts and professional bodies working in urinary tract infections (UTIs) in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) together with international UTI diagnostic developers competing in the Longitude Prize. The symposium aims to build understanding of the type of point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tests required in the NHS and their clinical pathways. Test developers will present their innovations for discussion and evaluation by an expert panel and attendees.
Please register your attendance for this free one-day symposium via Eventbrite here.
Morning Session: Overview of urinary tract infections (UTIs) Diagnosis in UK Clinical Practice
Clinicians working on the frontline of the National Health Service (NHS) lay out the current clinical practice for urinary tract infections (UTIs) and the difficulties with diagnosis and treatment.
10.30 - 11.00 Registration and refreshments
11.00 - 11.20 Opening Remarks
- Daniel Berman, Longitude Prize Lead to introduce session Chair - Dr Oliver van Hecke, NIHR Clinical Lecturer, University of Oxford & practicing GP, Tower Hamlets, London
11.20 - 11.50 Patient experiences of UTIs
This session will explore presentation of UTI’s in the UK clinic and shortcomings in the current pathways of care
- Arlene Brailey, Patient Support Officer, Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK) and Ronda Windsor, chronic UTI patient
11.50 - 12.20 AMR, UTI and Diagnostics in the UK setting: What are the burning issues?
This session will explore presentation of UTI's in the UK clinic and shortcomings in the current pathways of care
- Dr Annie Joseph, Consultant Microbiologist and Lead for Diagnostic and Antimicrobial Stewardship, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
12.20 - 13.20 Current diagnostic pathways for UTI in the NHS
This session will address the multiple different clinical pathways (GP surgery, hospital, pharmacy and care homes) for UTI in the UK and highlight where diagnostic tests are currently used and where new tests could be integrated
- 12.35: Associate Professor Gail Hayward, General Practice (GP) researcher, University of Oxford
- 12.50: Professor Peter Wilson, UCL Hospitals Foundation Trust, London
- 13.05: Mr Marco Motta, Commissioning Pharmacist, NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
- 13.20: Dr Dawne Garrett, Professional lead for older people and dementia care, Royal College of Nursing
13.20 - 14.15 Lunch and Networking
Exhibition of Longitude Prize prototypes
Afternoon Session: State-of-the-art for point-of-care (POC) urinary tract infection diagnostics
14.15 - 15.00 Panel discussion: What does good look like for point-of-care (POC) UTI diagnostics in the NHS?
This panel discussion will explore what clinicians are looking for from a point-of-care diagnostic test both in terms of functionality and cost.
- Panel Moderator: Professor Till Bachmann, Longitude Prize Judging Panel
15.00 - 16.45 Longitude Prize Competitor Technology Showcase
In this session, competitors in the Longitude Prize will present their innovations for discussion and evaluation by attendees and the panel.
Introduction to session: Professor Till Bachmann, Longitude Prize Judging Panel
- Pitch 1: Astrego Diagnostics (Sweden), Longitude Prize Team
- Pitch 2: BioAmp Diagnostics (US), Longitude Prize Team
- Pitch 3: Module Innovations (India), Longitude Prize Team
- Pitch 4: 123 USW (UK), Longitude Prize Team
16.45 -17.00 Closing remarks
- Session Chair – Dr Oliver van Hecke, NIHR Clinical Lecturer, University of Oxford & practicing GP, Tower Hamlets, London
17.00-18.00 Drinks Receptions
Any questions? Please contact us at longitude [dot] prize [at] nesta [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: UTI%20symposium%2C%20London%20-%20Monday%2024th%20February%202020)