Developing point-of-care diagnostics for urinary tract infections: addressing clinical need in the UK

24 February 2020, 10.30 - 17.00 I London
Location: Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, W1G 0RN London

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

Agenda

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  

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)