Acute Respiratory infections

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Co-presenters: Professor Gerrit Woltmann, Dr Sunny Kaul, Dr Sarah Tonkin-Crine, Dr Catherine Moore.

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Acute Respiratory Infections

The aim of this course is to provide an overview of some of the commonly identified infection issues that occur in patients with acute respiratory infections. This course will explore the diagnosis and management of respiratory tract infections and explain the challenges of patient management through case studies and interactive activities. It will also cover the treatment of severe respiratory infections from the perspective of the ICU and investigate the impact that COVID-19 has had on patient diagnosis and treatment.

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Dr Sarah Tonkin-Crine, Associate Professor and Health Psychologist, University of Oxford

Sarah Tonkin-Crine is an Associate Professor and Health Psychologist at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford. Amongst other topics, she leads research projects focussed on the management of respiratory infections in primary care with a view to combating antimicrobial resistance. Her work involves developing and evaluation behaviour change interventions to improve care and is particularly focussed on using qualitative methods. She is particularly interested in supporting clinicians to deliver evidence-based practice though the provision of resources which fit their contexts.

Dr Catherine Moore, Consultant Clinical Scientist, Wales Specialist Virology Centre

Dr Catherine Moore MBE FRCPath PhD
Catherine Moore is a HCPC registered consultant clinical scientist with over 25 years experience. She works for Public Health Wales and is based in the Wales Specialist Virology Centre in the University of Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.
She is the Public Health Wales lead for molecular service development and the national lead for the virological surveillance of respiratory viruses. In addition, she supports and delivers the clinical virology service for Wales.
She is the current Editor in Chief for the Journal of Clinical Virology Plus (launched during the pandemic), having previous sat as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Virology. She has over 70 Publications in the field of clinical and epidemiological virology.
She is an active committee member of the UK clinical virology network (Deputy Chair) and the European Society of Clinical Virology (ESCV) recently being appointed as the committee secretary after serving as a UK representative.
Catherine was awarded an MBE for her work responding to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in the Queen’s Birthday honours in 2020.

Professor Gerrit Woltmann , Consultant Respiratory Physician / Head of Service Respiratory Medicine & Allergy, University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust

I am a senior NHS Respiratory Physician with strong interest in respiratory infections including tuberculosis nontuberculous mycobacterial disease and pneumonia. As Head of Service for Respiratory Medicine and Allergy at the University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) I lead one of the 3 largest respiratory departments in the UK. The Respiratory Department Ied the pandemic response at Glenfield rapidly pivoting care towards safe COVID-19 care in extreme circumstances. I was instrumental in abolishing artificial boundaries between clinical care and research. UHL researchers and clinicians were leading contributors to the platform trials RECOVERY and REMAP-CAP resulting in evidence-based treatment options in record time. As medical informatics lead within the NIHR Leicester BRC I initiated the rapid development of the COVTRACK platform. I played a pivotal role in the setting up and the sustained success of the regional TB network since 2001 a concept that was fully adopted in the UK TB strategy 2015-20. Bespoke in-house IT system designs have facilitated hypothesis building in relation to TB.

Dr Sunny Kaul, Head of Lung Division, Consultant in ICU and Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital

Qualified University of Birmingham in 1995 with Distinction.
Post graduate training included Oxford, Leicester and London including PhD (Kings) -awarded two European Prizes.
After completing Darzi Fellowship and accreditation in General Internal, Respiratory & Intensive Care Medicine, appointed Consultant in Intensive Care and Respiratory Medicine at RBHT.
Currently Director of Lung Division Harefield Hospital.
Research interests include management of resistant ICU infections, ECMO, weaning and Non Invasive ventilation, Delirium and Acute Respiratory failure, COPD and Co-morbidity optimisation.
Has been a member of several guideline writing groups and committees for the Dept of Health, British Thoracic Society and Royal College of Physicians.