The challenge of diagnosis and treatment of central nervous system infections

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Co-presenters: Dr Jumoke Sule, Dr Nicholas Davies, Dr James Hatcher and Dr Isobel Ramsey

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The challenge of diagnosis and treatment of central nervous system infections

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Dr James Hatcher, Consultant in Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, Great Ormond Street Hospital London

James Hatcher is a Consultant in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He is an Honorary Consultant at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases at University College Hospital London and Honorary Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health.
He completed a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Health at Liverpool University and a Masters in Clinical Microbiology at Queens University London before completing training in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. His main interests include neurosurgical infection in children, diagnosis of resistant Gram negative infections and antimicrobial stewardship. His master’s dissertation was on antimicrobial stewardship interventions in the acute care setting. He was made Fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Pathologists.
Currently he is the clinical lead for the department of microbiology and lead for antimicrobial stewardship at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He was a founding member of a national Paediatric antimicrobial stewardship network in the United Kingdom and regularly gives national and international lectures on Paediatric infection and the role of diagnostic microbiology in the treatment of resistant infections

Dr Nicholas Davies , Consultant Neurologist, Chelsea & Westminster, Charing Cross & The Royal Marsden Hospitals, London

Nicholas Davies is a consultant neurologist at Chelsea & Westminster, Charing Cross and The Royal Marsden Hospitals in London. He is also neurologist to the National Retrovirus Clinic at St Mary’s Hospital. He trained in neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, St George’s Hospital (Atkinson Morley’s) and St Mary’s Hospital in London. Post-CCT he undertook a fellowship in HIV neurology at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia. His subspecialty and research interest is neurological infection. He is a chair of the Encephalitis Society’s Scientific Advisory Panel.

Isobel Ramsey, ST6 Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Addenbrooke's Hospital

Isobel is an ST6 in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists. She has been developing a subspecialty interest in CNS infection and is currently out of programme working towards a PhD.

Dr Jumoke Sule, Consultant Microbiologist, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge

Jumoke Sule is a consultant microbiologist based at Clinical Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory, Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. She completed her medical training in Nigeria and undertook post-graduate training in Clinical Microbiology in the UK. In addition to her interests in clinical governance and quality improvement, she is the microbiology lead for neurosurgery in her laboratory and brings her experience working at a regional neurosciences unit to this webinar.