Complex Urinary Tract Infections

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Co-presenters: Dr Annie Joseph, Dr Anna Wild, Dr Jane Currie & Dr Rajvinder Khasriya.

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Complex Urinary Tract Infections

The aim of this course is to help build an understanding of some of the complications that can occur with urinary tract infections (UTI’s) and how best to treat them. The course includes case studies on fungal UTI’s, UTI’s in pregnancy and chronic UTI’s.

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Dr Annie Joseph, Consultant Microbiologist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Annie Joseph is a Consultant Microbiologist and joint Head of Service for Clinical Microbiology at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, currently leading on Diagnostic and Antimicrobial Stewardship. She has subspecialty experience in community microbiology, Urological and Obstetric infections. She is a standing member on the NICE Antimicrobial Guidelines committee. As a former Health Education England East Midlands Innovation fellow, she has worked to improve and integrate the appropriate use of diagnostics and antimicrobials across the Primary and Secondary Care interface.

Dr Jane Currie, Clinical Lecturer, UCL EGA Institute for Women's Health, and Subspecialty Trainee in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Bristol

Jane has a PhD from UCL on Urinary pathology in pregnancy. This focussed on problems with diagnosis of UTI in pregnancy, and studied alternative diagnostic tests in pregnant women with abdominal pain and increased risk of preterm birth, with the aim of reframing the meaning of UTI in pregnancy according to clinical outcomes. Alongside her clinical role as a senior registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Subspecialty Trainee in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, in Bristol, she works academically as a Clinical Lecturer at UCL’s Institute for Women’s Health. In her research she is studying outcomes-based and epidemiological approaches to UTI in pregnancy. This includes Anti-Microbial Resistance funding for a cohort study of outcomes following bacteriuria at booking, and other studies relating to the relationship between UTI and preterm birth. She is leading a study to develop a Core Outcome Set for UTI in pregnancy research.

Dr Anna Wild, Specialist Registrar in Infectious Diseases & Microbiology, Nottingham University Hospitals

I am a training Specialist Registrar in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at Nottingham University Hospitals.
I have a specialist interest in fungi and clinically am interested in complex fungal infections. I was a winner of the Microbiology Society Infection Science Award from the FISHIS 2020 conference, for my complex fungal UTI case presentations and I hope to complete a fellowship in mycology at a later point in my training. I look forward to novel antifungal agents coming to the game in the near future.

Dr Rajvinder Khasriya , Consultant Urogynaecologist Whittington Health, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Eastman Dental Institute, Department of Microbial Diseases, UCL & Principal Clinical Investigator Bladder Infection & Immunity Group (BIIG)

Raj completed her undergraduate studies at University College London (UCL) and she went on to complete a PhD at UCL in 2011; Thesis: ‘The role of bacterial infection in the aetiology of the overactive bladder’ under the supervision of Professor James Malone-Lee and Prof Mike Wilson at the Eastman Dental Institute. She completed Subspecialty Urogynaecology training at UCLH in 2018. She was awarded the Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) in 2012 and Subspecialty accreditation in 2018.

She was appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Eastman Dental Institute, Department of Microbial Diseases and is the principle clinical investigator for the Bladder Infection & Immunity Group (BIIG).

Areas of interest: Rajvinder is a Consultant in Urogynaecology at the Whittington Hospital and UCLH and lead for the Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Service at Whittington Health, Rajvinder’s Clinical research interests lie in chronic UTI; diagnostic methods, pathophysiology and treatment. Her current focus of research is looking at causation of UTI, understanding antimicrobial resistance and the development of new treatment strategies.
Recent Publication: A prospective observational study of urinary cytokines and inflammatory response in patients with Overactive Bladder Syndrome. Kiren Gill, Harry Horsley, Sheela Swamy, Rajvinder Khasriya, James Malone-Lee. BMC Urol. 2021; 21: 39.