Haemato-oncology Bacterial Infections

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Co-presenters: Dr Louise Sweeney, Dr Jonathan Lambourne, Dr David Partridge and Dr Samir Agrawal

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Haemato-oncology Bacterial Infections

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Dr Louise Sweeney, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Liverpool

Specialist interests include infection in Haematology and Transplant patients, antimicrobial susceptibility testing and the approach to clinical management of multi-drug resistant infections, particularly those caused by Gram negative bacteria. Non-clinical interests include training and education of clinicians and allied professionals within and without the Infection Specialties.

Dr Jonathan Lambourne, Consultant in Infectious Diseases & Microbiology, Barts Health NHS Trust

Jonathan Lambourne is consultant in Infectious Diseases & Microbiology at Barts Health NHS, London UK. He undertook medical training at Cambridge and University College London, and his specialist training in Dublin and London. He completed a PhD at St George’s University of London, investigating immune determinants of susceptibility to invasive Aspergillosis and Staphylococcus aureus infection. His main clinical interest is infections in patients with primary and secondary immunodeficiency and the application of diagnostic techniques in this challenging patient population.

Dr David Partridge, Consultant Microbiologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

David Partridge is a Consultant Microbiologist and Infection Control Doctor at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Florey Institute, University of Sheffield. He has an interest in infections of the immunocompromised host and device related infection. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he has been working on clinical utility of sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 and also on management of secondary infections.

Dr Samir Agrawal, Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant, Barts Health NHS Trust & Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London

Research Interest: Infection management in Haemato-Oncology with. focus on invasive fungal infections; management pathways; diagnostics – development and clinical implementation of rapid fungal biomarkers; online database for (national) audit of infection, specifically fungal infection in hospital settings; developing probes for imaging for pathogen identification using CT-PET)
Group Expertise: Clinical fungal management, biomarkers for invasive aspergillosis, gallium (68Ga) labelling of fungal-specific probes for imaging; Fungal Audit Tool (for stewardship) F.A.T.S. – pilot project across England.
Member of:
ESPAUR antifungal committee;
NHS England antifungal stewardship programme;
CI of grant submission for a national RCT of AFS vs empirical fungal management