Treatment of systemic fungal infections

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Co-presenters: Dave Partridge, Patrick Lillie, Phillipa Burns, Mariya Molai, Monica Ivan, Thomas Taynton, Tom Harrison and Darius Armstrong-James

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Treatment of Systemic Fungal Infections

The aim of this course is to help build an understanding of some systemic fungal infections through case studies, examine the diagnostics and treatments, and discuss complications that can occur during treatment. The course includes 5 case studies detailing different scenarios that clinicians could encounter including invasive candidiasis, invasive aspergillosis and Pneumocysitis jirovecci infections.

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Dr Dave Partridge, Consultant Microbiologist and Infection Control Doctor / Hon. Senior Clinical Lecturer, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and Florey Institute, University of Sheffield

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 Patrick Lillie, Consultant in Infectious Diseases

Dr Patrick Lillie is a consultant in Infectious Diseases and hon senior lecturer at Hull Teaching Hospitals / Hull York Medical School. I qualified from Leicester University and trained in general medicine and infectious diseases in Birmingham, Hull & Sheffield, together with research in Oxford. After consultant posts in Mansfield and Southampton I moved posts to Hull in 2017. My clinical interests are infections in haemato-oncology patients, tuberculosis and bacterial infections in people who inject drugs. Research areas include vaccinology, consequences of blood stream infection and severity assessment in severe infection

Dr Gavin Barlow, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Infection & Academic Phase III (Final Year) Lead at Hull York Medical School and Hon. Consultant in Infection at Hull University Teaching Hospitals

Gavin is Senior Clinical Lecturer in Infection & Academic Phase III (Final Year) Lead at Hull York Medical School and Hon. Consultant in Infection at Hull University Teaching Hospitals. Clinical experience is broad, but his main interests are orthopaedic infection, outpatient IV antibiotic therapy, complex bacterial infection, and antibiotic stewardship (previously trust lead 2005-19). Research interests include but are not limited to antimicrobials, antimicrobial stewardship and resistance, respiratory infections, the epidemiology of community and hospital-acquired infections, bacteraemia, and prognostic prediction in infection. Gavin is co-chief-investigator of the NIHR funded BioDriveAFS trial – due to start March 2022 – that aims to compare a biomarker/diagnostics driven approach to antifungal management in patients with blood cancers and receiving chemotherapy versus the current standard of care: click here
Any centre who wants to know more about being involved in the trial or potential collaborators are welcome to contact Gavin

Dr Monica Ivan, Consultant in Infectious Diseases/Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Special interest in neurosurgical infections.

Dr Mariya Molai, Specialist Trainee in Infectious Diseases/Microbiology, Hull University Teaching Hospitals UK

Dr Mariya Molai is a Specialist Trainee in Infectious Diseases/Microbiology, Hull University Teaching Hospitals UK. Her qualifications are DNB General Medicine (India), MRCP and DTMH. After working for 4 years in infectious diseases outside UK she moved to Hull in 2020. Her interests are bacterial and fungal infections with systemic manifestations and in tropical infections. She enjoys presenting and continues learning in the dynamic field of infectious diseases.

Dr Tom Harrison, Registrar in microbiology and infectious disease at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Dr Thomas Taynton, Specialty Trainee in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology

Dr Thomas Taynton is a Specialty Trainee in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. He qualified from Hull York Medical School and is training in the Yorkshire Deanery. He was recently an associate PI for the RECOVERY trial and is due to start as a Clinical Research Fellow in the BioDriveAFS Trial.

Phillipa Burns, Principal Clinical Scientist (HSST) Medical Microbiology Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS

Principal Clinical Scientist in Medical Microbiology working as part of the Dept of Infection team in Hull University Teaching Hospitals. Currently completing the Higher Scientific Specialist Trainee (HSST) scheme. Interests include rapid diagnostics, antimicrobial resistance and education.