Infection and the vulnerable patient

Friday 4th - Saturday 5th October 2019

Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regents Park, London, NW1 4LE

Meeting chair: Dr Eoghan de Barra, Dr Claire Mackintosh, Dr Simon Tiberi

i-pathway 2019 is a medical education meeting delivered by experts and stakeholders for healthcare professionals involved in the management of vulnerable patients with bacterial infections.

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Friday 4th October
Session 1:
Infection and the vulnerable patient pathway – what’s the problem?
1345 Case 1
1400 Case 2
1415 Case 3
1430 Equality, Equity and access to the infection pathway
Dr Colin Sumpter - Public Health Registrar, NHS Lothian
1500 Debate: This house believes that resources should be directed to treating vulnerable patients with infection
Session 2:
Rapid development of new pathways responding to clinical emergencies
1600 Can a HIV service deliver in PWID?
Dr Erica Peters - Infectious Diseases Consultant, Queen Elizabeth University Teaching Hospital
1625 Anticipatory care planning and case finding among people who use drugs in NHS Lothian
Dr Duncan McCormick - Consultant in Public Health Medicine, NHS Lothian
1650 Joined up and reaching out - bridging the divides to eradicate Hepatitis C
Dr John Budd - General Practitioner, NHS Lothian
1715 Panel debate and close of day
1830 Meeting dinner
Saturday 5th October
Session 3 :
The future direction of infection pathways
0845 PWID Inpatients in East London: Issues and opportunities
Dr Ruaridh Buchanan - Consultant in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Barts Health NHS Trust
0915 Bridging gender inequalities in infection management
Dr Chi Eziefula - Senior Lecturer in Infectious Diseases, Brighton and Sussex Medical School
0945 Inclusion health: An approach to engaging excluded people in care
Clíona Ní Cheallaigh - Associate Professor, Clinical Medicine, Trinity College Dublin
1015 Panel discussion
Session 4:
Clinical conundrums
1115 Clinical conundrum 1 - The Glasgow experience
Dr Neil Ritchie - Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases and Acute Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
1145 Clinical conundrum 2 - Innovative Clinic for adolescents infected with HIV at birth
Dr Caroline Foster - Consultant in Adolescent Infectious Disease, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
1215 Clinical conundrum 3 - Managing complex TB cases in hospital and community
Ceri McSparron - Lead TB Nurse, NHS Lothian
1330 Keynote Lecture
Migration and Refugee health – the problem of infection
Dr Aula Abarra - Consultant in Infection, Imperial College, London
Session 5:
Making change happen
1415 Funding the change – where will the resources come from?
1435 Panel debate - what is the pathway change required, obstacles and solutions
1500 Re-vote on the debate from yesterday and meeting close

Who should attend?

i-pathway 2019 is a medical education meeting delivered by experts for healthcare professionals in the UK and Republic of Ireland who are involved in the management of vulnerable patients with bacterial infections.


i-pathway 2019 has been accredited by the Royal College of Pathologists and awarded 9 credits


The meeting costs are being met by Correvio, and the event is free of charge for healthcare professionals to attend. Places are strictly limited by room capacity. Hotel accomodation for the night of Friday 4th October is also available for delegates travelling from outside London.




i-pathway 2019 is a medical education programme designed for healthcare professionals in the UK and Republic of Ireland. The programme has been funded by Correvio. The programme content has been developed by a panel of experts specialising in infection and the treatment of infection in vulnerable patient groups.



To register for this event please complete the form below. if for any reason you are unable to register due to hospital firewalls etc please just email us the below details directly and we will complete this for you.

If there are any queries please contact Andy Cockayne at Page Medical who are the managing the logistics for the meeting.

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    Date of Prep: August 2019