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BioDriveAFS Investigators' Day

6th June 2023

The investigators’ day was led by the BioDriveAFS Co-Chief Investigators Dr Gavin Barlow (Senior Clinical Lecturer at Hull York Medical School and Honorary Consultant in Infection), Dr David Allsup (Senior Lecturer in Haematology and Honorary Consultant), and York Trials Unit, University of York. This event will be hosted by the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC).

The event featured a number of presentations from experts in the field including Professor William Hope (Dame Sally Davies Chair of AMR Research Pharmacology & Therapeutics), Professor Darius Armstrong-James (Professor of Infectious Diseases and Medical Mycology) and Dr Justin Loke (NCRI AML Working Party Subgroup).


Full Programme:

Session 1 Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Therapy (Chair: Dr Gavin Barlow, Hull University Teaching Hospitals)
Welcome and introduction
Epidemiology, Clinical Presentation, Clinical Diagnosis (Dr Neil Stone, University College London Hospitals)
Laboratory and Radiological Diagnosis (Prof. Darius Armstrong-James, Imperial College Hospitals)
Antifungal Agents and Resistance – An Update (Prof. William Hope, University of Liverpool)
Chemotherapy for AML: New approaches (Dr Simone Green, Hull University Teaching Hospitals)
The importance of supportive care in AML (Dr Justin Loke, NCRI AML Working Party Subgroup)

Session 2 The BioDriveAFS Trial (Chair: Dr David Allsup, Hull University Teaching Hospitals)
Outline of the BioDriveAFS Trial (Dr Gavin Barlow, Hull University Teaching Hospitals)
The problem of turnaround time: What we’ve learned so far? (Dr Tom Taynton, Hull University Teaching Hospitals)
Improving turnaround time: The Liverpool experience (Dr Alex Howard, Royal Liverpool University Hospital)
The value of qualitative research in clinical trials and process evaluation so far (Dr Laura Sheard and Dr Sarah Baz, University of York)
Does this trial matter to patients? (Patient Advisory Group to the BioDriveAFS Trial)
Round table discussion, questions and answers, finish

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