Microbiology Department

St. Richard’s Hospital

Spitalfield Lane


West Sussex

PO19 6SE

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WAM Symposium

Friday 3rd November 2017

This year’s symposium will be held in Oxford on Friday 3rd November 2017, the single day conference will feature experts examining the advances and challenges for the modern day microbiologist; alongside networking opportunities, and a superb supplier exhibition hall.


The aim of the symposium is to provide individuals with an interest in laboratory and clinical Microbiology with an update on a wide array of topics including sepsis, recent outbreaks and infection control.


                                 Early Bird Registration                Registration

                                       (until 01/09/17)                      (after 01/09/17)

Single Booking                       £40                                          £50                  

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Group Booking (3)                £100                                        £150  

Download form       (£33.34 per delegate)             (£50 per delegate)


WAM Symposium 2017 Agenda 

(to be finalised)

  08.30 Registration opens

Session 1: Sepsis

  09.00 Welcome

  09.10 The Management of Acute sepsis

             Speaker TBC

  09.50 Why microbiology matters in acute sepsis: Clinical Cases

              Speaker TBC

  10.30 Coffee and trade show


Session 2: Outbreaks

  11.00 Gram positive organisms; a military perspective

             Dr Lucy Lamb, Army Consultant Infectious Diseases and General

              Medicine, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

  11.40 Mycobacterium chimaera

             Dr Ginny Moore, Public Health England

  12.20 Biothreat agents

              Dr Andrew Simpson, Consultant Microbiologist, RIPL

  13:00 Lunch and Trade Show


Session 3: Control measures

  14.00 The evolution of Infection Prevention and Control

              Speaker TBC

  14.40 POCT Respiratory Screening Panels and IPC

             Dr Kate Templeton, Consultant Clinical Scientist, RIE.


Session 4: Technology

  15.20 The Future of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

             Dr Vicky Enne, Senior Research Associate, UCL

  16.00 Close

The Venue

Jurys Inn Oxford,

Godstow Rd, Oxford, OX2 8AL


Conveniently located just 10-15 minutes from Oxford city centre with easy transport links to the city including a bus stop outside the hotel.


Easily accessible by car from the A34, A44 and M40 and is a 15 minute drive from the nearest train station Oxford railway station or 25 minutes by bus.