OPAT Master class webinar series

7 February 2020

Here is the video of the first of our OPAT/HITH webinars. Thank you to our guest speakers and to all of you who joined us online.


Starting on March 19, in partnership with our industry partners, we are delivering a series of four webinars focused on the Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT).

Each of the webinars will be broadcast live as well as recorded for later viewing or listening. The format will consist of four different topics at each of the webinars across four different cities around the country.

We will aim to cover both the clinical and academic components of each of the topics and allow time for live and online Q&A sessions.

Broadly, the four themes will be:

  • Pulmonary infections in outpatient setting (Online)
  • Infective endocarditis treatment in outpatient setting (Sydney)
  • Infections of bone and joint in outpatient setting (Perth)
  • Treating infections in cancer patients in an outpatient setting (Melbourne)

We are proud to deliver this educational and research capacity building activity designed to connect the leaders in the field with relevant clinicians, researchers and industry across the country and abroad.

OPAT in the context of the HITH  is increasing in popularity and usage globally and the need for information on practices and principles of its use are evident.

Current trends highlight opportunities for further expansion of scope and mechanisms to provide more convenient and cost-effective care.

To register to attend in person or online please follow this link and share widely with your contacts  http://bit.ly/OPAT_HITH_Webinar

Here is the detail related to the Brisbane meeting:

Webinar 1.

Date: 19/03/2020

Time: 6:00 PM


Speakers: Dr Andrew Burke, Prof Claire Wainwright, Dr Ben Rogers, Prof Jason Roberts, Dr Geoff Eather, Ms Amy Legg

Introduction: Management of serious infections with the help of OPAT service – Prof Jason Roberts

Brisbane programme:

6.10pm – 6.20pm

Primary discussion topic: Pulmonary infections in outpatient setting - Dr Ben Rogers

6.20pm – 6.40pm

Subtopic 1: Multi-drug resistant infections in Cystic fibrosisProf Claire Wainwright

6.40pm – 7.00pm

Subtopic 2. The role of HITH in bronchiectasis and COPD – Dr Geoff Eather

7.00pm – 7.20pm

Subtopic 3. Pharmacology of agents used to treat pulmonary infections Dr Andrew Burke

7.20pm – 7.40pm

Subtopic 4. Patient experience of outpatient treatment of respiratory infections - Ms Amy Legg

7.40pm - 8.00pm

Group discussion - Prof Jason Roberts