OPAT: Improving patient experience and treatment outcomes. Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) allows for medically stable patients to be discharged (or avoid admission completely) who require a course of intravenous antimicrobial agents.


  • BSAC is hosting six Regional Workshops across the UK: Belfast (14 June), Birmingham (21 June), Glasgow (28 June), London (6 September), Bristol (10 September) and Newmarket (13 September).
  • Our National OPAT Conference will be held online and in-person at the Royal College of Physicians, Liverpool, on 8 November 2024. This is a superb networking event for new and experienced OPAT practitioners which provides a platform for sharing ideas, expertise, and best practice to better support OPAT practice. Register you interest by contacting Esme Carruthers at [email protected]


All Healthcare professionals


  • Eileen Dorgan, Consultant Microbiologist, Antrim Hospital, Northern Health and Social Care Trust
  • Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Peter Nelson, Consultant Microbiologist South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
  • Louise McCorry Infectious Diseases Consultant Belfast Trust
  • Paul Moriarty Paediatric Infectious Diseases Consultant, Belfast Trust
  • Kate Jackson, Specialist Trainee in Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Trainee, Belfast Trust

For more information, please contact: [email protected]

  • 09:30 - 14/06/2024 to 15:00 - 14/06/2024
  • Hilton Belfast, 4 Lanyon Place, Belfast , BT1 3LP, United Kingdom