Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization Faculty of Clinical

Professor Peter Choidini,
Consultant Parasitologist
Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Honorary Professor at the
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine &
Director of the Health Protection Agency (HPA) Malaria
Reference Laboratory and the HPA Parasitology Reference
Professor Alasdair Macgowan, MD, FRCPath, MBA
Professor of Clinical Microbiology &
Antimicrobial Therapeutics
Department of Medical Microbiology,
North Bristol NHS Trust, Southmead Hospital,
Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, UK
Professor Ziauddin Khan
Professor Vincent O Rotimi
Professor Widad Al Nakib
Professor Manuel John Albert
Professor Suhail Ahmad
Professor Noura Al Sweih
Dr. Inaam Al Obaid
Dr. Wadha Al Fouzan
Dr. Ahlam Jeragh
Dr. Mona Foda
Dr. Prashant Purohit
Dr. Ahmad Behbehani
Dr. Ebtehal Al Roomi
Dr. Haya Al Tawalah
Dr. Asma Al Osaimi
Dr. Hussain Al Shemmari
Dr Catherine Abiola Senok, MBBS, PhD
Consultant Clinical Microbiologist & Associate Professor
Kuwait Institute for Medical
Faculty of Clinical Microbiology
Symposium on
Update in Clinical Microbiology
and Infectious Diseases, 2015
Microbiology and Immunology
College of Medicine, Al Faisal University, Riyadh
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Prof. V O Rotimi
Prof. N Al Sweih
Prof. Z U Khan
Prof. M J Albert
Prof. S Ahmad
Dr. I Al Obaid
Dr Wafaa Jamal
Dr Jamshaid Iqbal
VENUE: AbdulRazzaq Auditorium
Faculty of Medicine, Jabriya
Kuwait University
Dr Wafaa Jamal
Department of Microbiology,
Faculty of Medicine
Kuwait University
Tel: 2463-6515; Fax: 2533-2719 ;
E-mail: [email protected]
DATE: March 8 - 10, 2015
Tea & Coffee Sponsored by Pfizer
2.00 PM – 6.00 PM
CME Credit = 10 CME points (Category I)
Day 1 : Sunday, March 8, 2015
Venue : AbdulRazzaq Auditorium
Day 2 : Monday, March 9, 2015
Venue : AbdulRazzaq Auditorium
Day 3 : Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Venue: AbdulRazzaq Auditorium
2:00-2:05 Opening speech
Prof. Vincent O. Rotimi, Chairman,
Theme: Diagnostic Microbiology
Scientific Session I
Chairman: Prof. V O Rotimi
2:05-2:50 Keynote Lecture
Malaria: An overview including modern
Prof. P Chiodini
Theme: Healthcare Associated Infections
Scientific Session III
Chairman: Prof. Z U Khan
Theme: Antimicrobials
Scientific Session V
Chairman : Prof. S Ahmad
2:00-2:45 Keynote Lecture
Antimicrobial resistance and implications on
control strategies for Staphylococcal
infections or colonization
Dr. A Senok
2:00-2:45 Keynote Lecture
Antimicrobial dosing to prevent
emergence of resistance : Where
are we going? Prof. A MacGowan
2:45-3:05 Management of cystic Ecchonococcosis
(hydatid disease): Why does specialist
Practice vary?
Prof. P Chiodini
2:45-3:05 Invasive fungal infections: Focus
on integrated care pathway
Prof. Z U Khan
2:50-3:10 Whole genome sequencing – implications for
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing and
clinical practice
Prof. A Macgowan
3:10-3:30 The importance of rapid, point of care
diagnosis of bacterial STI including the
core challenges and benefits of this approach
Dr. A Senok
3:30-3:50 Molecular diagnosis of diarrheal disease
Prof. M J Albert
3:50-4:10 Tea / Coffee Break
Theme: Diagnostic Microbiology
Scientific Session II
Chairperson : Prof. N Al Sweih
4:10-4:30 New strategies to diagnose bloodstream
Dr. A Al-Osaimi
4:30-4:50 Rapid diagnosis to control MRSA
Dr. E Al Roomi
4:50-5:10 The power of genomic fungal sequencing:
What does it mean for evolution and
Prof. S Ahmad
5:10-5:30 Rapid diagnosis to control MDR bacteria in
Dr A Behbehani
3:05-3:25 Prevention and control of MDR-Gramnegative bacteria
Dr. A Senok
3:25-3:45 Transmission of drug resistant bacteria
through endoscopes: Current issues,
challenges, opportunities
Dr. M Foda
3:05-3:25 Use of old antibiotics in a period of
multi-resistance Prof. A Macgowan
3:25-3:45 Management of UTI’s in Children:
What are the Options”
Prof. N Al Sweih
3:45-4:05 Tea / Coffee Break
3:45-4:05 Ceftaroline and new B-lactamase
inhibitor combinations: real efficacy
Dr A Jeragh
Theme: Infection and Prevention
Scientific Session IV
Chairman: Prof. M J Albert
4:05-4:25 Tea / Coffee Break
4:05-4:25 Antimicrobial guidelines : Moving beyond
cost and utilization measures
Prof. A MacGowan
4:25-4:45 Influenza vaccination in healthcare workers:
Efficacy & impact on the spread in a hospital
Dr. H Al Tawalah
4:45-5:05 Meningococcal B disease: Outbreaks and
Meningococcal B vaccine
Dr. I Al Obaid
5:05-5:25 Prevention of surgical site infections
Dr. W Al Fouzan
Theme: Miscellaneous Infections
Scientific Session VI
Chairperson: Dr. I Al Obaid
4:25-4:45 Intestinal Protozoan infections
Prof. P Chiodini
4:45-5:05 What’s hot in Ebola outbreak?
Prof W Al Nakib
5:05-5:25 Renal transplant tourism and
infection related risk
Dr. P Purohit
5:25-5:45 Case Presentation
Dr. H Al Shemmari
5:45-5:55 Closing Remarks
Dr. W Jamal