Application of Microsampling for Improved Clinical Care in Infectious Diseases

Repeated blood sampling of paediatric patients using conventional methods results in relatively large amounts of blood drawn, which is inconvenient and not optimal given the limited availability of blood. Microsampling techniques facilitate collection of samples from a finger or heel prick, which involves much smaller volumes of blood. However, the applicability of micro over conventional sampling and antibiotic dosing requires further validation. 

This workshop aims to expand practitioners’ understanding of the benefits and limitations of the application of microsampling to therapeutic drug monitoring. Participants will also learn about the application of microsampling in toxicokinetic and pharmacokinetic studies and the qualitative and quantitative challenges associated with this technique.

Delivered in the evening Australian Eastern Standard Time, this workshop will aim to reach audiences in Philadelphia, USA, Europe and the Asia-Pacific time zones.

Learning objectives

  1. Understanding the application of microsampling to therapeutic drug monitoring
  2. Understanding the application of microsampling to toxicokinetics / pharmacokinetic studies
  3. Challenges associated with microsampling, qualitative and quantitative

Join Dr Suzanne Parker and colleagues for this insightful workshop.