CRE RESPOND will continue its educational series on Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) / Hospital in the Home (HITH) Masterclass Series in 2023, and deliver two Masterclasses. The first masterclass will focus on optimised dosing decisions, and the second on the evolutions of OPAT/HITH services. 

The proposed dates for the 2023 masterclasses are listed below. The theme, content and speakers for each masterclass will be detailed closer to the date. Invitations will be sent out to all CRE RESPOND subscribers. Click here to subscribe and receive the invitation.

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 HITH is increasing in popularity and use globally, and the need for information on practices and principles of its use is evident. Current trends highlight opportunities for further expansion of scope and mechanisms to provide more convenient and cost-effective care.

Learning objectives

  1. OPAT/HITH Masterclass 1: Thursday 2 March 2023
  2. OPAT/HITH Masterclass 1: Thursday 28 September 2023


Organising Committee

CRE RESPOND gratefully acknowledges the organisers of the OPAT / HITH Masterclass series for their contribution:

  • Dr Fekade Sime, NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow, Antimicrobial Optimisation, UQ Centre for Clinical Research
  • Associate Professor Benjamin Rogers, Monash Infectious Diseases and Monash Hospital in The Home, Melbourne
  • Dr James Pollard, Clinical Director of Community Care, Cabrini Health, Melbourne
  • Ms Nicolette Graham, Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist, Queensland Children's Hospital
  • Mr Sean Unwin, Infectious Disease Pharmacist, The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland
  • Professor Jason Roberts, Director CRE REDUCE, and NHMRC Practitioner Fellow, The University of Queensland

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OPAT / HITH Masterclass 1 - Optimised dosing decisions in OPAT/HITH

2 March 2023 6:00pm7:45pm
Join the first CRE RESPOND OPAT/HITH Masterclass for 2023 to hear expert clinicians and clinical educators discuss Optimised Dosing Decisions, including perspectives on use of antimicrobial therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) for paediatric patients; dosing of meropenem in OPAT, challenges and successes of endocarditis in OPAT; and for who, when, where Oritavancin should be used. We look forward to an interesting discussion – join us to ask our panel about your experiences.

CRE RESPOND offers light dinner to those attending in person at the RBWH Education Centre, Herston, QLD from 5.30pm. Zoom link will be provided to those attending the seminar online.

OPAT / HITH Masterclass - Evolutions of OPAT/HITH services

6 October 2022 5:30pm7:45pm
Watch the recording of the Masterclass co-chaired by Prof Jason Roberts and A/Prof Benjamin Rogers focusing on how OPAT/HITH services have evolved in the face of challenges from the pandemic. Hear from a panel of clinician-scientists working at the forefront of OPAT/HITH services discussing their experience. 
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OPAT/ HITH Masterclass - Delivery of OPAT in Different Environments

17 June 2021 6:00pm7:45pm
The second OPAT / HITH Masterclass will describe various models of care delivery in different environments including a Western Australian perspective, treatment and ongoing care responsibilities distinct to residential aged care and the unique challenges in paediatric and school contexts. A 20min Question and Answer session moderated by Dr James Pollard from Cabrini Health will follow.

OPAT / HITH Masterclass - Pulmonary Infections

18 March 2021 6:00pm8:30pm
The first OPAT / HITH Masterclass focuses on pulmonary infections with case studies on atypical mycobacterial infections and drug-resistant tuberculosis; insights from a patient, their partner, clinician and pharmacist. We then hear from Dr Seok Lim and Dr Kate Davies about the clinical monitoring of respiratory viruses in adults and children with COVID-19. Watch the generous Q&A session moderated by Dr Benjamin Rogers from the Monash HITH service.