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.


5.30 pm AEST   Registration and dinner
6.00 pm AEST   Welcome and introduction
Professor Jason Roberts, The University of Queensland
Chair and Moderator: A/Professor Benjamin Rogers, Centre for Inflammatory Diseases, Monash University

6.05 pm (AEST)  How has COVID-19 changed OPAT/HITH services?
Dr James Pollard, Cabrini Health, Melbourne, Australia

6.25 pm (AEST)    COVID-19 therapeutics delivered by OPAT/HITH

Dr Lydia Upjohn, Infectious Diseases Physician, Monash Health, Melbourne, Australia

6.55 pm (AEST)  What are the opportunities from emerging early oral switch data for OPAT/HITH services
Dr Kate McCarthy, Infections disease specialist, RBWH, Brisbane, Australia

7.20pm (AEST)   Questions & Answers

7.45pm AEST   Close


About Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT), Hospital in the Home (HITH) Masterclass webinars

About Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT), Hospital in the Home (HITH) Masterclass webinars

CRE RESPOND will continue its educational series on Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) / Hospital in the Home (HITH) Masterclass Series in 2024, and deliver two Masterclasses. The first masterclass will focus on HITH Models of Care, and the second theme will be announced later in the year.

The proposed dates for the 2024 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.

2024 Masterclass Dates:

  1. OPAT/HITH Masterclass 1: Thursday 29 February 2024
  2. OPAT/HITH Masterclass 2: Thursday 8 August 2024

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

Program Sponsors:





RBWH Education Centre, Block 1
Cnr Bowen Bridge Rd & Butterfield St
Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital
Herston, Queensland
Seminar room 1

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