5.00 pm AEST     Registration
5.10 pm AEST    Welcome and introduction
Chair and Moderator: Dr Suzanne Parker, Deputy Director The University of Queensland CRE RESPOND, Brisbane, Australia
Co-Chair: Prof Jan-Willem Alffenaar, The University of Sydney, Australia

5.20pm AEST     Improving drug analysis from a single fingerprint for medical adherence monitoring

Katie Longman, University of Surrey, United Kingdom 

5.50 pm AEST     Microsampling - a Dutch perspective

Soma Bahmany and Stef Schouwenburgn, Clinical Pharmacometrics, Erasmus MC, The Randstand, Netherlands

6.20 pm AEST     Repurposing benzathine penicillin G and rheumatic heart disease and syphilis using DBS

Associate Professor Laurens Manning, CRE RESPOND and The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia


6.50 pm AEST     The use of biosensors for in-situ measurement of antimicrobials
Dr Sophie Stocker, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

7.20 pm AEST     Microsampling of antibiotics to support PK studies in paediatric patients

Dr Suzanne Parker, CRE RESPOND, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
7.50 pm AEST     Future perspectives of therapeutic drug monitoring in the community
Professor Jan-Willem Alffenaar, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

8.20 pm AEST     Urine analysis with a smartphone to facilitate TDM in a remote setting

Ms Prakruti Rao, UVA Health, Virginia, United States of America

8.50 pm AEST     Questions and Answers

9.20 pm AEST     Close

This microsampling seminar is co-organised by The University of Queensland CRE RESPOND, the International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology, and the Nîmes University Hospital Center. 



About 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. 





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