Join the second CRE RESPOND OPAT/HITH Masterclass for 2023 to hear expert clinicians and clinical educators discuss OPAT administration methods and innovations in delivery of  OPAT services. 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.



5.30pm AEST   Light Dinner

RBWH Education Centre Foyer

6.00 pm AEST   Welcome and Introduction

Chair: Associate Professor Ben Rogers, ID and HITH Physician Monash Health, NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia


6.05pm AEST   Administration methods in OPAT: a review of elastomeric device emptying rates and possible impacting factors

Ms Toni Docherty, Central Coast Area Health Service and University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia


6.25pm AEST    Using subcutaneous antimicrobials in OPAT/HITH - the FSH experience

Matthew Rawlins, Department of Pharmacy, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Western Australia, Australia


6.45 pm AEST    CoPAT - Can we make home oral antibiotic administration safer? A pilot study

Kim Ta, Pharmacy Department, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Queensland, Australia


7.05pm AEST  Questions & Answers


7.30pm 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