Thankyou for joining us for the inaugural Brisbane Transplant Infectious Diseases event - an interdisciplinary and collaborative meeting focused on transplant and infectious diseases care.

The convenors were Dr Andrew Burke, Dr Samuel Chan, A/Prof Julia Clark, Dr Andrea Henden, Prof Jason Roberts, and Dr Adam Stewart.

A full-day seminar series at the RBWH Education Centre and the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston, Queensland, was held on Friday 2 June 2023.

 


 

Friday 2 June 2023

Program

08 - 08.20 am AEST Registration

08.20 - 08.30 am AEST Welcome and introduction

Session 1. Infections in Solid Organ Transplant (Heart and Lung)
Chair: Dr Andrew Burke, The Prince Charles Hospital, Queensland
 
08:30 - 09:05 am AEST Invasive fungal infection in lung transplant
Professor Orla Morrissey, The Alfred Hospital, Victoria
 


09:05 - 09:25 am AEST Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma species infections in lung transplant
Dr Chandima Divithotawela, The Prince Charles Hospital, Queensland
 


09:25 - 09:45 am AEST Managing LVAD/driveline infection pre-transplant
Dr George Javorsky, The Prince Charles Hospital, Queensland
 


10:45 - 10:00 am AEST Complex adult case for discussion
 


10:00 am Morning Tea 
 
Session 2.  Infections in Solid Organ Transplant (Kidney)
Chair:  Dr Andrew Henderson, The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland

10:30 - 11:05 am AEST Pneumocystis jiovecii - colonisation or true infection?
Dr Peter Boan, Fiona Stanley Hospital and PathWest Laboratory Medicine, Western Australia



11:05 - 11:25 am AEST Gastrointestinal infections (including norovirus) in renal transplant
Dr Samuel Chan, The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland



11:25 - 11:45 am AEST Bloodstream infection in kidney transplant recipients
Dr Andrew Henderson, The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland



11:45 - 12:00 pm AEST Complex adult case for discussion



12.00 pm AEST Lunch

Session 3. Infections in Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
Chair: Associate Professor Glen Kennedy

1:00 - 1:35 pm AEST New management approaches in febrile neutropenia
Professor Monica Slavin, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Victoria



1:35 - 1:55 pm AEST Gut microbiome and infection
Dr Andrea Henden, Queensland Institute for Medical Research Berghofer, Queensland



1:55 - 2:15 pm AEST Adenovirus disease in immunocompromised children
Associate Professor Julia Clark, Children's Health Queensland, Queensland



2:15 - 2:30 pm AEST Complex adult case for discussion



2:30 pm AEST Afternoon Tea

Session 4. Supporting Transplant Patients in Queensland
Chair: Dr Andrew RedmondThe Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Queensland

3:00 - 3:20 pm AEST Microbiological support for cancer care and transplantation services
Dr Patrick Harris, Pathology Queensland, UQ Centre for Clinical Research Queensland



3:20 - 3:40 pm AEST Diet and nutrition considerations in HSCT
Dr Sarah Anderson, The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Queensland



3:40 - 4:00 pm AEST Mucositis, infection and microbiome
Ms Midori Nakagaki, The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Queensland



4:00 - 4:20 pm AEST Update on vaccination of transplant patients
Associate Professor Michael Nissen, Adult Specialist Immunisation Service, Queensland

Session 5. Roundtable discussion - Future directions 
Chair: Dr Adam Stewart, The University of Queensland, Queensland
 
 
Panel: 
Professor Daniel Chambers, Executive Director of Research, Metro North Hospital & Health Service, Queensland
Professor Monica Slavin, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Victoria
Associate Professor Julia Clark, Queensland Children’s Hospital, Queensland
  • Improving translational research and clinical care
  • National and International Research Networks

5:00 pm Close 

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About Brisbane Transplant Infectious Diseases Meeting

The organising committee warmly invites you to the 2nd Brisbane Transplant Infectious Diseases meeting - an interdisciplinary and collaborative meeting focused on transplant and infectious diseases care.

This meeting will bring together local clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals working in the field of infectious diseases, immunology, and transplant medicine. The meeting will aim to give individuals a stage to present their active research or clinical interests, as well as to form successful research and clinical relationships between healthcare specialty groups and basic science researchers. By shining a light on the clinical challenges of transplant patients in Queensland related to infectious diseases, we hope to provide a platform for cutting-edge translational research and improved patient care.

The full-day seminar series will be held at the Translational Research Institute, Woolloongabba, Queensland, Australia with optional attendance online. 

 

 

Venue

RBWH Education Centre Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Butterfield St, Herston, QLD, 4029, Australia
Room: 
Auditorium

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