Join the first CRE RESPOND OPAT/HITH Masterclass for 2024 to hear expert clinicians and clinical educators discuss International HITH Models of Care.
CRE RESPOND offers light dinner to those attending in person from 5.30pm. Zoom link will be provided to those attending the seminar online.

Preliminary Program

6pm AEST Welcome and Introduction
Chair: Dr Fekade Sime, NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow, Workstream Lead CRE RESPOND, University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, Australia


6.05pm AEST HITH models of care in Malaysia
Afra Nahdia Mahrizan, OPAT Pharmacist, Sungai Buloh Hospital, Infectious Disease Centre for Ministry of Health, Malaysia


6.25pm AEST HITH models of care in Spain
Dr David Nicolas, Head of the Unidad de Hospitalizacion a Domicilio, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona


6.45pm AEST HITH models of care in UK 
Professor Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Charing Cross Hospital, United Kingdom


7.05pm 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:





UQ Centre for Clinical Research
Ground Level, Building 71/918
Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital
Herston QLD 4029

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