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Membership

Current Officers

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Chair

Dale Fisher

dale_andrew_fisher@nuhs.edu.sg

Co-Chair

Geneve Allison

gallison@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Co-Chair

Mark Gilchrist

mark.gilchrist@imperial.nhs.uk

All Members

David Allen (USA)
Tony Allworth (Australia)
Sophia Archuleta (Singapore)
Timothy Barkham (Singapore)
Rosmonaliza Binti Hj Awang Asli (Brunei)
Andrew Burns (New Zealand)
Jacky Man Chun Chan (Hong Kong)
Monica Chan (Singapore)
Chia Yin Chong (Singapore)
Keat Choong (Australia)
Ying Ying Chua (Singapore)
Leyland Chuang (Singapore)
Nick Collins (Australia)
Ann-Marie Crozier (Australia)
Pauline Dobson (Australia)
Chris (Christina) Drummond (Australia)
John Dyer (Australia)
Sharon Erdman (USA)
Richard Everts (New Zealand)
Kate Grimwade (New Zealand)
Krispin Hajkowicz (Australia)
Ryota Hase (Japan)
Christopher Heath (Australia)
Lanny Hsieh (USA)
Anthony Kwan Fu Htin (Australia)
Paul Ingram (Australia)
Mei Ling Kang (Singapore)
Sushila Kataria (India)
Sara Keller (USA)
Anna Klusak (Australia)
Yat Wah Kwan (Hong Kong)
Katy Lai (Australia)
Yee Sin Leo (Singapore)
Chi Wai Leung (Hong Kong)
Peter Leung (Australia)
Wai Shing Leung (Hong Kong)
Raymond Lin (Singapore)
Moi Lin Ling (Hong Kong)
Ryan Llorin (Singapore)
David Looke (Australia)
Mark Lowenthal (Australia)
David Lye (Singapore)
Carol Mackrow (Australia)
Matthew Malone (UK)
Catherine Marshall (Australia)
Abel Mujal Martinez (Spain)
Kate McCarthy (Australia)
David McDougall (Australia)
Alistair McGregor (Australia)
Sara Metcalf (New Zealand)
Eavan Muldoon (UK)
Miki Nagao (Japan)
Dilip Nathwani (UK)
Hien Huy Nguyen (USA)
Tat Ming Ng (Singapore)
Gabrielle O’Kane (Australia)
Helen Oh (Singapore)
Jolene Oon (Singapore)
Sanjay Patel (UK)
Geoff Playford (Australia)
James Pollard (Australia)
Victor J. Gonzalez Ramallo (Spain)
Andrew Seaton (UK)
Marjoree Sehu (Australia)
Sanjaya Senanayake (Australia)
Benedict Sim (Kuala Lumpur)
Daniel Stefanski (Australia)
Archana Sud (Australia)
Zuraidah Sulaiman (Singapore)
Subramanian Swaminathan (India)
Ban Hock Tan (Singapore)
Rachel Taylor (Australia)
Colleen Terriff (USA)
Koh Cheng Thoon (Singapore)
Adrienne Torda (Australia)
Joseph Tsang (Hong Kong)
Owen Tsang (Hong Kong)
Stefania Vergnano (UK)
Namita Warrior (Australia)
Patricia Weatherill (USA)
Sin Yew Wong (Singapore)
Siang Fei Yeoh (Singapore)
Ilan Youngster (Israel)
Lihua Zhong (Singapore)

 

How to Join

Members of an ISC Member Society are eligible to join any of our Working Groups. If you are a member and would like to join this group, please contact the Chairperson and Secretary (if applicable).

Aims and Objectives

Outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) is a system of care which facilitates early hospital discharge or even completely prevents admission. It began in 1974 in paediatric patients in the US. Since then the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada as well as countries in Europe, South America and Asia have institutionalized this mode of care. There are a variety of clinical and funding models each for the same endpoint. It is proven to be safe and cost beneficial. OPAT improves the quality of patients’ lives by providing treatment in a preferred setting and facilitates an earlier return to work or school. It may also lower patients' risk of acquiring healthcare-associated infections. More recently it has been seen as a tool for antimicrobial stewardship.

Aims of the Working Group -

  • Foster the international exchange of ideas with regards to service models, benchmarking and multicenter research into all aspects of OPAT
  • Support the implementation of OPAT in countries seeking its establishment
  • Encourage collaborative research on OPAT especially clinical trials


Our Work Plan - 

  • Write to IDSA for focal points in US
  • A Point prevalence survey on activity worldwide
  • Symposia within conferences
  • Dedicated conference
  • Journal supplements
  • Multicenter trials
  • Engaging industry
  • Training products for individuals

Presentations

Projects / Publications

Expert advisory group (representing 6 countries) formed with Baxter with the intention of developing OPAT in Asia.
Plan to create 2 model sites of OPAT in India. Champions from India to spend time in Singapore OPATs. Visitations to India sites (Chennai and Delhi) planned for April 2016.
Manuscript describing OPAT in Asia has been submitted for publication.
Plan for international survey of OPAT practices internationally once membership has better coverage globally.

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Last updated: May 9th-2016