Title Pfizer Satellite Symposium
Details Date: 20 August 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 1145 – 1245
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Esplanade Hall 406CX, Level 4
Schedule  Time Description/Title Speaker
1145 – 1205 What Is the Importance of RWE In the Antibiotic Armamentarium? Prof David Paterson
1205 – 1225 From Diagnosis to Treatment – How Rapid Diagnostics Guide Treatment Choices Dr Asok Kurup
1225 – 1245 Panel Discussion And Q&A
Faculty Prof David Paterson, Australia
Professor of Medicine
The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research;
Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician
Consultant Microbiologist & Medical Advisor
Queensland Health Centre for Healthcare Related Infection
Surveillance and Prevention
Brisbane, Australia

Professor Paterson is Director at The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research. He is also a Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (Australia’s largest hospital and ranked in the top 100 hospitals of the world). He is Australia’s most cited Infectious Diseases Physician and is the country’s highest cited researcher in the field of Microbiology. He has been in the ISI Thomson Reuters Highly Cited List annually from 2015 to 2019.He received his medical degree and PhD from The University of Queensland. His research focuses on the molecular and clinical epidemiology of infections with antibiotic resistant organisms, with the intent of translation of knowledge into optimal prevention and treatment of these infections. He now has added clinical trials to his research portfolio and has recently conducted the world’s largest trial on antibiotics for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing bacterial infections (the “MERINO trial”). Professor Paterson has received research funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Australia’s National Health and Medical and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Medical Research Future Fund. In 2007, Professor Paterson returned to Brisbane after ten years at The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. A 2008 Frank Fenner Award for Advanced Research in Infectious Diseases by the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) quickly followed and in 2009 he was awarded a Queensland Health Senior Clinical Research Fellowship and subsequently 2 NHMRC Practitioner Fellowships. He is now an NHMRC Investigator Grant holder.

Dr Asok Kurup, Singapore
Infectious Diseases Care
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre

Dr Asok Kurup is an Infectious Disease Physician at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore, and Visiting Consultant at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital. He is the current Chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Taskforce Committee Parkway Pantai Hospitals. Dr Kurup is the current Chairman of the Chapter of Infectious Disease Physicians, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, and has been a committee member of the Society of Infectious Disease (Singapore) since 2012. His research interests include community and nosocomial infections and HIV.