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Practical and Clinical Microbiology of Anaerobes Course

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 Proudly presents …


A 2 day residential course delivered by the UK Anaerobe Reference Unit,

Public Health Wales, Cardiff


14-15 June 2018


Is it time to refresh your knowledge on culturing, identification and the clinical importance of  anaerobes?

Are your staff wanting to learn from experts about the latest technologies and techniques?


Only 26 places available

CPD accreditated by RCPath (11 credits)

Invaluable preparation for FRCPath


Cost: £375 + VAT (£355 + VAT for SAM members)

Cost includes one night accommodation at the Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff and all meals & refreshments plus dinner on 14th June.


Aims of the Course

  1. To promote an understanding and awareness of anaerobic bacteria in clinical material.
  2. To gain an insight into their relevance in clinical microbiology.
  3. To achieve a basic level of competence in methods used for their isolation and identification.
  4. To improve the standards of anaerobic microbiology in clinical laboratories.

Preliminary Programme


Thursday 14 June


09:15 – 09:45

Registration and Coffee

09:45 – 10:00

Welcome and Introduction

10:00 – 12:30

ID, susceptibility testing, hot topics

12:30 – 13:30


14:00 – 17:00

Practical Laboratory Session

19:30 for 20:00

Dinner and Quiz



Friday 15 June


09:00 – 12:30

Clinical Case Histories

12:30 – 13:30


14:00 – 16:00

Practical Laboratory Session

16:00 – 16:30

Course Review and Departure



Lab Practical at PaCMAn Course 2016Feedback from previous delegates has been very positive with the majority rating it ‘excellent’ overall. Participants particularly enjoyed the friendly and informative course atmosphere with comments including:

“The course was brilliant and really informative. Staff were knowledgeable, helpful and friendly”

“I really liked the practical sessions and was very impressed with the lectures”

“I have acquired new and improved knowledge to take back to my laboratory”

“The mix of lectures and lab practicals added variety and interest”

“Great course, will be recommending to fellow colleagues”


To reserve your place on this course, please contact:


Deborah Robinson at Don Whitley Scientific Limited

on 01274 595728 or Email


Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


Payment accepted by cheque (please make payable to Don Whitley Scientific Limited)
and Visa or Mastercard.


Sponsorship kindly provided by Don Whitley Scientific Limited




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