12mins - Expert presentations By Lars Bastholt
Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma in 2019
As a leading expert in the field of metastatic melanoma, Lars Bastholt runs through the recent developments that have transformed treatment of this disease and vastly improved average prognosis. He covers the major trials of drugs targeting the activated MAPK pathway and those blocking CTLA4 and PD1. There is information on which toxicities to look out for with particular regimens, as well as useful guidance on selecting the most appropriate treatment according to patient factors such as disease aggressiveness and molecular biomarkers. Finally, Professor Bastholt looks to trials in progress and how treatment may change in the near future.
17mins - Expert presentations By Mike Youle
Maintaining and optimising long term ARV therapy
In this expert presentation, Professor Mike Youle, Royal Free Hospital, London discusses how antiretroviral therapy (ART) for people with HIV has changed over the years. He considers the issues that he takes into account to ensure the long term health of patients.
14mins - Expert presentations By Thierry Naas
Epidemiology of multidrug resistant Gram-negative bacteria: Are we close to the « post antibiotic era »?
Multidrug resistant bacteria are developing so fast that the burden of deaths due to these bacteria could be 10 million lives/year by 2050 - with an estimated cost of 1,000 trillion USD! In this short presentation, Dr. Naas highlights this crucial problem by explaining the mechanisms behind Gram-negative bacteria resistance as well as the epidemiology of extended spectrum ß-lactamase and carbapenem-resistance. He also presents possible solutions that can be used in this time-sensitive fight.