Anaerobe 2019 - a view from Twitter
Posted on June 20, 2019 by Kaisa Berg
This year's first Focused Meeting, Anaerobe 2019: Changing perceptions of anaerobic bacteria; from pathogen to the normal microbiota and back, took place at the Jurys Inn Cardiff, 13–14 June. We’ve turned to Twitter to look at some of the highlights of the meeting.
Following the meeting open and welcome address from Professor Sheila Patrick (Queen's University Belfast), Professor Hannah Wexler (University of California, Los Angeles, USA) began session one with a tribute to Sydney Finegold.
Hannah Wexler starting off proceedings with a heartfelt tribute to Sydney Finegold, who was her mentor. #Anaerobe19— Dr Lesley Hoyles (@BugsInYourGuts) June 13, 2019
Representatives from several different disciplines attended the meeting.
Excited to be in Cardiff for #Anaerobe19. Looking forward to sharing our research @BNerlich @ProfRJaspal with microbiologists on Social Representations of Faecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) in the media. Thanks @MicrobioSoc for facilitating interdisciplinary conversations!— Carmen McLeod (@Carmen_M_McLeod) June 13, 2019
The Welsh Microbiological Association provided Twitter coverage of the meeting in Welsh.
Professor Robert Centor presenting his justification for expanding the sore throat paradigm to consider Fusobacterium necrophorum in young adults— Wales Microbiology (@WalesMicrobiol) June 13, 2019
Robert Centor yn argymell newid ein meddwl am dargedu rhai pobol ifanc i gael triniaeth am F.necrophorum...#Anaerobe19 @medrants pic.twitter.com/Qk7TO8MYEJ
Dr Harriet Hughes, clinical lead of the UKARU presenting a Reference Lab perspective on AMR in Anaerobes...— Wales Microbiology (@WalesMicrobiol) June 13, 2019
Harriet Hughes yn cyflwyno argraff yr UKARU ar AMR mewn anaerobes...#Anaerobe19#AntibioticResistance pic.twitter.com/PNvkQE2ndG
Professor Eshwar Mahenthiralingam gave a talk on anaerobes in the cystic fibrosis lung.
Here today at the Anaerobe UK conference in Cardiff. Our very own Prof Esh Mahenthiralingamen is giving a talk on the Anaerobe in the cystic fibrosis lung #Research #Microbiology #abaerobes #anaerobe19 pic.twitter.com/lR5zdZJE8Q— MMI Cardiff (@CardiffMMI) June 13, 2019
The Chief Executive of the Microbiology Society, Peter Cotgreave, enjoyed the diverse exhibition of posters.
Professor Alan Walker (University of Aberdeen, Scotland) introduced day two of the meeting, with his chosen topic 'The microbiota: what is normal', by talking about ‘The life that lives on us.’
Dr Emma Barnard (Queens University, Belfast, UK) followed with a talk on 'The skin, P. acnes and phage.'
Organiser Trefor Morris (UK Anaerobe Reference Unit, Public Health Wales, UK) also made sure that some Welsh was heard during the meeting.
Dr Jonathan Sutton (Betsi Cadwaladar University Health Board Bangor, UK) presented the clinical view on ‘Faecal transplants – pros, cons and legislation.’
Dr Jonathan Sutton describing the use of FMT and reminding us all that C.difficile still causes significant morbidity and mortality— Wales Microbiology (@WalesMicrobiol) June 14, 2019
Jonathan Sutton yn atgoffa ni fod C.difficile yn dal i achosi llawer o niwed i gleifion ag fod FMT yn gallu helpu#Anaerobe19 @WalesMicrobiol pic.twitter.com/uGkUvwwuEj
Congratulations to Conor McGrath (Quadram Institute, UK), who won the poster prize sponsored by Microbiology with his poster 'Investigating Gut Microbiota-Host Interactions in a Microaerobic Environment.'
Thank you to the organisers and all the delegates who helped make the meeting a success.
We've had a great couple of days at #Anaerobe2019 and enjoyed visits from our friends @drjanefreeman from @HCAILeeds and Professor Nigel Minton from @UniofNottingham. There's still chance to drop by and see the A25 Anaerobic Workstation so come over and say hi! @MicrobioSoc pic.twitter.com/X1THG1hngh— Don Whitley Scientific (@dw_scientific) June 14, 2019
Reflecting on 2 excellent days at #Anaerobe19 in #Cardiff. Some great talks, posters & very enlightening discussions!!. Huge thanks to @MorrisTref Sheila Patrick and @MicrobioSoc for organising. Looking forward to the next one #cdiff— Jane Freeman (@drjanefreeman) June 15, 2019
Day two of #Anaerobe19 is drawing to a close, but there is still the drinks reception, poster viewing and meeting dinner to come. Thank you to the organisers and delegates attending today. pic.twitter.com/lX4t92dQ5N— Microbiology Society (@MicrobioSoc) 14 June 2019
We hope you enjoyed the meeting!