Welcome to Federation Infection Societies Conference 2017

It is our pleasure to invite you to join us in Birmingham for the Federation of Infection Societies (FIS) Annual Conference - Action on Infection 2017. BSAC are delighted to be host organisation for this highlight in the UK infection conferences calendar.

We look forward to delivering an exciting programme that will cover infection prevention and control, existing, new and emerging diagnostics, challenges in treatment and infection management in adult and paediatric medicine, antimicrobial resistance, stewardship, education and measurement of consumption. The challenges in our field are many and multi-disciplinary and the conference programme will deliver education, share expertise and offer insights across plenary, parallel and workshop sessions, in addition to the keynote eponymous lectures by leaders in the field.

As in previous years, an application has been made to the Royal College of Pathologists, UK for CME accreditation.

The conference exhibition will offer our partners in industry the opportunity to network and showcase their products, and there will be a new challenge for all at the centre of the exhibition - a must do for all visitors!

The Birmingham International Conference Centre (ICC) is a modern, purpose-built conference facility in the heart of the city and is conveniently located within walking distance of the train station and only 20 minutes from the airport.

We look forward to seeing you in Birmingham

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Registration Fees

There are a range of registration options on offer and discounted rates for early-bird registrants, group registrations, student, nurses and more.

  Standard Pharmacist / Laboratory staff and Trainees * Nurse Student ** Commercial
Delegate rates
Standard £490 £440 £390 £275 £1500
FIS Society Member £440 £400 £350 £250 N/A
Day registration
One day £220 £180 £150 £100 N/A
Gala dinner
Ticket £45 £45 £45 £45 £45
Group bookings of three or more persons from the same trust qualify for a 20% discount, enter code GROUP17 on check out (note no other discounts apply with this code)
Delegate rates
Standard
Standard £490
Pharmacist / Laboratory staff and Trainees * £390
Nurse £390
Student ** £275
Commercial £1500
FIS Society Member
Standard £440
Pharmacist / Laboratory staff and Trainees * £350
Nurse £350
Student ** £250
Commercial N/A
Day registration
One day
Standard £220
Pharmacist / Laboratory staff and Trainees * £150
Nurse £150
Student ** £100
Commercial N/A
Gala dinner
Ticket
Standard £45
Pharmacist / Laboratory staff and Trainees * £45
Nurse £45
Student ** £45
Commercial £45
Group bookings of three or more persons from the same trust qualify for a 20% discount, enter code GROUP17 on check out (note no other discounts apply with this code)

Please note a further 10% discount is available for all accepted oral or poster presentation abstracts. Please see the registration page for further details. NOTE - this discount does not apply if part of a group booking.

Registration includes scientific session attendance, access to the exhibition, conference materials, welcome reception (full conference or Sunday day delegates only) and daytime catering.

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* Trainees include FY1, FY2 and speciality training posts. This fee is not applicable for post graduate positions.

**To qualify for the student rate you must be an undergraduate and you may be asked to verify your status. Those studying for PHDs or working in trainee positions do not qualify for the student rate.

Please note that society discounts do not apply for one day registrations.

Any delegate working for Industry / commercial organisations should register using the commercial rate.

Need to contact us?

01353780060 or 07904145899
Andy@pharmatologists.co.uk

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If you require any assistance with registration please contact Andy using the details above

Programme

Full timings and details will be available shortly on the downloadable programme, including Wound Management, The Challenges of Infections in Burns, Clinical Conundrums, Multi-drug resistant gram negative infections, Faecal Transplants, Antimicrobial Stewardship Quality Indicators, Environmental Decontamination and Water Management, Resistance Surveillance, The challenge of imported mycoses, clinical lessons, free papers, posters and much more ....
0955
Welcome address
Professor Dilip Nathwani OBE

Plenary session: Infection Management Challenges
1000
Carbapenamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae
1030
Streptococcal pneumonia
Dr Wei Shen Lim

1100
COFFEE & POSTER VIEWING

1130
Keynote lecture - The state of AMR globally
Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer

Concurrent sessions
Wound management
Supported by: British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and the European Wound Management Association
1215
Treating wounds in the face of increasing antimicrobial resistance
Dr Rose Cooper
1240
Using existing non-antibiotic antimicrobial agents effectively in clinical practice
Dr Klaus Kirketerp-Møller
1305
Reactive Oxygen, clinical applications for a novel antimicrobial agent
Dr Matthew Dryden
The conundrum of polymicrobial infection diagnosis: if it’s on the pitch, is it interfering with play?
Supported by: Microbiology Society
1215
Diabetic foot ulcers: the movers and shakers
Professor Craig Williams, Institute of Healthcare Associated Infection
1245
Vaginal discharge: difficulties of diagnosis
Dr Ciara Cox
1315
Q&A
Urosepsis - The fundamentals of prevention
Chair: Professor Heather Loveday
Supported by: Infection Prevention Society
1215
Optimising Hydration - not as easy as it sounds
1245
Natural History of a Urinary Catheter in the Community
Mrs Niki Blackman
1315
To Dip or not to Dip
Ms Elizabeth Beech
Impact of penicillin allergy records on antibiotic prescribing and what "big data" can tell us?
1215
Tbc

1330
LUNCH & POSTER VIEWING

1415
Barnett Christie Lecture, supported by the British Infection Association
Dr Timothy Miles Rawson

Concurrent sessions
Sponsored session 1
1500
Supported by MSD
Sponsored session 2
1500
Supported by Pfizer
Sponsored session 3
1500
Supported by Cepheid

1545
COFFEE & POSTER VIEWING

Plenary session: The one health agenda: Innovative approaches to stewardship in animal and human health
1615
Innovative approaches to addressing AMR in human health
Professor Dilip Nathwani OBE
1645
Veterinary practice and animal husbandry
Professor Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer
1715
Q&A

Concurrent sessions
Burns Patients and Infection Prevention and Control
Chair: Dr Naiem Moiemen
Supported by: Healthcare Infection Society
1730
Clinical aspects of infections in burns patients
Dr Naiem Moiemen
1755
Guidelines on infection control in burns patients
Dr Pauline Jumaa
1820
Outbreaks in burns patients
Dr Mark Garvey & Dr Craig Bradley
Friday afternoon clinical conundrums
Chair: Dr Lim Jones
Supported by: Welsh Microbiology Society
1730
Wound infection-challenges and opportunities in diagnosis and treatment
Professor Keith Harding
1750
“A Wee Problem”
Dr Gavin Forbes
1810
“Gone fishing for a solution.”
Dr Ian Blyth
1830
“Between a rock and a hard place: novel solutions when resistance and renal failure meet.”
Dr Lim Jones & Dr Irasha Hettiarachichi
Debate: The rational for local antibiotic use in surgery to prevent post-operative infection - myth or science?
Supported by: British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and European Wound Management Association
1730
Locally administered antibiotics prevent post-operative infections?
1740
The use of topical antibiotics for the prevention of surgical site infection: a survey of practice and opinions
1755
The arguement for.....
Professor H Humphreys
1810
The arguement against.....
Dr Matthew Dryden

1930
CONFERENCE DINNER
0800
Clinical lessons

0930
J D Williams Lecture, British Infection Association
Peter Chiodini, Consultant Parasitologist, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Director, Public Health England Malaria Reference Laboratory and PHE National Parasitology Reference Laboratory

1015
COFFEE & POSTER VIEWING

Concurrent sessions
Antimicrobial stewardship quality indicators for hospital and primary care – progress, outcomes and future strategy
Supported by: UKCPA Infection Management Group
1045
Impact of NHS England quality indicators on antimicrobial resistance
Dr Alan Johnson, Head of Department, Public Health England
1115
Quality indicators and outcomes in the devolved nations - Wales
Dr Nicholas Reid, All Wales Consultant Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Public Health Wales
1135
Quality indicators and outcomes in the devolved nations - Scotland
Dr Jacqueline Sneddon, Project Lead SAPG, Healthcare Improvement Scotland
1155
Quality indicators and outcomes in the devolved nations - Northern Ireland
Mrs Cairine Gormley, Chair of the Northern Ireland Antimicrobial Pharmacist Network and Lead Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Altnagelvin Hospital
Multidrug resistance in Bacteroides species: a cause for concern
Supported by: Anaerobe Society
1045
Recent developments in Bacteroides Multi-drug resistance
Dr Harriet Hughes
1105
Mechanisms and spread of resistance in Bacteroids
Professor Sheila Patrick
1125
TBC
1140
TBC
1155
Offered paper
1205
Offered paper
Paediatric Case Studies: An interactive panel event
Chair: Dr Sanjay Patel & Dr Stephane Paulus
Supported by: British Paediatric Allergy, Immunology & Infection Group
1045
Interactive case presentations
Panelists - Drs Sanjay Patel, Adam Irwin, Stephen Owens, Katja Doerholt, Stephane Paulus & Mitul Patel
Blood borne virus testing
Chair: Dr Andrew Freedman & Dr Erasmus Smit
Supported by: British HIV Association
1045
Is your service compliant with the new NICE standards for HIV Testing 2017?
Dr Steve Taylor
1115
HIV testing in England: how effectively are the NICE guidelines being implemented?
Dr Nicky Connor
1145
London experience with emergency department based testing
Dr Nick Larbalestier

1215
LUNCH & POSTER VIEWING

Concurrent sessions
Sponsored session 1
Supported by: Pfizer
Sponsored session 2
Supported by: TBC

1435
Garrod Lecture - Gram negative infections: Genes, guts and globalisation
Professor Dilip Nathwani & Professor Peter Hawkey, University of Birmingham, Birmingham

1530
COFFEE & POSTER VIEWING

Film screening - CATCH
1600
CATCH - "A story that might so easily be a part of our children's future" - The Lancet infectious diseases

Plenary session: Pandemics and epidemic diseases - where are we now and what next?
Chair: Dr Steve Green
Supported by: British Infection Association and National Travel Health Network and Centre
1615
Global Health Security: Preparedness and Response: Can We Do Better and Stay Safe?
Dr John Watson
1635
Predicting the next epidemic
Dr Jimmy Whitworth
1655
Epidemics and Pandemics - organising the response at the coal face
Dr Rosamund Southgate
1715
Blood, sweat and tears - using simulation to standardise PPE
Dr Anne Tunbridge

Concurrent sessions
Faecal transplants
Chair: Professor Peter Hawkey
Supported by: Healthcare Infection Society
1745
Faecal transplants - the evidence and experience
Dr Simon Goldenberg
1805
Regulation, accreditation and commercialisation
Dr James McIlroy
1825
Adverse events and unintended consequences
Dr Robert Porter
The Role of In Vitro Diagnostics in Tackling Drug Resistance
Supported by: British In Vitro Diagnostics Association
Weird and imported mycoses
Supported by: British Society for Medical Mycology
1745
Some weird and wonderful fungal infections
Dr Elizabeth Johnson
1805
Candida auris
1825
Unusual mould infections
Dr Alida Fe Talento
Offered papers

Clinical lessons - clinical infection prevention and control
Supported by: Healthcare Infection Society
0745
Selected from abstracts
Invited Papers
Supported by: Conference
0745
Selected from abstracts

0900
Lowbury Lecture, Healthcare Infection Society - Make Economics Your Friend
Professor Nick Graves, Professor of Health Economics at Institute of Biomedical and Health Innovation, School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology Queensland Health, Australia

Sponsored session
Supported by: Supported by European Tissue Symposium
1000
Drying hands matters - is the risk worthwhile?
Professor Mark Wilcox

1045
COFFEE & POSTER VIEWING

Concurrent sessions
NITCAR: Bigger is better-the National Infection Trainee Collaborative
Supported by: NITCAR
1115
HOODINI: A multicentre point prevalence study of Hospital onset diarrhoea
Dr Damian Mawer
1135
National HCV Audit: Follow up of serologically proven HCV infection
Miss Leila White
1155
CABI: A multicentre study of complicated intra-abdominal infection management and outcomes
Dr Shadia Ahmed
1215
NITCAR: Planning for the future
Dr Jordan Skittrall
How to...........
Supported by: BSAC & BIA
1115
Maintain the pipeline and attract junior doctors to train in your specialty  
Dr Steve Green
1135
Contribute to the work of learned societies and peer review journals
1155
Organise an effective and entertaining academic meeting  
Dr Nick Brown
1215
Persuade surgeons and other consultants lacking expertise in antimicrobial usage to work more effectively with dedicated infection specialists
Healthcare water management
Supported by: Healthcare Infection Society
1115
What does a DIPC / ICD want from a water safety committee?
Dr Mike Weinbren
1140
Water services new builds and refurbishments
Dr Mary Ashcroft
1205
HTM 04-01 revisited
Dr Mark Garvey

Creative innovative informatics and surveillance
1230
Improved surveillance of bugs and drugs that includes patient data
1300
Informatics to support clinical decision making
Dr Charis Marwick

1330
Closing remarks
Professor Dilip Nathwani

1330
LUNCH & POSTER VIEWING

1300
HIS AGM

1330
Lowbury Lunch (by invitation only)

1415
CONFERENCE CLOSES

Location

Broad Street, Birmingham,
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