Infection Prevention 2017


Organised by the Infection Prevention Society, the conference aims to bring together infection prevention and control professionals from across the UK and further afield to share and debate best practice, research and discuss the latest issues within the infection prevention field.

This year also marks a very special occasion for us as we celebrate 10 years of the Infection Prevention Society. In recognition of this momentous event, Infection Prevention 2017 will feature presentations from the most experienced and influential leaders to include our past presidents who will share insights and intelligence as to where infection prevention priorities will take us in the future.

Over the three day conference, the programme will deliver an array of sessions covering all your infection prevention needs including opportunities to learn from Scott Drawer, Head of Performance Hub at Team Sky and Dr Ruth May, Director of Nursing and National Lead for Infection Prevention and Control for NHS Improvement. We are also delighted to welcome Professor Michael Borg, Julie Storr, Dr Dev Anderson, Professor Sanjay Saint and many other esteemed professionals to speak on our programme.

In addition to a full programme, we are offering three standalone one day conferences which can be booked independently for £95 each or if you register for the full conference you can choose to attend these conferences as part of the package. These conferences include:

Infection Prevention in Care and at Home 
Monday 18th September

Infection prevention is high on the agenda for every healthcare organisation. This one day conference will discuss some of the 21st century challenges we face in care homes and care at home in looking at latest evidence and applications for practice. The varied programme will welcome speakers including Dr Dona Foster, Christina Bradley, Dr Jennie Wilson, Dr Evonne Curran, and many more.

Infection Prevention in Dentistry
 Tuesday 19th September

This one day conference will be of interest to dental practitioners and will feature sessions on surveillance for antimicrobial resistance in dentistry, respiratory risks in dental settings, microbial risks and control in dental settings, infection prevention and control in dental labs and much more. In addition, this event will contribute significantly towards your CPD credits and an attendance certificate indicating 5 hours of education will be provided for your portfolio.

Infection Prevention for Estates and Facilities
 Wednesday 20th September

This inaugural conference is being held in connection with the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals, Hospital Caterers Association and the Health Estates and Facilities Management Association. The conference theme is on ‘Building for the future – estates, facilities and infection prevention’ and will focus on the design, construction, management and maintenance of healthcare facilities.

There will also be specialist streams on new to infection prevention, audit and surveillance, international engagement and mental health ensuring that the programme offers something for everyone.

To view the full programme please visit: http://bit.ly/IP2017prog

We are pleased to invite abstract submissions as either an oral presentation or a poster display. Submitting an abstract provides the ideal opportunity for those working within infection prevention and control to share best practice and research as well as the chance to network with colleagues. If you have a project or piece of work that you have been working on which you would like to share then please consider submitting an abstract for consideration at Infection Prevention 2017. The closing date for abstract submissions is Monday 12th June; please visit http://bit.ly/IP2017abstract for more information.

The conference will also feature the UK’s largest infection prevention and control exhibition with over 100 companies in attendance showcasing the latest products and services. Some of these companies will be long term supporters of IPS, but the exhibition will also feature some new faces, new products and recent innovations.

We hope you can join us on the 18th – 20th September in Manchester.

Abstract submission deadline: 12th June 2017

Early bird price valid until: 3rd July 2017


For further information: ipsconf@fitwise.co.uk  / 01506 292042


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The Infection Prevention Society is a registered charity (charity number 1120063). Our vision is that no person is harmed by a preventable infection.

Our mission is to inform promote and sustain expert infection prevention policy and practice in the pursuit of patient or service user and staff safety wherever care is delivered.

REGISTER NOW on our website.

Date: 
Sep 18 2017 to Sep 20 2017
Venue: 
Manchester Central, Manchester

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