The science behind infection control

Organised by the Infection Prevention Society this is the largest infection prevention conference and exhibition of the year. There will be in excess of 800 delegates in attendance and over 100 exhibitors.

The scientific programme will deliver an array of renowned speakers covering all your infection prevention needs. 
With an exciting programme on offer, this event promises to offer delegates the latest in infection prevention research, education and expertise, with inspiring speakers and informative sessions.

Confirmed speakers include: Mary Dixon Woods who will deliver the EM Cottrell Lecture; Eli Perencevich who will deliver The Ayliffe Lecture; Prof A.P.R. Wilson; Professor Gary French; Brett Mitchell; Hugo Sax; Tim Boswell; Peter Hoffman; John Coia; Kieran Hand; Martin Kiernan; Jon Otter; Hilary Humphries and many more.

This year’s programme features specialist streams on surgical site infection and new to infection prevention. There will also be four specialist workshops focusing on writing for publication, mental health, audit and surveillance and the ambulance service. Outside the dedicated streams and workshops there will be inspirational presentations from national and international speakers.

This high quality educational event supports continued professional development for all disciplines and will be invaluable in your revalidation. It has been awarded 14 CPD credits by the Royal College of Pathologists.

Conference Streams
Due to the resounding success from previous years, Infection Prevention 2016 is once again offering separate one day conferences at the show.
The Infection Prevention in Care and at Home one day conference is taking place on Wednesday 28 September and this event will discuss some of the 21st century challenges we face in care homes and care at home in looking at the latest evidence and applications for practice.

This day will be of relevance for all staff and, in particular, those senior staff with the accountability for infection prevention within the organisation.

The programme will consist of the following sessions: A matter of time and touch, by Roy Browning; Laundry – New Insights by Sally Bloomfield; Outbreaks – recognise, report, control by Dr Evonne Curran; Using infection prevention and control (IPC) audits to drive quality improvement, by Gary Cousins; Surveillance of healthcare-acquired infection in the homecare service, by Eilish Creamer; Visualising the invisible, by Colin Macduff and Alastair MacDonald; Dental health in older people, by Isabelle Tucker; and Catheters and prevention of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI), by Gill Manojlovic.

In addition, The Infection Prevention in Dentistry One Day Conference is also taking place on Wednesday 28 September. This one day conference will be of interest to dental surgeons, dental nurses, infection control support dental nurses, general dental practitioners, orthodontic group nursing managers, special dentist nurses and those with an interest in infection prevention and control.

The day will enable delegates to advance their skills, gain four CPD hours and network with like-minded colleagues.

This programme will cover sessions on: Spreading odontogenic infections and severe oral sepsis: Riina Rautemaa, PHE studies on the transmission of prions and the efficacy of washer disinfectors, by Dr Jimmy Walker; Surveillance for antimicrobial resistance in dentistry – no room for complacency!,
by Professor Andrew Smith; Infection prevention and control in dental labs, by Peter Hoffman; Oral sex and HPV – the missing link, by Natalie Foley; Show me the evidence – infection prevention guidance and practices in dentistry, by Christine Whitworth; and Instrumental decontamination within the dental setting, workshop, delivered by George McDonagh.

Abstracts
An integral part of conference is always the oral papers and poster presentations. They provide the ideal opportunity for those working within infection prevention and control to share best practice and research with the chance to network with colleagues. If you/your team has a quality improvement, scientific project or piece of work that you have been working on which you would like to share then why don’t you consider submitting an abstract for presentation as either a poster or oral paper.

The abstract submission deadline is Monday 13 June 2016.

Exhibition
The exhibition at Infection Prevention 2016 will feature products and services from over 100 companies working within infection prevention and control.

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.

The exhibition offers the ideal opportunity to discuss your particular infection prevention and control requirements with a huge range of specialist companies. For exhibitors, it is the chance to meet a wide range of influential professionals and decision makers who will be attending the main conference event and the specialist one day events.

Infection Prevention 2016 is taking place at Harrogate International Centre from 26-28 September 2016. Early bird price valid until Monday 4 July 2016.

Further information
www.ips.uk.net/education-events/annual-conference

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