Infection Prevention 2021

ACC, Liverpool, United Kingdom|Online

Microorganisms and healthcare continually evolve, IP2021 is your best opportunity to stay up to date.

The three-day conference, will present the latest scientific evidence from around the globe to enable attendees to recognise, understand and address current and emerging risks.  

A hybrid element has been provisioned for 2021 to allow those who will be unable to join physically to still enjoy the conference.


  • World class programme
  • Renowned national and international speakers
  • Largest UK infection prevention exhibition
  • Posters and presentations on the most current and critical IPC themes
  • Networking opportunities
  • Annual awards ceremony
  • Opportunity to join virtually
  • Lower delegate fees for 2021
  • COVID-19 safety measures in place

Full details and registration can be found online.


A world class programme including the legacy and learning from a pandemic, from renowned national and international speakers.

Here are some of the IP2021 speakers:

  • E.M. Cottrell Lecture: Professor Heather Loveday Professor of Evidence-Based Healthcare, University of West London
  • Ayliffe Lecture: Past, present & future: Peter Hoffman Consultant Clinical Scientist, Public Health England
  • IPC in outbreaks; Do you need a new handbook? Professor Dale Fisher, Senior consultant in infectious diseases, National University of Singapore
  • Hospital Acquired SARS-CoV-2 infection described by a pandemic preparedness protocol: the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol UK: Professor Calum Semple OBE, Professor of Outbreak Medicine and Child Health, University of Liverpool
  • IPC and COVID-19 - What needs to change? Professor Brett Mitchell, Professor, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Compassion and IPC in the 2020s: time for a hard reset Julie Storr, Independent consultant, global health & director, KSHC
  • COVID-19: Life in the hot seat Dr Susan Hopkins, Chief Medical Advisor, NHS Test & Trace Strategic Response Director COVID-19, Public Health England, NHS, Department of Health and Social Care
  • Lessons from COVID-19 – how do we re-engage the public to play their vital role in preventing spread of infection? Professor Sally Bloomfield, Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene And Tropical Medicine
  • Risks, rights and ramifications – Issues for older people living with dementia in care homes Dr Dawne Garrett, Professional lead older people and dementia care, Royal College of Nursing
  • An amazing leader, LEADS: Keeping your team together throughout a prolonged crisis situation Dr Matsikachando Moyo, Lecturer, Solent University

View the programme in full.


Submitting an abstract at conference is an excellent means to communicate the outcomes of your research, improvement programme or outbreak. This can be shared with fellow practitioners, researchers and educationalists. Presenting will also support your personal development, showcase your skills and help grow your CV.

Selected abstracts may be presented as a poster, an oral presentation or as a poster talk:

  • Poster: If your poster submission is accepted, you will be invited to bring your poster to Liverpool for all the delegates to view during the conference.
  • Oral Presentation: If your abstract is accepted as an oral presentation, you will present a short 15-minute talk in front of an audience of your peers.
  • Poster Talks: If your abstract is accepted as a poster, you may be selected to take part in a poster talk. Each presenter will give a short 3 - 5 minute presentation with their poster displayed behind them for reference.

Submission deadline: 2pm on Friday 11 June 2021

Find out more.


At Infection Prevention 2021, the organisers have endeavoured to make the conference safe for all face-to-face attendees by putting in place relevant COVID-19 safety measures, where required. These include items such as:

  • Social distancing within session rooms and around the conference centre
  • One-way systems
  • Hand sanitising stations throughout
  • Enhanced cleaning and operation of the venue
  • We also have online registration options available for those unable to travel to the conference venue.

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If you are unable to attend conference physically, there is the opportunity to join and participate as a virtual delegate.

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All attendees will have access to the largest UK infection prevention exhibition, offering the latest in IPC technology.

The IPS exhibition hall is dedicated to infection prevention, showcasing innovative products and services from about 70 companies. Attendees enjoy exclusive exhibition hours each day to learn about new science, technologies, advances, and products that provide solutions to infection prevention challenges and strengthen infection prevention programs.

If your company is interested in exhibiting, find out more here:


Here is what previous attendees thought...

  • 94% rated their conference experience as very good / good
  • "really great programme- every session I attended was beneficial and I learnt something new." Delegate
  • “One of the best conferences that I have attended." Delegate
  • “A fantastic conference that is relevant to medical and surgical team members of all grades. A great range of topics ensured we were all up to date by the end of the conference on every aspect of Infection Prevention and had fantastic vision of likely future hot topics and projects!”  Previous attendee and speaker, Giles Bond-Smith

Full details and registration can be found online.

IPS are, of course, mindful of the ongoing pandemic and will continue to review and adjust plans if necessary.

Sep 27 2021 to Sep 29 2021

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