FIS/HIS 2016

When Nov 06, 2016 09:35 AM to Nov 08, 2016 04:35 PM
Where Edinburgh
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There are now only a few months remaining until the Edinburgh International Conference Centre opens its doors to what promises to be the infection prevention and control event of 2016. This three-day scientific conference hosted by the Federation of Infection Societies (FIS) and the Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) will welcome experts in infection prevention and control and public health from over 30 countries world-wide who will come together to discuss the many global public health challenges facing us today.


FIS/HIS 2016 Chairman, Tim Boswell said: “We are delighted to be bringing some of the biggest global names in infection prevention and control to FIS/HIS 2016. They will be examining the developments within this rapidly changing and expanding field. Highlights include sessions on mycobacteria, behaviour change, Pneumocystis jirovecii, respiratory viruses, vaccines, and the highly topical issue of antimicrobial resistance.


We are also delighted that Professor Dilys Morgan MBE, Head of Emerging Infections and Zoonoses at Public Health England has agreed to provide an overview on the monitoring and research that is being done on the Zika virus, and present the scientific advice being presented to the UK Government and the public.”


Other experts include eminent Professor Sanjay Saint, Chief of Medicine and Professor from the University of Michigan Medical School, who will deliver the eponymous Lowbury Lecture on the role of intersectional innovations in preventing infection. Professor John Oxford, the UK's top expert on influenza and Emeritus Professor of Virology at the University of London and Professor Andrew Pollard, Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity at the University of Oxford.


The FIS/HIS 2016 programme has been awarded 17 European CME credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and 17 CPD Credits by the Royal College of Pathologists.


We are pleased to announce a late breaker for poster abstract submissions for the conference. There will be an extensive poster walk featuring a wide range of topics including: antimicrobial stewardship, clinical cases, surveillance and epidemiology, antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance, clinical microbiology, and much more showcasing research, and providing an opportunity to network and share ideas with colleagues from around the world.


HIS hopes that you will be able to join them in Edinburgh for what promises to be the infection prevention event of 2016. Full details of the conference, including the programme, registration details and poster submission are available at


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