Healthcare Infection Society Spring meeting

When May 10, 2016 from 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Where Birmingham
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This meeting provides the ideal forum for healthcare practitioners with an interest in healthcare-associated infection, infection prevention and control, clinical microbiology, infectious diseases, hospital cleaning and disinfection to exchange ideas and expand their knowledge.

 

The programme features expert speakers who will examine the day's topic, Contaminated surfaces: the missing link, highlights of which are listed below. The programme has been awarded 5 CPD credits from the Royal College of Pathologists.

 

Programme Highlights:

  • How important is the environment in the transmission of gram-positive bacteria and spores? Professor Gary French, HIS President
  • How important is the environment in the transmission of Gram-negative bacteria? Martin Kiernan, Visiting Clinical Fellow, University of West London
  • How important is the environment in the transmission of Viruses? Dr Jake Dunning, Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Public Health England
  • Stopping contamination at the source: reducing shedding from contaminated patients: Dr Tim Boswell, Consultant Microbiologist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Reducing the background level of contamination – the role of antimicrobial surfaces: Dr Jimmy Walker, Scientific Leader for Water and Decontamination, Public Health England
  • What’s on the horizon: new disinfectants and modalities: Professor Jean-Yves Maillard, Professor of Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Cardiff University
  • Implementing objective measures of cleanliness (UV markers, ATP assays): Professor Peter Wilson, Professor of Microbiology, University College London
  • Endoscopes: managing risk from complex surfaces that go where the sun don’t shine: Tina Bradley, Laboratory Manager, Hospital Infection Research, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
  • Debate: The healthcare environment: automated disinfection provides more effective infection prevention than manual disinfection: Peter Hoffman, Consultant Clinical Scientist, Public Health England vs. Dr Jon Otter, Research Fellow, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

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