FIS 2019: Federation Of Infection Societies Conference 2019
11 - 14 November 2019
Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)
Chair and Chair Elect of the organising committee
Chair: Professor Sheila Patrick (Queen's University Belfast, UK)
Chair Elect: Professor Craig Williams (University of the West of Scotland, UK)
(Further announcements to be made)
Antimicrobial prophylaxis the impact of resistance
Stewardship and diabetic foot infection
Things that go bump in the night
Point of care
Diagnosis and prevention – biofilms
Use of antimicrobials at the end of life
Neglected tropical diseases
Zoonoses: so many ways to become infected
Bid data and future of IPC
The human microbiota in health and disease
Use of aminoglycosides – benefits and adverse effects
Vaccine preventable disease
Antimicrobial stewardship-the next steps
Confirmed Professional Development sessions
Infectious disease futures: trainee scientist spotlight
Demystifying RCPATH exams
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Barnett Christie Lecture
Each year the BIA invites applications to deliver this highly prestigious lecture at the Conference of the Federation of Infection Societies. Doctors and scientists who have not yet reached consultant, senior lecturer or top grade scientist status are eligible to compete.
In addition to presenting this BIA lecture, the award winner will receive £500 and full sponsorship to attend the FIS Conference.
Closing date for applications: Saturday 29th September 2018
The Scientific Organising Committee is made up of representatives from BIA, BSAC, HIS, SGM, Clinical Virology Network, UK Clinical Pharmacy Association Infection Management Group, IPS, Welsh Microbiology Association, BHIVA and the Children’s HIV Association.
FIS 2018 (Newcastle) was hosted by the BIA
FIS 2017 (Birmingham) was hosted by BSAC
FIS 2016 (Edinburgh) was hosted by HIS
FIS 2015 (Glasgow) was hosted by the Society for General Microbiology. The theme was “Tackling infection beyond 2015″ with sessions to highlight that the post-antimicrobial era may stay a concern rather than become a reality.