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Welcome to British Infection Association
Submitted by admin on August 6, 2012 - 12:50
The British Infection Association was formed when the British Infection Society formally merged with the Association of Medical Microbiologists in 2009. Now with over 1400 members, the BIA exists to promote the science and practice of medicine in relation to infection, to support all infection specialists and trainees, and to further research into infection.
To join the BIA, please see our Membership page
Heading titles below are linked to further sources of information, where available
The Gilead UK and Ireland Fellowship Programme awards financial grants to projects that support local innovation and best practice in patient care in HIV, viral hepatitis, invasive fungal disease and cystic fibrosis. This year the cystic fibrosis grant will be awarded in partnership with the CF Trust. Application closing dates: April/May 2014 - Please visit the Fellowship Programme website (click title above) for further information and to complete an online grant application form.
An updated table of awards and grants is now available to view, including the Barnett Christie Lecture, BIA/MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship, BIA Research Fellowship, BIA Research Project Grants and BIA Clinical Exchange Award. Trainees in the field on infection are eligible to apply. Several of the grants/awards have a closing date of 31st March 2014
The BIA Annual Scientific Meeting will take place on Friday 13th June 2014 at SOAS, London, with the Trainees' Spring Meeting at the same venue on Thursday 12th June.
Abstracts are invited for both meetings, the theme for the Trainees' meeting being 'Hepatitis and Hepatology'. Abstract submission dates are 17th April for the Scientific Meeting and 16th May for the Trainees' Meeting. Click on title above for more information.
All abstracts from the conference are available to all; podcasts and slide
The British Medical Association (BMA) awards research grants each year (totalling approximately £500,000) to encourage and further medical research in a variety of areas. The H C Roscoe grant is to promote research into the elimination of the common cold and/or other viral disease of the human respiratory system. Applications are invited from BMA members and can be for either research in progress or prospective research. Online application now open via the BMA website; application deadline: 14th March 2014.
BIA Council Elections 2014
As mentioned in the Winter 2013 Newsletter, the following BIA Council posts are up for re-election:
Manpower and Training Secretary
Scientific Affairs and Research Secretary
Trainee (Meetings) Secretary
Trainee (Professional Affairs) Secretary
Associate Membership Secretary
There will be a call for nominations in January, with election in February. Further updates to members by email and on this website.
The following meetings and courses have recently been announced. Further details and full listings can be found at Other Infection Society Meetings and Courses. Several courses are recommended for trainees - more information is available on the Trainees page.
32nd Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (EPSID 2014)
6-10 May 2014; Dublin, Ireland
Tuberculosis Management and Control
The next course will take place on 19-21 March 2014
Birmingham & Midlands Institute
MSc/Diploma in Medical Mycology (Distance Learning)
University College London