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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
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This meeting will take place on Friday 13th June 2014 at SOAS, London
BHIVA OI Smartphone app.
British HIV Association (BHIVA) has produced a free smartphone app for opportunistic infections. Click here for further details
Microbiology & Virology Workforce Focus Group
EAAD is a Europe-wide initiative, which takes place annually on 18th November, with activities to emphasise the critical importance of responsible antibiotic prescribing in both primary and secondary care. EAAD is an excellent platform to raise professional and public awareness about antibiotic overuse and resistance.
A range of educational materials to help professionals implement local campaigns and initiatives is available for download from the Department of Health website. These include resources for primary and secondary care, specific resources for healthcare professionals in primary care, specific resources for healthcare professionals in secondary healthcare, and other useful links.
The following may also be of interest:
1. The newly released national Antimicrobial Prescribing and Stewardship Competencies
2. THUNDERCLAP - a social networking tool that if supported by a minimum of 100 people will be delivered at the same time on 18th November to the social networks of all supporters. Thunderclap "Keep Antibiotics Working" has to date attracted 400+ supporters with a combined social reach of 100,000 imdividuals, it will be fantastic to reach even more. Please support by simply clicking on the link, signing up and supporting via your Facebook and/or Twitter account (link above).
BIA comments on the Care Quality Commission: A New Start document are now available.
The Infection Training Working Group has developed a new training pathway that has been extensively described in the most recent BIA Newsletter. Following recent consultation on these documents, BIA Council's comments on the infection curricula are now available.
The new curricula are available below (please click):
Also available: Position Statement on the proposed training curricula in Infectious Diseases, Medical Microbiology and Medical Virology
A response to proposed training on behalf of Council of the BIA
The British Thoracic Society has a website-based TB service with an open forum for discussion of MDRTB. Training materials are also available.
This modular-based course is run on an ongoing basis by UCL.
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