Welcome to British Infection Association

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 (in blue) are linked to further sources of information, where available

BIA Council Elections 2014 - deadline extended to 24th April

Nominations were recently opened for 6 positions, we have received nominations for 2 of these posts, so we shall be extending the deadline to the 24th April 2014 for the other 4 posts. ERS will have sent you either an electronic nomination form via email or a nomination form through the post. If you have not received either please contact BIA@hartleytaylor.co.uk

Deadline extended  to 24th April for nominations against following Posts :-

Manpower and Training Secretary

Scientific Affairs and Research Secretary

Trainee (Meetings) Secretary

Associate Member Representative

Nominations now closed for Honorary Secretary and Trainee Secretary(Professional Affairs)


The consultation draft of the new guidelines is now available (click title above).

Please have a look at these and send any comments directly to Mark Wilcox at Mark.Wilcox@leedsth.nhs.uk by 17.00 Monday 19 May 2014.

It would be helpful if, when making a comment, you were to identify the page and paragraph to which the comment refers.

All general comments, including supportive comments, would be welcome also.


The latest newsletter from BIA President Dr Peter Moss is now available, covering recent developments and plans for the future.


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.


BIA Survey

Please click here to take part in the survey about your membership of the British Infection Association and the Journal of Infection.

The survey will be open for 2 weeks and will guide development of the Association and the Journal so that they reflect the needs and desires of the membership.

Your responses will be treated as strictly confidential and used only for research purposes.

Thank you for your time and support. 


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.


All abstracts, podcasts and presentations from the conference are now available



The following meetings and courses have recently been announced. Further details and full listings can be found at Other Infection Society Meetings and CoursesSeveral courses are recommended for trainees - more information is available on the Trainees page.


6th Champions Challenged Conference

24 June; Aberdeen


New Frontiers in Digital Influenza Surveillance: Web data and mobile phone connected diagnostic tests

26 June; London


2nd Meeting of the European Study Group for Legionella Infections

17-19 September; Barcelona


Infection Prevention 2014

29 Sept - 1 Oct; Glasgow




Cryptosporidium and Giardia Outbreaks: Practical Training for Health Professionals

3 July 2014; London


MSc in Sexually Transmitted Infection and HIV

Course starts September 2014

University College London


MSc/Diploma in Medical Mycology (Distance Learning)

University College London