Federation of Infection Societies Annual Conference
6-8 November 2016, EICC, Edinburgh
The Federation of Infection Societies (FIS) Annual Conference and the 10th Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) International Conference will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
FIS/HIS 2016 provides a unique forum for healthcare professionals working on the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections to unite. The Conference will facilitate the sharing of research and allow for delegates to learn about the latest developments within this rapidly expanding and changing field.
This three-day scientific conference is a collaboration between all the member societies of FIS who share an interest in infection in its broadest sense. The conference is run in conjunction with the biennial Healthcare Infection Society International Conference and is hosted by HIS.
Barnett Christie lecture - each year the British Infection Association invites applications to deliver this highly prestigious lecture at the Conference of the Federation of Infection Societies. See below for information.
Friday 24 June: abstract submission deadline
Early August: confirmation of accepted abstracts
Friday 5 August: bursary submission deadline
Friday 9 September: early bird registration deadline
Sunday 6 November: conference opens
Late Breaker Poster Abstracts announced - Friday 9 September 2016. Click for flyer (docx)
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 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.
Barnett Christie Lecture
Applications are welcome until the closing date: 30th September 2016
Each year the BIA invites applications to deliver this highly prestigious lecture at the Conference of the Federation of Infection Societies. The successful applicant will be invited to give a lecture at the annual FIS conference. 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.
The 2015 Barnett Christie lecture was delivered by Dr Tim Walker, University of Oxford.