Federation of Infection Societies Annual Conference: Action on Infection
30 November - 2 December 2017, ICC, Birmingham
The Federation of Infection Societies (FIS) Annual Conference is this year hosted by BSAC.
The programme will cover infection prevention and control, existing, new and emerging diagnostics, challenges in treatment and infection management in adult and paediatric medicine, antimicrobial resistance, stewardship, education and measurement of consumption. The challenges in our field are many and multi-disciplinary and the conference programme will deliver education, share expertise and offer insights across plenary, parallel and workshop sessions, in addition to the keynote eponymous lectures by leaders in the 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.
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.
Applications are now invited and are welcome until the closing date: 30th September 2017
Application process: a two-sided outline of the proposed lecture plus a short curriculum vitae, listing all publications and other relevant scientific achievements, should be sent by email to the BIA Secretariat at BIA@hartleytaylor.co.uk and to Jo Wheeler at email@example.com.
14 July: deadline for early bird registration
30 September: abstract submission deadline for oral presentations
4 November: abstract submission deadline for poster presentations
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 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.