This page contains useful resources from BIA Meetings (Annual Spring Meeting) and other conferences/meetings in the form of videos, podcasts, slide sets, presentations for download etc.
Outputs from Annual Meeting
Summaries of all the sessions, highlights and conference feedback can be found at www.fis-infection.org.uk
Videos and slides from all the talks at the 2013 FIS Conference are available at www.actiononinfection.com (click on Programme and Videos menu).
BIA Instructional Days
Ebola and the UK - What did we learn and what action must we take?
On the 5th November 2015 the BIA held a full day meeting at the Manchester Conference Centre about just one disease, Ebola. The aim was to offer an opportunity to learn and share the experiences and expertise of some of those UK health personnel who have been directly involved with the recent outbreak in West Africa. The day was packed full of inspiring talks, from those who had been in Ebola Treatment Centres in the field, to those in the UK involved through preparedness planning, vaccine development, laboratory testing and in managing the cases that did arrive on our shores. It was well attended and enthusiastically received, with pertinent questions from the floor.
In order to support wider dissemination to those BIA members who were unable to attend on the day, a decision was made to record the talks and make them available on the BIA website. Some talks contained confidential data, and therefore were not recorded at the request of the speaker. The speakers were also asked to provide a list of references to relevant papers that supported their topic, which we hope will prove to be a valuable resource on the website as well.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who attended and presented at this meeting for contributing to a very successful day. Also, I want to recognise all those who were willing and able to go to West Africa to work during such a challenging time. The stories from the field have been universally inspiring and thought-provoking, and I hope will encourage more people to volunteer if/when opportunities arise.
With best wishes
Dr AJ Tunbridge
Consultant in Infectious Diseases
Dept of Infection & Tropical Medicine
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals