Workshops & Courses
Currently announced courses:
- BSAC/HIS/BIA Educational Workshops Oct-Dec 2017: Breaking the Mould
- UCL Biosafety Design Initiative Course, starting 19 June 2017
- Tropical Medicine in Practice, Blantyre Malawi, 5th to 16th June 2017
- Terence Higgins Trust Scotland courses
- Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antimicrobial Resistance
BSAC/HIS/BIA Regional Educational Workshops 2017: Breaking the Mould
Welcome to the 2017 Regional Educational Workshop series jointly hosted by the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC), Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) and British Infection Association (BIA). The topic this year is Breaking the Mould and will cover Fungal infections, Mycology, Antifungals and Management of outbreak of Candiada auris infection.
These workshops are open to microbiologists, infectious disease consultants, scientists, pharmacists, infection control specialists and other interested health professionals working in the areas of infection prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Workshops will take place during Oct-Dec 2017 at venues across the UK.
Now open for registration - click for further information
UCL Biosafety Design Initiative Course
The course, created by the UCL Biosafety Design Initiative, is a collaboration between The Bartlett (UCL’s global faculty of the built environment) and the UCL Centre for Clinical Microbiology. Together they are finding new ways to combat the spread of infectious disease through design.
It is an innovative online course for anyone involved in planning, designing or running environments where infection transmission is a risk. Access experts in microbiology, medicine, design, engineering and project requirements and create multidisciplinary network.
The next course start date is 19 June 2017
Tropical Medicine in Practice, Blantyre Malawi, 5th to 16th June 2017
A two week course based in Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre Malawi from, aimed at qualified junior doctors with an interest in Tropical and Infectious diseases. The course is based around consultant led bedside and clinic teaching, with lectures by local and international Internal Medicine consultant faculty. We run daily handover meetings with case presentation and discussion of HDU management Experience will include HIV and TB medicine in large numbers, as well as time in the STI and psychiatric clinics. Successful course delegates will receive a certificate of participation. The cost of the course is UKP 550, excluding accommodation and travel.
Application forms are downloadable from the Facebook page found by searching for "Tropical Medicine in Practice Course - Malawi 2017" or from this URL: https://web.facebook.com/TropicalMedicineInPractice/
or directly from this URL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxK84JpbJr0OUnhUSWVFWHlYalE
Terence Higgins Trust Scotland Training Courses
Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland is pleased to launch a new training calendar offering a range of affordable, informative and accessible courses on HIV, sexual health and related topics. Based at our state of the art Learning Centre in the heart of Glasgow, subjects include our CPD certified HIV Awareness Training. New for 2017, we are delighted to announce the first ever Professional Development Awards in both Sexual Health Training and HIV that have been accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.
Online course on Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance
New BSAC/University of Dundee course: next start date to be announced
Free online course - 3 hours per week for 6 weeks
Open access – REGISTER NOW – free to all participants
The World Health Organisation (WHO), when reporting on the escalating threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), warned that without urgent action, we’re heading for an era in which common infections, which have been treatable with antibiotics for decades, can kill once more. In some parts of the world, this sadly is already a reality.
Antimicrobial stewardship is a fast-growing field that aims to address this issue by managing our use of antibiotics to slow down or reduce the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance.
This free online course will help you understand what antimicrobial stewardship is and how you can apply it everyday. Although the focus is for prescribing in the hospital setting, the skill set can be applied and adapted to other healthcare settings. The intention of the course is to stimulate and encourage further inquiry and learning in this important area.