Workshops & Courses
Currently announced courses:
- Regional Educational Workshops 2018 - The ongoing challenges of MRSA
- Terence Higgins Trust Scotland courses
- Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antimicrobial Resistance
Regional Educational Workshops 2018
The Ongoing Challenges of MRSA
Welcome to the 2018 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 The ongoing challenges of MRSA.
Through plenary lectures, case presentations and workshop discussion, delegates will hear about the latest developments and have the opportunity to share and discuss common and rare issues faced in every day practice.
The workshops are open to microbiologists, infectious diseases physicians, pharmacists, nurses, scientists and other healthcare professionals working in the areas of infection prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
We look forward to welcoming you at your local event.
CARDIFF - Friday 19 October, All Nations Centre
NORTH EAST - Tuesday 30 October, Newcastle United Football Club
BIRMINGHAM - Monday 5 November, Centre for Professional Development, Birmingham University
SALISBURY - Tuesday 6 November, Salisbury Racecourse
DUBLIN - Wednesday 7 November, The Gibson Hotel
NORTH WEST - Thursday 8 November, Radisson Blu Hotel, Liverpool
LONDON - Monday 19 November, Wellcome Collection Conference Centre
LEEDS - Tuesday 20 November, Radisson Blu Hotel
EDINBURGH - Friday 23 November, Royal College of Physicians
LONDON - Tuesday 11 December, Wellcome Collection Conference Centre
Early booking is recommended as places are strictly limited at each venue.
The Organising Societies are providing a grant to fund attendance for members of the BSAC, HIS and BIA working in the NHS at these workshops. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
For non BSAC, HIS and BIA members working within the NHS the registration fee is £60.00 (Incl VAT) per person.
For BSAC, HIS and BIA members who wish to attend from industry, the registration fee is £90.00 (Incl VAT) per person.
For non BSAC, HIS and BIA members who wish to attend from industry, the registration fee is £150.00 (Incl VAT) per person
If the workshop of your choice is oversubscribed, your name will be added to the waiting list and you will be notified if a place becomes available.
PLEASE NOTE: Delegates who receive a funded place, but who fail to attend or cancel their place in writing at least 10 working days in advance of their chosen workshop, will be charged the full registration fee.
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.
Online course on Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance
New BSAC/University of Dundee course: next start date 5th November 2018 (still available to join)
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.