BIA Newsletter & Monthly Digests
The BIA Newsletter is published twice a year, usually in Spring and Autumn, and is edited by Dr Mike Ankcorn. It provides a valuable update on news within the BIA and beyond, with reports from the Council secretaries and a trainees’ page. There is also a comprehensive events listing, updates from BIA representatives on other organisations, input form the JoI editor and other news.
BIA Monthly Digests
BIA Monthly Digests are sent by email to all BIA members every month, and are archived below in pdf format. The Digests are a summary of news items, current consultations, infection-related events and other relevant information which has been added to the website in the previous month.
Current Monthly Digest - 19th September 2017
Barnet Christie Lecture 2017
The closing date for this lecture, which will take place at the FIS Conference, 30 Nov–2 Dec 2017 in Birmingham, is 30th September. Doctors and scientists who have not yet reached consultant, senior lecturer or top-grade scientist status are eligible to apply.
The latest FIS flyer, which introduces plenary session highlights and concurrent session topics, is also available to view.
See FIS Conference page
‘Hot topics in infection’ area on BIA website
We are considering adding a ‘hot topics in infection’ area to the website and would appreciate your help in nominating possible items for this area.
Please contact BIA@hartleytaylor.co.uk if you have any suggestions.
Update from the Trainee Association of ESCMID (August 2017)
The latest update invites trainees to complete a survey focused on supervision, mentorship and management and highlights ESCMID research grants and TAE awards.
See Trainees Updates page
BIA Council Meetings
The next Council meetings will take place on 21st September in London – agenda available on website (restricted access), and 1st December in Birmingham.
See Council Area page
SMI Consultations and Releases
To avoid cluttering up your inboxes, SMI consultations and releases will be placed in the routine monthly digests and on the website only and we will not be emailing them. Please review the website regularly.
NICE guideline: Hip, knee and shoulder joint replacement – guideline scoping workshop
This workshop will help NICE develop the scope of the guideline. It will be held in central London on 23rd November 2017, 10.00-13.00. A formal consultation on the draft scope will then take place from 18th December to 22nd January 2018. Please contact BIA@hartleytaylor.co.uk if you are interested in attending the workshop.
NICE QS 157 – HIV testing: encouraging uptake
This QS was published on 8th September.
See Updates page
NICE QS 161 – Sepsis
Published September 2017.
See Updates page
NICE QS 156 – Physical health of people in prisons
Published 7th September 2017
See Updates page
NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance: peginterferon alfa and ribavirin for treating chronic hepatitis C in children and young people
This guidance has been transferred to the static list.
See Consultations page for full information
Infectious Disease Undergraduate Curriculum Survey
BIA and Imperial College London are developing an ID medical undergraduate curriculum using a Delphi model. The aim of the project is to set out the minimum ID knowledge, skills and attitudes all medical students should have by the time they qualify. Round 3 currently open.
PHE UK guidelines for the management of contacts of invasive Group A Streptococcus Infection in community settings
Please respond by 29th September
UK NSC consultation: guidance on the development, production and review of information to support screening
Please respond by 16th November
UK NSC consultation: antenatal screening for syphilis, HIV and hepatitis B
Please respond by 30th November
Recently Announced Events
See Infection Events page for full information
14 October 2017 RCP Success in Medicine Conference, London
18 October 2017 RSM Respiratory Medicine: a brief review of 4 tricky topics, London
24 October 2017 European Clinical HIV Forum: Integrase Inhibitors, Milan
25 January 2018 BIA Infection Dilemmas Day, Manchester
26 January 2018 11th HIV Dilemmas, Manchester
22 & 23 March 2018 OBIC conference, Oxford
15-19 April 2018 ISPPD 2018 Conference, Melbourne, Australia
See Jobs page for full information
Fixed term consultant microbiology post / locum, Colchester
BIA Newsletter shortlisted for award
The BIA are pleased to announce that their newsletter was shortlisted for an Association Excellence Award 2016 within the Best Newsletter category. This shortlisting is in recognition of the high quality newsletter produced by a string of trainees over many years.
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