There are two trainees' meetings a year, providing trainees with the opportunity to hear lectures on topical issues given by a range of experts, as well as providing a chance to network and contribute to debate. The Spring Meeting is held in London; the Autumn Meeting is usually held in Birmingham. A prize is awarded by the panel for the best presentation. These meetings are free of charge to BIA members.
BIA Autumn Trainees' Day 2017
Wednesday 29th November 2017
De Vere Colmore Gate, Birmingham
"Microbiology in challenging patient groups"
Confirmed topics and Speakers:
Infection in Sudden Deaths in Childhood
Dr Andrew Bamber, Paediatric Histopathologist, University Hospital of Wales
Polymer therapeutics in the treatment of MDR biofilm infections: a new approach to an old problem
Professor David Thomas, Professor/Hon Consultant in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Cardiff University School of Medicine
Attitudes to Vaccination
Professor Helen Bedford, Professor of Childrens' Health, UCL, Great Ormond Street Institute of Health
Future of vaccination programmes
Dr Richard Roberts, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Public Health Wales
Case based discussions/management scenarios presented by trainees
Call for abstracts
We will once again be having case presentations at the Trainees’ day and we would be grateful if you could submit your abstracts of any interesting cases you have been involved with. The cases should be within the theme of “alternative solutions”. These should be sent to Rebecca Bamber as soon as possible and by no later than Friday 10th November. Please email your abstract to email@example.com
The most interesting and educational cases will be selected for presentation.
There will be a small prize (£50) for the best presentation on the day.
If you have any further questions with regards to abstract submission, then please email Rebecca at the above email address.
This meeting is free-of-charge to BIA members.
To register online please click on the following link: http://www.hartleytaylor-registration.co.uk/hartley/registration1.aspx?id=BIA1
To register by post, click for Registration Form
In the event that you do not attend the meeting without prior cancellation by 5pm on Tuesday 21st November you will be charged £30 to cover pre-order catering costs
To join the BIA please click on the following link: https://www.britishinfection.org/join/
Trainee (Meetings) Secretary
The post for Trainee (Meetings) Secretary will open for applicants in 2018, if anyone is interested in applying and would like some further information please contact BIA@hartleytaylor.co.uk
Trainee (Meetings) Secretary
The Trainee (Meetings) secretary is a member of the Association’s Council
It is the responsibility of the Trainee (Meetings) Secretary to:
- Organise two, one day, trainee meetings a year. Traditionally, the Spring Meeting immediately precedes the AGM and is held in London the Autumn Meeting usually follows on from FIS and has been held at various locations. Substantial support is provided by BIA’s Secretariat, who will assist with finding and booking venues and travel arrangement with the speakers.
- Approach potential speakers and invite them to speak at the meetings.
- Advertise the case presentation competition that has been held at each meeting, to trainees.
- Be a full member of at least one professional committee. Currently the Trainee (Meetings) Secretary is a member of the Infection Training Workforce and Deliverability group. They will also provide cover, if possible, for the other BIA trainee secretaries, if they cannot attend any of the professional committees that are nominated to attend.
As a full member of Council, the Trainee (Meetings) Secretary is expected to attend Council meetings when possible.
The Trainee (Meetings) Secretary is elected by the membership for a two year term of office, and as such should have at least 2 years before their CCT date when elected.
BIA Spring Trainees' Day 2018
Wednesday 16th May 2018