40th anniversary programme

10 - 11 June 2020

The speakers are currently being invited, and will be announced once they have confirmed their acceptance.

10 June 2020    
13:00 Arrival and registration  
13:30

Welcome 

Professor Hilary Humphreys, HIS President | 

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

13:35

The formation of the Society 

Dr David Shanson, HIS Founder Member

13:50 A brief history of the Society  Dr Bob Spencer, HIS Honorary Archivist

14:00

 

Session 1 | Overview of HCAI and the evolution of HIS, international conferences, Lowbury lectures and education and training activities of HIS

Chair: Professor Hilary Humphreys | Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

 

 

How the Society’s Lowbury lectures reflect the important IPC issues that have arisen over the last 40 years

Professor Shaheen Mehtar | Stellenbosch University

 

HIS contributions to training

 

Dr James Price | Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex

16:00

Session 2 |  Impact of HIS-funded research

Chair: Dr Peter Jenks | University Hospitals Plymouth
 

Impact of HIS-funded research - where has it led?

Professor Jean-Yves Maillard | Cardiff University
 

Impact of HIS-funded research - where has it led?

Dr Elaine Cloutman-Green | Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London
17:05 Drinks reception and exhibition  
20:00 Dinner  

11 June 2020

 

 

09:00

Arrival and registration 

 

09:25

Session 3 | Top papers from the Journal of Hospital Infection (JHI)

Chair: Dr Stephanie Dancer | NHS Lanarkshire | Past Editor in Chief, JHI

 

Most influential JHI papers | 1980 – 1989

 

Professor Thomas Rogers | Trinity College Dublin | Past President HIS

 

Most influential JHI papers | 1990 – 1999 Dr Steve Barrett | Past Editor in Chief, JHI

 

Most influential JHI papers | 2000 – 2009  

 

Most influential JHI papers | 2010 – 2020

Dr Jim Gray, Editor in Chief JHI | Birmingham Children's Hospital

 

What did we miss the first time around ? What are the lessons we should have learned?

Martin Kiernan | University of West London

11:00

Coffee

 

11:30

Session 4 | Working parties and guidelines

Chair: Dr Geoff Ridgway OBE | Past President HIS

 

Working parties – how influential has HIS been to the UK reduction in C. difficile and MRSA | Do guidelines make a difference?

Professor Mark Wilcox | Leeds Teaching Hospitals

 

Challenges in producing guidelines

 

Professor Peter Wilson | UCLH NHS Foundation Trust

12:35

Lunch and exhibition 

 

13:30

Session 5 | Looking forwards 

Chair: Professor Thomas Rogers | Trinity College Dublin | Past President HIS

 

Molecular/whole genome sequencing and laboratory/diagnostic aspects of HCAI IPC

Professor Sharon Peacock | University of Cambridge

16:05

Close and coffee