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 healthcare-associated infections 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

 

 

Overview of healthcare-associated infections and infection prevention and control

Professor Jonathan van Tam | Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health and Social Care

 

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 | Past Editor in Chief, JHI

 

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

 

Most influential JHI papers | 2000 – 2009 Dr Jenny Child | Harrogate and District NHS Trust | Past Editor in Chief, JHI

 

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

 

Expectations from patients and the public

Jennifer Bostock | 

National Healthcare-Associated Infection Research Network, Service Users Research Forum

 

Antibiotic resistance and antimicrobial stewardship

Professor Peter Davey | University of Dundee

 

 

Heather Loveday | University of West London

16:05

Close and coffee