Risk management in IPC: Assessing and addressing the routine and the rare

24-25 June 2024

The programme for the HIS Annual Conference 2024 incorporates the popular HIS Spring Meeting and the Don't Panic! conferences. Topics and timings are subject to change.

Day 1 - Monday 24 June: Risk management in IPC
09:00 - 09:45 Registration and refreshments  
09:45 - 09:50 Welcome and introduction  
  Session | Environmental risk  
09:50 - 10:20 Risk and derogation of HTMs Andrew Poplett, Healthcare Estates Consultant
10:20 - 10:40 Practical assessment of environmental risk Elaine Cloutman Green, Consultant Clinical Scientist in IPC, Great Ormond Street Hospital
10:40 - 11:00 How does understanding biofilm change our perception of environmental risk? Jean-Yves Maillard, Professor of Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Cardiff University
11:00 - 11:20 Joint Q&A panel  
11:20 - 11:50 Break and exhibition  
  Session | Screening and surveillance  
11:50 - 12:10 Advances in healthcare infection surveillance Theresa Lamagni, Healthcare-Associated Infection & Antimicrobial Resistance, UK Health Security Agency
12:10 - 12:30 How can wastewater surveillance contribute to IPC and AMS Andrew Weightman, Professor of Microbiology, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University
12:30 - 12:50 Role of patient screening in risk assessment  
12:50 - 13:10 Joint Q&A panel  
13:10 - 14:25 Lunch break and exhibition  
  Session | Managing risks from air and water  
14:25 - 14:45 Managing the impact of flooding in the healthcare environment Manjula Meda, Consultant clinical microbiologist and infection control doctor, Frimley Park Hospital 
14:45 - 15:05 Managing infection risk from water in ICUs Michael Weinbren, Consultant Microbiologist and Infection Control Doctor, Sherwood Forest NHS Trust
15:05 - 15:25 Factors to consider when your ventilation is risky Malcolm Thomas, Consulting Engineer specialising in healthcare ventilation
15:25 - 15:45 Joint Q&A panel  
15:45 - 16:15 Break and exhibition  
  Session | Risk from healthcare surfaces  
16:15 - 16:45 Debate: Universal vs targeted CPE screening methods for patients

For: Manjula Meda, Consultant clinical microbiologist and infection control doctor, Frimley Park Hospital

Against: Jon Otter, Clinical Scientist and DIPC, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

16:45 Reminder of registration time tomorrow  
16:45 - 19:00 Social event  

 

Day 2 - Tuesday 25 June: Don't Panic!
09:00 - 09:25 Registration and refreshments  
09:25 - 09:30 Welcome and introduction  
  Session | Special populations  
09:30 - 09:50 Building considerations for the paediatric environment Donald Inverarity, Consultant in IPC, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
09:50 - 10:10 Managing outbreaks in inclusion settings Rebecca Cordery, Consultant Epidemiologist, Immunisation & Vaccine Preventable Diseases Division, UK Health Security Agency
10:10 - 10:30 IPC considerations for burns patients Pauline Jumaa, Consultant Microbiologist and DIPC, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
10:30 - 10:50 Joint Q&A panel  
10:50 - 11:20 Break and exhibition  
  Session | Practical aspects of sampling: When and how to sample, and what to look for  
11:20 - 11:40 Fabric and hard surfaces Shanom Ali, Environmental Research Laboratory lead and associate professor/lecturer, UCLH
11:40 - 12:00 Air David Enoch, consultant microbiologist, UK Health Security Agency, and infection control doctor, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
12:00 - 12:20 Water Ginny Moore, Senior Project Team Leader in the indoor built environment and transmission of infection, UK Health Security Agency
12:20 - 12:40 Joint Q&A panel  
12:40 - 14:00 Lunch break and exhibition  
14:00 - 14:30 Abstract oral presentations  
  Session | Preparedness  
14:30 - 14:50 National action plan on preparedness Jasmin Islam, Infectious Disease Microbiology Consultant, UK Health Security Agency
14:50 - 15:10 Is simulation the best way to ensure preparedness for healthcare workers? Brendan Lawlor, Chief Emergency Management Officer, Health Service Executive, Ireland
15:10 - 15:25 Joint Q&A panel  
15:25 - 15:55 Break and exhibition  
  Session | Sustainability  
15:55 - 16:55

Debate | Environmental sustainability in IPC: Is it everyone’s job?

For: Luke Hunt, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Against: TBC

16:55 Closing remarks  
17:00 End of conference