Bridging the clinical - research gap

Creating clinical and scientific collaborations to address HCAIs clinical research priorities


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09:50 – 10:20 Registration and refreshments on arrival 


10:20 - 10:40  Overview from the Microbiology Society and the Healthcare Infection Society

Catrin Moore, St George's University of London 

Lesley Hoyles, Nottingham Trent University

10:40 – 11:40

Insights into infection research collaborations between clinicians and academics – experiences from current research projects

Samuel Watkins, University College London

Dinesh Aggarwal, University of Cambridge and Wellcome Sanger Institute

11:40 – 11:50

Comfort Break


11:50 - 12:40

How to develop a research project to fit the priorities of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) research

Luke Moore, Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust 

12:40 – 13:30

Lunch and networking

13:30 – 13:50

Collaboration project pitches


13:50 – 14:30

Workshop sessions on designing collaborative projects related to the HIS high priority research themes. These were identified by reviewing the James Lind Alliance top priorities for healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs). 


The three research workshop themes are:

Workshop 1 - Prevention and surveillance of the most common HCAIs, identified as:

  • Hospital acquired respiratory infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • HCAI related to healthcare interventions e.g., surgical site infections and intravascular device related infections

Katie Jeffery, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust




Workshop 2 - New infection prevention and control (IPC) approaches/technologies: research to evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of novel IPC approaches/technologies that reduce the transmission and acquisition of HCAIs, when deployed within the existing hospital infrastructure and/or footprint

Ginny Moore, UKHSA





Workshop 3 - Improving infection control behaviour of healthcare professionals in the clinical environment

  • How can we optimise the behaviour of  healthcare professionals to follow best practice in preventing and controlling HCAIs?
  • How can we improve antibiotic stewardship?
  • What human factors do we need to understand further?

Delegates to participate in two 20 minute workshop sessions

Jody Winter, Nottingham Trent University








14:40 – 15:00

Coffee/tea break and poster presentations


15:00 – 15:45

Final workshops, presentations and Q&A


15.45 – 16:45 Soft drinks reception and networking


16:45 Close