Don't panic! programme

29 November 2023

Available soon - download a PDF of the programme and abstract book

09:25 – 09:30 Welcome and introduction Jincy Jerry, Assistant Director of Nursing, Infection Prevention & Control, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
  Future directions in IPC  
09:30 - 10:00 IPC as a discipline: where are we going?

Sue Millward, IPC Clinical Lead in Education, NHS England, National IPC Team

Dave Cunningham, Clinical Lead for Workforce and Leadership, NHS England, National IPC Team

10:00 - 10:30 IPC in practice: balancing the social and the technical Julie Storr, Global Health Consultant, KS Healthcare Consulting; and Past President of the UK & Ireland Infection Prevention Society
10:30 - 11:00 HCAI: How much can we prevent and how hard should we try? Gonzalo Bearman, Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
11:00 - 11:25 Break  
  Session 2 - Surgical site infection  
11:25 - 11:50

PreciSSIon - a collaborative initiative to reduce surgical site infection after elective colorectal surgery 

Anne Pullyblank, Consultant Colorectal surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust
11:50 - 12:15 Post-discharge surveillance: Is image-based digital measuring the way forward? 

Melissa Rochon, Trust Lead for SSI Surveillance, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

12:15 - 12:35 Why bundles don't work Judith Tanner, Professor in Adult Nursing, University of Nottingham
12:35 - 12:40 Promoting Surgical site infection prevention day initiatives

Lilian Chiwera, Independent Surgical Site Infection Surveillance & Prevention Consultant

12:40 - 13:40 Lunch   
13:40 Afternoon welcome  
  Updated HIS guidelines review  
13:40 - 14:05 Norovirus

Eamonn Trainor, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

14:05 - 14:30 Rituals and behaviours in the operating theatre Peter Wilson, Honorary Consultant Microbiologist, University College London Hospitals
14:30 - 14:50 Break  
  IPC and the environment  
14:50 - 15:20 Environmental sampling practices of innate hospital surfaces  Professor Hilary Humphreys, Consultant Microbiologist, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin
15:20 - 15:50 Shedding a light on ultraviolet-C technologies in the hospital environment  Mark Garvey, Consultant Clinical Scientist in Microbiology, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
15:50 - 16:20 Air scrubbing technologies in healthcare and their evaluation Dr David Enoch, Consultant Microbiologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust