Abstract submission for FIS/HIS 2020 Online is now closed.

The Microbiology Society Infection science award

The Microbiology Society Infection Science Award is an exchange scheme that facilitates the most promising trainee and early career presenters from FIS to present at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference Infection Forum in an effort to improve the exchange of ideas and the career development of early career researchers and trainee scientists and doctors.

The Award is open to self-defining early career and trainee presenters at FIS / HIS international 2020 online. As a guide, the Microbiology Society’s ECM Forum considers you an early career microbiologist if you’re an undergraduate or postgraduate student, or within five years of appointment to your first position after your highest degree earned. However, if this doesn’t fit your situation and you consider yourself an early career researcher, you are welcome to join.

If you are eligible and would like to be considered for this award, please email your name and the title of your abstract to profdev@microbiologysociety.org by 3pm on Friday 18 September. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their work in the Infectious disease futures: trainee researcher spotlight session on Tuesday 10 November 11:00 – 12:15 and judges will select a winner for the Infection Science Award during the session.

The awardee will be offered registration to the Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2021 and invited to submit a short publication based on their abstract to Access Microbiology, one of six journals.

Poster prizes

All posters will be eligible for the below prizes, they will be judged in advance of the conference and the winners will be announced on 9 November.

The IPIP poster prize

The Editorial Team at HIS’s new open access journal,  Infection Prevention in Practice, are pleased to offer fee-free open access publication to three winning posters submitted to the FIS/HIS 2020 conference. The IPIP Editorial Team will support and assist the winners with the publication of their poster in the journal.

IPIP is the gold open access journal of the Healthcare Infection Society, and provides a comprehensive fully open access resource for all those working in the field of prevention and treatment of healthcare-associated infections worldwide. IPIP welcomes high-quality articles in the field of infection prevention and control that will influence clinical best practice and reduce the global burden of infection in healthcare.

Please note that submitted articles will be subject to peer review by independent peer reviewers.

The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy poster prize

The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC), one of the world’s most influential networks of infection specialists, is pleased to offer publication to two winning posters submitted to the FIS/HIS 2020 Conference in JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance (JAC-AMR).

JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance (JAC-AMR) is a new fully open access journal from BSAC. The journal publishes innovative academic content, as well as peer review commentaries on stewardship resources.

The education component of JAC-AMR is an innovative online repository for educational resources intended to support learning and increase knowledge about antimicrobial stewardship practice, antimicrobial resistance, behaviour change and more, for a worldwide audience.

Oral Presentations

There will be a number of free paper presentations allocated within the conference programme.  Further details will be issued on this in due course.  

Posters

If selected for a poster presentation you will be required to supply an electronic pdf poster, A0 size in portrait orientation. Posters will be displayed in the poster area of the e-conference site for the duration of the conference.  You will also have the opportunity to supply a short video presentation to accompany your poster, this should be in MP4 format and should be no more than 5 minutes long.  There will be a chat function on your poster page and a notification will be sent to you via email when a comment has been left to allow you to respond.

If accepted for a poster, you are welcome to use one of the A0 portrait poster templates below:-

Template Option 1
Template Option 2
Template Option 1 - for MAC users
Template Option 2 - for MAC users

As a reminder the terms & conditions of submission are:-

  • If accepted the presenting author must register to attend the conference
  • Last date for submission is Friday 4 September 2020 (23:59 BST). 
  • Amendments cannot be made after submission.
  • Ideally the submitter should be the presenting author. If this is not possible the replacement presenter must be a named author on the original submission.
  • If chosen to present a poster or free paper at conference, the presentation will also be posted on the FIS/HIS conference website.
  • The presenting author (as indicated on the submission) will be notified of the decision of the judging panel on or around 23 September 2020.
  • The decision of the panel is final.
  • Poster presenters will be asked to provide a PDF and MP4 Video presentation (optional) of their posters at least 2 weeks in advance of conference.
  • The submitter is responsible for obtaining consent to publish the names of authors/co-authors.

Please remember: If accepted for either a poster or oral presentation, the presenting author must register for full conference attendance.  Amendments cannot be made to the content of your abstract after submission.

If you need assistance you can contact hisabstracts@fitwise.co.uk