Professor Edward Joseph Lister Lowbury (President of the Society from 1980-1984) lends his name to an annual lecture awarded by the Society.
Since 1980 the The Lowbury Lecture has been awarded to a distinguished international speaker who is a pioneer in the field of infection prevention and control.
In 1998 and 2002, and 2017 the Lowbury lectures opened HIS International Conferences which were held in Edinburgh, the city where his namesake, Joseph Lister, pioneered the first practical expression of infection control.
A pioneer himself, Edward Lowbury was the doyen of modern infection control and his work on matters as fundamental as disinfection of hands and cleaning hospital floors is still pertinent today.
Lowbury Lecturer 2020
Professor Evelina Tacconelli, University of Verona, Italy and Tübingen University, Germany will deliver the 2020 Lowbury Lecture during FIS HIS International 2020 on 9 November 2020. The title of the talk will be 'Linking infection control to clinical management of infection to overcome antimicrobial resistance'.