05 November 2021 Manchester
Lowbury Lecture 2021


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 2021

Professor Marc Bonten was the 2021 Lowbury Lecturer. Professor Bonten (UMC Utrecht) delivered his lecture entitled Tales of the unexpected in antibiotic resistance during FIS 2021.


You can watch the 2020 Lowbury Lecture Linking infection control to clinical management of infection to overcome antimicrobial action from Professor Evelina Tacconelli here.


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