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Infection Prevention Society's annual conference

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This competition in now closed, but read on to find out more about this conference and how you can help ensure no person is harmed by a preventable infection


Infection Prevention Society

Our vision is that no person is harmed by a preventable infection

What do you know about the Infection Prevention Society (IPS)? We are a charitable society with a mission to inform, promote, and sustain expert infection prevention policy and practice. To pursue patient, client and staff safety wherever care is delivered. Membership is made up of healthcare professionals either working in infection prevention or those who have an interest in it.

Student membership is only £20 per year.


Infection Prevention 2015

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The annual conference is being held from 28-30 September 2015 at the ACC in Liverpool. For more information visit Last year’s conference in Glasgow was a huge success and included the largest infection prevention and control exhibition in the UK. This year will have an excess of 600 delegates in attendance at the conference and will feature an exhibition with over 100 exhibitors, and a scientific programme tailored for everyone’s interest.

With positive feedback from last year’s annual conference, we are again providing a stream especially tailored to students on the Monday entitled ‘Introduction to Infection Prevention’ for those new to, or interested in the specialty. This half-day stream will cover the following subjects:

  • New to infection prevention
  • The basics of microbiology and immunology
  • Essential IPC tool kit
  • How clean is your house?
  • How to assess scientific posters: a practical guide

This year’s scientific programme features specialist sessions on Estates, Human Factors, Acute Care, Paediatrics, Community Care and Dentistry.

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Key speakers will include:

Professor Andreas Voss is delivering the Keynote Address which opens Conference entitled “CRE, VRE, C. difficile or MRSA: what should be the priority of infection prevention?”.  We are delighted that Carole Fry from Public Health England will deliver the EM Cottrell Lecture (named after the first nurse appointed as an Infection Control Sister).

The Dental Day features a session from Peter Hoffman, Consultant Clinical Scientist for Public Health England with a session entitled “Contamination risks and how to reduce them”.

Wednesday morning features the  Ayliffe Lecture from Professor Ziad Memish, Senior Consultant Infectious Diseases, Head of Research Department, Prince Mohmaed Bin Abdulaziz Hospital, Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health, on “The emergence of MERS: from animal to human, to human”.

There are many other engaging and informative national and internal speakers, who will offer research and experience to enhance your learning and challenge your thinking about infection prevention and control.

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Social Events

You can also look forward to the social events which allow valuable time for building up relationships with fellow infection prevention and control colleagues. These events include a fun night at PanAM Bar & Restaurant, Albert Dock and the IPS annual gala dinner at The Rum Warehouse.

For more information, visit

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So, if you are interested in the chance of winning a pair of tickets (worth £599 each) at this year’s IPS Infection Prevention 2015 conference, just answer a simple question on the below form:

*prize is two entrance tickets to the conference, please note that travel and accommodation are not included.






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