About Us

We are excited to announce our upcoming conference on Infection Prevention and Control, scheduled for the 23rd and 24th of April 2024 at The National Conference Centre in Birmingham. This comprehensive, two-day event is designed to explore the myriad issues and challenges we face in infection prevention and antimicrobial resistance.

The Scope of the Conference

Our gathering will assemble some of the leading experts in the field who will share their insights, discoveries, and strategies in the fight against healthcare-associated infections and emerging infectious threats.

Key Topics of Discussion

The conference will cover a broad range of topics that are of critical importance in our era of unprecedented infectious disease threats. The presentations will delve into the national landscape of reducing healthcare-acquired infections, the seriousness of antimicrobial resistance, and the critical lessons learned from the coronavirus pandemic in preparing for a possible flu pandemic.

Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance

One of the key focus areas will be on Combatting AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance), with an in-depth discussion on antibiotic developments and stewardship, exploring viable alternatives to antibiotics, especially for Gram-negative bacteria.

Rapid Identification Techniques

Special attention will be paid to rapid identification techniques for both respiratory and blood diseases, a critical factor in quick treatment and prevention of outbreaks.

Focus on Respiratory Diseases

Given the prevalence of respiratory disease, we have dedicated several sessions to this vital area, discussing strategies for preventing respiratory disease outbreaks in healthcare settings and effective Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in respiratory care.

Addressing Healthcare-Acquired Infections

The conference will also explore the pressing issue of healthcare-acquired blood and urinary tract infections, including a deep dive into effective prevention strategies for Surgical Site Infections, the importance of preventing healthcare-acquired pneumonia, and the latest methods for lowering urinary tract infections.

Global Threats and Infectious Diseases

Further, our panel of experts will illuminate the global threats posed by infectious diseases, including discussions on the sepsis emergency care pathway, blood-borne viruses, the rare biological infections, and the identification and threat of Candida Auris.

Persistent Threats and Prevention Strategies

Our sessions will also feature a progress update on the IPC Education Framework, an overview of persistent threats like MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), strategies for eliminating MRSA and C-Diff (Clostridioides difficile), and the intricacies of identifying and dealing with Clostridioides difficile infections at the hospital organization level.

The Importance of Infection Control Culture

The conference will underscore the importance of instilling an infection control culture within healthcare settings and the challenges in the identification and genetic characterization of Escherichia coli from environmental samples.

Why Attend?

This conference is an absolute must-attend for anyone working in the field of infection prevention and control. Our objective is to foster a collaborative environment to exchange ideas, learn from each other’s experiences, and devise effective strategies to enhance the infection control landscape at both national and global levels.

Conclusion

Join us for two days of invaluable learning and networking opportunities. We look forward to seeing you in Birmingham!