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Infection Prevention in Care and at Home One Day Conference - Monday 18th September

Infection Prevention in Dentistry One Day Conference - Tuesday 19th September

Infection Prevention for Estates and Facilities One Day Conference - Wednesday 20th September

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17th March 2017

Joining the IPS Scientific Programme Committee

Would you like to join the IPS Scientific Programme Committee? – the annual IPS Conference is the leading educational event for infection prevention and control professionals throughout the UK and Ireland. The IPS conference is planned by the efficient and supportive IPS Scientific Programme Committee (SPC).  We are looking for two new members to join the SPC committee for a three year term for IP2018 planning.  This is an excellent opportunity to develop your planning and leadership skills and be more involved in IPS activities.  Anxious you haven’t done something like this before?  Don’t worry the SPC and the IPS Board will be there to support you. The role profile and application form are available below:


If you want to know more or have specific questions please contact Karen Wares, SPC Coordinator 07799068748 or Craig Bradley, Deputy SPC Coordinator 07984013030. Don’t delay, the closing date for applications is: Friday 7th April 2017


13th March 2017

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World Health Organisation Consultant to the Infection Prevention Unit Julie Storr will be delivering this year's E.M Cottrell Lecture on "Igniting Passion, Sparking Improvement".

Julie believes that 'we are our own secret weapons in protecting people from HAI'; this session will stimulate delegates to consider how to maximise this power, shape the future and be effective advocates for infection prevention and control.

To view the full programme please click here 


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Act swiftly to take advantage of both the frozen delegate prices and the early bird rate which ends Monday 3rd July.

Submitting an abstract at conference

An integral part of conference are the oral papers and posters. They provide the ideal opportunity for those working within infection prevention and control to share best practice and research as well the chance to network with colleagues.

If you have a project or piece of work that you have been working on which you would like to share then please consider submitting an abstract for consideration at IP2017.

Deadline for submissions is Monday 12th June 2017.

13th February 2017

Registration for the UK's premier infection prevention and control event is now open for delegate registration and abstract submissions.

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We are delighted to welcome Professor Sanjay Saint who will deliver this year's Ayliffe Lecture on "Top Ten Pearls for Success in Infection Prevention (& Life)".

During this session, he will discuss some of the tips that he has obtained during his nearly two decades conducting clinical investigation into preventing hospital infection. His research has taken him to nearly 100 hospitals in the United States, Japan, Italy, Switzerland, and England, and he will discuss the “pearls” he has learned along the way.

Conference Highlights

  • UK’s largest infection prevention exhibition
  • Specialist streams on new to infection prevention, audit and surveillance, international engagement and mental health
  • Access to standalone conferences each day including Infection Prevention in Care and at Home, Infection Prevention in Dentistry and Infection Prevention for Estates and Facilities
  • Full social programme
  • Annual IPS awards ceremony and gala dinner
  • Opportunities to learn from Scott Drawer, Head of Performance Hub at Team Sky and Dr Ruth May, Infection and Prevention Lead for NHS Improvement
  • Early bird booking price available until 3rd July 2017


To find out more information click here








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