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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
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Please find below a preview of the conference programme, in the coming weeks you will be able to click through to the speakers biography and session objectives.

Session Key

In Care and at Home Sessions

New to Infection Prevention Sessions

Dentistry Sessions

IPS Special Interest Group Sessions

Mental Health

Audit & Surveillance 


 Estates & Facilities
Sessions

International Engagement Sessions

 


 

Monday 18th September 2017

 Time


Room 1

Room 2  Room 3  Room 4 

 

08:40

 Welcome
Karen Wares, IPS SPC Coordinator

 

 

 

 


08:45

09:00

Opening address
Dr Neil Wigglesworth
IPS President

09:00

-
09:35 

 

Session 1a

Why is it so difficult for me to get people to follow basic infection control practices??!
Professor Michael A. Borg
 

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from SRCL

 

 

 

    

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

09:25
Session 1b

Welcome and Introduction
Elaine Ross 


09:35

-
10:10

Session 2a

Everything you ever wanted to know about clostridium difficile but never thought about asking!
Professor Thomas V Riley

 

Session 2b

Basics of microbiology
Dr Dona Foster
10:10
-
10:45 

Session 3a

Your Microbial Armor - the role of the human microbiome in infection prevention and control 
Nicola Fawcett

 

Session 3b

Essentials of wound care
Valya Weston

 


10:45
-
11:30
 

Exhibition Viewing, Poster Viewing and Refreshments


11.30
-
12.05 
 

Session 4a

E.M Cottrell Lecture:
Igniting Passion, Sparking improvement
Julie Storr

 

Session 4b.1

Cleaning – what, with what and how often
Christina Bradley


12:10

-
12:30
 

IPS Annual General Meeting

Open to all IPS members 
Exhibition and Poster Viewing for non IPS members  

Session 4b.2

Barriers to cleaning
Sharon Leitch


12:30

-
13:45
 
Exhibition Viewing, Poster Viewing and Lunch   

12:45 - 13:45

Exhibition Viewing, Poster Viewing and Lunch 


12.40

13.10
 
Lunchtime Symposium, located in the poster talk pods within the exhibition

RL Solutions, Pod 3


13:45
-
14:20
 

Session 5a

Bloodstream infections - epidemiology and prevention strategies
Jacqui Reilly

Session 5b 

Oral presentations x 2

Full details on submitting an abstract
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Session 5c

Striving for Improvement
Helen Pilley 

 

Session 5d

New to infection prevention
introduction
Karen Wares &
Craig Bradley 


14:25

-
15:00
 

Session 6a 

A national perspective on the IPC ambition
Ruth May 

Session organised by the IPS Audit & Surveillance Special Interest Group

Session 6b

Oral presentations x 2

Full details on submitting an abstract
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Session 6c

I-Hydrate: barriers and solutions to hydrating the frail elderly in care homes
Professor Jennie Wilson

Session 6d

The basics of microbiology and immunology
Dr Dona Foster 


15:05

-
15:40
 

Session 7a

Poster talks and poster viewing in designated poster viewing area within the exhibition  

Session 7b

Outbreaks in care settings – let’s get ready
Dr Evonne Curran

Session 7c

How to assess scientific posters: a practical guide
Michael Nevill 


15:40

-
16:25
 

Exhibition Viewing, Poster Viewing and Refreshments

 

Networking and refreshments


16:25
-
17:00
 

 Session 8a

Types of evidence; Vascular access focus
Steve Hill

 

Session 8b

Norovirus – How can we minimise the impact?
Judy Potter
 

Session 8c

Joining the dots - an investigation into an outbreak of CPE urinary tract infections in community care
Elaine Ross

Session 8d

Essential IPC toolkit
Sue Millward 


17:05

-
17:40
 

Session 9a

Vessel Health & Preservation in the UK: An update on the development, implementation & evaluation of a multi-professional framework for making rational vascular access decisions for a range of patients
Tim Jackson

Session 9b

The importance of community infection prevention and control
Tracey Cooper

Session 9c

How are ‘wee’ today?
Emma Sneed &
Sharon Stuart

Session 9d

How clean is your house?
Christina Bradley


Tuesday 19th September 2017

Time Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4


08:30

09:00

Session 10a

Meet the expert:
C. difficile the irreducible minimum
Dr Michael Weinbren

Session 10b

Meet the expert: campaign: verb 'work in an organized and active way towards a goal.' - standing up for the good cause of IPC
Claire Kilpatrick 

 

 

 

09:05

09:40

Session 11a

Incorporating infection prevention into the healthcare building
Professor Satoshi Hori 

 

Session 11b

Surveillance for antimicrobial resistance in dentistry –no room for complacency 
Professor Andrew Smith 

 

Session 11c

09:05-09:30
Human metapneumovirus outbreak in a psychiatric intensive support unit
Judy Carr


09:30-09:55
Revolutionising infection prevention and control in the mental health and LD setting
Jenny Boyce  


09:55-10:20
One patient’s sex toy is another’s PICC line: An exploration of the complexities of delivering care in an acute mental health setting and how this might impact infection prevention and control practice to accommodate this
Tracey Jones and Rachel Vilches Sevillano

Session organised by the IPS Mental Health Special Interest Group

09:45

10:20

Session 12a

Automated room decontamination devices – Hydrogen Peroxide and/or UV to reduce healthcare-associated infections? 
Dr Deverick J. Anderson

 Supported by an educational grant from Gama Healthcare

Session 12b

Fundamentals of behaviour change
Dr Carmen Lefevre

Session 12c

Respiratory risks in dental settings
Brian Crook

 

 

10:25
-
10:55 

Session 13

Poster talks in the designated poster talk pods within the exhibition


10:55


11:40

Exhibition Viewing, Poster Viewing and Refreshments   


11:40


12:15

Session 14a

 The IPS competency framework revisited: an interactive online assessment 
Helen O’Connor

Session 14b

Make doing the right thing easy! overcoming barriers to staff compliance with HAI screening
Professor Kay Currie

Session 14c

Fact and fiction...
microbial risks and control in dental settings
Peter Hoffman 

 

Session 14d

Oral Presentations  x 2

Full details on submitting an abstract
CLICK HERE


12.20

12.55

Session 15a

DOIPS & CCAMA
Dr Emma Burnett

and

Dr Jacqui Prieto

Session 15b

Barriers to decontaminating non-invasive devices
Sharon Leitch

Session 15c

PHE studies on the transmission of prions and the efficacy of washer disinfectors
Dr Jimmy Walker

Session 15d

Oral presentations x 2

Full details on submitting an abstract
CLICK HERE


12:55

14:25
Exhibition Viewing, Poster Viewing and Lunch

13:05

-
13:35
Lunchtime Symposium located in the poster talk pods within the exhibition
Pod 1 – Nanosonics:
Pod 3 – ICNet:
Introduction of a surgical Site Infection Surveillance Team and Dissemination of Data Resulting in Improved Patient Outcomes.
Vanessa Whatley, Head of Nursing Corporate Support Services, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. 
 


14:25

15:00

Session 16a

Achieving perioperative normothermia
Dr Jeffrey Brown

Session 16b

Moonlight and icebergs - recognising and recovering from a ‘Titanic’ moment
Elaine Ross

Session 16c

Infection prevention and control in dental labs
Dr Rebecca Taylor 

Session 16d

Oral presentations x 2

Full details on submitting an abstract
CLICK HERE

 

15:05

15:40

Session 17a

Surgical skin preparation: translating the evidence into practical policy
Dr Jennie Wilson

Session 17b

Exploring the impact of NHS litigation costs in infection control issues
Tracy Coates 

Session 17c

Dental infection control within the practice- the past, present and future
 Michelle Meredith

Session 17d

Oral presentations x 2

Full details on submitting an abstract
CLICK HERE

 

15:40

16:25

Exhibition Viewing, Poster Viewing and Refreshments       
 
16:25


17:35
 
 

Session 18a

Debate:
This house believes all 5 moments of hand hygiene are equally important and need to be given the same amount of attention

 For the motion:
Professor Didier Pittet
 

Against the motion: 
Professor Michael A. Borg

  
 

Session 18b

Spreading odontogenic infections and severe oral sepsis
Dr Riina Rautemaa –Richardson

 

 

 

Session 19b

How to make dental practice legionella management simple
Piotr Leszkiewicz




 


 

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Time   Room 1  Room 2   Room 3  Room 4
08:50 - 09:00


Professor Ayliffe Memorial Session
Dr Neil Wigglesworth

     

09:00

-
09:35 
 

 Session 20a

Ayliffe Lecture:
Top ten pearls for success in infection prevention (& life)
Professor Sanjay Saint

 Session 20b 

How do we prevent to accumulate antimicrobial resistance in healthcare settings?
Professor Satoshi Hori

   
09:40
-
10:15 

Session 21a 

10 years of IPC evidence – are we better informed?

Professor Heather Loveday

 Session 21b


Aspergillosis outbreaks: investigation and management 
Malcolm Richardson

   

10:15

-
10:55
 
Morning Symposium located in the poster talk pods within the exhibition
Exhibition Viewing, Poster Viewing and Refreshments
Pod 1 – 3M Healthcare
Pod 3 – Diversey Care
Key Trends in Disinfection and Environmental Hygiene
Dr. Stephen Dalton, Vice President of Diversey Care Infection Prevention and Healthcare business

10:55

-
11:30
 

Session 22a

Clinical human factors in the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) - a lesson for all hospital staff!
Matsikachando Moyo

Session 22b

Engineering Aspects of Infection Control
George McCracken

           Session 22c


The Angkor Children's Hospital, Cambodia
Dr Carol Pellowe and Sally Belsham

Session 22d

Outbreak workshop: Let’s work another outbreak!
Dr Evonne Curran

 

11:35
-
12:10 
Session 23a

Title tbc
Judith Dyson

Session 23b

Monitoring the patient environment
Liz Jones



Session 23c

Experiences of teaching in South Africa
Christina Bradley

Session 23d

Surgical site infection surveillance: from ward to board
Pauline Harrington 

Session organised by the IPS Audit & Surveillance Special Interest Group


12:15
-
12:50

Session 24a

Infection prevention - back to the future?
Martin Kiernan

Session 24b

"The good, the bad and the ugly” – one Trust’s experience of managing an outbreak of salmonella
Gill Abbott

Session 24c

Preventing #surgical #infections - an approach to achieving #implementation and successful outcomes in African hospitals
Alexander Aiken

 
12:50
-
14:20 
Exhibition Viewing, Poster Viewing and Lunch   
13:45 – 14:15  

Session 25a

Design and implementation of new hospital build – problems and solutions
Dr Jimmy Walker and Mark Garvey

   
 
14:20

-
14:55
 

 Session 26a

Infections without borders
Dr Leo Visser

Session 26b

UV-C to Decrease Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens – Results from the BETR Disinfection Trial
Dr Deverick J. Anderson

   
15:00
-
15:45

Session 27a

‘Zero’ Illness - insights from the world of Elite Sport
Glenn Hunter

   
15:45
-
15:55 

Close of conference
Dr Neil Wigglesworth
IPS President

   

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