Engaging international speakers, educational sessions, and practical solutions to infection prevention and control.
Professor Jennie Wilson
Consultant Clinical Scientist, Public Health England
Professor Calum Semple OBE
Professor of Outbreak Medicine and Child Health, University of Liverpool
Professor Catherine Noakes
Deputy Director Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics School of Civil Engineering University of Leeds
Professor Jacqui Reilly
NMAHP Director in National Services Scotland and Public Health Scotland
Professor Heather Loveday
Professor of Evidence-based Healthcare and Director of Research at the Richard Wells Research Centre, the University of West London. Director of the Joanna Briggs Centre of Excellence for Evidence-based Healthcare at University of West London
Dr Jon Otter
Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Joost Hopman
Clinical Microbiologist / Medical Director, Radboud University Medical Center
Independent consultant, global health & director, KSHC
Professor Lesley Price
Professor, Glasgow Caledonian University
Dr Matsikachando Moyo
Lecturer, Solent University
Clinical Fellow at the Richard Wells Research Centre at the University of West London - Clinical Director of Gama Healthcare
Professor Michael Borg
Head of the Department of Infection Control, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta
Director of Infection Prevention & Control, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust & Honorary Lecturer Bangor University
Dr Susan Hopkins
Chief Medical Advisor, NHS Test & Trace Strategic Response Director COVID-19, Public Health England, NHS, Department of Health and Social Care
Dr Tim Boswell
Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Nottingham University Hospitals Nhs Trust
We acknowledge the differences in COVID rules across the 4 home nations,
along with the continued regulations in healthcare settings. We will
ensure that the safety measures adopted for IP2021 will reflect all
these restrictions, to support delegates attending from all over the
We will confirm that comprehensive safety measures will be implemented by the ACC to include; social distancing, one-way systems, hand sanitising stations, enhanced cleaning and contactless payment. We will provide guidance for wearing masks and request delegates arrive prepared.
For delegates who are unable to travel to Liverpool, don’t forget that the sessions can be accessed virtually. The presentations will be available live, and, for all delegates, as catch-up TV for 1 year, until September 2022.
In addition to providing a platform to share extensive scientific knowledge and expertise, the IPS Annual Conference has an enjoyable social scene in which industry partners and delegates are given the opportunity to network and interact.
The evening will begin with a wine reception, followed by a 3 course meal. Before the dancing begins The Annual IPS Awards will be presented to acknowledge the contributions fellow professionals have made to infection prevention. Awards will also be presented for the Best Exhibition Stands (voted for via the IP2021 mobile app). The evening will include a disco to enable you to dance the night away.
To acknowledge the key role that masks have played over the past 18 months, this year’s gala dinner and awards ceremony will take the form of a Masquerade Ball. Delegates are encouraged to wear decorative masks.
Please note: This event is very popular and frequently sells out, we advise you to purchase your tickets early. Tickets must be purchased via the link on the conference website. There is no longer an operated seated plan – first come first served on the night (excluding IPS top tables)
We are mindful of the ongoing pandemic and will continue to monitor restrictions as we get closer to the event. All dinner bookings are be subject to change.
Theme: Masquerade Ball
Dinner Venue: Crowne Plaza Liverpool City Centre
Ticket Price: £60
Dress Code: FORMAL/BLACK TIE - DECORATIVE MASKS OPTIONAL
Attendees will be required to adhere to venue guidelines regarding face coverings when not within the dinner space. These guidelines will be confirmed within the final delegate information email.
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