Join us for our world leading conference on Infection Prevention.
Infection Prevention 2021

State of the art scientific programme

Engaging international speakers, educational sessions, and practical solutions to infection prevention and control.

Great programme - every session I attended was beneficial and I learnt something new.
The conference offers education and expertise, with inspiring speakers and informative sessions - it is our networking highlight of the year.
My only problem was deciding what to listen to as so many good speakers this year.

Key Speakers

Jennie Wilson

Professor Jennie Wilson

IPS President

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Peter Hoffman

Peter Hoffman

Consultant Clinical Scientist, Public Health England

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Catherine Noakes

Professor Catherine Noakes

Deputy Director Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics School of Civil Engineering University of Leeds

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Calum Semple OBE

Professor Calum Semple OBE

Professor of Outbreak Medicine and Child Health, University of Liverpool

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Heather Loveday

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

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Jacqui Reilly

Professor Jacqui Reilly

NMAHP Director in National Services Scotland and Public Health Scotland

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Jon Otter

Dr Jon Otter

Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

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Joost Hopman

Dr Joost Hopman

Clinical Microbiologist / Medical Director, Radboud University Medical Center

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Julie Storr

Julie Storr

Independent consultant, global health & director, KSHC

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Lesley Price

Professor Lesley Price

Professor, Glasgow Caledonian University

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Matsikachando Moyo

Dr Matsikachando Moyo

Lecturer, Solent University

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Martin Kiernan

Martin Kiernan

Clinical Fellow at the Richard Wells Research Centre at the University of West London - Clinical Director of Gama Healthcare

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Michael Borg

Professor Michael Borg

Head of the Department of Infection Control, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta

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Tim Boswell

Dr Tim Boswell

Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Nottingham University Hospitals Nhs Trust

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Susan Hopkins

Dr Susan Hopkins

Chief Medical Advisor, NHS Test & Trace Strategic Response Director COVID-19, Public Health England, NHS, Department of Health and Social Care

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Tracey Cooper

Tracey Cooper

Director of Infection Prevention & Control, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust & Honorary Lecturer Bangor University

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Safety Measures

At Infection Prevention 2021, we will endeavour to make the conference safe for all our face-to-face attendees.

Relevant COVID-19 safety measures will be put in place, where required. These include items such as:

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 UK.
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.

Social distancing within session rooms and around the conference centre
One-way systems
Hand sanitising stations throughout
Enhanced cleaning and operation of the venue
We also have online registration options available for those unable to travel to the conference venue. If you have any questions surround this, please contact events@fitwise.co.uk

Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Tuesday 28th September

7:30pm until Midnight

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

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.

Gala Dinner at IP Conference
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GAMA healthcare
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GAMA healthcare
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Nursing Times

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