The 2017 Federation of Infection Societies Conference
- Birmingham, ICC, 30th Nov - 2nd Dec 2017

Federation Infection Societies Conference 2017

It was our pleasure to host the Federation of Infection Societies (FIS) Annual Conference in Birmingham.

We delivered an exciting programme that will cover infection prevention and control, existing, new and emerging diagnostics, challenges in treatment and infection management in adult and paediatric medicine, antimicrobial resistance, stewardship, education and measurement of consumption.

The challenges in our field are many and multi-disciplinary and the conference programme delivered education, shared expertise and offered insights across plenary, parallel and workshop sessions, in addition to the keynote eponymous lectures by leaders in the field.

Programme

Full timings and details will be available shortly on the downloadable programme, including Wound Management, The Challenges of Infections in Burns, Clinical Conundrums, Multi-drug resistant gram negative infections, Faecal Transplants, Antimicrobial Stewardship Quality Indicators, Environmental Decontamination and Water Management, Resistance Surveillance, The challenge of imported mycoses, clinical lessons, free papers, posters and much more ....
Plenary session: Infection Management Challenges
1000
Whole genome sequencing to inform infection control practice
Dr Nicholas Brown
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1030
Streptococcal pneumonia
Dr Wei Shen Lim
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Concurrent sessions
Wound management
1220
Treating wounds in the face of increasing antimicrobial resistance
Professor Rose Cooper
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1310
Reactive Oxygen, clinical applications for a novel antimicrobial agent
Dr Matthew Dryden
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The conundrum of polymicrobial infection diagnosis: if it’s on the pitch, is it interfering with play?
1215
Diabetic foot ulcers: the movers and shakers
Professor Craig Williams
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1245
Vaginal discharge: difficulties of diagnosis
Dr Ciara Cox
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1315
Retrospective analysis of management of diabetic foot osteomyelitis and its outcome at a tertiary care hospital in the UK
Dr Mauricio Arias
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Urosepsis - The fundamentals of prevention
1215
Optimising Hydration - not as easy as it sounds
Professor Jennie Wilson
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1245
Natural History of a Urinary Catheter in the Community
Mrs Niki Blackman
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1315
To Dip or not to Dip
Ms Elizabeth Beech
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Impact of penicillin allergy records on antibiotic prescribing and what "big data" can tell us?
1240
A general practitioners perspective on penicillin allergy
Dr Haroon Ahmed
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1305
Antibiotic allergy in surgical patients - what can be done about it?
Dr Louise Savic
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1415
Barnett Christie Lecture, supported by the British Infection Association - What is the role of biosensors and artificial intelligence in achieving individualised antimicrobial therapy?
Dr Timothy Miles Rawson
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Plenary session: The one health agenda: Innovative approaches to stewardship in animal and human health
1615
Innovative approaches to addressing AMR in human health
Professor Dilip Nathwani OBE
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1645
Veterinary practice and animal husbandry
Professor Nigel Gibbens
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Concurrent sessions
Burns Patients and Infection Prevention and Control
1730
Clinical aspects of infections in burns patients
Dr Elizabeth Chipp
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1755
Guidelines on infection control in burns patients
Dr Pauline Jumaa
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1820
Outbreaks in burns patients
Dr Mark Garvey & Mr Craig Bradley
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Friday afternoon clinical conundrums
1730
Wound infection-challenges and opportunities in diagnosis and treatment
Professor Keith Harding
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1750
A Wee Problem
Dr Gavin Forbes
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1810
Gone fishing for a solution
Dr Ian Blyth
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1830
Between a rock and a hard place: novel solutions when resistance and renal failure meet
Dr Lim Jones & Dr Irasha Hettiarachichi
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Debate: The rational for local antibiotic use in surgery to prevent post-operative infection - myth or science?
1730
Welcome and overview
Dr Gavin Barlow
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1740
The use of topical antibiotics for the prevention of surgical site infection: a survey of practice and opinions
Miss Charlotte Cooper & Carolyne Horner
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1755
The argument for.....
Professor H Humphreys
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1810
The argument against.....
Dr Matthew Dryden
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Invited papers
1730
Effective treatment guidelines for Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteraemia
Mr Osman El-Koubani
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1745
The impact of reported penicillin allergy on patients presenting with infection
Dr Stephanie Harris
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1800
Feasibility of a complex behaviour change intervention in secondary care to safely and substantially reduce antibiotic use.
Dr Elizabeth Cross
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1815
Linkage of patient-level antibiotic prescriptions to positive urine microbiology data, England: a pilot study
Dr Berit Muller-Pebody
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1830
Candida auris outbreak in a UK intensive care unit driven by multiuse patient monitoring equipment
Dr Katie Jeffery
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Clinical lessons
0800
Spondylodiscitis in an imported Romanian rescue dog - an emerging zoonotic risk to humans
Dr Alessandro Greada
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0815
Opportunistic infections: two related cases
Dr Prasun Chakravorty
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0830
The clock is TICKing in Europe; cooperation, cross-reaction or co-infection?
Dr Leah Rosenbaum
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0845
Imported Gnathostomiasis manifesting as Cutaneous Larva Migrans and Löffler’s syndrome
Dr William Hamilton
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Invited papers
0800
The impact of the SIGN UTI 2012 guidelines on UTI antibiotic use in secondary care
Mr Neil Powell
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0815
Advances in Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) at University Hospital Southampton (UHS)
Dr Julian Sutton
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0830
A rare case of invasive amoebiasis requiring emergency subtotal colectomy in an HIV-positive man
Dr Robert Ball
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0845
Characterising Post Ebola Syndrome, Sierra Leone 2017:  a summary of project results
Dr Janet Scott
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0930
J D Williams Lecture, British Infection Association - "In at the deep end"
Peter Chiodini, Consultant Parasitologist, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Director, Public Health England Malaria Reference Laboratory and PHE National Parasitology Reference Laboratory
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Concurrent sessions
Antimicrobial stewardship quality indicators for hospital and primary care – progress, outcomes and future strategy
1045
Impact of NHS England quality indicators on antimicrobial resistance
Professor Alan Johnson, Head of Department, Public Health England
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1115
Quality indicators and outcomes in the devolved nations - Wales
Dr Nicholas Reid, All Wales Consultant Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Public Health Wales
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1135
Quality indicators and outcomes in the devolved nations - Scotland
Dr Jacqueline Sneddon, Project Lead SAPG, Healthcare Improvement Scotland
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1155
Quality indicators and outcomes in the devolved nations - Northern Ireland
Mrs Cairine Gormley, Chair of the Northern Ireland Antimicrobial Pharmacist Network and Lead Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Altnagelvin Hospital
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Multidrug resistance in Bacteroides species: a cause for concern
1125
Absolutely fragilis - A case discussion
Dr Rohma Ghani
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1140
Bacteroides not that fragile A CASE REPORT
Dr Ana Soares
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1155
Antibiotic Inactivation by Beta-Lactamases to Protect the Gut Microbiome and Attenuate Antibiotic Resistance
Dr Debra Matthews
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Paediatric Case Studies: An interactive panel event
1045
Interactive case presentations
Panelists - Drs Sanjay Patel, Adam Irwin, Stephen Owens, Katja Doerholt, Stephane Paulus & Mitul Patel
Blood borne virus testing
1045
Is your service compliant with the new NICE standards for HIV Testing 2017?
Dr Steve Taylor
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1115
HIV testing in England: how effectively are the NICE guidelines being implemented?
Dr Nicky Connor
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1145
London experience with emergency department based testing
Dr Nick Larbalestier
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1435
Garrod Lecture - Gram negative infections: Genes, guts and globalisation
Professor Peter Hawkey, University of Birmingham, Birmingham
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Plenary session: Pandemics and epidemic diseases - where are we now and what next?
1615
Global Health Security: Preparedness and Response: Can We Do Better and Stay Safe?
Dr John Watson
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1635
Creating an epidemic
Dr Tim Brooks
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Faecal transplants
1745
Faecal transplants - the evidence and experience
Dr Simon Goldenberg
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1825
Adverse events and unintended consequences
Dr Robert Porter
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The Role of In Vitro Diagnostics in Tackling Drug Resistance
1745
Health policy development for AMR
Fiona Carragher
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1805
Stimulating novel solutions for AMR by competition
Caroline Purslow
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1825
Developments in the industry for AMR
Doris-Ann Williams
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Weird and imported mycoses
1805
Candida auris
Dr Silke Schlenz
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1825
Unusual mould infections
Dr Alida Fe Talento
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Offered papers
1745
Infections in multi-visceral transplant patients; a two year study
Mr Ronak Shah & Bogdan Petrisor
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1800
Renal failure and active tuberculosis in a high incidence UK city
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1815
Scottish Reduction in Antimicrobial Prescribing (ScRAP) Programme: Update and feedback on a national Primary Care Educational Resource
Dr Jacqueline Sneddon
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1830
A National Survey to evaluate perceptions about achieving a national quality incentive scheme to reduce antibiotic use in hospitals
Dr Jasmin Islam
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Clinical lessons - clinical infection prevention and control
0745
Acquisition and Transmission Networks of Enterococcus faecium Revealed by Whole Genome Sequencing: a Longitudinal Cohort Study
Theodore Gouliouris
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0800
Aerosolisation and dispersal of Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae from hospital waste traps: a laboratory study.
Dr Ginny Moore
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0815
The impact of observational hand hygiene auditing on consultant doctors hand hygiene behaviour. A qualitative study.
Ms Maura Smiddy
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0830
Which interventions are most fruitful in controlling endemic C. difficile infections in gastroenterology patients including a ribotype 027 outbreak?
Ms Emma Hughes
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Invited Papers
0745
Stethoscope Hygiene - Why the double standard?
Dr Kirsten Herregods
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0800
Modelling the transmission and prevention of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection: can we meet sustainable development goals for elimination by 2030?
Dr Philippa Matthews
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0815
Are children at increased risk of severe influenza receiving seasonal influenza vaccine? An audit of practice at Alder Hey Children's Hospital.
Miss Caitlin Lythgoe & Madeleine Baxter
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0830
Mortality is associated with dysregulated host inflammation in the CSF compartment of Malawian adults with pneumococcal meningitis
Dr Emma Wall
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0900
Lowbury Lecture, Healthcare Infection Society - Make Economics Your Friend
Professor Nick Graves, Professor of Health Economics at Institute of Biomedical and Health Innovation, School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology Queensland Health, Australia

Concurrent sessions
NITCAR: Bigger is better-the National Infection Trainee Collaborative
1115
HOODINI: A multicentre point prevalence study of Hospital onset diarrhoea
Dr Damian Mawer
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1130
National HCV Audit: Follow up of serologically proven HCV infection
Miss Leila White
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1145
CABI: A multicentre study of complicated intra-abdominal infection management and outcomes
Dr Shadia Ahmed
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1200
NITCAR: Planning for the future
Dr Jordan Skittrall
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How to...........
1115
Maintain the pipeline and attract junior doctors to train in your specialty  
Dr Steve Green
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1135
Organise an effective and entertaining academic meeting  
Dr Nick Brown
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1155
How best to engage with non-infection specialists that have a responsibility for antimicrobial use
Dr Bridget Atkins
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Healthcare water management
1115
What does a DIPC / ICD want from a water safety committee?
Dr Mike Weinbren
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1140
Water services new builds and refurbishments
Dr Mary Ashcroft
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1205
HTM 04-01 revisited
Dr Mark Garvey
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Creative innovative informatics and surveillance
1230
Improved surveillance of bugs and drugs that includes patient data
Dr Susan Hopkins
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1300
Informatics to support clinical decision making
Dr Charis Marwick
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