Trainee Education Programme

In 2015 the Society launched a structured Trainee Education Programme specifically for medical microbiology, medical virology and infectious diseases trainees which is aligned to their curricula.

The programme comprises of a series of three one-day training sessions per year (in February, July and November), over a three year period. Each day is an independent event with a separate programme.

This programme is available to HIS Trainee Members. If you are not already a HIS Trainee Member, sign up for FREE HIS Trainee Membership. A small number of places are available to non-trainees. If you would like to attend and fall into this category, contact

2017 Programme

Day 1 – 14 February 2017 | Antimicrobial resistance and stewardship | Leeds (presentations are available via the HIS Member's Area)

Day 2 – 24 July 2017 | Behaviour change, quality improvement and leadershipBirmingham Conference and Events Centre

Day 3 - 7 November 2017 | Aspects of DecontaminationBirmingham Conference and Events Centre


Registration and a full programme for Day 3 is now available.

Attendance is FREE, however a refundable deposit of £50 is required to secure your place.

Certificate of Attendance

A Certificate of Attendance will be provided post-event.

Extended Travel Bursary - HIS Trainee Members only

The Society offers discretionary bursaries up to £50 towards the cost of attending the training day for HIS Trainee Members only.

To apply, complete and return the bursary form (available in [Word] or [PDF]) together with receipts, either at the event or within one month of the event.