Trainee Education Programme

The Society has developed a structured Trainee Education Programme specifically for medical microbiology, medical virology and infectious diseases trainees and is aligned to their curricula. The programme comprises of a series of three one-day training sessions per year, over a three year period. This programme is available to HIS Trainee Members. If you are not already a HIS Trainee Member, you can sign up for FREE HIS Trainee Membership here.   


In 2017 we present the third year of the HIS Trainee Education Programme which offers three one-day* training events in February, July and November.  The events in 2016 were exceptionally highly rated and your HIS membership entitles you to attend these events free of charge.  

*Each day is an independent event with a separate programme.

Dates for your diary

Programme and final details will be circulated to Trainees by email and listed here. 

Extended Travel Bursary - HIS Trainee Members only

The Society offers discretionary bursaries up to £50.00 towards the cost of attending the training day for HIS Trainee Members. Please view or download the Bursary Form in [Word] or  [PDF]Please complete and return the form, together with the relevant receipts, either on the day or within one month of the event.   

To Book

These events are very popular so do complete your  Booking Form [Word] or [PDF] and forward a deposit cheque for £50.00.  To secure your place for Day 2 please submit your Booking Form by Friday 30th June by emailing your booking form and deposit information to or by post to: 

Healthcare Infection Society, 162 Kings Cross Road, WC1X 9DH

Your deposit will only be retained if you do not attend or do not give five working days notice of cancellation. 


Day 1 2017– Antimicrobial resistance and stewardship (no longer available). This event took place on Tuesday 14 February 2017 at the Crowne Plaza, Leeds. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided post-event.

FIS/HIS 2016 - Interactive workshop - Saturday 5 November 2016

Trainees attended an interactive workshop on using reporting guidelines to improve reliability and value of publications, including submissions to journals and writing abstracts for conferences.

The two-hour session provided an understanding of the key concepts of reporting guidelines and their use, and about the main elements of selected reporting guidelines including:

  • CONSORT(reporting RCTs)
  • STROBE (reporting epidemiological studies), and
  • PRISMA (reporting systematic reviews and meta-analyses)

Key speakers were Professor Barry Cookson, external consultant to the European Centre for Disease Control and the World Health Organization and Dr Sheldon Stone, Senior Lecturer, Stroke Physician and Consultant Physician for Older People, at University College London Medical School.