We are aware that this is an extremely challenging time for all IPC specialists involved in the management of COVID-19.
At the current time we are planning to go ahead with FIS/HIS International 2020 in November. We will closely monitor the progression of COVID-19 and the subsequent demands on the healthcare system and IPC specialists.
All currently published abstract and registration deadlines are subject to change.
We are monitoring the situation closely and any updates will be posted here.
Welcome to conference
On behalf of the Healthcare Infection Society, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us for the FIS / HIS International Conference, 8-10 November 2020 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, UK.
FIS is a unique conference which includes the collaboration of societies across the UK with interests in different aspects of infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, biomedical science and infection control; the conference will be an invaluable source of education, inspiration and networking opportunities and if you are a healthcare professional with an interest in healthcare infection diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control, you will benefit from attending.
The three day programme will include extensive opportunities to share your research; we have space for over 350 scientific posters and over 30 free paper oral presentations across a wide-range of categories. The programme will also include plenary lectures and over 20 sessions featuring presentations from some of the world’s leading experts in the field.
When it comes to spectacular cities, Edinburgh is hard to beat. With excellent transport links it is a destination that draws delegates from far and wide and is one of the country’s most popular cities in the UK and Europe for hosting international society meetings. The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) is modern, purpose-built and located in the heart of the city within walking distance of the train station and only 20 minutes from the airport.
Every conference we welcome back our regular attendees as well as new faces; whichever category you fall into, I hope you’ll consider joining us for FIS/HIS International 2020.
I look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh.
Professor Hilary Humphreys
President of HIS