Current version: 14 November 2018
The Programme has been awarded 18 CPD Credits by the Royal College of Pathologists and 16 European CME credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

Invited speaker abstracts

Free paper abstracts

Just some of the speakers who will be presenting at HIS 2018

Lowbury Lecture - Decolonisation to reduce multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in healthcare: who, what, where, when, and why?

Dr Susan Huang, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, USA

Infection prevention and the healthcare environment

Operating theatre ventilation essentials for the harassed microbiologist

Decontamination and the healthcare environment

Carbapenem resistant organisms (CRO) screening



Professor Nicholas Graves Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation, Australia Peter Hoffman Consultant Clinical Scientist, Public Health England, UK Dr Alan Beswick Health & Safety Executives Laboratory, UK

 Janet Hindler UCLA Medical Centre, USA



Debate: Better quality guidelines are the key for improved infection control outcomes


The 3 top papers that have influenced infection prevention practice: USA v Europe v Rest of World - The audience decide


Debate: decontamination and environment: high vs low technology





For the motion: Professor Gary French, President, Healthcare Infection Society, UK


Against the motion: Professor Michael Borg,
Head of the Infection Prevention & Control Dept, Master Dei Hospital, Malta

Professor Brett Mitchell, Professor of Nursing, Avondale College of Higher Education, Australia

Professor Stephanie Dancer, Consultant Microbiologist, NHS Lanarkshire, UK