IPS London Branches Conference 2018 – “Infection Dilemmas, New Approaches to Old Problems”

IPS London Branches Conference 2018
“Infection Dilemmas, New Approaches to Old Problems”

IPS London Branches Conference 2018 - "Infection Dilemmas, New Approaches to Old Problems"3 May 2018, The Kia Oval London

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The London North and South branches of the Infection Prevention Society are holding their joint conference at the Kia Oval in London on Thursday 3rd May 2018.

Event overview:

The event features prominent speakers within infection prevention who will explore ‘infection dilemmas’, focusing on new approaches to old problems. The programme is wide ranging including presentations on a multiple award winning new surveillance strategy; a hospital’s experience of the newly emerging dual carbapenemase producing strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae; the outcomes and innovations of the Royal College of Nursing Collaborative work on glove use; CAUTIs and the Health Innovation Network as well as sessions which will explore potential solutions to the quandaries of surface decontamination, source isolation resource and culture and human behaviours.

Who should attend:

This day will be of interest to infection prevention and control practitioners, public health practitioners, Directors of Infection Prevention and Control, matrons/team leaders, managers of nursing and residential homes, link nurses in the community, inpatient and residential settings, staff and district nurses, adult and social care staff, student nurses and domestic/house keeper supervisors. This list does not exclude any other healthcare professional with an interest in preventing and controlling infection.


As well as a varied programme there will also be an exhibition with a wide range of companies bringing new and innovative products to the market. This event offers valuable learning and an ideal opportunity to socialise and network with other professionals.


The theme of this year’s programme is Infection Dilemmas, New Approaches to Old Problems with sessions including:

  1. If it’s not broken, why fix it? Dr Neil Wigglesworth
  2. New surveillance strategies for old problems:  the Photo at Discharge scheme: Melissa Rochon
  3. The environmental surface decontamination dilemma:  HPV, UV, both, or neither? Dr Jon Otter
  4. New  dual Carbapenamase producing (CPE) strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae: Dr Surabhi Taori
  5. No Catheter – No CAUTI! Dr Adrian Hopper
  6. Isolation dilemmas and potential solutions: Annette Jeanes
  7. … and the gloves are off! Rose Gallagher
  8. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks – or can you? Martin Kiernan


Last year’s conference received very positive feedback with 99% rating the day as very good/good. Comments include:

“The day was excellent, best conference I have attended in a long time, very relevant to my practice.”

“Excellent and very informative conference.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed the day. It was hugely informative and the presentations were well delivered.”


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