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The Microbiology Society are delighted to be hosting the Federation of Infection Societies 2019 Annual Conference (FIS 2019) in Edinburgh between the 11 and 14 November 2019.

This event is a unique conference which includes the collaboration of 16 societies across the UK with interests in different aspects of Infectious Diseases, Clinical Microbiology, Biomedical Science, and Infection Control and provides a great opportunity to find out about the latest developments and to connect with key contacts and networks.

The event will attract over 600 delegates bringing together some of the best and most thoughtful minds from around the world to participate and inform.

FIS 2019 is being held at the Edinburgh international Conference Centre (EICC) and over 3 days will see a programme packed with sessions covering the most important current issues facing infectious disease control, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

We are in the early stages of producing the programme and we will regularly update our web pages, however please follow our social media account to ensure you are up to date with the latest developments on Twitter @MicrobioSoc #FIS19.

Any questions or enquiries please email conferences@microbiologysociety.org

If you would like to be the first to hear about the symposia, abstract submissions and registration details please tick the box below:

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Destination and Accommodation

The conference will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC):







Edinburgh International Conference Centre
The Exchange
General enquiries: +44(0)131 300 3000
Email: sales@eicc.co.uk


By car

If you are travelling using a sat nav, please use the postcode EH3 8EE. The main entrance is on Morrison Street.

By air

Edinburgh International Airport is within 6 miles of the EICC. The Airlink 100 runs between Edinburgh Airport and the city centre every 10 minutes at peak times, with the journey taking 20 minutes. This service starts at 4.30am and runs until 12.22am. Tickets cost £3.50 single and £6.00 return. Delegates are advised to disembark at Haymarket Railway Station and to follow signs for EICC on foot (5-minute walk).

The N22 bus also departs from the Airport and runs every 30 minutes through the night until the Airlink service starts again. For more information about these services, visit the Lothian Buses website.

EICC has an established relationship with Virgin Atlantic, who can offer discounted flights between Edinburgh and London on their new service, Virgin Atlantic Little Red. For more information on discounted flights, visit the Virgin Atlantic website.

By rail

Edinburgh has two railway stations – Waverley and Haymarket. Waverley is the main station, with direct routes to many cities across the UK. For more information on travelling by rail to Edinburgh, visit the London North Eastern Railway or the National Rail websites.

Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains offer discounted group travel for groups of between three and nine passengers travelling together. This currently stands at a 20% discount off Advance tickets booked through their website – for more information, visit the group tickets page of their website.

By bus

Edinburgh's main bus terminal is located at St Andrews Square. Visit Lothian Buses for more information on local bus services.


For information about travel by coach please visit the National Express website.

Car parking

There are many car parks within close walking distance of the EICC. Please see the EICC website for more details.


As with all of our conference and events we will be working with our booking agent to secure a selection of hotels suiting all budgets for you to select from.

More information to follow.

Exhibition and Sponsorship

Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are available for this meeting. For more information, please contact exhibitions@microbiologysociety.org