Microbiology Society hosting FIS 2019

26 November 2018

The Federation of Infection Societies (FIS) Annual Conference 2019 will be hosted by the Microbiology Society at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre from 11-14 November 2019.

The programme planning is already underway, and sponsorship and exhibition sales are now open. If you would like to be the first to hear about the symposia, abstract submissions and registration details, register your interest on our website.

The FIS conference provides a forum for delegates from diverse backgrounds, with an interest in infection, to interact. Previous attendees include medical microbiology and infectious disease consultants and trainees, infection control nurses, pharmacists, biomedical laboratory scientists and basic scientists who come together to share their research, medical cases, experiences, thoughts and ideas.

FIS 2018 was held last week at the Sage Gateshead, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Conference highlights included the appraisal of the successes of mass inoculation programmes, HIV updates and the current global status of tuberculosis, as well as the Microbiology Society supported session on ‘Lethal clostridial infection: from diarrhoea to septic shock.’

In the Microbiology Society supported session, Dr Jonathan Sutton (Consultant Physician in Gastroenterology from Bangor, Wales) presented on ‘The implementation of the guidelines for faecal transplant treatment of C. difficile infection; benefits versus risks’. He revealed that patients were highly receptive to the treatment and that in relation to comparative treatment success; there were limited risks to be addressed. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet delegates and speakers with a shared interest in but different approaches to studying infectious disease. Find out how to attend FIS 2019.

With thanks to Sheila Patrick, organiser of FIS, who provided the information for this article