New voluntary role: Microbiology Society's Chair-Elect of FIS

15 September 2021

The Microbiology Society is looking to appoint a Chair-Elect to support the new Chair Dr Tina Joshi in ensuring the Society is fully represented and participating in the scientific programme at annual meetings for the Federation of Infection Societies (FIS), and to support the delivery of the programme during our hosting year in 2023.

The organising societies work collaboratively to deliver a high-quality annual conference bringing together other societies from across the UK with interests in infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, biomedical sciences and infection control. The event typically attracts over 600 delegates from industry and academia, as well as scientific and medical communities.

Chair-Elect of FIS

The Chair-Elect will serve two years in office commencing January 2022, and will then become Chair from January 2024 to December 2025.

FIS brings together professionals involved in infection prevention and control and provides an exciting opportunity to network with others involved in these areas and beyond. We therefore welcome members with experience and contacts from all relevant sectors to apply for the role of FIS Chair-Elect. If you are interested in supporting the work of the Society and have a keen interest in infection science or clinical microbiology, please send a short statement expressing your interest by Friday 29 October 2021 to our Conferences Team: [email protected].

Please include the following in your statement:

  • Your name
  • Job title
  • Place of work
  • Contact details
  • Relevant qualifications

In no more than 200 words, please tell us:

  • Why you would be interested in this position?
  • What can you bring to the role?
  • Your experience of contributing to scientific meeting or conference programmes.

You can read more about the position in the job description on our jobs page. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].