Federation of Infection Societies Conference 2019

Issue: Arboviruses and their Vectors

06 August 2019 article

EICC Edinburgh, 11–14 November 2019

The Microbiology Society are delighted to be hosting the Federation of Infection Societies Conference 2019 in Edinburgh this year. Professor Sheila Patrick tells us all why this is a meeting not to miss.

The Federation of Infection Societies’ annual conference represents a unique collaboration of societies across the UK with interests in multiple aspects of Infectious Diseases. FIS conferences provide the opportunity for Microbiology Society members to interact with and present their research through offered oral or poster presentations to infectious disease and clinical microbiology specialists, biomedical scientists, infection control nurses and pharmacists, all at one conference, while attending sessions covering the most important current issues facing infectious disease control, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The conference usually attracts over 600 delegates and is being held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) from 11 to 14 November 2019.

Find out more about the event by watching our video with Sheila Patrick on YouTube.

Late breaker: abstract submission (poster presentations only)

Abstract submission for oral presentations is now closed. We welcome abstract submission for poster presentations until Monday 9 September. Visit the event page for a full list of topics.


Register for the event on the FIS 2019 event page.

The following is included in your registration fee:

  • Admission to all sessions
  • Admission to industry events
  • Full access to the trade exhibition
  • Full access to scientific poster sessions
  • Hot buffet lunch
  • Tea and coffee breaks
  • Two drinks during the evening receptions and poster presentations
  • A delegate bag and conference material
  • A conference programme guide
  • Access to an online abstracts book
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Access to CPD points

Dinner and dance

The Hub, Edinburgh EH1 2NE

This year delegates can join us for a two-course dinner, followed by a traditional Ceilidh and live band. Tickets are £45 per person and full details can be found on our website. You will need to secure your tickets when you register for the conference and if you would like to bring a guest please email us at [email protected].

Continuing professional development (CPD) accreditation


At present, FIS 2019 has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (84 CPD credits), the Royal College of Pathologists (41 CPD credits) and the Institute of Biomedical Science (category: Professional Activity). Those wishing to claim CPD credits should sign a daily register held at the help desk, which is located by the registration desk. Email [email protected] for further information.


The Society is again teaming up with Nipperbout to provide a free crèche during FIS 2019. The crèche will be available to all children of delegates between the ages of 0 and 12 years, on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be located in the EICC Edinburgh. To secure a place, please visit our website.

Thumbnail: Sheila Patrick.

Image 1: I. Atherton