Events Diary

Mon
27
Nov

IDSc CONFERENCE 2017

Description

The IDSc CONFERENCE 2017 Technical Programme is designed to embrace the many changes that are taking place within our profession; it highlights both advanced practice and management subjects and will be most beneficial to anyone involved in the processing of re-useable medical devices.

The opening session welcomes speakers from the UK Department of Health and its support groups who are involved in developing and coordinating the transfer of sterile services into professional decontamination healthcare scientific services.

The first afternoon has an excellent presentation describing Continuous Professional Development (CPD) systems and requirements for professional registration (an essential for the future!).

Our second day is divided into two sections: the first providing a mini-workshop on Empowerment followed by a useful presentation on Preparing your Portfolio.

After lunch the session is dedicated to scientific matters addressing the following issues:

  • the need to sterilise flexible endoscopes
  • changes to Medical Device Regulations
  • Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) revisions
  • testing test methods and their implications
  • reviewing sterilisation parameters in line with revised practice

Definitely an informative session to look forward to.

 

The final morning opens with two presentations relating to improved methods of packaging and ascertaining whether the prevalent use of rigid containers is always a safe practice.

The concluding session will launch the IDSc Research Programme; this is an exciting new development, led by Professor Tony Young, involving all our members. 

Venue
The Hilton, Blackpool
Date(s)
27th - 29th November
Email
Web
Mon
05
Feb

Sepsis Unplugged 2018

Description

Conferences like this are crucial: we must act decisively to save the thousands of lives sepsis claims every year – more than breast cancer, bowel cancer, prostate cancer and HIV/AIDS combined.

At Sepsis Unplugged, a range of practical workshops, discussion panels and interactive sessions lead the way for a truly novel, inspiring experience.

CPD accreditation for this conference is pending approval.

Abstract Submission
Abstract submissions are invited on ideas to help prevent sepsis which can be used in the future as case studies and leading light projects to inspire other healthcare professionals around the UK and beyond.  Refer to the above menu for further details.

Who should attend?
This unique conference will be of interest to the following healthcare professionals and those working within:

– Acute Medicine
– Emergency Medicine
– Critical Care
– Obstretrics
– Paediatrics
– ACCS Trainees
– GPs
– Paramedics
– Nursing staff
– Doctors

We want to reach out and encourage all medical, nursing and allied healthcare professionals to attend.  This conference will also be of particular interest to chief executives, managers, patient bodies and charities.

We would be delighted if you could join us in Birmingham in February and TOGETHER we can mend sepsis.

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Venue
Edgbaston Stadium, Warwickshire County Cricket Club, Birmingham, B5 7QU
Date(s)
5th - 6th February 2018
Email
Web
Wed
21
Feb

Infection Prevention and Control 2018

Description

In February 2017 Knowlex working with NHS Improvement, NHS England and Public Health England brought together over 400 attendees to explore the initiatives around GNBSI and Sepsis announced by Jeremy Hunt and Sir Bruce Keogh in 2016.

In London on the 21st February of 2018 we will meet again to share new data on Sepsis and AMR CQUIN performance. We will also review GNBSI Quality Premium performance across 2017-18 and lots of learning from success to share moving forward into 2018-19.​

In 2016 Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said,

“The NHS can rightly be proud that in the last 6 years we’ve reduced the number of MRSA cases by 57% and C. difficile by 45%. These aren’t abstract numbers – they show that we have prevented the needless suffering – sometimes fatal suffering – of over 60,000 people in that period. Because every avoidable infection also has a financial cost, we know that progress has also saved the NHS over half a billion pounds”.

The government’s plans to prevent NHS infections included:

  • more money for hospitals making the most progress in reducing infection rates with a new £45 million quality premium

  • independent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections focusing on infection prevention based on E. coli rates in hospitals and in the community, and taking action against poor performers

  • the NHS publishing staff hand hygiene indicators for the first time

  • displaying E. coli rates on wards, making them visible to patients and visitors in the same way that MRSA and C. difficile are currently shown

  • improving training and information sharing, so NHS staff can learn from the best in cutting infection rates

  • appointing a new National Infection Lead, Dr Ruth May

Venue
The Brewery, 52 Chiswell St, Lodon EC1Y 4SD
Date(s)
21st February 2018
Contact
David Nicholls
Email
Web
Wed
14
Mar

Operating Theatres & Decontamination Conference

Description

This fantastic event’s programme will focus on updating staff knowledge with regards to standards, regulations and improvements within these specified areas as well as focusing on driving improvements in patient safety and tackling key challenges in decontamination.

Content of the conference will be aimed at both Operating Theatres and Decontamination disciplines giving great networking possibilities, learning and free thinking opportunities to enable greater movement to correct implementation of regulations and standards.

Venue
Marriott, Forest of Arden, Warwickshire
Date(s)
14th March 2018
Contact
Tracey Johnson
Email
Web
Thu
26
Apr

EBME 2018

Description

The EBME seminar is an independent educational event bringing together healthcare professionals that are responsible for the management of medical equipment. These medical equipment healthcare professionals are involved in areas such as procurement, maintenance, user training, and managing inventories.

Venue
Stadium Way West, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST
Date(s)
26th April 2018
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Web
Wed
27
Jun

HEALTH+CARE 2018

Description

Health+Care focusses on the delivery of cultural, service, system and digital transformation that's essential to securing the future of health and socialcare systems.  The event is a rare opportunity for colleagues from across the NHS, local government, care homes and the voluntary sector to come together on an equal footing to network, collaborate and share learning around implementing change. The focus will be on how to deliver real, impactful transformation across local health economies, drawing on the best examples, with the most potential for replication.

With four shows in one, it is the only event to bring multi stakeholder senior NHS professionals, care providers, public health and local authorities together representing the largest annual gathering of commissioners, providers and their suppliers in one place with 10,149 attendees across two days.

Venue
ExCeL London
Date(s)
27th-28th June 2018
Email
 
Web
Sun
30
Sep

Infection Prevention 2018

Description

TBC

Venue
Scottish Events Campus, Glasgow
Date(s)
30th September - 2nd October 2018
Email
Web

Upcoming Events

IDSc CONFERENCE 2017

The Hilton, Blackpool
27th - 29th November

Sepsis Unplugged 2018

Edgbaston Stadium, Warwickshire County Cricket Club, Birmingham, B5 7QU
5th - 6th February 2018

Infection Prevention and Control 2018

The Brewery, 52 Chiswell St, Lodon EC1Y 4SD
21st February 2018

Operating Theatres & Decontamination Conference

Marriott, Forest of Arden, Warwickshire
14th March 2018

EBME 2018

Stadium Way West, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST
26th April 2018

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