Events Diary

Mon
27
Jan

Arab Health 2020

Description
Arab Health 2020

For 45 years Arab Health has brought you the latest innovations in healthcare. From state-of-the-art imaging equipment to the most cost-effective disposables; developments in surgery to advances in prosthetics, Arab Health continues to be at the heart of healthcare in the Middle East.

As the largest collection of healthcare product manufacturers and service providers under one roof, Arab Health is your one-stop shop for all your healthcare sourcing and procurement needs. With thousands of products to explore, coming in from more than 68 countries, make sure you don’t miss this essential business event. The show is free to visit.

Arab Health sees thousands of industry players congregate in Dubai for four days of business and knowledge sharing. To assist our attendees with their travel plans, we offer discounted hotel rates through our Official Hospitality Partner onPeak, and discounted flights with our Official Airline Partner Emirates Airline.

Venue
Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre
Date(s)
27th - 30th January
Email
Web
Tue
04
Feb

The Operating Theatres Conference 2020

Description

“While waiting times for surgery are lower than they have been historically, more can be done, so it is important that we work with clinical teams to identify further solutions and share best practice” – Professor Tim Briggs CBE, National Director of Clinical Improvement, NHS and Council

Experts in the field claim 291,327  more routine operations could take place in the NHS each year if theatre efficiency is improved. Staff shortages, early finishes, delays between operations and bed availability has meant theatres have missed out on 17% of potential operations. NHS Improvement’s recent report discovered a third of operating lists started at least 30 minutes later than scheduled, whilst 38% of operations finished 30 minutes earlier than anticipated. Central to this predicament is the national crisis facing the sector with inadequate staffing and high level of staff turnover in operating theatres.

The data produced in NHS Improvement’s report highlights the opportunity of exploiting unused capacity to ensure theatre performance is improved. Join us for the annual Operating Theatre Conference where surgical leaders explain how Trusts can improve theatre productivity and transform their delivery of surgery, whilst creating an employee culture of care to increase staff retention.

Venue
Manchester Central Convention Complex
Date(s)
4th February
Contact
Sheraz Mahmood & Jack Lunn
Email
Web
Wed
05
Feb

Benign and Oncology Study Day 2020

Description
Benign and Oncology Study Day 2020

The British Association of Urological Nurses would like to invite you to attend their Benign and Oncology Study Day on Wednesday 5th February 2020 at the Novotel London Stansted Airport.

The programme has been designed to appeal to all urology professionals and the accompanying exhibition will feature a wide variety of companies who have new and innovative products to bring to the market. 

This event is FREE for members and only £60 for non-members to attend. If you are not a member of the association but would like to attend, we recommend becoming a member as this only costs £45 for a year’s subscription. Becoming a member will provide you with free access to other BAUN study days as well as a host of other membership benefits. To find out more and to join, please visit www.baun.co.uk/join-u

Registration will open at 9am with access to the exhibition and refreshments will be available. The conference will be opened at 9:30am with the first session starting at 9:45am and the day will finish at 4pm.

For more information and to register visit https://www.baun.co.uk/education/baun-events/benign-and-oncology-study-day-2020

Venue
Novotel London Stansted Airport
Date(s)
5th February
Email
Web
Thu
13
Feb

Infection Prevention & Control Conference 2020

Description

In Birmingham in February 2020 together with over 500 colleagues from across the “whole health economy” we will review the CQUIN results and look forward to see what progress is required to deliver the “Long Term Plan” targets in Infection Prevention & Control. We will review the new structures and working group initiatives of NHSE and PHE.

In 2016 the former Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt launched new plans to reduce infections in the NHS. He announced the government’s programme to halve the number of gram-negative bloodstream infections by 2020. The actions included the Serious Infection CQUIN 2017-2019 which was designed to tackle issues such as AMR and deteriorating conditions such as sepsis. As we enter a new decade we will take a fresh look at the challenges that we face today and those we will face in the coming days and years.

The UK Government has long been an advocate of action to address antimicrobial resistance, with a national strategy and action plan in place since 2000.

Venue
National Conference Centre Birmingham
Date(s)
13th February
Email
Web
Thu
05
Mar

Theatres and Decontamination Conference 2020

Description
Theatres and Decontamination Conference 2020
Efficiency and Safe Practice in the Workplace

Thursday 5th March 2020, Ricoh Arena, Coventry

This conference will provide delegates with the opportunity to hear from key speakers regarding projects that have been undertaken to look at  efficiencies in theatre and decontamination, and how this has an effect on the safety and care of our patients.

This annual one-day conference provides new insights into issues that are being talked about in real-time, today. The conference agenda has been developed by Theatre Managers and Decontamination Leads and provides  exciting  opportunities to learn and develop.

An associated exhibition will enable technical staff to have valuable and in-depth discussions with a large number of suppliers / manufacturers (over 30 in 2019) in a relaxed atmosphere.

There will be plenty of networking opportunity throughout the day with the chance to meet with NPAG Theatres and Decontamination members who have achieved success and  savings through productive benchmarking.

In 2019, delegate feedback was extremely positive with 100% of respondents recording they would recommend this conference to a colleague.

This conference is open to all NHS and non NHS, Theatres, Surgical and Decontamination Managers.

Click here to download the Theatres and Decontamination Conference Information Flyer 2020 and Registration Form. Please contact Marie Cherry for  details or to secure your place:

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01245 544600

Early Bird Rate: NHS delegates will receive a discounted rate on bookings made before the 10th February 2020.

Venue
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Date(s)
5th March
Contact
Marie Cherry
Email
Web
Mon
30
Mar

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

Description
Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

The 2020 CSC Annual Scientific Meeting will feature:

  • The Annual Kelsey Lecture, The Story of Decontamination in Endoscopy – Gluteraldyhyde and Beyond. Presented by Dr Helen Griffiths, Decontamination Advisor for the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)
  • The debate – to be or not to be? do AE(D)s have a long-term future? Wayne Spencer and Sulisti Holmes come face to face – a spectacle not to be missed!
  • CJD guidance update: changing our approach to device processing, including Dr K Sinka, CJD Lead, Public Health England
  • A focus on environmental issues relative to decontamination of medical devices
  • Water quality testing, the complete life-cycle – or is it? Dr David Jenkins, Consultant Medical Microbiologist and Lead Infection Control Doctor at Leicester Royal Infirmary
  • Decontamination equipment testing – a step too far?

This event is perfect for all individuals with an interest in decontamination and infection prevention, including:

  • Decontamination Technicians
  • Decontamination Managers
  • Infection Prevention Practitioners
  • Engineers
  • Providers of Healthcare Services, Products and Equipment

This event not only presents the chance to learn, but it also provides the opportunity to network with multi-disciplinary decontamination practitioners from across the UK.

In addition to our conference programme, we are also offering delegates an exciting opportunity to play golf on Sunday 29th.

Venue
Crowne Plaza, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YR
Date(s)
30th - 31st March
Contact
Val O'Brien
Email
Web
Mon
18
May

Association for Continence Advice (ACA) Annual Conference and Exhibition 2020

Description
 Association for Continence Advice (ACA) Annual Conference and Exhibition 2020

Delegate registration now open for 

 Association for Continence Advice (ACA)
Annual Conference and Exhibition 2020

18th and 19th May 2020
Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel
www.aca.uk.com/conference

We are delighted to announce that the Association for Continence Advice (ACA) Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held on the 18th and 19th May 2020 at the Mercure Bristol Grand in Hotel and registration is now open. This year's conference: ‘Fabulous at 40 and beyond’ will celebrate 40 years of ACA, looking back at how far we have come and forward to what lies ahead for our profession, and we hope you can join us to celebrate this joyous occasion.

Who should attend?
The conference will be of interest to Continence Advisors, Continence Nurses, Physiotherapists, Urology Nurses, and Specialist Nurses as well as doctors or allied healthcare professionals working within, or interested in continence care.

There will also be an extensive company exhibition offering new innovative products and practical solutions in the field of continence care.

ACA members will receive 20% off their conference place if they register before Friday 20th March

Not yet a member? – Join here: www.aca.uk.com/join-us

Programme Highlights

The comprehensive programme has been designed based on the feedback you provided from 2019 and will include the following topics:

  • 40 years of the ACA
  • Continence Advisors are Awesome: 
    Dame Yvonne Moores (Keynote speaker on Monday 18th May)
  • The National Bladder and Bowel Health Project:
    Sue Doheny (Keynote speaker on Tuesday 19th May)
  • Bowel Problems in People with Learning Disabilities 
  • Bladder Training App for Young People 
  • Advances in the Uses of Robotics with the Pelvic Floor 
  • The Future of Virtual ACA Branches
  • Physical/Medical Aspects of Sexuality and Continence  
  • The Impact of Continence Issues on the Individual, Relationships and Intimacy 
  • Medication and the Link to the Bladder  
  • ...and much more! 

We are continually working on the programme to ensure it covers all the contemporary issues in continence care so please keep an eye on our website and future emails for any updates.

Venue
Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel
Date(s)
18th - 19th May 2020
Email
Web