Events Diary

Mon
19
Jun

BSG Annual Meeting 2017

Description

The British Society of Gastroenterology is a registered charity focused on the promotion of gastroenterology within the United Kingdom. It has over three thousand members drawn from the ranks of physicians, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, scientists, nurses, dieticians, physiologists and others interested in the field. Founded in 1937, it has grown from a club to be a major force in British medicine, with representation within the British Royal Colleges and consequently the Department of Health and Government. Internationally it is represented at World and European level.

The BSG runs an annual scientific meeting at which hundreds of original papers are presented to audiences of over 2000 professionals. It is intimately involved in all aspects of gastroenterology training in Britain. Research is supported indirectly through promotion of high standards and offering platforms for scientific presentation and publication, and directly through substantial financial contributions to the Society's affiliated charity, Core (formerly the Dige stive Disorders Foundation).

The BSG co-owns three journals. Gut is Europe's highest ranked gastroenterology journal, by citation-related impact factor, and the Society’s oldest title. Frontline Gastroenterology focuses on clinical aspects of Gastroenterology. The newest addition to the portfolio is the open access journal BMJ Publishing Open Gastroenterology. The Society regularly produces guidelines on aspects of contemporary practice.

While the Society exists for the promotion of the discipline, it is not itself able to provide medical advice or to recommend individual practitioners. Prospective patients are advised to consult their own medical advisers with a view to referral to a member of the Society.

Venue
Manchester Central Convention Complex Ltd
Date(s)
19th - 23rd June 2017
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Thu
22
Jun

BADS ASM 2017

Description

Strategic Aims of BADS 

  • Maintain visibility of day surgery nationally and internationally
  • Provide education about day surgery for patients and professionals
  • Support research and quality improvement projects relating to day surgery and provide a platform for their dissemination
  • Offer specialist advice and support on topics related to day surgery
  • Ensure sustainability of the organisation through membership and accreditation
Venue
Southport Convention Centre
Date(s)
22nd - 23rd June 2017
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Web
Wed
28
Jun

Health+Care 2017

Description

Europe's largest integrated health and social care event, building relationships between commissioners, providers and suppliers.
Health+Care  enables more than 10, 149 senior health and social care professionals to come together forge new partnerships and productive ways of working in challenging times.

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.

We are delighted to announce that Health+Care 2017 will run alongside the brand new Digital Healthcare event

Our aim is to help those responsible for turning ambitious plans into action to secure the future of health and care in the UK for generations to come.

Venue
ExCeL London
Date(s)
28th - 29th June 2017
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Thu
29
Jun

The British Society of Audiology Annual Conference

Description

Organised by the British Society of Audiology, we are delighted to announce that the 2017 annual conference entitled Audiology and the Greater Good, will take place on the 29th and 30th June 2017 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate.

The BSA Annual Conference continues to be the leading UK scientific forum to bring together clinicians and researchers who have an interest in hearing, tinnitus and balance.

This event promises to offer delegates the latest in audiology research, education and expertise, with inspiring speakers and informative sessions.

Registration is now open! For more information visit: https://fitwise.eventsair.com/bsa2017/homepage

Audiology and the Greater Good

The theme, Audiology and the Greater Good, aims to help us to contextualise Audiology, focus on how Audiology fits within the wider experience of someone’s life and consider the impact of what we do. Hot topics this year include exploration of the latest technology and implantable devices, comorbidities, integrated care and Audiology’s relationship with the justice system.

Programme Highlights

This year's programme will include key scientific developments that will impact on research and future clinical practice and will provide a mix of talks including e-lectures from international experts around the world, interactive discussions, and panel sessions, so delegates and presenters get the most out of the conference. The conference programme presents opportunities for individuals across a range of disciplines and backgrounds to engage and share their knowledge and expertise.

Call for Abstracts

A key element in any BSA conference is to hear about the audiology work you are doing. Why not showcase your work and consider submitting an abstract for either a poster or a talk? Both presentation methods are a great way to share good practice and recent knowledge. There will be a prize for the best poster presentation.

For more information and to view the abstract topics, please visit the conference website.

Abstract Submission Deadline is 6th March 2017

REGISTER NOW at https://fitwise.eventsair.com/bsa2017/homepage
Early bird price valid until 16th February 2017

For further information email events@fitwise.co.uk or phone 01506 292 042

Follow @BSAudiology1 and the new conference Twitter page @BSAConf and use #BSAConf.
Like us on Facebook: The British Society of Audiology 

Venue
Majestic Hotel, Harrogate
Date(s)
29th – 30th June 2017
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Wed
12
Jul

Infection Prevention & Control 2017

Description

In November of 2016 Jeremy Hunt publicly applauded the efforts of the NHS in tackling CDiff and MRSA, whilst setting new targets regarding E-coli for 2020.

These new plans build on the progress made in infection control since 2010 – the number of MRSA cases has been reduced by 57% and C. difficile by 45%.

​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".

A third of E. coli infections are now resistant to antibiotics and those who are infected with a resistant strain are twice as likely to die as those who pick up a non-resistant strain. These new plans are also part of the government’s commitment to tackle antimicrobial resistance, which includes resistance to antibiotics.

​E. coli infections have increased by a fifth in the last 5 years. Targeting preventable infections like E. coli helps to make surgeries and care homes safer for patients and reduce the need for antibiotics, therefore reducing the opportunity for infections to develop a resistance to them.

Also in 2016 Sir Bruce Keogh announced new plans for tackling Sepsis. Since April 2015 the number of people screened for sepsis has significantly increased, and it is now being diagnosed and treated quicker than ever before. However, one in four acutely ill patients is still not being tested early enough.

Anyone can develop sepsis after an injury or minor infection, although some people are at higher risk such as those with a weakened immune system, a serious illness, the very young or very old, or those who have just had surgery or wounds as a result of an accident.

​Professor Sir Bruce Keogh said:

“Doctors, nurses and other health professionals are spotting and treating more cases of sepsis than ever before, but there is still more we can do to reduce the number of families experiencing the heartache of losing a loved one from sepsis".

​Nearly a year on from the launch of NHS England’s Sepsis Action Plan much has been done, but the next wave of activity is already underway and further measures to help support healthcare professionals to recognise and treat sepsis early are expected over the course of the next year. 

In February 2017, working closely with NHSE, NHSI, and PHE, Knowlex brought together over 400 healthcare professionals in London to drill deeper into how these announcements could be developed into feet on the ground activities. The themes for discussion and policy definitions included, gram-negative infection and e-coli, UTIs and Sepsis. This event also included the ongoing battle to avoid the hanging sword of Damocles that is AMR and included an overview of the 2017-19 CQUIN quality premiums. To ensure comprehensive national access to these vital potentially life-saving and educational programmes we have been asked to share the London learnings with those who were unable to join us. The themes from London will form the core agenda for our summer conference in Leeds this year. We will seek to bring together industry innovation, NHS best practice and case studies to present a truly interactive knowledge exchange.

We hope you can join us in Leeds in early July 2017

Venue
Centenary Pavilion, Elland Road Stadium, Leeds
Date(s)
Wednesday 12th July 2017
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Thu
10
Aug

AfPP annual residential conference 2017

Description

The AfPP annual residential conference attracts a wide audience of over 500 professionals who work within the perioperative arena and has grown to become the UK’s leading perioperative event. In 2017, we are expecting over 350 delegates, 45 exhibiting companies, 50 VIPs and 20 speakers and we hope you are one of those who take the opportunity to attend.

We have an exceptional educational programme planned and the schedule of activities and breaks means that both delegates and exhibitors will get the most out of the event. 

With the programme tailored to attract a wide audience there is something there for everyone: 

  • A Patient’s Perspective
  • Clinical Simulation
  • Closing Session: The Art of Being Brilliant
  • Having the Courage to Recover
  • Human Factors
  • Infection Prevention
  • Infection: The Engineer's Perspective
  • Instrumentation and Decontamination
  • Laminar flow
  • Leadership
  • NatSSIPs and LocSSIPs
  • Never Events
  • Professional Identity
  • Opening Session: Build Resilience to Achieve More
  • Reducing Human Error
  • Simulation in Perioperative Practice
  • Siobhan Rankin Lecture – The Operating Theatre
  • Theatres of the future
Venue
University of York
Date(s)
10th - 12th August
Email
Web
Mon
18
Sep

Infection Prevention 2017

Description

It will be our pleasure and privilege to welcome you to the Infection Prevention Society conference #IP2017 

As promised, the Scientific Programme Committee for IP2017 has taken cognisance of your feedback from IP2016, the latest current and emerging threats, and state-of-the-art research on the optimisation of service/behaviour change to create a comprehensive series of lectures, specialist streams and meet-the expert sessions. This years programme sees the introduction of a new international engagement stream and also a new facilities and estates sessions to help discuss, resolve and inform on those difficult issues that impact so much on infection risks, and the perception of risks, in a variety of healthcare settings. 

In these times of financial difficulty, I think it is vital to reiterate the importance and value of conference to both you and your organisation. Firstly, conference is developed in furtherance of the IPS Mission Statement: No patient is harmed by a preventable infection. Secondly, the programme has direct relevance to your practice; it is anticipated that by taking back the novel learning, your local programmes will be modified and local infection risks reduced. Finally, the conference is designed with you in mind. All presentations are mapped against the IPS competences to provide you with personalised-development as you progress through your career. 

This is a special conference as the Infection Prevention Society becomes 10 years old in June this year, and we will be formally celebrating this occasion at IP2017. In recognition of this momentous event, IP2017 is including presentations from the most experienced and influential IPS leaders, our past presidents, who will share insights and intelligence as to where infection prevention priorities will take us next. 

This is an exciting, educational and practice-enhancing conference. On behalf of the IP2017 Scientific Programme Committee we look forward to welcoming you all to Manchester.

Venue
Manchester Central Convention Complex
Date(s)
18th - 20th September
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Web
Tue
17
Oct

QIST 2017

Description

Quality Improvement for Surgical Teams (QIST) is an opportunity for Orthopaedic Surgeons, Anaesthetists, Nurses, Managers, Commissioners, Pharmacists and Allied Health Professionals to share best practice at a 2 day conference hosted by Northumbria – Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust held at The Marriott Hotel Gosforth Newcastle.

Venue
The Marriott Hotel Gosforth Newcastle
Date(s)
17th - 18th October
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Web
Mon
13
Nov

MEDICA

Description

MEDICA is the world’s largest event for the medical sector. For more than 40 years it has been firmly established on every expert’s calendar. There are many reasons why MEDICA is so unique. Firstly, the event is the largest medical trade fair in the world – in 2016 it attracted more than 5,100 exhibitors from 70 countries in 17 halls. Furthermore, each year, leading individuals from the fields of business, research, and politics grace this top-class event with their presence — naturally alongside tens of thousands of national and international experts and decision-makers from the sector, such as yourself. An extensive exhibition and an ambitious program — which together present the entire spectrum of innovations for outpatient and clinical care — await you in Düsseldorf.

Venue
Düsseldorf
Date(s)
13 - 16 November 2017
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Mon
27
Nov

IDSc CONFERENCE 2016

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

Upcoming Events

BSG Annual Meeting 2017

Manchester Central Convention Complex Ltd
19th - 23rd June 2017

BADS ASM 2017

Southport Convention Centre
22nd - 23rd June 2017

Health+Care 2017

ExCeL London
28th - 29th June 2017

The British Society of Audiology Annual Conference

Majestic Hotel, Harrogate
29th – 30th June 2017

Infection Prevention & Control 2017

Centenary Pavilion, Elland Road Stadium, Leeds
Wednesday 12th July 2017

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