Events Diary

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
Tue
12
Sep

NPAG - Clinical Engineering and IT Connectivity Conference 2017

Description

The event programme will focus on updating staff knowledge about managing and integrating medical devices, IT connectivity to devices and staff behaviour in using systems.

Both the Clinical Engineering Best Value Groups and annual conference are well established and with the new IT & Connectivity Group being  inaugurated there is a strong affinity between the two professions. At present there is not always an open line of communication within the respective Trust’s Departments.  With the growth in technology most new Medical Equipment is now being fitted with a LAN Port or Wi-Fi  connectivity by default.  
The recent Malware event did affect some Medical Equipment i.e.   within Radiology with MRI’s and CT scanners being locked out. So this Conference should be an innovative stage to support the increased  cooperation between clinical engineering, IT staff and suppliers to optimise operation of devices and medical systems. 
Why Attend? This one day conference will give new insights into developing technology, helping to understand how medical devices connect to networks and how to protect systems in the light of recent events. This is essential for every clinical engineering and IT department. The associated exhibition will allow technical staff to have in-depth  discussions with a large number of suppliers in a relaxed atmosphere.

 

Venue
Ricoh Arena - Coventry
Date(s)
12th September 2017
Contact
Gemma Aitchison
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
Email
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
Email
 
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
Email
 
Web
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

AfPP annual residential conference 2017

University of York
10th - 12th August

NPAG - Clinical Engineering and IT Connectivity Conference 2017

Ricoh Arena - Coventry
12th September 2017

Infection Prevention 2017

Manchester Central Convention Complex
18th - 20th September

QIST 2017

The Marriott Hotel Gosforth Newcastle
17th - 18th October

MEDICA

Düsseldorf
13 - 16 November 2017

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