Annual Conference of the Federation of Infection Societies and the 10th International Conference of the Healthcare Infection Society
Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) #Edinburgh, UK
Situated at the heart of Scotland's elegant and historic capital city, the EICC is one of the world's outstanding venues for conferences, conventions and exhibitions.Our purpose-built centre offers the very best in facilities and technology; and our experienced, enthusiastic team will help to ensure your event's success. At the EICC, we bring people together and get them talking. We create a sense of momentum. We remember every detail. And we conjure up those defining moments that delegates remember long after they have left. We would love you to visit us and see for yourself. In the meantime, we hope our website gives you an idea of what is possible for your event.
What do we mean to Edinburgh?The EICC is owned by the City of Edinburgh Council and operates as an independent commercial venture. With its history, architecture and festivals, Edinburgh has long been popular with tourists but the EICC was built to attract more business visitors. Since opening in 1995, we have welcomed over a million delegates through our doors for more than 2,500 events, generating £400m in economic impact for the city. But perhaps more importantly, the EICC is also a source of great pride for a city that has flourished through celebrating its past whilst always looking to the future.
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As Conference Chairman it is my pleasure to invite you to join us in Edinburgh for the Federation of Infection Societies (FIS) Annual Conference and the 10th Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) International Conference 2016. We are delighted to be organising this joint conference with FIS.
In addition to the popular eponymous lectures, there will be four streams across a wide variety of topics including healthcare infection control, new diagnostics, emerging infectious diseases and new therapeutics. As in previous years, the event is expected to obtain accreditation from both the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) and the Royal College of Pathologists, UK.
Our exhibition is a fundamental part of our biennial conference programme and we are always looking at ways to improve the exhibitor experience. I’m pleased to say that in response to feedback we have extended the coffee breaks for the 2016 event; allowing even more time for delegate and exhibitor interaction throughout the three days.
With its intriguing history and excellent transport links, Edinburgh is a destination that draws delegates from far and wide and for the last seven years has retained its position as the most popular UK city, after London, for hosting international society meetings.
The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) is a modern, purpose-built conference facility in the heart of the city and is conveniently located within walking distance of the train station and only 20 minutes from the airport.
I look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh.
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) is situated at the heart of Scotland's elegant and historic capital city.
It is one of the world's outstanding venues for conferences, conventions and exhibitions, offering the very best in facilities and technology.
With its history, architecture and festivals, Edinburgh has long been popular with tourists but the EICC was built to attract more business visitors.
Since opening in 1995, the EICC has welcomed over a million delegates through its doors for more than 2,500 events.
The address is:
The Exchange Edinburgh
T: +44 (0)131 300 3000
For more information about the conference centre visit www.eicc.co.uk
There are a number of free paper oral presentation sessions allocated within the conference programme.
Posters will be on display in the exhibition hall throughout the conference. Some posters will be selected for discussion which will be highlighted by a red rosette by lunchtime on the day of the designated poster walk. If selected, you will be expected to give a 2 minute talk to a small group of delegates and answer any questions. If you are selected you will be advised which screen to stand beside to deliver your talk
If accepted for a poster, you are welcome to use one of the A0 portrait poster templates below;
Template Option 1
Template Option 2
Template Option 1 - for MAC users
Template Option 2 - for MAC users
Antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance
Device related infection
Education and training
Surgical Site Infections
Surveillance and epidemiology
*Those submitting a 'Clinical Case' for consideration for oral presentation in the Clinical Lessons session, must submit 2 abstracts. One abstract only for the reviewers should contain all the details plus final diagnosis and outcome. The other abstract for the programme/abstract book should be more cryptic and not contain the final diagnosis/outcome.
What information do I need before I start?
Although you can amend your submission up until the closing date, before submitting an abstract it is useful to have the following information ready:
• Abstract Details
• Details of author & co-authors
- First name
- Last name
• Main body of abstract (minimum 20 words / maximum 250 words)
Around 1,000 healthcare professionals interested in infection prevention and control globally are expected to attend the event which will provide a unique opportunity for everyone involved to learn the latest developments in such a rapidly expanding and changing field.
A comprehensive commercial exhibition will run concurrently with the Conference and showcase the latest in infection prevention and control products and diagnostic technologies. A range of sponsorship opportunities are also be available.
HIS Contact Information
162 Kings Cross Road
London WC1X 9DH
Tel: +44 (0)20 7713 0273
Fax: +44 (0)20 7278 0342