This annual one-day meeting, is delivered as a partnership between RSTMH, Barts Health and the UK Health Security Agency. It will bring together microbiologists, infectious disease physicians, infection control personnel and biomedical and clinical scientists to hear updates on recent “hot topics” in all aspects of infectious disease.


This day will consist of 10x 40minute talks from a range of speakers on a range of topics, including malaria vaccines, AI in infection, and prion diseases.


This event is suitable for anyone interested in infections, both UK and globally.


We are delighted to announce our first speakers for this year's Topics in Infection:

  • Dr Alessandro Gerada, Consultant Microbiologist, Liverpool Clinical Laboratories (LCL), will be speaking on Brucella canis.
  • Professor Andy Tatem, Founder and Director, WorldPop, and Professor of Spatial Demography and Epidemiology, University of Southampton, will be speaking about how spatial modelling approaches can help us better understand and prepare for importations and outbreaks.
  • Professor Sir Brian Greenwood, Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (LSHTM), will be speaking about the implementation of malaria vaccines.
  • Dr Catherine Houlihan, Consultant in Infection, UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), and Consultant in Clinical Virology, UCLH, will be speaking about Tick Borne Encephalitis.
  • Dr Colin Brown, Infectious Disease & Medical Microbiology Consultant, UKHSA, will be speaking about Candida auris.
  • Professor Diane Ashiru-Oredope, Lead Pharmacist, Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections, UKHSA, will be speaking about actions tackling AMR in the next 20 years.
  • Dr Kirsty Foster, Consultant in Health Protection, UKHSA, will be speaking about the investigation of the outbreak among triathlon competitors in Sunderland, and other challenges posed by concerns regarding sewage and water quality.
  • Professor Simon Mead, Consultant Neurologist and Clinical Lead, UK National Prion Clinic, University College London Hospital, will be speaking about prion diseases.
  • Dr Vanessa Saliba, Consultant Epidemiologist for Immunisations, UKHSA, will be speaking about childhood vaccines, and in particular the change in the rate of measles.

For more information, please contact: [email protected]

  • 09:00 - 26/01/2024 to 18:30 - 26/01/2024
  • Events @ No 6 (RCPath building), 6 Alie Street, London, E1 8QT, United Kingdom