This one-day event provides current or aspiring DIPCs with information, guidance and training around HCAIs and a chance to network with key IPC professionals.


The programme will include speaker presentations, discussion sessions and networking opportunities in order to:

  • Allow the sharing of experience and knowledge
  • Act as a forum for bringing together DIPCs who are both microbiologists and non-microbiologists
  • Facilitate future research and collaboration
  • Narrow the knowledge gap for those with differing clinical backgrounds

Presentations will followed by a live Q&A session with each speaker. There will also be a workshop on practical behaviour change theory and identifying and addressing barriers to behaviour change.


Current or aspiring DIPCs and Deputy DIPCs, or those in a similar role, irrespective of professional background.


  • Dame Eileen Sills DBE, Strategic Nurse Advisor, Coventry University
  • Ruth Stern CPsychol, Ruth Stern Consulting
  • Dr Shanara Abdin, Behavioural Science Specialist, City of Wolverhampton Council
  • Dr Tim Chadborn, UKHSA
  • Dr Paul Chadwick, UCL Centre for Behaviour Change
  • Dr Matthew Critchlow, Director, Thrive, Leadership Development
  • Dr Cillian de Gascun Consultant Virologist and Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory in Ireland

  • 10:00 - 03/12/2021 to 16:10 - 03/12/2021
  • London, WC1N 1PG, United Kingdom