The annual Don’t panic! conference takes a practical approach to current infection control issues.


The programme combines short presentations with interactive Q&A sessions.

  • Future directions in IPC
  • Surgical site infection
  • Updated HIS guidelines review
  • IPC and the environment.


  • Microbiologists
  • Infection control practitioners
  • Public health staff
  • Biomedical scientists working in infection control


  • Sue Millward and Dave Cunningham, NHS England, National IPC Team
  • Julie Storr, Global Health Consultant, KS Healthcare Consulting; and Past President of the UK & Ireland Infection Prevention Society
  • Gonzalo Bearman, Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
  • Anne Pullyblank, Consultant Colorectal surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Melissa Rochon, Trust, Lead for SSI Surveillance, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Judith Tanner, Professor in Adult Nursing, University of Nottingham
  • Lilian Chiwera, Independent Surgical Site Infection Surveillance & Prevention Consultant
  • Eamonn Trainor, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Peter Wilson, Honorary Consultant Microbiologist, University College London Hospitals
  • Professor Hilary Humphreys, Consultant Microbiologist, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin
  • Mark Garvey, Consultant Clinical Scientist in Microbiology, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr David Enoch, Consultant Microbiologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

For more information, please contact: [email protected]

  • 09:25 - 29/11/2023 to 16:20 - 29/11/2023
  • Virtual event, United Kingdom