This day will focus on emerging and neglected infections and has been devised for those working or interested in infection specialties including microbiology, virology and infectious diseases. It is suitable for both trainees and consultants to equip them with knowledge and skills for specialist practice, assessment and continuing professional development.
09.00 Registration and coffee
09.55 Introduction - Dr Stephen Winchester, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
10.00 Emerging/neglected bacterial infections - Dr Colin Brown, Public Health England
11.00 Emerging/neglected viral infections - Professor Daniel Bausch, Public Health England
12.00 Refreshments
12.20 Military microbiology - Lieutenant Colonel Emma Hutley, Royal Army Medical Corps
13.20 Lunch
14.00 Emerging/neglected parasitic infections - Professor Russell Stothard, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
15.00 Refreshments
15.20 Emerging/neglected fungal infections - Professor Matthew Fisher, Imperial College London
16.20 Close






National Infection Study Day speakers

  • Professor Matthew Fisher

    Prof Matthew Fisher works on emerging pathogenic fungi and heads a research group at the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College London. His research uses an evolutionary framework to investigate the biological and environmental factors that are driving emerging fungal diseases across human, wildlife and plant species. Wildlife plays a key role in the emergence of human emerging infectious disease (EID) by providing a 'zoonotic pool' from which previously unknown pathogens emerge. Conversely, human action impacts on patterns of fungal disease via the perturbation of natural systems, the introduction, and the spread of pathogenic fungi into naive environments, and by rapid natural selection for phenotypes such as resistance to antimicrobial drugs. These interactions are leading to an upswing of new fungal infections in new places, and causing new human diseases. Matthew Fisher’s  research group is focused on developing genomic, epidemiological and experimental models to uncover the factors driving these EIDs, and to attempt to develop new methods of diagnosis and control.


Registration fees


RCPath Members: £194.00

Concessions: £104.00

Non RCPath Members: £270.00