48th Annual Topics in Infection

16 June 2023, 9-5.40pm (BST), followed by a reception
St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, UK

Friday 16 June 2023

Now in its forty-eighth year, Topics in Infection will take place in person on Friday 16 June 2023 at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.

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. 

48th Topics in Infection has been approved for 7 CPD credits by the Royal College of Pathologists.


We are excited to be joined by Professor Sir Andrew Pollard, who will be presenting on vaccine development. Sir Andrew is Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group at the University of Oxford and an honorary consultant paediatrician (infectious disease and immunology) at Oxford Children’s Hospital. 

We will also be joined by Professor Dame Jenny Harries, who will be presenting on Group A – Strep. Professor Dame Jenny Harries is the first Chief Executive of the UK Health Security Agency - an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care established in October 2021.

The full list of speakers are:
•    Professor Sir Andrew Pollard, Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, University of Oxford
•    Professor Christine Middlemiss CB, UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer   
•    Dr N Claire Gordon, Deputy Unit Head, Rare & Imported Pathogens Laboratory, UK Health Security Agency 
•    Dr Gee Yen Shin, Consultant Virologist, UCLH  
•    John Scott, Infection Prevention and Control Lead Healthcare Scientist  
•    Fiona Hammond, Improvement Lead, Infection Prevention and Control, NHS England
•    Professor Dame Jenny Harries OBE, Chief Executive of the UK Health Security Agency  
•    Professor Malcolm Richardson, President British Society for Medical Mycology, former Director of the Manchester Mycology Reference Centre Manchester 
•    Dr Rajeka Lazarus, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, University of Bristol 
•    Dr Ron Daniels BEM, Founder and CEO of the UK Sepsis trust 
•    Dr Veronica White, Consultant physician in Respiratory Medicine, Barts Health NHS Trust 



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