MEDICA 2020 and COMPAMED 2020, the world-leading information and communication platforms for the medical technology industry and supplier industry for the medical technology industry, will take place entirely online from 16 to 19 November. Within the framework of 'virtual.MEDICA' and 'virtual.COMPAMED', decision-makers from all sectors of the healthcare industry can then expect a comprehensive range of products and services at https://virtual.medica.de and https://virtual.compamed.de consisting of three focal areas: The Conference Area (conference and forum program), the Exhibition Space (for exhibitors and product innovations) and the Networking Plaza (networking/ matchmaking). The next events, MEDICA 2021 and COMPAMED 2021, will be held as a hybrid event next year. The hybrid concept consists of combining live platforms for professional visitors to the Düsseldorf trade fair centre and digital offers.
In February 2021, for the first time the Infection Prevention and Control Annual Conference will take place over two days. At this conference NHSE/I will announce the new guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control. We will cover over the two days IPC best practice, which will include elements for community and mental health as well as acute nursing. We will also cover clinical topics such as AMR. In 2020 NHSE/I rolled out their vision of the NHS Long Term Plan for Infection Prevention and Control, with strong themes around AMR and Gram-Negative bloodstream infections. 2020 saw the biggest global pandemic in recent history, COVID19. We will review the lessons learned and re-emphasise the need for effective hand washing and personal hygiene protocols, that quite literally became a life or death necessity.
Following discussions with our partners NHSE/I and PHE, themes for 2021 will therefore include amongst others, outbreak management, improving hand hygiene (and auditing procedures), and decontamination/cleaning protocols. There will still be a strong focus on AMR as well as focusing on GNBSI and the common causes such as UTIs. In 2021 we will revisit the common themes of infection prevention, review current control standards, and celebrate best practice. Our exhibition will showcase the latest innovation and technology available globally. You will be able to network with over 500 healthcare professionals each day. Delegates will be able to choose to attend either or both days.
Following advice from our colleagues at NHS England/NHS Improvement together with the input of Public Health England, we have rescheduled our conferences to a new date which is Tuesday 11th February 2021. All existing bookings will be transferred automatically. The remaining funded delegate places (no cost to individual/organisation) are available to book now with the following new promotional codes.
Managing Deteriorating Conditions 2021
Learning from Sepsis+ & AMR
After guidance from NHS England / Improvement, the Sepsis+ conference has evolved. The scope has been widened to encompass all deteriorating conditions. A lot has been learned from the focus on sepsis over the last 12 months and NHS leaders believe it’s time to introduce the improved processes and procedures so that medical professionals will better manage and identify all deteriorating conditions, improve antibiotic stewardship and reduce mortality rates.
www.deterioratingconditions.co.uk (MDC20DELTA new promo code)
Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting
The 2021 CSC Annual Scientific Meeting will feature:
- The Annual Kelsey Lecture, The Story of Decontamination in Endoscopy – Gluteraldyhyde and Beyond. Presented by Dr Helen Griffiths, Decontamination Advisor for the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)
- The debate – to be or not to be? do AE(D)s have a long-term future? Wayne Spencer and Sulisti Holmes come face to face – a spectacle not to be missed!
- CJD guidance update: changing our approach to device processing, including Dr K Sinka, CJD Lead, Public Health England
- A focus on environmental issues relative to decontamination of medical devices
- Water quality testing, the complete life-cycle – or is it? Dr David Jenkins, Consultant Medical Microbiologist and Lead Infection Control Doctor at Leicester Royal Infirmary
- Decontamination equipment testing – a step too far?
This event is perfect for all individuals with an interest in decontamination and infection prevention, including:
- Decontamination Technicians
- Decontamination Managers
- Infection Prevention Practitioners
- Providers of Healthcare Services, Products and Equipment
This event not only presents the chance to learn, but it also provides the opportunity to network with multi-disciplinary decontamination practitioners from across the UK.
BSG Annual Meeting 2021
The situation continues to unfold, and the BSG senior team have considered this carefully, and have decided that the risks of proceeding with a face-to-face event in February are too high. Therefore, we believe that the best course of action is to further postpone BSG2020 until 19th-21st May 2021. We will be returning to Glasgow for a 3 day scientific programme, and will reopen our abstracts submission process later this year.
If you have already registered, your ticket will be automatically transferred to the new date in May 2021. If you would prefer to get a refund and rebook later, please contact our conference partners on [email protected] by the latest Wednesday 5th August who will action this for you at no cost.
Last year’s conference programme and exhibition area were evaluated as good or excellent by 99% of delegates. In 2021, we will continue to build on the successes of previous years, with an exciting programme of basic and clinical science symposia as well as state-of-the-art lectures from international and UK speakers and moderated poster rounds, all complemented by a fully integrated industry-supported programme.
We will be announcing full details of the programme in due course.
The EBME (Electronic and Biomedical Engineering) conference and exhibition began in 2009 as a way of improving healthcare through the sharing and application of knowledge from experienced professionals involved in the management of healthcare technology. This annual event has grown year on year, with the independent exhibition selling out for the past five years running. Delegates' Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities have also expanded to include technical demonstrations and workshops.
The EBME Expo is the largest gathering of EBME managers, healthcare technologists and clinical scientists within the UK. These stakeholders are key personnel in the decision making process for medical and laboratory equipment within both the NHS and private healthcare sector.
EBME Expo features a conference and exhibition with renowned and distinguished speakers in the conference hall and more than 80 internationally respected companies in the exhibition hall, showcasing the latest technologies and equipment that the medical industry has to offer. A range of both larger and smaller exhibition spaces are available to enable all types of companies to demonstrate their innovative products.
As highlighted in previous communications, the EBME Expo team have been carefully monitoring the situation regarding the pandemic and the effects that it will have on the EBME Expo. Despite the UK Government approving the hosting of exhibitions from October this year and the team subsequently confirming new dates for the EBME Expo in November 2020, we now feel that that the situation has not improved sufficiently, due to rising cases and the implementation of local lockdowns.
We have spoken to numerous delegates, speakers and exhibitors, some of whom are now expressing concerns with the November dates. The feedback we receive is absolutely paramount to us, and we have therefore decided that the correct decision is to postpone the EBME Expo to new dates in 2021.
The new dates for the exhibition will be June 30th – July 1st 2021, at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes.