CIPM Annual Scientific Research Meeting
18 June 2010
The Centre held its first Annual Scientific Research Meeting on the 17th June and was honoured to have the event opened by Prof the Lord Darzi who spoke about the cost of Infection to the NHS and to individuals and of the importance of our interdisciplinary and collaborative approach in tackling HCAI.
The HPA, our close collaborators, were represented both among the speakers and in the audience- which as befitting the Centre’s ethos, was composed of a mixture of scientists, clinical academics, nurses, pharmacists and other allied health professionals. Although Claire Perry and Steve Smith, Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Trust respectively, were unable to join us both were represented in video messages recorded for the event.
The programme of talks reflected the multi-faceted approach of the Centre with presentations on the role of behaviour change and communication in influencing practice in Healthcare (Esmita Charani and Rachel Edwards), a series of three talks which illustrated the issues involved in addressing clinical questions in the laboratory (Anglea Kearns, Neil Fairweather, Claire Turner), a case study on innovation adoption (Raheelah Ahmad), a summary of our innovations in Education (Susan Farrell) and two presentations on our integrated approach to data collection and risk prediction (Paul Aylin and Carina King). The meeting was closed by Christine McCartney (OBE) from the Health Protection Agency.
The meeting was preceded by the Centre’s first combined International Advisory Board and Strategy Committee and members of both were present to hear about the progress made in our first year.