Infection Prevention 2024
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The Infection Prevention Society’s Annual Conference, Infection Prevention 2024 is taking place at the ICC, Birmingham from the 23rd – 25th September.

This world-leading event features an innovative scientific programme led by international and national experts in infection prevention.

Lisa Butcher, IPS President says “As always, the annual IPS conference promises to be a landmark occasion, uniting professionals, experts, and thought leaders dedicated to advancing the science and practice of infection prevention. This conference provides a unique platform for collaboration, knowledge exchange, and the exploration of innovative solutions to current challenges in infection control.

IP2024 will offer delegates the opportunity to explore the latest research advancements, and will feature an impressive line-up of keynote speakers, experts, giving you the chance to learn from and interact with pioneers in the field, gaining valuable insights into the latest developments and best practices.”

Conference highlights include:

  • Inspiring scientific programme covering infection prevention in all aspects of care from national & international expert speakers 
  • Largest UK infection prevention exhibition 
  • Call for abstracts:  Posters and oral presentations
  • Networking opportunities 
  • Flexible registration packages 
  • Engaging social programme

Make sure you keep a note of these key conference deadlines 

  • Abstract submissions close: 20 June 2024 (midnight)
  • Early bird registration closes: 5 August 2024 (midnight)

Full details are available on the conference website  


IP2024 features a 3-day inspiring scientific programme covering infection prevention in all aspects of care. National & international expert speakers will discuss the following key topics:

  • Leadership     
  • Water 
  • Fundamentals of IPC
  • Surgical site    
  • Estates & decontamination     
  • Antimicrobial resistance         
  • Sustainability

The keynote speakers at IP2024 are:

  • Professor Jack Gilbert will open conference with this year's Ayliffe Lecture “Precision Microbiome Medicine”
  • Dr Mark Garvey will deliver the Tina Bradley Lecture
  • Tracey Cooper will deliver the Cottrell Lecture "Bouncing back - resilience in infection prevention and control"

Their specialised expertise and insights promise to make our sessions informative for all attendees. 

View full Programme  

The deadline to submit an abstract for IP2024 is Thursday 20th June 2024 at Midnight.  This deadline will not be extended.

Submitting an abstract at conference is an excellent way to communicate the outcomes of your research project with fellow practitioners, researchers and educators. Presenting will also support your personal development, showcase your skills and help grow your CV.

Each year there are over 100 posters presented and 12 oral paper presentations presented at conference from submissions covering the breadth of infection prevention topics.

Selected abstracts may be presented as a poster, an oral presentation or as a poster talk.

  • Poster: If your poster submission is accepted, you will be invited to bring your poster to Birmingham for all the delegates to view during the conference.
  • Oral Presentation: If your abstract is accepted as an oral presentation, you will be invited to present a short 13-minute talk in front of an audience of your peers.
  • Poster Talk: If your abstract is accepted as a poster, you may be selected to take part in a poster talk. Each presenter will give a short 5-minute presentation with their poster displayed behind them for reference.

More information and resources


Networking Night 

This year's conference Networking Night is taking place on Monday 23rd September at the BOX Brindley place, which is only a 3-minute walk from the ICC.

  • The evening provides an opportunity to socialise with fellow conference attendees in a relaxed setting.  With exclusive access of the venue, the rooms will be set up with a range of activities to cater for everyone's preferences.
  • Tickets are free for all conference attendees, and the evening includes a welcome drink from 7.00pm followed by bandeoke, shuffle boards and quiz until late. 
  • Please select your ticket when you register for conference.  Please note that these are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Conference Dinner and Awards Ceremony 
This year's Conference Dinner and Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday 24th September at the BCEC located in the heart of Birmingham's city centre, a 15-minute walk from the Conference Centre.

  • The evening provides an opportunity for the conference attendees to enjoy quality food and entertainment, while networking with like-minded professionals and industry partners.
  • Tickets are £50 per person, and the evening includes a welcome reception at 7.00pm followed by a 3-course dinner and DJ.
  • The dress code is "Black tie", but if you don't have a tux or a long dress any smart outfit is perfectly acceptable.

Find out more

About the Infection Prevention Society: 

The Infection Prevention Society (IPS) represents 2,300 members working in the field of infection prevention and control, and plays a key role in helping to protect the public. Its vision is to be a leading influence on IPC practice at a local, national and international level by 2024. For more information visit:   

ICC, Birmingham, United Kingdom