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The infection challenging the world: a virtual meeting in May

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The British Society for Microbial Technology (BSMT) will hold a virtual conference entitled ‘COVID-19 – The Infection Challenging the World' over four days in May. Click on this story for an update on the conference programme and commercial support.

The BSMT conference, organised in conjunction with media partner Pathology in Practice, will be held over four afternoons (Tuesday 11 May – Friday 14 May 2021) with two pre-recorded lectures at 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm – pre-recording will enable participants to listen at a time of their choosing. Each session will be introduced by a moderator who will also chair a live Q&A session after each presentation.

The virtual conference has internationally renowned speakers including:

  • Dr Michael Head (University of Southampton), on the COVID-19 pandemic and global health
  • Professor Jonathan Deeks (University of Birmingham), on evaluating test performance for the diagnosis of COVID-19
  • Dr Catherine Moore (Public Health Wales), on her experience setting up and running a SARS-CoV-2 testing service
  • Professor Alan McNally (University of Birmingham), on setting up and running a Lighthouse Lab for mass SARS-CoV-2 testing
  • Professor Jonathan Edgeworth (Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust), on secondary bacterial and fungal infections in COVID-19 patients
  • Professor Sheena Cruikshank (University of Manchester), on From Variola to COVID-19: the Development of Modern Vaccines


Moderators:

  • Professor Eric Bolton (Public Health England)
  • Dr Kate Templeton (Edinburgh Royal Infirmary)
  • Professor Brian Duerden CBE (Emeritus Professor of Medical Microbiology, Cardiff University)
  • Dr Mark Wilks (Barts and the London, Queen Mary University of London)

The BSMT is grateful for the involvement and support of Step Communications and Pathology in Practice in convening this conference.

It is also grateful to the following companies who will be supporting the conference:

Alpha Laboratories

Altona Diagnostics

Becton Dickinson UK

BioConnections

bioMérieux UK

Bruker UK

Cepheid

Culture Collections (PHE)

Don Whitley Scientific

Launch Diagnostics

Mast Group 

Medical Wire & Equipment

Mobidiag

Pro-Lab Diagnostics

Randox Laboratories

R-Biopharm Rhône

Serosep UK

Werfen UK

 

Further details will be released over the coming weeks, so look out for updates on the BSMT website and in Pathology in Practice.

www.bsmt.org.uk

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Upcoming Events

COVID-19 - The Infection Challenging the World

Online
11-14 May 2021

Lab Innovations 2021

NEC, Birmingham
3-4 November 2021

IBMS Biomedical Science Congress 2022

International Convention Centre, Birmingham
14-17 March 2022

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