Infection Prevention 2011

IPS has developed a programme including national and international experts speaking on topics that will be of interest and important to anybody working in infection prevention and control.

Infection Prevention 2011 will host the largest prevention and control exhibition in the UK.

Registration Desk:
The registration desk is based at the main entrance of the Bournemouth International Centre and will be open at the following times:

• Sunday 18th September 17.00 – 20.00
• Monday 19th September 08.00 – 17.15
• Tuesday 20th September 07.30 – 17.30
• Wednesday 21st September 08.30 – 14.30

Badging:
You will be issued with a badge onsite, you must wear it at all times within the BIC. You will be scanned into sessions using the barcode on your badge.

Dress Code:
At conference - Casual
Fun Fair Evening - Casual
Gala Dinner - Formal Attire

Are You New to Conference?
Welcome, conference is a great way to network and meet like-minded colleagues. There is a friendly atmosphere around the conference venue and exhibition hall with plenty of people willing to assist you with any questions you have. When you get to the conference venue just head for the registration desk where you will receive your conference pack, and be guided as to what you need to do. For specific information about the social events (times/venues/dress code etc) see the relevant section of this handbook. We are hosting a meet and greet on the IPS stand C1 at 10.10 on Monday for all new comers, we look forward to welcoming you.

Certificate of Attendance:
All session attendees will be scanned into each session they attend. This will be recorded on your attendance certificate and mapped to the competences framework. Certificates will be emailed to all attendees after the event.

Main Session and Breakout Choices:
Throughout the conference the main session will take place in the Tregonwell Hall. The breakout sessions will be in either the Bourne Lounge or the Purbeck Lounge. See venue map.

Poster Displays and Oral Papers:
Oral Papers and Poster displays are an essential part of the conference’s educational content. This year we received a record 48% increase in submissions. We would like to thank all applicants both successful and unsuccessful for taking the time to submit their paper for adjudication. We would like to take this opportunity to encourage you all to consider entering a paper for next year’s event. Further information on preparing an abstract is still available on the conference website, accessible via www.ips.uk.net.

Oral Papers - Oral papers are presented as part of the main conference programme and are listed in the programme printed in this handbook. Adjudication of the best oral paper will be undertaken by three appointed judges and the winner will be announced at the end of the conference.

Posters - Posters will be displayed throughout the conference in the main foyer. There are designated poster presentation times scheduled within the programme on Monday and Tuesday. Posters will indicate on a sign above them whether they will have the author there to answer questions on Monday or Tuesday.

Social Events:
Delegate tickets for social events can be collected at the ticket collection desk, in the main foyer, when you have your badge. Your badge indicates the tickets you have ordered. Exhibitors can collect their tickets when they sign for their welcome pack.

Delegates and exhibitors were asked when registering if they wished to attend the events listed below, if you have not ordered a ticket and would like one, visit the ticket collection desk to enquire about availability.

Monday 19th September 2011 - Indoor Fun Fair, Pavilion Ballroom: 19.30 – midnight (5 minute walk from the main conference centre)

Dress code - Casual
The fair is back in town - delegates and exhibitors are invited back to attend and enjoy 2011s fun of the fair, with a coconut shy, sumo wrestling and dodgems to name but a few attractions, all accompanied by themed food including burgers, fish and chips, candyfloss and toffee apples.

Tuesday 20th September 2011 - Gala Dinner, Purbeck Hall, BIC: 19.30 – 00.30

Dress code - Formal

Ticket Collection & Seating Plan
Anyone with a Gala Dinner ticket must allocate themselves to a table on the table plan at the time of collecting their ticket. Each individual ticket holder must be present with their ticket when making changes to the seating plan. If a company is providing you with your ticket please visit their stand to collect it.

The table seating plan will be open at the following times:

• Sunday 18th September 17.00 – 20.00
• Monday 19th September 08.00 – 16.15
• Tuesday 20th September 08.00 – 10.30

This year’s theme is inspired by the Oscars. Movie star glamour is a must, with the red carpet to walk and an OK magazine shoot awaiting your best Superstar pose.

Awards and Prizes:
The following awards will be presented during the event:

Best Oral Paper and Poster Presentation – Sponsored by Daniels Healthcare Ltd:
The award for the best oral paper presentation and best poster will be awarded on Wednesday at the close of conference.

2010 Award Winners:
Best Oral Paper – Julie Uglow & Milton Keynes Community Health Services Infection Prevention and Control Team
Best Poster – Jan Westbury

Win Prize Money in the Daily Exhibition Quiz:
Each day there will be an exhibition quiz for delegates to enter. All you have to do to have a chance of winning each day is complete the relevant quiz sheet in your delegate bag by visiting the designated stands. All completed forms should be returned to the IPS stand where they will be put into a hat. The first one drawn each day will be the winner. The draw will take place in the exhibition at the following times:

• Monday: Quiz closes 14.15, winner announced 15.45
• Tuesday: Quiz closes 13.45, winner announced 15.15
• Wednesday: Quiz closes 13.00, winner announced 13.30

Good luck and don’t forget to fill in the appropriate quiz sheet each day and post it in the box on the IPS stand.

Best Stand Award:
In recognition of the efforts that exhibitors put into the design of their stands we will be awarding two stand prizes, one for the best small stand which is any stand 15m2, or under and an award for the best large stand above this size. The winner of each prize will receive a prestigious award presented at lunch on Wednesday.

2010 Award Winners:
Best Small Stand – Horne Engineering
Best Large Stand – GAMA Healthcare Ltd