4th May 2021

Last week saw the return of our annual Spring Conference 2021 – and what an event it was! Marking BSAC’s 50th anniversary, the two-day event was our biggest yet, including 15 interactive sessions, 28 poster presentations and 9 exhibitors, all taking place in our custom-built virtual platform...

Topically, it was also our broadest event, with 35 world-leading speakers and chairs from a range of disciplines, including representatives from the world of veterinary medicine and dentistry, alongside microbiologists, pharmacists, infectious disease physicians, and more – reflecting both the wide range of interests of our membership and our commitment to the One Health agenda.

This year’s conference once again took place to the backdrop of COVID-19, sadly making physical meeting impossible. However, the digital format proved a hit, with excellent feedback from delegates, who attended from 21 different countries and who provided lively debate on twitter and via the Q&As that followed the talks (not to mention the hundreds who enjoyed a virtual cuppa in the Refreshments area during the intermissions!)

The conference also housed BSAC’s Annual General Meeting, during which Professor Philip Howard OBE, reflected on his three-year tenure as BSAC President as he handed over to our new President, Dr David Jenkins, Lead Infection Prevention Clinician, University Hospital Leicester – an inspiring moment as we look forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead over the next three years.

While the live event is now over, the great news is that if you didn’t register for the conference last week, the whole thing was recorded and the majority of sessions are now available to watch by registering here.

Finally, please do take a look at our upcoming events – our brand new Infection Clinical Dilemmas series is starting in June, and promises to be an excellent addition to our annual calendar!

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