HIC (Harrogate International Centre), are delighted to announce their venue will host the 2009 annual conference and exhibition on behalf of their new client the Infection Prevention Society. Formerly the Infection Control Nurses Association, the newly formed society has chosen Harrogate for their inaugural conference and exhibition to be held in September this year and have signed contracts for 2009 in order to secure their favoured dates of 21-22 September.
The Society promotes patient and public safety through control of infection. This year's seminar papers cover topics such as hand hygiene, resistant organisms and infection control practices. Three full days of seminar programming will attract over 400 delegates whilst the exhibition has over 100 specialist exhibitors.
HIC Director, Stuart Quin, said, "We are very proud to secure this conference and exhibition. The scientific nature of the event brings specialists together to network and discuss important issues in this wonderful spa town environment."
The IPS exhibitions will take place in HIC's Hall Q where a dedicated support team co-ordinates shell schemes, fitting out, catering, signage, technical provision and even cleaning. The adjoining Kings Suite is one of three halls delivering conferencing papers, along with Hall D and the award winning Queens Suite, which can be sub-divided into ten individual, yet completely acoustically secure rooms.
"The Infection Prevention Society is pleased to return to Harrogate in 2009 and looks forward to attracting its members and exhibitors to an exciting educational experience," said Martin Kiernan who will be president of IPS in 2009. "It is a popular venue for this type of event with a good supply of hotels, and restaurants within easy walking distance of the conference centre."