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Norovirus Infection in Health and Social Care

13-14 October 2011
28 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LY

Norovirus outbreaks cause major clinical and organisational challenges for all parts of the health and social care services. This conference will explore the most effective ways in which health and social care professionals can deal with a Norovirus outbreak while maintaining a normal level of services and activities.

The conference will coincide with the launch of new guidelines from the Professional Bodies and the Department of Health in time for the 2011-12 ?Norovirus season?.

Who should attend?
This meeting will be of interest to the health sector, social care services, the cruise ship industry, those working in environmental health, the cleaning products indusrty and anyone working in infection control.

The programme will address:
Epidemiology - the current state of play Prevention and control in health care settings Responsibilities and communication What can health and social care learn from other environments? How can we clean up after Norovirus? Question and answer sessions Speakers include:

Brian Duerden, CBE, MD
Dr Bob Adak, Head of Environmental and Enteric Diseases Department, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency
Jim Gray, Specialist Virology Centre, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Mel Skip, Public Health Manager, Carnival UK
Liz Jones, Head of Patient Environment, Department of Health

For more information, see the RSPH website.

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