HPRU GI Annual Scientific Meeting Awards

On 1 and 2 March 2017 the NIHR HPRU in Gastrointestinal Infections (HPRU GI) held its annual annual scientific meeting at the Liverpool Medical Institution. Over 85 people attended the event and the conference was well received by all.

Group Photo

The conference focused on three key areas for GI 'Burden of Illness' , 'Surveillance Tools' and 'Outbreaks and Interventions' with keynote talks from Professor Anne Murcott, Professorial Research Associate,
SOAS Food Studies Centre, University of London on ‘"Good" reasons for "bad" behaviour: a sociological approach to food handling in the domestic kitchen', Professor Simon Capewell, Vice-President for Policy, UK Faculty of Public Health for Virus Research on ‘Working at the Public Health Science/Policy Interface: Lesson from Slavery, Rum and Tobacco?' and Professor Sarah O'Brien, Director of HPRU GI on 'Modernising diagnosis and surveillance of GI'.

The final programme and abstract booklet for the event are available to download.

Delegates joined in the discussions on twitter via the #hprugi2017.

Delegates were also given the opportunity to vote online for the ‘People’s Choice Award’ for best oral presentation. The winner was Post-doctoral Researcher  Lee Kellingray for his talk on ‘Combating Clostritidium difficile infection through the use of faecal microbiota transplantation.’

Lee Kellingray - Peoples Choice

Members of the HPRU GI External Advisory Panel judged the best PhD oral presentation, with first and runner up prizes, and best poster presentation, with first and runner up prizes.

Clare Barker -best Poster                              Suzi -runnerup -poster
PhD Student Clare Barker wins first prize for 
Best Poster Presentation
  PhD Student Suzanne Rotheram wins runner up prize for Best Poster Presentation
Helen Hughes - Best Ph D Oral   Seun Esan - Runnerup Phd Oral
PhD Student Helen Hughes wins first prize for  Best PhD Oral Presentation   PhD Student Oluwaseun Esan wins runner up prize for Best PhD Oral Presentation

Posted on: 03/03/2017