Monday 18th May - 5 Nations Health Protection Conference

Monday 18th May
08:00 – 18:30
Registration Open / Tea/Coffee
11:00 – 11:10
Dilys Morgan, Public Health England
Opening Speech, Minister for Public Health
Maureen Watt MSP
11:10 – 11:25
11:25 – 12:10
Keynote Speaker
Living History: The Incredible Story of Beating Back Ebola in Sierra Leone
Oliver Morgan, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Session 1: Ebola Preparedness and Response
12:20 – 13:10
Chairs: Philip Veal & Gavin Dabrera
Organiser: Gavin Dabrera
12:10 – 12:25
It's all About the Detail - Getting the North East Ready for Ebola
Kirsty Foster1, Tricia Cresswell1 ,2
1Public Health England, North East Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 2NHS
England, Cumbria & North East, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
12:25 – 12:40
Flight Passenger Contact Tracing Following Confirmed Ebola
Syed Ahmed, Lorna Boyne, Alison Smith-Palmer, Eleanor Anderson, Jessica Baker,
Shona Cairns, Genna Drennan, David Goldberg, Diogo Marques, Johanna Reilly,
Beatrix Von Wissmann, Claire Brown
Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, UK
12:40 – 12:55
Detecting, Assessing and Monitoring Emerging Infectious Diseases: The Ebola
Virus Disease Outbreak in West Africa
Catherine O'Connor1, Kayleigh Hansford2, Amanda Walsh1, Dilys Morgan1
1Emerging Infections and Zoonoses, Public Health England, London, UK, 2Medical
Entomology and
Zoonoses Ecology, Public Health England, Porton Down, UK
12:55 – 13:10
A Humanitarian Disaster of Unprecedented Proportions: Why the West African
Outbreak Exceeded all Ebola Virus Disease Expectations
Dilys Morgan, Amanda Walsh, Catherine O'Connor
Emerging Infections and Zoonoses, Public Health England, London, UK
13:10 – 14:10
14:10 – 15:00
Lunch/Exhibition/Poster Viewing
Keynote Address
Foodborne Disease: How Much Evidence is Needed for Action?
John Cowden
15:00 – 15:30
Tea/Coffee/Exhibition/Poster Viewing
Session 2: Blood-borne viruses and Sexually Transmitted Infections
15:30 – 17:00
Chairs: Meirion Evans & Chris Whiteside
Organisers: Meirion Evans & Chris Whiteside
15:30 – 15:45
Hepatitis C in Wales: Using Novel Surveillance Systems to Identify at Risk
Populations and Guide Expansion of Harm Reduction Services
Gareth Morgan, Josie Smith, Chris Emmerson, Marion Lyons
Public Health Wales, Wales, UK
15:45 – 16:00
Mind the Gap - Intervention to Reduce the Drop off Between Those Patients
Newly Diagnosed in Northern Ireland with Hepatitis C and those Referred for
Annelies McCurley1, Seana Murray1, Lucy Jessie3, Ian Cadden2
1NI Regional Hepatitis B & C Managed Clinical Network, Northern Ireland, UK, 2The
Belfast Trust Liver Clinic, Northern Ireland, UK, 3Public Health Agency NI, Northern
Ireland, UK
16:00 – 16:15
What Can we Expect from New Treatments for Hepatitis C?
Ross Harris1, Daniela De Angelis2, 1, Sema Mandal1, Mary Ramsay1, Helen Harris1
1Public Health England, London, UK, 2MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge, UK
16:15 – 16:30
HIV Test Refusals Among Black Africans Attending Genitourinary Medicine
Clinics in England, 2013
Hamish Mohammed, Gavin Dabrera, Martina Furegato, Anthony Nardone, Gwenda
Public Health England, London, UK
16:30 – 16:45
Measuring Undiagnosed HIV Infection among Gum Clinic Attendees
Malcolm Canvin1, Louise Logan1, Gary Murphy1, Jacquelyn Njoroge1, Laura Else2,
Noel Gill1, Katy Sinka1
1Public Health England, London, UK, 2University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
16:45 – 17:00
Patient Notification Exercise Following Lapse in Standard Medical Care by a
Healthcare Worker
Sophia Makki, Samia Latif, Tracey Desmond, Catherine John, Dawn Jenkin, Jane
Jobarteh, John Mair-Jenkins, Claudia Giljohan, Jackie Swann, David Spence,
Charles Beck
PHE, East Midlands, UK
18:30 – 20:00
Drinks & Quiz sponsored by Health Protection Society (HPS)
(formerly known as Public Health Medicine Environmental Group)
Organiser: Lorraine Lighton
Quiz Master: Charles Saunders
Tuesday 19th May
08:00 – 18:30
Registration Open / Tea/Coffee
Session 3: Vaccine Preventable Diseases
09:00 – 10:30
Chair: Louise Coole
Organisers: Louise Coole & Ebere Okereke
09:00 - 09:15
Parental Acceptability and Awareness of the New Live Attenuated Influenza
Vaccination Programme in Scotland
Arlene J Reynolds1, Alastair Graham3, Andrea Kinver4, Nuala Healy2, Nicola
Steedman4, Nicola Kerr4, Jim McMenamin1
1Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, UK, 2Health Scotland, Glasgow, UK, 3TNS,
Edinburgh, UK, 4Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK
09:15 – 09:30
Childhood Flu Vaccination Pilot in the North East: Using Evaluation to Improve
Glen Wilson, Joanne Darke, Tricia Cresswell
Public Health England, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
09:30 – 09:45
Flu Champions - The Way Forward?
Elizabeth McGovern1, Yanette Beuno Diaz1, Jennifer Reid1, Marion Bennie2
1NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Glasgow, UK, 2University of Strathclyde, Glasgow,
09:45 – 10:00
Use of Meningococcal Group B Vaccine (Bexsero) in a Nursery Outbreak of
Group B Meningococcal Diease
Richard Smithson, Lucy Jessop
Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland, UK
10:00 – 10:15
Early Effect of the HPV Bivalent Vaccine on High-Risk HPV Prevalence and
Both Low and High-Grade Cervical Abnormalities in Scotland
Ross Cameron1, Kevin Pollock1, Kate Cuschieri2, Kim Kavanagh1, Chris Robertson1,
Margaret Cruickshank3, Syed Ahmed1
1Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, UK, 2Scottish Human Papillomavirus
Reference Laboratory, Edinburgh, UK, 3Department of Gynaecology, Aberdeen Royal
Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK
10:15 – 10:30
An Evaluation of the Impact of the Shingles Vaccine for the First Year of the
Programme in England
Philip Keel, Nick Andrews, Gayatri Amirthalingam
Public Health England, London, UK
10:30 – 11:30
Tea/Coffee/Exhibition/Poster Viewing and Poster Walk
Session 4: Health Protection Challenges In Health & Social Care settings, including Healthcare
associated infections
11:30 – 12:45
Chair: Suzanna Mathew
Organisers: Suzanna Mathew & Kirsty Foster
11:30 – 11:45
Outbreak of PVL-MRSA in a Residential Care Home
Sally Millership, Nikki Davis
Public Health England, Essex HPT, UK
11:45 – 12:00
Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) Outbreaks in Care Homes: What can be done to
Improve Effective Implementation of Control Measures?
Aysha Rashid, Peter MacPherson, Alex Stewart, Sam Ghebrehewet, Anjila Shah,
Joanna Cartwright
Public Health England, Liverpool, UK
12:00 – 12:15
Management of a Cluster of Invasive Streptococcus Pyogenes in a Nursing
Home in the East of England May 2014 - Infection Control to the Rescue
Smita Kapadia1, Clare Ebberson2, Alison Richards1, Nigel Fletcher1, Kelly O'Neil3,
Mike Lilley1
1Public Health England, Hertfordshire, UK, 2Bedford Borough Council, Bedfordshire,
UK, 3Luton Borough Council, Luton, UK
12:15 – 12:30
Community Associated Clostridium Difficile Infection (CDI) in Scotland - A
Sentinel Study
A-Lan Banks1, Derek Brown2, Henry Mather2, John Coia2, Camilla Wiuff1
1Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, UK, 2Scottish Salmonella, Shigella and
Clostridium difficile Reference Laboratory, Glasgow, UK
12:30 – 12:45
Mandatory Pseudomonas Surveillance in Augmented Care and Neonatal
Settings in Northern Ireland – Where are we 2 Years Later?
Rachel Spiers, Lynsey Patterson, Ciaran McLoughlin, Lourda Geoghegan
Public Health Agency, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
12:45 – 13:45
Lunch/Exhibition/Poster Viewing
Session 5: Gastro-intestinal Infections
13:45 – 15:15
Chair: Lorraine Lighton
Organisers: Lorraine Lighton & Gavin Dabrera
13:45 – 14:00
Asymptomatic Giardia Infection: An Important Source of Ongoing
Transmission within the Household in Northwest England, 2014/15
Alison Waldram1 ,2, Kenneth Lamden4, Roberto Vivancos1
1Field Epidemiology Service Liverpool, Public Health England, Liverpool, UK, 2Field
Epidemiology Training Programme (FETP), Liverpool, UK, 3European Programme for
Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET), Stockholm, Sweden, 4Cumbria &
Lancashire Public Health England Centre, Public Health England, Chorley, UK
14:00 – 14:15
A Case of Cow Pox in 2015
Ruth Goldstein1, David Kirrage2
1Public Health England, West Midlands Health Protection Team West Midlands
North, UK, 2Public Health England, West Midlands Health Protection Team West
Midlands West, UK
14:15 – 14:30
Association between Livestock Density and Sporadic Cases of Acute Q Fever
in England and Wales, 2004-2012: An Ecological Study
Rachel Freeman1, Kate Halsby1, Ioannis Karagiannis1, Ruth Moir2, Matthew Donati3,
Jennifer Taylor1, Tim Brooks4, Hilary Kirkbride1
1Public Health England, Colindale, UK, 2Animal and Plant Health Agency, London,
UK, 3Public Health England, Bristol, UK, 4Public Health England, Porton Down, UK
14:30 – 14:45
A Report of Food Poisoning after a Meal Out: How Something Commonplace
Turned into a Complex Situation
Kirsty Foster, Deb Wilson, Jonathan Lawler
Public Health England, North East, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
14:45 – 15:00
Investigation of a Large, Complex National Outbreak of VTEC Escherichia Coli
O157 PT8 associated with Pre-Packed Salad - Great Britain, October 2014
Chantil Sinclair, John Harris, Bob Adak
Public Health England, London, UK
15:00 – 15:15
Public Health Challenges of Managing Non-E COLI O157 VTEC Infections:
Lesson from the Northeast Of Scotland
Jayne Leith, Emmanuel Okpo
Health Protection Team, NHS Grampian, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
15:15 – 15:45
Tea/Coffee/Exhibition/Poster Viewing
Session 6: Health Protection Practice
15:45 – 17:00
Chair: Kirsty Foster
Organisers: Suzanna Mathew & Kirsty Foster
Global Surveillance: Activities to Support the Commonwealth Games, 2014,
with Lessons Learned
Chris Redman1, James Munro1, Helen Sutton1, Clare Suckling1, Lorna Boyne1, Alex
Sanchez-Vivar1, Fiona Genasi1, Kitty Smith1, Epidemic Intelligence Team2
1Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, UK, 2European Centre for Disease Prevention
and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Estimating the Risk of Household Transmission of Invasive Group A
Streptococcus in England
Rachel Mearkle, Maria Saavedra-Campos, Chas Rawlings, Juliana Coelho, Theresa
Lamagni, Sooria Balasegaram
Public Health England, London, UK
PVL-SA: Management of a 2 Household Extended Family Outbreak
Rhea Snounou, Caroline O'Geary, Rachel Spiers, Pat O'Hare, Lourda Geoghegan
Public Health Agency, Belfast, Co. Antrim, UK
Modern Communications in Exposure Incidents
Marion Fleming, Kenneth Lamden
Public Health England, North West Region, UK
PCR - from Panic and Chaos to Reason. the Response from a Frontline Health
Protection Team to the Challenges of New Microbiological Technology
Lisa Harvey-Vince, Kevin Carroll, Vicky Watts
Public Health England, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, UK
19:30 – Late
Health Protection Society Annual Meeting
Conference Dinner and Ceilidh
Roseberry Suite, Hilton Hotel
Wednesday 20th May
08:00 – 14:00
Registration Open / Tea/Coffee
Session 7: Environmental Hazards and Health Protection
09:00 – 10:30
Chairs: Philip Veal & Kevin Manley
Organisers: Philip Veal & Kevin Manley
09:00 – 09:15
The UK National Radon Action Plan - What, Why, When, How, Who?
Neil McColl
Public Health England, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, UK
09:15 – 09:30
An Investigation of Carbon Dioxide In Residential Houses in Gorebridge,
Richard Othieno1, Colin Ramsay2, Lorna Willocks1, Carole McRae2, Simon Cole3
1NHS Lothian, Scotland, UK, 2Health Protection Scotland, Scotland, UK, 3Scottish
Environment Protection Agency, Scotland, UK
09:30 – 09:45
Cleaning up Afterwards. The UK Recovery Handbook for Biological Incidents
Thomas Pottage1, Clare Shieber1, Stacey Wyke2, Sara Speight1, Allan Bennett1
1Public Health England, Salisbury, Wilts, UK, 2Public Health England, Chilton,
Oxfordshire, UK
09:45 – 10:00
Radiation Protection Implications of Solar Superstorms
Richard Tanner, Jill Meara, Simon Mann, Luke Hager, Matthew Pardo, Stephanie
Public Health England, Chilton, Oxon, UK
10:00 – 10:15
Why are People Dying from Unintentional Carbon Monoxide Poisoning? An
Overview of Coroners' Findings
Rebecca Close1, Amy Rimell1, Claudia Wells2, Vanessa Fearn2, Louisa Smith2,
Danielle Fisher3, Robert Flanagan3, Giovanni Leonardi1
1Public Health England, CRCE, Didcot, UK, 2Office for National Statistics, Newport,
UK, 3King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
10:15 – 10:30
The Heatwave of 2013: The Public’s Actions to Protect Themselves and Others
and the Reach and Impact of Public Health Advice
Nick Bundle, Catriona Carmichael, Tom Nichols, Virginia Murray, Angie Bone
Public Health England, London, UK
10:30 – 11:00
Tea/Coffee/Exhibition/Poster Viewing
Session 8: Respiratory Infections
11:00 – 12:00
Chair: Charles Saunders
Organisers: Charles Saunders & Dilys Morgan
11:00 – 11:15
A Tragedy Waiting to Happen: Legionella Associated with Heated Birthing
Pools Filled in Advance of Labour and Used in the Home Setting
Tricia Cresswell
Public Health England, North East, UK
11:15 – 11:30
Ltbex – a New Model for Management of TB Incidents in Metropolitan Areas
Sudy Anaraki, Samantha Perkins, Sarah Murphy
Public Health England, London, UK
11:30 – 11:45
The Collaborative Tuberculosis Strategy for England, 2015-2020
Sarah Anderson1, Lucy Thomas1, Dominik Zenner1, Hiran Hirani1, Ibrahim Abubakar1
11:45 – 12:00
Health England, London, UK, 2UCL, London, UK
‘They May Take our Lives, but They'll Never Take our Freedom!' A Review of
Tuberculosis Cases Detained by Legislation from 2004 - 2014 in Scotland
Josie Murray
NHS Lothian, Edinburgh, UK
Session 9: Hot Topics
12:00 – 13:00
Chair: Dilys Morgan
Organisers: Dilys Morgan & Gavin Dabrera
12:00 – 12:15
An Outbreak of Botulism Associated with People who use Drugs in Scotland
Kirsty Roy1, Amanda Weir1, Gillian Penrice2, Elvira Garcia-Alvarez3, John Logan4,
Jennifer Champion5, Susan Laidlaw6, Chris McGuigan7, Vivian Hope8, Katelyn
Cullen8, Gauri Godbole8, Corinne Amar8, Kathie Grant8, Fortune Ncube8, David
1Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, UK, 2NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Public
Health Protection Unit, Glasgow, UK, 3NHS Ayrshire and Arran Health Protection
Unit, Ayr, UK, 4NHS Lanarkshire Department of Public Health, Bothwell, UK, 5NHS
Forth Valley Health Protection Unit, Stirling, UK, 6NHS Shetland Public Health
Department, Lerwick, UK, 7NHS Fife Public Health Department, Windygates, UK,
8Public Health England, London, UK
12:15 – 12:35
Invasive Mosquitoes and Tropical Arboviruses in Europe
Jolyon Medlock, Public Health England, Porton
12:35 – 12:55
Assessing the Impact of the Resurgence in Scarlet Fever
Theresa Lamagni, Public Health England, London
Closing Remarks
Dilys Morgan
13:00 – 13:45
Lunch and Delegates Depart