The Kelsey Lectures

Established in 1980 through a donation generously provided by Dr Jos Kelsey to enable a guest lecturer of international reputation to be invited to speak at the CSC Conference annually. The Kelsey fund is now maintained by the CSC.

The first Kelsey Lecturer was Dr P Makela, Helsinki, at the Keele Conference in 1982 on the topic of “Some Problems in Field Evaluation of Hand Disinfection. There are some years since the lecture was established where a lecture was not delivered for various reasons. The following is the history of lectures where information was available for collation.

#yeardatesLocationKelsey Lecturertitle
22nd198016th to 18th AprilUniversity NewcastleKelsey Lectureship established
24th198223rd to 26th MarchUniversity of Keele1st Dr P Makela, FinlandSome problems in field evaluation of hand disinfection
25th198318th to 20th AprilBath2nd Prof B Birgitta Nilehn, SwedenRole of the Environment in Hospital Infections –

Design of CSSD

26th19844th to 6th AprilUniv Nottingham3rd Dr WA Wahba, WHO CopenhagenHospital Acquired Infection – The Role of the World Health Organisation.”
27th198527 to 29thKing Alfred’s, WinchesterMiss Sheila Scott Department of Health, UKSterile Supply – Past, present and future
28th198615th to 17th AprilCardiffDr J FerreresA coordinated approach to infection control surveillance
29th198724th to 26th MarchUniv WarwickDr B NystronmEvaluation of standards for washing/heat disinfection


30th1988NO PROGRAMMEPortsmouth
31st1989NO PROGRAMMELeeds
32nd19902nd to 4th AprilUniv East AngliaDr Dan JanssenMonitoring and control of steam and ETO -a global view
33rd199111th to 13th AprilEdinburghDr DM TaylorInactivation of slow viruses including CJD
34th19927th + 8th AprilSolihull Birmingham – Joint conference with ICNA & ISSMBarry Collins Memorial lecture by Prof F Daschner


Epidemiology Topic
35th1993UMIST ManchesterBarry Collins Memorial lecture by Prof H G Sonntag, Germany


37th1995No Conference
38th19968th + 9th MayEastwood Park, GloucestershireNo Kelsey Lecture
39th199714th to 16th AprilUniv BirminghamProf Walter KollerCleaning and Disinfection by use of machines
40th199820-22 AprilBirminghamDr Juhani OjarjaviHand washing
41st199912th to 14th April,BelfastProf Arderne ForderUnknown
42nd200017th to 19th AprilCirencesterMiss Rosalind PlowmanHospital Acquired Infection: where is the Czar?
43rd200125th to 27th AprilUniv ManchesterDr William A RutalaNew Technologies in Low Temp Sterilization
44th200215th to 17th AprilUMISTDr DL Pineau (France)Problems of Biofilms and Endoscopes
20037th to 9th AprilUniv WarwickMichele AlfaMeasurement of Cleaning Standards
49th20045th to 7th AprilBathProf Mike Bramble (BSG) UKDecontamination of endoscopes – mission impossible?
200525th to 27th AprilDundeeDr Dorothy CanterLessons Learned from Decontaminating facilities following

2001 Bacillus Anthracis attacks

200610th to 12th AprilCardiffDr Olavi KajenderNanobacteria: characteristics detection and medical

Importance of self propagating calcifying nanoparticles.

200723rd to 25th AprilUMIST ManchesterProf Adriano DuseExperiences of viral hemorrhagic fevers in Aftrica
200821st to 23rs AprilLiverpoolProf Shaheem Mehtar

South Africa

Decontamination in the Western Cape
200927th to 29th AprilDublinDr Egil Lingaas, Norway.Decontamination in Norwegian Healthcare & vCJD –

value of risk perception

201029th to 31st MarchCambridge (50th Anniversary CSC)Prof Sayed SattarAssessing chemicals as disinfectants: Koch to Kelsey and


201118th to 20th AprilBournemouthProf Heike MartinyCleaning and disinfection of channels: not as easy as it seems
201315th to 16th AprilBristolDr Michael Borg,

Mater Dei Hospital Malta

Behaviour change in infection prevention: pitfalls and


20147th to 8th AprilForest of Arden


201513th to 14th AprilSt Pierre, ChepstowGee Yen SinEbola: a global perspective
2016LeedsDominic Goulet
20173rd to 4th AprilLeicesterProf Hilary HumphriesPreventing infection in operating theatres – more myth than


201816th to 17th AprilCardiffProf Manfred Rotter, Vienna Austria

Dedicated to the memory of Prof Graham Ayliffe (Past Chair CSC)


Historical perspectives of testing the efficacy of hand