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Hot Topics In Infection And Immunity In Children (IIC) – The ESPID-Oxford Course is a residential training course which aims to provide basic information and updates in key areas of paediatric infection.

The course is targeted at paediatric infectious disease trainees and trainers, and all those who manage children with infections. Delegates come from all over the world there is usually a 50/50 mix of trainees/consultants.

All are encouraged to participate in the interactive sessions to provide their knowledge and comments about the topics under review. All sessions are plenary and include a mix of lectures and case rounds.

IIC 2024 will be the 21st edition of the course. While the accommodation and Monday night dinner will be held at St Catherine's College, Oxford, all lectures will take place in Lecture Theatre 1, Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG.

We look forward to welcoming old and new friends and colleagues.


Please see the separate pages on this website for registration and bursary information.

The IIC Organising Committee recommend physical attendance of IIC 2024 if at all possible. Virtual participation will be an option for those unable to travel to Oxford.


Sessions will include:

  • Lectures with opportunity for questions at the end of every presentation
  • Case Rounds - interactive sessions with a panel, every day after lunch
  • Debate


An application to RCPCH for CPD accreditation is in process.