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Preliminary Programme

The detailed conference programme is available HERE.

Please click on the workshop names to see the description of each workshop.

Round table workshops

These small group workshops are aimed to ensure a high level of delegate/moderator interaction. They are limited in space, with only 50 participants per workshop, and will be allocated on a first applied, first serve basis.

  •  Education and androgogy
    Jacqueline Reilly, Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, UK
  • Behaviour change
    Sheldon Stone, University College London Medical School, UK
    Judith Dyson, University of Hull, UK
  • Environmental decontamination
    Egil Lingaas, Oslo University Hospital, Norway
    Syed Sattar, University of Ottawa, Canada

Keypad interactive symposia

These symposia will feature the use of keypad voting by the audience to facilitate audience involvement and interaction.
  • Outbreak! 
  • Achieving a safety first culture in infection control
  • Implementing successful hand hygiene interventions
  • Evaluating a medical paper
  • Establishing effective antibiotic stewardship

Keynote lectures

  • World tour of ritualistic, wasteful and unsafe IPC practices
    Nizam Damani, World Health Organization
    2018 Graham Ayliffe Award
  • Healthcare associated infections: a quality indicator for hospitals
    Jacqueline Reilly, Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, UK
  • Light and shadow in infection control in Poland over the years
    Piotr Heczko, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Pro-Con debate

  • Can MDROs be controlled in healthcare settings without a screening programme?
    David Jenkins, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, UK
    Fidelma Fitzpatrick, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

IFIC and member society symposia

  • Device associated infections
  • Addressing healthcare associated Gram negative bacteraemias
  • What’s new on surveillance?
  • Healthcare associated infections in elderly patients
  • Addressing MDR healthcare infections
  • Implementing IPC in limited resource settings