We cordially congratulate the three winners of our poster session and thank our sponsor Ecolab and ICPIC for providing them with travel, accommodation and a ticket to the ICPIC in Geneva:

1st place: Georg Duscher „Fighting against permethrin resistant and non-resistant strains of bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) with the use of a special fogger and a combination of H2O2 fluid and permethrin – a light at the end of the tunnel“

2nd place: Clemens Bulitta „OR ventilation a relevant factor in prevention of surgical site infections“

3rd place: Patrick Braß „Better feedback for hand hygiene using an innovative support system“

From left to right: Bernhard Kueenburg (President of the Semmelweis Foundation), Didier Pittet (WHO), Patrick Braß (3rd place), Georg Duscher (1st place), Clemens Bulitta (2nd place), Mohamed Abbas (head of jury) and Samo Kotnik (Ecolab).

10 Best E-Posters

We would like to thank all participants of the Abstract Submission for their contribution.

We congratulate the 10 best authors on their abstracts!

OR ventilation a relevant factor in prevention of surgical site infections

Clemens Bulitta

Technical University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden, Institute of Medical Engineering, Weiden Oberpfalz, Germany

Clostridium difficile infection associated with tuberculosis (TB) medication

Dr. Anca Hnatiuc

Municipal Hospital Dr. Gavril Curteanu Oradea Romania

Adopting the World Health Organization Multi-Modal Strategy for Hand Hygiene Improvement

Maria Teresa Blanco-Abuy, RN

St. Luke’s Medical Center – Quezon City

Microbiological Validation of Expert Evaluation: Reliability of Human Assessment

Viola Sári

Barriers in preventing healthcare associated infections in the nurses’ activity

Viorica Nedelcu

The Order of Nurses, Midwives and Medical Assistants in Romania Bucharest Branch,Bucharest, Romania, The “Carol Davila” University of Pharmacy and Medicine of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Successful implementation of hand hygiene program in Trnava University Hospital during period 2013-2018

Janka Prnova

Centre of Microbiology and Infection Prevention, Trnava University, Slovakia
Department of Hospital Hygiene and Epidemiology, University Hospital Trnava, Slovakia

Surgical Residents’ Hand Hygiene: Assumptions and Beliefs

Száva Bánsághi

Financial Burden of Healthcare-Associated Infections Costs in Hungary: A Cost Based Analysis

Márk Markóczy

Fighting against permethrin resistant and non-resistant strains of bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) with the use of a special fogger and a combination of H2O2 fluid and permethrin – a light at the end of the tunnel

Georg Duscher

Better feedback for hand hygiene using an innovative support system

Patrick Braß

Helios Klinikum Krefeld