Second CEE Conference on Hospital Hygiene and Patient Safety

Many thanks to all participants, speakers and sponsors for this great conference!

High-level keynote speakers, lectures by specialists and excellent networking opportunities made the second Semmelweis CEE Conference on Hospital Hygiene and Patient Safety a great success.

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:

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!

Comparison of the effectiveness of different antimicrobial surfaces technologies

Clemens Bulitta

Technical University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden, Germany

Campaign measles: Immunization coverage of Health Care Students in Austria

Andrea Grisold

Institute of Hygiene, Microbiology and Environmental Medicine, Medical University Graz, Austria

Standardized manual reprocessing of angiographic systems in the hybrid OR

Clemens Bulitta

Technical University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden, Germany

Epidemiological and microbiological aspects of Clostridium Difficile infections in Hungary: Results from the newly launched European surveillance

Ágnes Hajdu, Andrea Kurcz, Virág Lesinszki, Judit Pástzi & Éva Popvics

National Center for Epidemiology, Budapest, Hungary

Importance of „in vitro” synergism examinations on infections caused by multidrug-resistant pathogens

Anita Becker, Márta Knausz, Andrea Lázár, Radka Nikolova & Edit Urbán,

Petz Aladar County Teaching Hospital, Hungary

Optimization of handrub volume assisted by automated visual feedback – coverage versus volume

Irén Kopcsóné Németh

Medical Centre, Hungarian Defence Forces, Hungary

Correlation between germ and particle measurements for the qualification of venilation system in the OR

Clemens Bulitta

Technical University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden, Germany

Infection control on the movie screen

Kamilla Nagy & Borbála Szél

Albert Szent-Györgyi Health Center at University of Szeged, Hungary

“Clean hands, Clean slate”: Multimodal strategy for improving hand hygiene compliance

Ákos Lehotsky, Kamilla Nagy & Borbála Szél

Albert Szent-Györgyi Health Center, University of Szeged, Hungary & Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

Impact assessment of preparation of hands on the correct handrubbing procedure among the staff of Polish medical facilities

Elisabeth Oldak, Dorota Rozkiewicz, Emilia Szumska, & Michael Zablocki

Medical University of Bialystok, Poland

Amazonas Hall

13.00 – 14.00

Registration & Welcome Drink

14.00 – 14.30

WELCOME SPEECH

Bernhard Küenburg, President Semmelweis Foundation
Beatrix Oroszi, National Center for Epidemiology
Reinhild Strauss, Austrian Ministry of Health
Ágoston Szél, Semmelweis University

14.30 – 15.30

THE SEMMELWEIS STORY – CAN IT HAPPEN AGAIN?
Didier Pittet, WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety

15.30 – 16.00

Break SPONSORED BY VAMED

16.00 – 17.30

IS COMMUNICATION THE KEY FOR BETTER INFECTION SURVEILLANCE AND CONTROL?

Karin Kadenbach, Member of the European Parliament
Krisztina Orosz-Havas, Ecolab
Didier Pittet, WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety
Alexander Rafila, Romanian Society of Microbiology
Carl Suetens, ECDC

17.30 – 18.00

Break 

SPONSORED BY VAMED

Amazonas Hall

18.00 – 19.00

DOES SURVEILLANCE IMPROVE THE COMMUNICATION ABOUT INFECTION CONTROL PROBLEMS WITHIN HOSPITALS?

Petra Gastmeier, Charité Medical University Berlin

18.00 – 19.00

DOES SURVEILLANCE IMPROVE THE COMMUNICATION ABOUT INFECTION CONTROL PROBLEMS WITHIN HOSPITALS?

Petra Gastmeier, Charité Medical University Berlin

18.00 – 19.00

DOES SURVEILLANCE IMPROVE THE COMMUNICATION ABOUT INFECTION CONTROL PROBLEMS WITHIN HOSPITALS?

Petra Gastmeier, Charité Medical University Berlin

Ganges 1

18.00 – 18.30

COMMUNICATION AND NEW MEDIA IN HOSPITAL HYGIENE

Tcheun-How Borzykowski, University of Geneva Hospital

 

18.30 – 19.00

TRANSMISSION FROM SURFACES – IS THIS A RISK

Martin Kiernan, GAMA Healthcare

18.30 – 19.00

TRANSMISSION FROM SURFACES – IS THIS A RISK

Martin Kiernan, GAMA Healthcare

Ganges 2

18.0 – 18.20

HAND HYGIENE 2020 HUNGARY – THE BEGINNING?

Krisztina Orosz-Havas, Ecolab

 

18.20 – 18.40

YOU ARE SEROIUS ABOUT FIGHTING HAIs WITH A BETTER HAND HYGIENE BUT NEED EXTERNAL HELP?

EVOLUTION CONCEPT COULD BE WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR

Andrey Popovich, Bode Chemie Hamburg

18.40-19.00

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: DIGITAL SOLUTIONS FOR A BETTER HAND HYGIENE

Tamas Haidegger, HandInScan

Amazonas Hall

19.00 – 21.00

Dinner & Networking

21.00 -22.00

Film „Clean Hands“

Amazonas Hall

8.00 – 9.00

Registration and Breakfast

9.00 – 10.00

THE BEST WAY TO GET YOUR HOSPITAL TO TALK ABOUT INFECTION CONTROL

Andreas Voss, Consultant Microbiologist at Canisius-Wilhelmina Hospital

10.00 – 10.30

Break

Amazonas Hall

14.00-14.20

POINT OF CARE TESTING – WILL IT ALWAYS REMAIN AN UTOPIA?

Fred Tenover, Cepheid

11.15 – 12.00

PRO-CONS SESSION: WHAT IS THE MAIN IMPACT OF ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMMES?

Andreas Voss, Canisus-Wilhelmina Hospital
Agnes Wechsler-Fördös, Rudolfstiftung

11.15 – 12.00

PRO-CONS SESSION: WHAT IS THE MAIN IMPACT OF ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMMES?

Andreas Voss, Canisus-Wilhelmina Hospital
Agnes Wechsler-Fördös, Rudolfstiftung

Ganges 1

10.30 – 11.50

WE NEED YOUR PAPERS

Pawel Grzesiowski, Polish Society for Medical Hygiene

 

10.50 – 12.00

PRESENTATION OF TOP 10 ABSTRACTS

10.50 – 12.00

PRESENTATION OF TOP 10 ABSTRACTS

10.50 – 12.00

PRESENTATION OF TOP 10 ABSTRACTS

Ganges 2

10.30 – 11.00

A TALE OF MICROBES AND MEN

Viktorija Tomic, University Clinic of Respiratory and Allergic Diseases

11.00 – 11.20

TRACKING PROGRESS IN HAND HYGIENE IMPROVEMENT IN HUNGARIAN HOSPITALS

Emese Szilágyi, National Public Health and Medical Officer Service

11.30 – 12.00

CASE ORIENTED STERILE GOOD SUPPLY – TH NEW CENTRAL OPERATION BLOCK AT CHARITE BERLIN

Mathias Seraphin, Vamed

 

Amazonas Hall

12.00 – 13.00

Lunch

Amazonas Hall

13.30 – 14.30

ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP THE SOLUTION TO AMR OR HAI

Dilip Nathwani, University of Dundee

14.30 – 15:00

PREVENTION OF INFECTIONS ASSICIATED WITH HEALTHCARE IN RUSSIA

Vasily Akimkin, Scientific Research Disinfectiology Institute

Ganges 1

13.00 – 14.15

ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE OF NOSOCOMIAL STRAINS OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AURES IN THE UKRAIN:

THE RESULT OF A MULTICENTER STUDY

Aidyn Salmanov, Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education

14.15 – 15.00

RESISTANT GRAM-NEGATIVE BACTERIA – EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTION CONTROL

Katarzyna Dzierżanowska-Fangrat, Chrildren’s Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw

Ganges 2

13.30 – 14:15

SOCIAL LIFE OF BACTERIA

Sergiu Singeorzan, Regional Emergency Hospital Miercurea Ciuc

14.15 – 15.00

OVERVIEW OF THE WHO GLOBAL GUIDELINE FOR THE PREVENTION OF SSI

Mohamed Abbas, University of Geneva Hospitals

Amazonas Hall

15.00 – 15.30

Break

Amazonas Hall

15.30 – 15.45

THE ROLE OF THE HEALTHCARE WORKER IN PREVENTIN INFECTIONS

AND COMMUNICATING THE MESSAGE TO THE PATIENT

Noel Abela, University of Malta

15.45 – 16.30

HEALTHCARE WORKERS ARE THE BEST MULTIPLIERS FOR INFECTION PREVENTION!

BUT DO THEY GET ENOUGH TO SAY ON WHAT IS EFFICIENT AND FEASIBLE?“

Noel Abela, University of Malta
Pawel Grzesiowski, Polish Society for Medical Hygiene
Andreea Moldovan, Sf. Constantin Hospital
Didier Pittet, University of Geneva Hospitals
Sergiu Singeorzan, Regional Emergency Hospital Miercurea Ciuc

Ganges 1

15.30 – 16.30

PHSYCOLOGIAL FACTORS OF HAND HYGIENE

Maryanne McGuckin, McGuckin Methods International

 

15.30 – 16.30

PHSYCOLOGIAL FACTORS OF HAND HYGIENE

Maryanne McGuckin, McGuckin Methods International

 

Ganges 2

15.30 -16.10

TAKING GREATER CONTROL OF KEY RISK FACTORS RELATED TO SSI

Jasenka Škrlin, University Hospital „Dubrava“

 

16.10 – 16.30

THE ROLE OF MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS IN INFECTION CONTROL – CONTROVERSIES AND CONUNDRUMS

Fred Tenover, Cepheid

 

Amazonas Hall

16.30 – 17.00

CLOSING STATEMENT

Bernhard Küenburg, Semmelweis Foundation

from 17.00

Networking

A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene, energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2015 sales of $13.5 billion and 48,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the healthcare, food, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. www.ecolab.com

Biomedica is a leading distributor of Medical Devices, In Vitro Diagnostics, Life Sciences, Biomedica Immunoassays and Clinical IT throughout Central Eastern Europe (CEE) for more than 40 years. Supported by a team of 280 professionals based in its headquarters in Vienna and 12 offices/ subsidiaries in CEE, Biomedica supplies its customers working in healthcare and research with flexible, customized solutions, high-quality products as well as comprehensive support in the areas of application, service and training. www.bmgrp.eu

Cepheid is a leading on-demand molecular diagnostics company that is dedicated to improvinghealthcare by developing fully-integrated systems and accurate yet easy-to-use molecular tests. Thecompany is focusing on applications where rapid and actionable test results are needed most, in fieldssuch as critical and healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, genetic diseases, virology and cancer. WWW.CEPHEIDINTERNATIONAL.COM

schülke is a chemical-pharmaceutical company based in Germany and is an international leader in hygiene, infection prevention & control, and chemical preservatives. For 128 years schülke has pioneered developments in disease prevention and control through innovative product development. Since 1996 schülke has been part of the Air Liquide group. www.schuelke.com

Founded in 1982, VAMED has become the leading global provider of a full line of services for hospitals and other health care facilities. The group has implemented about 850 projects in more than 80 countries on five continents. VAMED’s portfolio ranges from project development, planning and turnkey equipment via maintenance, technical, commercial and infrastructure services to the total operational management of health care facilities. With its portfolio of services, VAMED covers the entire range of health care, from health tourism and preventive medicine via medical care and nursing to aftercare and rehabilitation. VAMED is Austria’s leading private provider of rehabilitation services and, through VAMED Vitality World, the company is also Austria’s largest operator of thermal spas and health resorts. In the year 2017 the VAMED group was responsible for more than 18,000 staff worldwide, generating a volume of business of € 1.7 bn. www.vamed.com

SARAYA is a leading global manufacturer of sanitation and hygiene products and dedicated to improving the well-being of the world through sanitation, health and the environment. Our line of business extends from hand hygiene products to all forms of sanitation such as food safety, infection prevention and control, and public health, as well as functional foods. This diverse range of businesses and commitments comes from a unique history. www.saraya-europe.com

L&R is a leading solution provider in the fields of medicine, hygiene and care. With more than 160 years of expertise, 5,000 employees, 49 subsidiaries and shareholdings, as well as more than 130 selected partners, L&R realized a sales volume of more than 650 million euros in 2018. The company’s headquarters are located in Rengsdorf (Germany) and Vienna (Austria). The entrepreneurial spirit of L&R reflects in the corporate claim: People.Health.Care. – the human, the health and the care for both. www.lohmann-rauscher.com

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. That’s why for more than 130 years, we have aimed to keep people well at every age and every stage of life. Today, as the world’s largest and most broadly based healthcare company, we are committed to using our reach and size for good. We strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere. www.jnj.com

GAMA Healthcare are the market leaders in infection control. Their product range combines innovative technology with ease of use, providing the professional healthcare industry with the most effective solutions available. GAMA is the leading supplier of IPC products to the NHS in the UK with a comprehensive range of wipes and accessories under the Clinell, Carell and Cleanall brands. In addition to this we also sell into over 50 countries worldwide. All product claims are verified by the strongest data package within the market. With our ethos of high quality products, verified data, cost effectiveness and extensive after sales support, we have established ourselves as the premium choice for infection prevention professionals.
www.gamahealthcare.com

HandInScan steps into the footprints of Ignaz Semmelweis, fighting healthcare-associated infections with evidence-based practices. The Semmelweis Scanner offers a total quality solution for hand hygiene skill training, monitoring and performance assessment.   The system provides immediate feedback on the actual hand hygiene technique, resulting in rapid improvement of the healthcare workers’ compliance with the current protocols. Staff inclusion and patient empowerment are supported via real-time, customizable reporting system, also offering accurate and timely quality reports to the management. www.handinscan.com

We go further for health in more than 30 countries, but our solutions for wound care, incontinence, disinfection, and surgical efficiency are available in over 100 countries through a network of distributors. Wherever you see the HARTMANN brand and blue oval, you can count on professional partnership, quality, expertise, and a passion for always improving healthcare. www.hartmann.info

The Infection Prevention Society (IPS) is a professional organisation for all those committed to enhancing patient safety and preventing harm from healthcare infection and communicable disease. Our vision is that no person is harmed by a preventable infection. The mission of IPS is to inform, promote and sustain expert infection prevention policy and practice in the pursuit of patient or service user and staff safety wherever care is delivered. Membership comprises of infection prevention and control practitioners from a variety of disciplines including nurses, epidemiologists and medical microbiologists. There are also categories for corporate members, institutional members and associate membership. www.ips.uk.net

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