Third Semmelweis CEE Conference to be taking place on 12 and 13 March 2019 in Vienna

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

Over 350 people actively participated in the previous CEE Conference, which took place in 2017 in Budapest. The overwhelmingly positive feedback we received was motivating and encouraged us to continue our work with the upcoming event next year. We are currently working on the organization of the third CEE Conference which we intend to make even more special, interactive and diverse in topics.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the third Semmelweis CEE Conference on Hospital Hygiene and Patient Safety, focusing on “Silo Busting – We urgently need more interdisciplinarity in our fragmented healthcare system” on 12 and 13 March 2019 in Vienna, Austria.

Day 1 / March 12th

Arabella / Boheme

14.00-15.30

Registration & Welcome Drink

15.30-16.00

Welcome Speech

Bernhard Küenburg – President Semmelweis Foundation
Thomas Szekeres Austrian Medical Association
Michael Binder – Medical Director of the Viennese Hospital Association

16.00-16.45

Keynote

CRE-free Europe: Prevention of antimicrobial resistance across all borders

Alexander W. Friedrich, University Medical Centre Groningen

16.45-18.00

Silo Busting – Challenging the old Problem of Interdisciplinary Work

Michael Binder – Medical Director of the Vienna Hospital Association

Anna Durnová – Political Scientist

Alexander W. Friedrich, University Medical Centre Groningen

Andreea Moldovan – St. Constantin Hospital Romania

Didier Pittet – Infection Control Programme & WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, The University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine

Thomas Szekeres Austrian Medical Association

One of the most persisting problems in healthcare are departments: Thinking and acting in silos is not contributing to hospital hygiene. How can silos be busted?

What role could or should be taken by patients? Well informed and critical patients, as well as social media, could change the way nurses and doctors work – take a look at the changes in the tourism industry: reviews in online portals and on platforms can be existential for restaurants and hotels.

We have got the knowledge and technological know-how – why is infection-prevention, -surveillance and -control still an issue!?

At our conference in 2017 our topic was “Communication – the key for better infection surveillance and control”. During a lot of informal conversations we heard about great difficulties regarding hierarchies and that senior staff often prevents new working methods. How can we help healthcare workers change the system?

Changing the perspective can help a great deal – it is much easier to look at one discipline instead of looking at a system that puts patients first. When putting patients first, two things become clear – interdisciplinary work is necessary and the way budgets are being spent is debatable!

18.00-18.30

Break

Hamlet

18.30-18.50

The Development of Infection Control in Healthcare Settings in Hungary

Beatrix Oroszi, National Center for
Epidemiology Hungary

 

18.50-19.10

Catheter indused bloodstream infections and their prophylaxis from the point of view of the nursing practice.

Harald Titzer, Vienna General Hospital

19.10-19.30

Patient outcome on influenza-wards during two influenza seasons in three hospitals in Vienna after PCR point of care diagnosis in the emergency room.

Christoph Wenisch – Vienna Hospital Association

Lecture by OEGIT

Ernani

18.30-18.50

The view of a medical director on infection control

Ojan Assadian – Regional Hospital Neunkirchen

Lecture by OEGKH

18.50-19.10

One health

Reinhild Strauss, Federal Ministry Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection

19.10-19.30

The Robert Koch Institute’s approach to infection prevention and control in Germany.

Mardjan ArvandRobert Koch Institute

Arabella / Boheme

Dinner & Networking

Ecolab Hygiene Party

Ecolab

Day 2 / March 13th

Arabella / Boheme

8.00-9.00

Registration / Breakfast

9.00-10.00

Silo Busting: from Semmelweis’ time to today and beyond

Didier PittetInfection Control Programme & WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, The University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine

10.00-10.30

Break

Arabella

10.30-11.20

The Journey to becoming a Hand Hygiene Excellence Award Winner

Didier Pittet

Elke SchindlerRegional Hospital Villach

Andreea MoldovanSt. Constantin Hospital

11.20-11.40

Careful use of antibiotics to reduce the development of resistance

Agnes Wechsler-Fördös

11.40-12.00

Do we need antimicrobial surfaces in infection prevention? – A critical update

Astrid MayrMedical University Innsbruck

Hamlet

10.30-12.00

 Workshop “Patient Safety”

Hans HärtingAssekuRisk

Ernani

10.30-10.50

We Need Your Papers

Mohamed AbbasGeneva University Hospitals

10.50-12.00

Presentation of Top 10 Abstracts

 

Arabella / Boheme

12.00-13.00

Lunch

13.00-14.00

The challenge of implementing molecular diagnostics for infection control

Fred TenoverCepheid

Arabella

14.00-14.20

Patient near environment – State of the art disinfectants – a view on latest studies

Roland KnielerKnieler & Team GmbH

14.20-14.40

Semmelweis’ lesson for the Current Innovations in Health Care

Anna DurnováPolitical Scientist

14.40-15.00

The ongoing evolution of MRSA – does it matter for infection control

Fred Tenover, Cepheid

Hamlet

14.00-14.20

Endoscope reprocessing between then and now

Magda Diab-Elschahawi – Vienna General Hospital

14.20-14.40

Patient safety
Maria Kletecka-Pulker, Austrian Network for Patient Safety

14.40-15.00

Endoscope – Discussion

Magda Diab-Elschahawi – Vienna General Hospital

tbd

Ernani

14.00 – 14.20

Recent outbreak in the Hospital for Cardiosugery

Milena Petrovska University Ss Cyril and Methodius

 

14.20 – 14.40

Characteristics of reported hospital outbreaks in Hungary, 2007-2017

Andrea Kurcz National Center for Public Health Hungary

14.40 – 15.00

Patient safety starts with me – The safety of care for patients in Romanian hospitals 

Ramona MarincaşSatu Mare Emergency Hospital

Arabella

15.00-15.30

Break

Arabella

15.30-16.30

CEE Initiative – Standardisation and Education

Chair and Host:

Elisabeth PresterlVienna General Hospital

Hamlet

15.30-15.50

Guerilla marketing methods to increase hand hygiene awareness in healthcare workers in Romania

Alexandru Coman – Center for Health Policy and Public Health

15.50-16.10

Candida auris – human threat or harmless bug?

Birgit Willinger – MedUni Vienna

Lecture by OEGHMP

16.10-16.30

Bringing hand hygiene to the national level – the Hungarian case

Tamas HaideggerHandInScan

Ernani

15.30-15.50

Surgical Site Infections

Mohamed Abbas Geneva University Hospitals

15.50-16.10

tbd

tbd

16.10-16.30

tbd

tbd

Arabella

16.30-17.00

Closing Statement

Bernhard Küenburg President of Semmelweis Foundation