Third 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 last Semmelweis CEE Conference on Hospital Hygiene and Patient Safety a great success.

More information and photos will be available in the next few days.

Arabella

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

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 for 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 Arvand, Robert Koch Institute

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

Arabella

Dinner & Networking

Ecolab Hygiene Party

Lohengrin

14.00-19.30

Ecolab’s programmatic approach to hospital hygiene and patient safety

Papageno

14.00-19.30

World Café by Biomedica


 

Othello

14.00-19.30

smart & sophisticated room and surface Bio Decontamination with DCX Technology


Arabella

8.00-9.00

Registration / Breakfast

9.00-10.00

Silo Busting: from Semmelweis’ time to today and beyond

Didier Pittet, Infection 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 Schindler Regional Hospital Villach

Andreea Moldovan, St. Constantin Hospital

11.20-11.40

Careful use of antibiotics to reduce the development of resistance

Agnes Wechsler-Fördös

Ernani

10.30-10.50

We Need Your Papers

Mohamed Abbas, Geneva University Hospitals

10.50-12.00

Presentation of Top 8 Abstracts

 

Hamlet

10.30-12.00

 Workshop “Patient Safety”

Hans Härting, AssekuRisk

Arabella

12.00-13.00

Lunch

13.00-14.00

The challenge of implementing molecular diagnostics for infection control

Fred Tenover, Cepheid

Arabella

14.00-14.20

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

Roland Knieler, Knieler & Team GmbH

14.20-14.40

Semmelweis’ lesson for the Current Innovations in Health Care

Anna Durnová, Political Scientist

14.40-15.00

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

Fred Tenover, Cepheid

Ernani

14.00 – 14.20

Recent outbreak in the Hospital for Cardiosurgery

Milena Petrovska, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University

 

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 Marincaş, Satu Mare Emergency Hospital

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

Technical aspects of water safety in hospitals

Alexander Blacky, CCM VAMED-KMB

Arabella

15.00-15.30

Break

Arabella

15.30-16.30

CEE Initiative – Standardisation and Education

Viktorija Tomic, University Clinic of Respiratory and Allergic Diseases Golnik
Vlastimil Jindrak, National Institute of Public Health Prague
Kate Vulane, Centre for Disease Prevention and Control of Latvia
Ljiljana Markovic-Denic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade
Lul Raka, National Institute of Public Health of Kosovo

Chair and Host:

Elisabeth Presterl, Vienna General Hospital

Ernani

15.30-15.50

Surgical Site Infections

Mohamed Abbas, Geneva University Hospitals

15.50-16.10

How to deal with infections interdisciplinarily – an intensivist´s perspective

Claus Krenn, Medical University of Vienna

16.10-16.30

SSI: Practical Aspects

Tudor Birsan, Hospital of St. John of God

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 Haidegger, HandInScan

Arabella

16.30-17.00

Closing Statement

Bernhard Küenburg, President of Semmelweis Foundation

Lohengrin

9.00-16.30

Ecolab’s programmatic approach to hospital hygiene and patient safety

Papageno

9.00-16.30

World Café by Biomedica


 

Othello

9.00-16.30

smart & sophisticated room and surface Bio Decontamination with DCX Technology