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

2.00-3.00 pm

Registration & Welcome Drink

3.00-3.30 pm

Welcome Speech

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

3.30-5.00 pm

Silo Busting – Challenging the old Problem of Interdisciplinary Work

Anna Durnova – Political Scientist

Thomas Szekeres Austrian Medical Association

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

Andreea Moldovan – St. Constantin Hospital Romania

Michael Binder – Medical Director of the Vienna Hospital 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!

5.00-5.30 pm

Break

Hamlet

5.30-5.50 pm

Hefe Candida Auris

Birgit Willinger – MedUni Vienna

Lecture by OEGHMP

5.50-6.10 pm

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6.10-6.30 pm

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

5.30-5.50 pm

The view of a medical director on infection control

Ojan Assadian – Regional Hospital Neunkirchen

Lecture by OEGKH

5.50-6.10 pm

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6.10-6.30 pm

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Mardjan ArvandRobert Koch Institute

Arabella / Boheme

6.30-7.15 pm

Keynote

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Dinner & Networking

Ecolab Hygiene Party

Ecolab

Day 2 / March 13th

Arabella / Boheme

8.00-9.00 am

Registration / Breakfast

9.00-10.00 am

Silobusting: 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 am

Break

Arabella

10.30-11.00 am

The Journey to becoming a Hand Hygiene Excellence Award Winner

Elke SchindlerRegional Hospital Villach

Andreea MoldovanSt. Constantin Hospital

11.00-11.30 am

Careful use of antibiotics to reduce the development of resistance

Agnes Wechsler-Fördös

11.30 am – 12.00 pm

Surfaces – Desinfection and Norms

Astrid MayrMedical University Innsbruck

Ernani

10.30-10.50 am

We Need Your Papers

Mohamed AbbasGeneva University Hospitals

10.50 am – 12.00 pm

Presentation of Top 10 Abstracts

 

Hamlet

10.30 am – 12.00 pm

 Workshop “Patient Safety”

Hans HärtingAssekuRisk

Arabella / Boheme

12.00-1.00 pm

Lunch

1.30-2.00 pm

The continuing challenge of carbapenemases

Fred TenoverCepheid

Arabella

2.00-2.20 pm

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

Roland KnielerIHO

2.20-2.40 pm

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Anna DurnováPolitical Scientist

2.40-3.00 pm

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Fred Tenover, Cepheid

Ernani

2.00-3.00 pm

Outbreaks – What can we learn?

Ramona MarincaşSatu Mare Emergency Hospital

Hamlet

2.00-2.20 pm

Endoscope – “State of the Art”

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2.20-2.40 pm

Endoscope

Magda Diab-Elschahawi – Vienna General Hospital

2.40-3.00 pm

Endoscope – Discussion

Magda Diab-Elschahawi – Vienna General Hospital

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Arabella

3.00-3.30 pm

Break

Arabella

3.30-4.30 pm

CEE Initiative – Standardisation and Education

Chair and Host:

Elisabeth PresterlVienna General Hospital

Ernani

3.30-3.50 pm

Surgical Site Infections

Mohamed Abbas Geneva University Hospitals

3.50-4.10 pm

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4.10-4.30 pm

Discussion – Surgical Site Infections

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Hamlet

3.30-3.50 pm

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

Alexandru Coman – Center for Health Policy and Public Health

3.50-4.10 pm

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4.10-4.30 pm

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Tamas HaideggerHandInScan

Arabella

4.30-5.00 pm

Closing Statement

Bernhard Küenburg President of Semmelweis Foundation