Participants at the 2nd CEE Conference on hospital Hygiene and Patient Safety in 2017 on stage

Interdisciplinarity as a Key for Successful Infection Control and Antibiotic Stewardship

Interdisciplinarity is the key for successful infection control and antibiotic stewardship in hospitals. The Semmelweis Foundation met with Dr. Agnes Wechsler-Fördös and Prof. Ojan Assadian, two experts in this field in Austria, to discuss its importance. Despite her retirement in 2018, Dr. Agnes Wechsler-Fördös continues to be highly active. The reason is simple, says the […]

Dr. Sebastian Schulz-Stübner

KRINKO: The new recommendations can easily be summarized as “form follows function”

The revision of the recommendations for SSI-prevention is one of the most important patient safety recommendations released in 2018. What are the major novelties? We asked Dr. Sebastian Schulz-Stübner, Chief Physician at the German Consulting Centre for Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control and Consultant in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control. The KRINKO-recommendation for the prevention […]

Negotiating Truth – Wiener Forschungsprojekt orientiert sich an Semmelweis

Der 13. August ist der Todestag von Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis. Anlässlich dieses Datums möchte die Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis Gesellschaft über ein interessantes Wiener Forschungsprojekt berichten, das eng mit dem berühmten Mediziner verbunden ist. Mit der Projektleiterin, Politwissenschaftlerin Anna Durnowá sprach Carola Timmel. Was ist Wahrheit – diese zentrale Frage steht im Zentrum des Forschungsprojekts „Negotiating […]

Raymond Lustig

It was obstetrician Ignaz Semmelweis who first busted the silo to work with pathological anatomy, and then busted the silo even more dramatically in working with midwives!

Nice feedbacks regarding the issue (Silo Busting) of our 3rd CEE Semmelweis Conference (March 12-13, 2019) are coming not only from the healthcare community, but from people who are deeply involved in the Semmelweis story. I was especially touched by the feedback of Raymond Lustig, composer of the great Semmelweis opera: “It was obstetrician Ignaz […]

3rd Semmelweis CEE Hygiene Conference (12 and 13 March 2019) – “Silo Busting – We urgently need more interdisciplinarity in our fragmented healthcare system”

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am very pleased to announce that the 3rd Semmelweis CEE Hygiene Conference will take place on 12 and 13 March 2019 in Vienna. Please save the dates! The 2019 Conference will be focusing on “Silo Busting – We urgently need more interdisciplinarity in our fragmented healthcare system”. Too often hospital departments […]