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Moderator:
Susanne Zänker, Director General, A.I.S.E.
9:00
ARRIVAL & REGISTRATION
9:15-9:30

Welcome & introduction

Susanne Zänker, Director General, A.I.S.E. & Michel Dewever, Medical Director, Delta Hospital

9:30-10:00

“Let’s keep Delta a safe environment: how disinfection & hygiene is ensured throughout the hospital”

Yves De Gheldre, Microbiology and Hygiene, Delta Hospital

10:00-10:30

“The evolution of acquired antimicrobialresistance in Europe and in the healthcare sector in Belgium”

Lucy Catteau, Epidemiology & Public Health, Sciensano / NSIH Public Healthcare

10:30-11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00-11:30

“The role of hand hygiene and hospital environmental hygiene”

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

11:30-12:00

“Challenges of antibiotic use and mitigation by applying hygiene”

Bernhard Meyer, Microbiologist, Ecolab

12:00-12:30

“The importance of cleaning throughout the
hospital”

Ad Jespers, Executive Director, Global
Regulatory Strategy, Diversey

12:30-13:00

Question & answer session

All speakers

13:00-14:00
LUNCH BREAK
14:00-15:30

Practical daily challenges to secure patient safety in Delta Hospital

  • Video: daily cleaning process in a patient’s room
  • Visit of the hospital in small groups

Participants will visit specific areas of the hospital, together with hospital and industry experts, e.g. operating theatre; cleaning & disinfection of endoscopes; sterilisation of medical equipment; laundry and kitchen

15:30-16:00

Conclusions and wrap-up

16:00-16:30

Refreshments and informal networking

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