Scientific Programme

Digital Day 2 - 7 December 2021

14:00 – 14:45

Session 1: Lessons learnt from the REACH study

Moderator: Martin Kiernan (UK)

The REACH cleaning bundle: method and results
Brett Mitchell (Australia)

Evaluating bio-burden of frequently touched surfaces using ATP method
Greg Whiteley (Australia)

Live discussion


14:55 – 15:40

Session 2: Air treatment and purification

Moderator: Marie-Céline Zanella Terrier (Switzerland)

A Systematic Review of Evidence on Air Filtration and Recirculation
Ehsan Mousavi (US)

Modeling of aerosol transmission of airborne pathogens in hospitals: impact on air treatment design and use
Emmanuel Vanoli (France)

Live discussion


15:40 – 16:00

Product presentation


16:00 – 17:00

GAMA Healthcare Sponsored Symposium: Hospital hygiene to keep people safe

Phillip Norville (United Kingdom), Evonne Curran (United Kingdom)

Live discussion


17:00 – 18:00

Session 3: Panel discussion - How to promote sustainable innovation in the field of healthcare environmental hygiene

Moderator: Didier Pittet (Switzerland)

Panelists: Yolène Carré (France), Giorgia Gon (United Kingdom), Jon Otter (UK), Stephane Penari (France)


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Digital Day 1 - 20th October 2021

13:30 – 14:00

Opening address

Welcome to the very first digital days
Didier Pittet (Switzerland)


14:00 – 14:45

Session 1: Cleaning and disinfection in healthcare settings

Moderator: Alexandra Peters (Switzerland)

Key components for good cleaning practice in healthcare
Ojan Assadian (Austria)

Sustained improvement in hospital cleaning through a novel education program
David Calfee (US)

Live discussion


14:55 – 15:40

Session 2: Virucidal efficacy

Moderator: Pierre Parneix (France)

The European tiered approach for virucidal efficacy testing
Ellie Wishart (UK)

Live discussion


15:40 – 16:00

Essity session: How data-driven solutions support better hygiene and efficiency in healthcare cleaning

Speakers: Tom Bergin, Marcel Kolkman, Ruben Gaasbeek


16:00 – 17:00

Saraya symposium: Hand hygiene challenges in the community and healthcare settings at time of Covid-19: alcohol-based handrub as game changer

Didier Pittet (Switzerland)

Use and perception of alcohol-based handrubs in the community and healthcare settings
Pierre Parneix (France)

Are alcohol-based handrubs efficacious against Covid-19 ? How about quality control and cost-effectiveness ?
Fernando Bellissimo-Rodriguez (Brazil)

Local production of alcohol-based handrub: a perfect exemple ready for prime time in Uganda, Africa
Hiroki Saito (Japan)

Live discussion
Moderator: Didier Pittet (Switzerland)


17:00 – 18:00

Session 3: Panel discussion - Covid and healthcare environmental hygiene: perspectives for the future

Moderator: Martin Kiernan (UK)
Panelists: Irina Pericin Häfliger (Switzerland), Sara Romano Bertrand (France), Ojan Assadian (Austria), Didier Pittet (Switzerland)

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Clean Hospitals Project aims at reducing the burden of healthcare-associated infections all around the world by improving environmental hygiene practices.

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