GENERAL INFORMATION

REGISTRATION DESK HOURS
September 27th – 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
September 28th – 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
September 29th – 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
September 30th – 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

BADGES
Mandatory to access all activities and the exhibition area. According National Health Surveillance Agency policy for Congresses, the participants’ badges will be classified as Prescribers and Non Prescribers

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
The official languages of the Congress are  English and Portuguese. All presentations, slides and posters will be in English.

CERTIFICATES
The certificates will be made available through the Congress website from October 10th.

SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION
Translation for English and Portuguese will be provided in all the Congress Sessions. If you are interested, pick-up the audio device at auditorium entrance. Pre Congress Courses will not be translated except The Latin American & Caribbean Forum that will have translation from English, Portuguese and Spanish.

ABSTRACTS – ORAL SESSIONS
September 28th | Thursday
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm | Auditorium 3
September 29th | Friday
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm | Auditorium 3

ABSTRACTS – POSTER SESSIONS
September 28th | Thursday
11:15 am – 12:15 pm | Exhibition Hall
September 29th | Friday
11:15 am – 12:15 pm | Exhibition Hall
All posters will be displayed in 8 touch screen totens during the whole period.

ABSTRACTS – PUBLICATION
All abstracts accepted for poster or oral presentation will be published on the
International Journal of Infection Control (IJIC) website later in 2017.

EXHIBITION HALL
During the break times of the scientific activities, take advantage of the technological innovations offered by companies that enhance the performance of prevention and infection control.

APECIH AND ASSOCIATIONS LOUNGE
At the APECIH booth, located in the institutional area, the associates and future members will find an environment for updating information, apply for membership, pay your duties, get publication and networking.

APECIH MEMBERS MEETING
September 29th | Friday
6:10 pm – Auditorium 3

CATTERING SERVICES
Lunch box on September 28th and 29th it’s included in your registration.
Services will be delivered around the exhibition hall, after the Sponsored Symposia begins.

OPENING AND WELCOME COCKTAIL
September 27th | Wednesday
6:00 | 6:30 pm
Opening Ceremony
6:30 | 7:30 pm
Joint Session 30 years of IFIC/APECIH
7:30 | 8:00 pm
Musical Presentation – Trovadores Urbanos will perform São Paulo songs with its main composers.
8:00 | 9:00 pm
Networking Cocktail

IFIC BOARD MEETINGS – BROWN ROOM
Presidents of IFIC Member Societies Meeting
September 29th | Friday
7:00 am – 8:00 am
AGM Meeting
September 29th | Friday
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

 

KEYNOTE LECTURES

Achieving quality in IPC: where have we reached and what challenges lie ahead
Candace Friedman
estados_unidos

Implementing effective education in IPC
Pola Brenner
chile

Innovative and multidisciplinary approach for HAI prevention & control
Anna Sara Levin
brasil

An overview of the past and perspectives for the future of HAI prevention & control
Denise Cardo
estados_unidos

 

PRO-CON DEBATES

Is hand hygiene the “be all & end all” of IC?

Linda Greene
estados_unidos

Egil Lingaas
noruega

Are contact precautions effective for prevention of multi-resistant Gram negative infections?

Mirian Dalben
brasil

Michael Borg
malta