Wednesday – September 27, 2017
Time Presentation type Session Lecture Presenter
07h00 – 19h00 Registration
08h00 – 12h00 Pre Congress Course
12h00 – 13h00 Light lunch break
13h00 – 17h00 Pre Congress Course
17h00 – 17h30 Extra Activity
18h00 – 18h30 Opening ceremony
18h30 – 19h30 Joint session 30 years of IFIC/APECIH Terrie Lee

Antônio Fernandes

19h30 – 20h00 Musical Presentation
20h00 Cocktail
Thursday – September 28, 2017
07h00 – 19h00 Registration
08h00 – 09h00 Plenary symposium 1 Antibiotic resistance Epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance Ana Cristina Gales
Antibiotic stewardship as part of the prevention strategy David Jenkins
From strategy to reality Arjana Tambic
09h00 – 10h00 Keynote lecture 1 Achieving quality in IPC: where have we reached and what challenges lie ahead. Candace Friedman
10h00 – 10h30 Break
10h30 – 11h15 Pro-con debate 1 Is hand hygiene the “be all & end all” of IC? Yes   Linda Greene
No  Egil Lingaas
11h15 – 12h15 Room assembly
12h15 – 14h00 Light lunch break and poster rounds

Satellite Symposia

12h30 – 13h30 Satellite Symposium Diversey Care Brasil – Our Evolving Understanding of Pathogen Dissemination and Environmental Hygiene in Healthcare Peter Teska
12h30 – 13h30 Satellite Symposium CNPH Symposium – Experience with hospital cleaning by electrostatic induction: technology, disinfection and turnover Angela Sola
14h00 – 15h30 Roundtable 1 Prevention of HAI in Burns patients Issues of infection in Burns patients Thais Guimaraes
Prevention of infection in Burns Units Pauline Jumaa
Outbreak detection & control Mark Garvey
Free papers Oral delegate free papers
Workshop 2 Implementation science in prevention of HAI Implementation of behaviour change strategies Michael Borg
Implementation at the bedside Terrie Lee
Adios Bacteremia: implementing a multi-national IPC project Carolina Giuffre
15h30 – 16h00 Break
16h00 – 18h00 Roundtable 3 Economics and HAI How to compare the cost-benefits of new technologies Cristiana Toscano
The CDC experience: investment to promote prevention Denise Cardo
Workshop 4 If i had $10,000 which IPC intervention would I choose? Egil Lingaas
Linus Ndegwa
Icaro Boszczowski
Carlos Starling
Workshop 5 Controversies in endoscope processing What’s new in endoscope processing Tina Bradley
Biofilms in Endoscopy Beatriz Souza Dias
Friday – September 29, 2017
07h00 – 19h00 Registration
08h00 – 09h00 Plenary symposium 2 Core components of Infection Control programmes Traversing across countries and economics: the critical components of an IPC programme Benedetta Allegranzi
Perspective for Latin-America and Caribbean Valeska Stempliuk
Difficulties in implementing core IPC components Antonio Carlos Campos Pignatari
09h00 – 10h00 Keynote lecture 2 Innovative and multidisciplinary approach for HAI prevention & control Anna Sara Levin
10h00 – 10h30 Break
10h30 – 11h15 Pro-con debate 2 Effective control of resistant Gram negative organisms requires implementation of stringent contact precautions Yes Mirian Dalben
No Michael Borg
11h15 – 12h15 Room assembly
12h15 – 14h00 Light lunch break and poster rounds
Annual General Meeting – AGM IFICSatellite Symposia
12h30 – 13h30 Satellite Symposium CNPH Symposium – Impact of multimodal strategy to increase the hand hygiene compliance Marcia Baraldi
12h30 – 13h30 Satellite Symposium CNPH Symposium – Interactive actions impacting in hand hygienization accession Angela Figueiredo Sola
14h00 – 15h30 Roundtable 6 Learning from epidemics outside hospitals Ebola Julia Yaeko Kawagoe
Arbovirus Carlos Magno CB Fortaleza
SARS Kathy Suh
MERS Nagwa Khamis
Free papers Oral delegate free papers
Workshop 7 Environmental issues Navigating the maze of disinfectants: what to look out for. Tina Bradley
Waste management in low and middle income countries Vital Ribeiro
Measuring cleanliness on surfaces: is technology helping? Kazuko Uchikawa Graziano
15h30 – 16h00 Break
16h00 – 18h00 Workshop 8 IPC in neonatal settings / haematology Neonatal Rosana Richtmann
Haematology Silvia Costa
Workshop 9 My favourite infection control publications in 2016 Kathy Suh
Marcelo Carneiro
Roundtable 10 Public policies and IPC What are the main drivers for public policies in HAI? Maria Clara Padoveze
Influence of regulators & targets Judith Richards
Saturday – September 30, 2017
07h30 – 12h30 Registration
08h30 – 10h00 Plenary symposium 3 SSI WHO SSI prevention guidelines Joseph Solomkin
Implementation of the SSI guidelines Benedetta Allegranzi
SSI Prevention Strategies in Latin America Fernando Otaíza O’Ryan
OneTogether – tools for preventing surgical site infections Deborah Xuereb
10h00 – 10h30 Break
10h30 – 11h30 Keynote lecture 3 Implementing effective education in IPC Pola Brenner
11h30 – 12h30 Keynote lecture 4 An overview of the past and perspectives for the future of HAI prevention & control Denise Cardo
12h30 – 13h00 Closing ceremony Closing of the congress
Distribution of scholarship grants and best poster awards