Congress Workshops (updated February 19, 2016)

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| Antibiotic Stewardship | Innovative Hand Hygiene Strategies | EpiCore

Antibiotic Stewardship in the Resource Limited Setting

(Developed in collaboration with the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy)
Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 13:00 - 17:00hrs
NO FEE - Limited capacity

Course Objectives:

The aim of the course is to provide trainers with the knowledge and skills to effectively deliver educational sessions for healthcare professionals involved in the development, delivery and measurement of antimicrobial stewardship within hospitals – "the training the trainer model" . The emphasis on the material will be how this can be delivered in a resource limited setting 

Learning outcomes:

The main learning outcomes that have been identified are: 

  1. The need for stewardship, structures for implementing stewardship in resource limited settings.
  2. Measuring [and interpreting through scientific methods] and auditing the quantity and quality of antibiotic use and infection care; methods for measuring and analyzing the cause and effect of interventions.
  3. Methods: the types of interventions [toolkit] & evidence base to support the stewardship "toolkit".  
  4. Implementing stewardship and optimising antibiotic use by improving the effectiveness of interventions through a range of implementation strategies that employ techniques such as guidelines, audit and feedback, social and behavioural science, improvement science, and change management et
  5. The role of education in supporting these interventions.

Target audience: 
Maximum 100 physicians, pharmacists, nurses involved/interested in developing/ delivering or supporting stewardship programmes


13:00-14:30 Plenary 1: What is stewardship?  What works and in what setting?
Chair: Alison Holmes, UK

  1. What is stewardship, current global stewardship activity and is it effective?  Dilip Nathwani, UK
  2. Evidence of stewardship effectiveness and challenges in resource limited setting  Marc Mendelson, South Africa
  3. Stewardship "tool kits" in hospital and community setting  - a global perspective Rana Hajjeh, USA
  4. Educational opportunities in stewardship – including role of e-learning Dilip Nathwani, UK

14:15-14:30 Panel discussion


14:30-14:50 Refreshments


14:50-15:50  Plenary 2: Implementing stewardship
Chair: Tim Walsh, UK

  1. Basic improvement methods in stewardship: Alison Holmes, UK
  2. The role of behavior and culture change in effecting change: Esmita Charani, UK
  3. The stewardship team –the role of nurses in stewardship: Enrique Castro Sanchez, UK

15:50-16:10 Panel discussion


16:15-17:15  PM WORKSHOP 1  OR WORKSHOP 2


Doing stewardship :

  1. Surgical prophylaxis: Sanjeev Singh, India
  2. ICU: Chand Wattal, India

Illustrative studies of Stewardship in different healthcare settings : key lessons

  1. India: Stewardship in the community setting: Sijith Chandy, India
  2. South Africa:  Marc Mendelson, South Africa

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Innovative Strategies in Hand Hygiene Promotion Around the World


Innovative Strategies in Hand Hygiene Promotion Around the World
Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 14:00 - 16:30hrs
NO FEE - Limited capacity


Presenter/discussant: Prof. Didier Pittet, MD, MS, CBE, Director, Infection Control Programme & WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, The University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland


Workshop description:
The workshop will allow participants to learn and discuss the most recent evidence from the literature regarding the burden of healthcare-associated infections. Recent information regarding hand hygiene promotion, in particular through the multimodal strategy promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO), including caveats for promotion, dissemination, cultural adaptation and adoption at different levels of resources and commitment will be presented. Monitoring of healthcare institutions at large scale level, as well as their promotion and rewarding of excellence witll be discussed with concrete examples worldwide.


Target audience:
Physicians, nurses, public health professionals, whether expert or not in infectious diseases of infection control, as well as hospital administrators and ministry of health representatives.


Desired outcome:
Knowledge and expertise in infection control and hand hygiene promotion and public health will improve among participants


14:00 to 15:10:

  1. Burden of healthcare-associated infection: worldwide perspectives
  2. Hand hygiene promotion multimodal strategy
  3. Worldwide dissemination of hand hygiene promotion
  4. Monitoring healthcare institutions at a large scale
  5. Driving excellence

15:10 to 15:30: Coffee break


15:30 to 16:30: Round table discussion



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EpiCore Workshop

EpiCore Workshop
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 12.30–14.15hrs,

Registration is required. Space is limited. Please use this link to register

Room: G.01-03 Workshop


Facilitator: Marjorie Pollack, MD


Nontraditional sources of information such as social and mass media can often alert public health officials to possible disease outbreaks faster than traditional surveillance methods. Field epidemiologists are learning how to leverage these new methods for disease detection through a new innovative disease surveillance initiative called EpiCore.This workshop will introduce participants to a newly developed platform for verification of outbreaks globally. EpiCore will help the global public health community to find outbreaks faster, allowing for speedier responses and control. Workshop participants will learn about innovative disease surveillance methods and will have the opportunity to train in the use of the EpiCore platform. After completion of the workshop, qualified participants will be able to enroll as EpiCore volunteers and participate in this global effort to combat emerging infectious diseases. EpiCore is a collaboration of ISID's Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases (ProMED), the Skoll Global Threats Fund, TEPHINET and HealthMap

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