HSC Symposium

Looking back and ahead - Past and future challenges in infection prevention

Invitation to online symposium

On 15 June 2023, HARTMANN will continue its lecture series
"Safety first - Rethinking infection prevention".

The year's theme looks at the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges ahead. Experts from different fields will provide information about the current status of basic hygiene and new studies. And of course there will be concrete guidance for effective infection prevention in healthcare facilities: for today and tomorrow.

We look forward to seeing you.

Speakers and topics

Block 1: 10:30 am - 12 pm

Looking back: The COVID-19 pandemic as a chance - impact on today's infection prevention

Prof. Dr. Ojan Assadian

©NÖ LGA - Raphaela Raggam

Specialist in hygiene and microbiology / additive subject infectiology and tropical medicine | President of the ÖGKH | Medical Director Landesklinikum Wiener Neustadt

Topic: General overview with examples from Austria regarding IPC measures that stick

Dr. Jon Otter

Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust | Honorary Senior Lecturer in the National Institute for Health Research Health Protection Research Unit (NIHR HPRU) in Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance at Imperial College London

Topic: Are we talking the same language? The importance of choosing our words carefully when communicating HCAI and AMR

Dr. Alexandra Peters

Scientific Lead for Clean Hospitals | Infection Control Program & WHO Collaborating Centre on Infection Prevention and Control and Antimicrobial Resistance

Topic: The Clean Hospitals Project: How can we improve environmental hygiene on a global level?

Block 2: 1 pm - 2:30 pm

Looking ahead: Future challenges in infection prevention

Dr. Milo Halabi

Head of Institute for Pathology, Microbiology and Infection Diagnostics, Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Schwestern Ried (Austria) | Physician responsible for hygiene management

Topic: We Don't Need No Automation: The Power of AI in Surveillance of HAIs

Stefan Krojer

Expert and networker focused on sustainability in the healthcare sector | Founder and managing director of ZUKE* Green
(*Zukunft Krankenhaus-Einkauf, Future of Hospital Purchasing)

Topic: Sustainability - Best-Practice Sharing "That's how you can do it!”

Dr. Jan Schröder

Senior Scientist Formulation Development & Risk Manager, BODE Chemie GmbH, a company of the HARTMANN Group

Topic: First steps towards sustainable disinfection

Overview Symposium

Target group
This symposium is aimed at infection prevention specialists (IPC), IPC nurses, quality assurance employees, nursing and surgical managers as well as those interested in hygiene, disinfection, and infection prevention measures.
Certificate of attendance
All participants will receive a confirmation of attendance after the event.
Date and duration
15 June 2023
10:30 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 2:30 pm
The symposium is free of charge for participants.
Registration process
If you would like to participate in the event, please fill out the form below. You will then receive all further information in a confirmation email.

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