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Theme: Managing infection prevention and control programs in devolved governance system

Themes of the conference

  1. Devolution of Health Care and their Impact on Infection Prevention and Control Programs
  2. Health care associated infections
  3. Current strategy, response and challenges to communicable diseases
  4. Fighting threat from Antimicrobial Resistance
  5. Public heath investment in infection control at National level and guidance to county level
  6. Infection prevention and control within laboratory environment
  7. New strategies in IPC leadership and governance

Objectives of the conference

The Conference will provide the opportunity to consider ways:

  • To determine the uptake of IPC under devolved governance
  • To determine the impact and cost of Health care associated infections
  • To determine the global threat from antibiotics and fight against antimicrobial resistance
  • To examine the resource and investment in IPC and AMR
  • To determine new strategies in IPC leadership and governance
  • To evaluate IPC practice within laboratory settings
  • To explore the economic cost and need for investment in developing IPCs policy

 Themes broken into sub-themes

  1. Devolution of Health Care and their Impact on Infection Prevention and Control Programs
    1. IPC policy and governance at national and county level
    2. Implications of devolved healthcare to Infection Prevention and Control Programs
    3. Coordination of IPC programs at county and facility level
    4. Increasing complexity of Infection Prevention and Control
    5. Limited resources for Infection Prevention and Control Programs
    6. Infection prevention and control programs and patient safety
    7. harmonization of competing/complementing IPC programs: Injection safety, HAI, WASH, Waste management, TB IPC, Biosafety/Biosecurity, OSH at county level
  2. Health care associated infections
    1. Impacts of health care associated infections
    2. Costs of health care associated infections
  3. Current strategy, response and challenges to communicable diseases (CDs)
    1. Practical approach and response to CDs prevention
    2. Burden and challenges to the fight against CDs
    3. Current trend and effort towards CDs
  4. Antimicrobial Resistance: A global threat
    1. Action plan and policy to fight AMR
    2. Resource allocation for AMR
    3. AMR threat to global health
    4. Combatting AMR
    5. Laboratory surveillance for antimicrobial use
  5. Infection prevention and control within laboratory environment
    1. Biosafety/Biosecurity
    2. IPC in laboratory settings
    3. The role of biomedical engineers in IPC
  6. Other IPC topics
    1. IPC training, education and communication
    2. IPC in the community
    3. IPC in disaster preparedness and outbreak response
    4. Quality Management Systems (QMS) in IPC
    5. Sterilization, Disinfection and Hand Hygiene
    6. Blood safety, Hepatitis and other blood borne pathogens
    7. TB and Respiratory Infections
    8. Surveillance of HAIs
    9. Environmental cleaning and Healthcare Waste Management
    10. Immunization
    11. Occupational health and safety
    12. Emerging and re-emerging infections
    13. New approaches and technological advancements in IPC
    14. Infrastructure, facility design and equipment for IPC
    15. IPC in veterinary and other non-medical settings
    16. IPC in special units including laboratory, reproductive health, HIV clinics and others
    17. Prevention of fecal-oral transmission
    18. Cholera and diarrheal diseases

Key Dates

Abstract to be submitted by August 30 2017

Early Registration by September 30 2017

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