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welcome letter

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Geneva, Switzerland, for the 7th International Consortium on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC), which will be held on 12-15 September 2023.

By now, ICPIC has become an established entity in the field of international Infection Control and Prevention, with an average of 1,200 participants representing 100+ countries. Once again, ICPIC will provide a high quality scientific and social programme composed of ICPIC keynotes, symposia, Pro-Con debates, free-papers, meet-the-expert sessions, networking sessions and much more.

Didier Pittet

Prof. Didier Pittet


Harbarth, Stephan

Prof. Stephan Harbarth

Chair: Scientific Programme Committee

reasons to attend

Interactive and practical sessions and case studies

High quality programme composed of ICPIC keynotes, symposia, Pro-Con debates, free-papers and meet-the-expert sessions

Learn directly from your peers and tried & tested experiences

Unique forum for participants to exchange knowledge and experience in the prevention of healthcare-associated infections

How to prepare for advances in medicine and challenges ahead

Strong international focus and developments from around the world

A warm welcome from ICPIC Chair, Prof Didier Pittet:

institutional sponsors

The Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), a leading national and international academic institution.


Created in 1995, is part of a tradition of excellence in medicine and science dating back hundreds of years. The group brings together 10 Geneva public hospitals and 40 outpatient units throughout the canton of Geneva, and together they form the leading Swiss University Hospital.

Important dates 

Late breaking submission are closed

Regular registration rates closed

Early online registration rates closed


The programme is designed for both generalists and specialists alike, and includes the most resonating topics:

Infection Prevention and Control in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
Antimicrobial resistance

Quality of patient care

Advanced methods in hospital epidemiology research and early results of major clinical trials

Improving prevention strategies using various implementation tools

ICPIC is delighted to collaborate with CDC and SHEA and will feature a selection of sessions originally scheduled for the Decennial 2020, which could not be held last year. Learn more about:

  • The most influential work in antibiotic stewardship over the past 10 years
  •  Minimum requirements for IPC in low resources settings
  • Controversies around isolation precautions

the venue

ICPIC 2021 will be host in the the beautiful Swiss city of Geneva. It lies at the southern tip of expansive Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) and is surrounded by the Alps and Jura mountains. On a clear day you can even see great views of the Mont Blanc. 


Home to the headquarters of Europe’s United Nations, the World Health Organisation and the Red Cross, Geneva is known worldwide as being a global hub for diplomacy, health and banking. All in all, the perfect place for a conference on Prevention & Infection Control!