Topics

1. Healthcare-associated infection

1a. Bloodstream and intravascular device-associated infections

1b. Surgical site infections

1c. Ventilator-associated pneumonia

1d. Urinary tract infections

1e. Gastroenteritis (including Norovirus)

1f. Clostridium difficile-associated disease

1g. Staphylococcal infections

1h. Bone and prosthetic joint infections

1i. Influenza

1j. Other (nosocomial) viral infections

1k. Yeast and mold infections

1l. Burden of healthcare-associated infection

2. Multidrug-resistant microorganisms

2a. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus epidemiology and control

2b. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci

2c. Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase & carbapenemases (Gram-negative resistance)

2d. Other multidrug-resistant pathogens

3. Antimicrobials

3a. Antimicrobial resistance (surveillance)

2d. Other multidrug-resistant pathogens

4. Special issues in infection control

4a. Hand hygiene

4b. Behaviour and infection control/influencing healthcare workers

4c. Patient participation

4d. Healthcare worker education

4e. Innovative approaches in infection control

4f. Ergonomics and human factors design in infection control

4g. Epidemiological methods and their application to infection control

4h. Mathematical modelling in infection control

5. Surveillance of healthcare-associated infection

5a. Surveillance/infection control indicators

5b. Public reporting/benchmarking of infection rates OR public reporting/benchmarking

6. Special patient populations

6a. Infections & infection prevention in critical care (ICU)

6b. Infection control in long-term care facilities and nursing homes

6c. Infections and infection prevention in paediatric populations

6d. Infections and infection prevention in the developing world

6e. Infections & infection control in the immunocompromised host

7. Special settings

7a. Operating room

7b. Dialysis

7c. Endoscopes

7d. Occupational health

7e. Public health and patient safety issues

8. Disinfection/sterilization

8a. Environmental control

8b. Disinfection – skin (other than hands)

8c. Sterilization

9. SARS-Cov-2 in healthcare facilities

9a. SARS-Cov-2 – surveillance & other observational studies

9b. SARS-Cov-2 – infection control & other interventional studies

9c. SARS-Cov-2 – Other

10. Academies & Awards

10a. Innovation Academy

10b. ICPIC Clip Award