Doctors 2.0 & You is proud to partner with ICPIC, the International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control, taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, from September 10 to 13th, 2019, with the support of the Geneva University Hospitals, and under the leadership of Professors Didier Pittet, Geneva ; Andreas Voss, Nijmegen, Stephan Harbarth, Geneva. Previous editions have averaged 1200 participants from 100+ countries. Key topics include: antimicrobial resistance, catheter-related bloodstream infection, quality of patient care, advanced methods in hospital epidemiology research and early results of major clinical trials in the field, prevention strategies using various implementation tools, social media, telemedicine, and simulation models.
The opening keynote will be given by antibiotic resistance patient advocate and social media expert, Vanessa Carter , also a long-standing member of the Doctors 2.0 & You ambassador network. Patients are not only speakers, but have participated in the program design, the venue is fully accessible, and attending patient expenses are covered in advance by the organizers. Finally, the conference will be live-streamed.
ICPIC is thereby, for the first time, a “patient-included conference” and given all the activities in support of patient involvement, a partner of Doctors 2.0.
Watch the brief welcome video below, and come back soon for more about #ICPIC2019. Denise Silber will participate to moderate several sessions and to report on the event through interviews with patients and clinicians and via social media.
The European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC), the Infection Control Africa Network (ICAN) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are all represented at the event.
ICPIC keynotes, symposia, Pro-Con debates, free-papers and meet-the-expert sessions will continue, as will the unique and very popular ICPIC Innovation Academy and ICPIC Clip Award, as well as new features.