Healthcare CLEANING Forum 2018

The Healthcare Cleaning Forum is organized alongside Interclean Amsterdam Amsterdam and takes place at RAI Amsterdam on Wednesday 16 May.

The Forum facilitates knowledge sharing and networking amongst decision makers, key-opinion leaders and other parties in the industry. The prevention of Hospital Associated Infections (HAI’s) and the threat of antibiotic resistance are on top of the agenda, because this forum aims to be the first step in a process towards a positive change in hospital policies, by stimulating new research and the further development of products and solutions.

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RAI Amsterdam | 16 May 2018 | 10.00 - 16.00 hours

Comprehensive programme

The healthcare forum is comprised of a compact program that aims to bridge the communicational gap between the cleaning world and the realm of health care. With seminar sessions on the burden of HAI’s, the relationship with IPC and AMS, education, staff-safety, and the newest research, this project will be a key component in increasing patient safety and in reducing antibiotic use.

Shaping the future

Hospital Associated Infections cost the healthcare system millions a year and put an unnecessary strain on the worlds antibiotic reserve. Keeping an international perspective is key when it comes to battling these challenges, because sickness and disease do not recognize borders. The healthcare forum aims to do just that; to connect the right people from different industries and to spark innovation, while maintaining a focus on healthcare from an international perspective.


Preliminary programme

10.00 - 10.30

Didier Pittet (Switzerland and WHO)- Clean care is safer care, 2015 - 2018: a model to follow

10.30 - 10.50

Pierre Parneix (France)- Cleaning as a patient safety initiative 

10.50 - 11.10

Andreas Voss (The Netherlands) - Cleaning in Healthcare, the new concept

11.10 - 11.30

Global Q&A session

11.30 - 13.30

Lunch, vitis the healthcare cleaning lab at the exhibition

13.30 - 14.00

Andreea Moldovan (Romania) - Education, training and communication

14.00 - 14.30

Jon Otter (United Kingdom) - Counting the cost and value of hospital cleaning and disinfection

14.30 - 15.00

Markus Dettenkofer (Germany) - Research & innovation: new frontiers

15.00 - 16.00

CEO Executive sessions

* The programme of the International Healthcare Forum is preliminary. Thus, changes concerning timeslots, speakers and content might occur. 


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Key Audience 

Industry executive
Healthcare provider
Public health managers
Hospital executives
Hospital/ Healthcare institution facility managers
HSEQ officers
Technical experts 
IP nurses
Hospital quality manager
Contract cleaning companies
Procurement officer
Clinical Scientists
Professor Didier Pittet is the Hospital Epidemiologist & Director of the Infection Control Programme and World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University of Geneva Hospitals & Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.
Andreas Voss is a clinical-microbiologist at the Canisius-Wilhelmina Hospital and a professor of Infection Control at the Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. His expertise is in the field of infection prevention and control, in particular the epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance and hand hygiene.
Andreea has a MD and PhD in Infectious Diseases. Her areas of expertise include also hospital epidemiology, molecular biology, microbiologic diagnosis and psycho-pedagogy.
Evelina Tacconelli is Professor of Infectious Diseases, Head of the Division of Infectious Disease and Medical Director of the Comprehensive Infectious Diseases Center (CIDiC) at the University Hospital of Tübingen, Germany.
Pierre Parneix is a medical doctor specialized in public health and infection control since 1992. He is the head of the Nouvelle Aquitaine healthcare-associated infection control center (CPIAS NA) which is based at Bordeaux University Hospital in cooperation with Limoges and Poitiers University Hospitals.
Jonathan is an epidemiologist focused on Infection Prevention and Control at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London, and an 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.