Press release Interclean Amsterdam

Healthcare Cleaning Forum: Healthcare environmental hygiene turning towards the future (EN)

Monday, 21 March 2022

Amsterdam, 14 March 2022 - Interclean’s Healthcare Cleaning Forum is taking place for the second time in RAI Amsterdam on 12 May 2022. The focus of this one-day international conference is on cleaning and hygiene as part of infection prevention in hospitals and long-term care institutions. Visitors to this year's conference can look forward to interesting keynote speeches and breakout sessions relating to themes such as the impact of COVID, cleaning and disinfection, (international) guidelines, sustainability, the importance of evidence-based interventions and new, innovative technology. The speakers at the conference include Prof. Didier Pittet (University of Geneva Hospitals), Martin Kiernan (Richard Wells Research Centre, UK) and Juliette Severin (Erasmus MC Rotterdam). You can register for the Forum via the Healthcare Cleaning Forum website.

Background information on the Healthcare Cleaning Forum (HCF)

(Environmental) cleaning and disinfection are important instruments when it comes to reducing the number of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Procedures, training and education, technology and materials are factors which influence cleaning efficiency. HCF is a unique, international one-day conference. It is a platform for healthcare experts, cleaning experts, hospital managers, including infection prevention specialists, facility managers and the industry. The conference offers in-depth insights into current trends and challenges which affect (environmental) cleaning and hygiene in the healthcare sector in hospitals and long-term-care institutions. HCF raises awareness, facilitates discussions of best practices and explores the latest scientific research on how cleaning can have an impact on infection prevention and control. Healthcare Cleaning Forum is an Interclean Amsterdam initiative. The programme was developed in close cooperation with CleanHospitals®.


  • 09:30 – 12:30: Various inspiring keynote speeches on necessity and efficiency, (international) procedures, new (innovative) technology and future developments. With, among others, Prof. Didier Pittet (University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Chairman for Clean Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland), Martin Kiernan, Visiting Clinical Fellow (Richard Wells Research Centre, England), Juliëtte Severin (Clinical microbiologist, medical coordinator of Unit Infection Prevention at Erasmus MC Rotterdam, Associate professor, The Netherlands).
  • Coffee and lunch breaks: A chance to discuss and network with fellow professionals and keynote speakers.
  • 13:30 – 16:00: Various breakout sessions for a more in-depth look at specific themes and tours of the Interclean exhibition aimed at viewing the most important innovative cleaning solutions and demos about hospital cleaning.

For full programme and registration go to the website of Healthcare Cleaning Forum.

General information

  • Where and when: 12 May 2022, 09:00 - 17:00, RAI Amsterdam
  • For whom: The conference is aimed at infection prevention controllers, hygienists, facility managers, specialised cleaning service providers and the industry.
  • Themes: Cleaning and disinfection, (international) guidelines, sustainability, the importance of evidence-based interventions and new, innovative technology.
  • Ticket price: €75 (incl. VAT) for full programme participation including lunch and entry to Interclean Amsterdam.