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Press release Interclean Amsterdam

Healthcare environmental hygiene, the moment(um) is now

Wednesday, 28 February 2024

On 16 May 2024 Interclean’s Healthcare Cleaning Forum (HCF) will open its doors for the third time in RAI Amsterdam. This unique one-day international conference is dedicated to advancing the crucial field of healthcare environmental hygiene and focuses on the intersection of environmental cleaning, disinfection, patient safety and infection prevention and control. Visitors to the event can look forward to an extensive program featuring breakout sessions and keynote speakers as Prof. Didier Pittet (University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland), Martin Kiernan (Richard Wells Research Centre, United Kingdom), Edmée Bowles (Radboudumc, the Netherlands) and Brett Mitchell( (Avondale University, Australia).
Tickets can be ordered now through the Healthcare Cleaning Forum website.

About Healthcare Cleaning Forum

Environmental cleaning and disinfection play pivotal roles in reducing healthcare-associated infections (HAI's). Partly due to the pandemic, the awareness of the importance is growing. Examples are the growing number of scientific publications and the innovative technologies entering the market: Therefore the momentum is now! Healthcare Cleaning Forum brings together healthcare experts, cleaning professionals, hospital managers, infection prevention specialists, facility managers, and industry leaders to explore the latest trends and challenges shaping this vital sector.

At this one-day conference we recognize that multiple factors influence the efficiency of cleaning, including procedures, training and education, technology, and materials.
HCF offers in-depth insights into 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.

The Healthcare Cleaning Forum serves as a dynamic platform, is developed in close cooperation with CleanHospitals® and is powered by Interclean Amsterdam.
Tickets can be ordered now through the Healthcare Cleaning Forum website.


09:30 – 09:40 hrs Welcome with Andreas Voss (Professor and Chair, Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, UMCG).
09:40 – 12:00 hrs Various inspiring keynote speeches, with:
  • Prof. Didier Pittet (University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Chairman for Clean Hospitals®) - Clean Hospitals: bringing HEH into the spotlight;
  • Dr. Alexandra Peters (Scientific lead for Clean Hospitals®, University of Geneva) – Why you should help your clients assess their environmental hygiene programs and how to do it;
  • Clare Nash (Registered nurse, Head of Clinical Products Management Black Country Alliance, UK) - Sustainability at the heart of cleaning;
  • Prof. Brett Mitchell (clinician researcher in the field of infection prevention and control, Australia) – Lessons in implementation: Improving HEH in your own hospital;
  • Edmée Bowles (Clinical microbiologist, head of Infection Prevention and Control, Radboudumc, The Netherlands) – What’s new in HEH innovation: special focus on room disinfection
  • Martin Kiernan (Visiting Professor Richard Wells Research Centre, University of West London, United Kingdom) – Back to basics - Behavior change and why it’s important to remember that we can do a lot with a little.
12:00 – 12:30 hrs Panel of speakers and closure of the morning programme.
Interactive question and answer session. Chair: Didier Pittet.
Coffee & lunch breaks A chance to discuss and network with fellow professionals and keynote speakers.
13:30 – 16:00 hrs

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.


General information

When & where 16 May 2024, 09:00 - 16:00 hrs, RAI Amsterdam
For whom The conference is aimed at infection prevention controllers, hygienists, facility managers, specialised cleaning service providers and the industry.
Themes & topics Cleaning and disinfection, guidelines, sustainability, scientific evidence and new technology.
Ticket price € 95.00 (incl. VAT) for full programme participation including lunch and entry to Interclean Amsterdam.
Accreditation for VHIG-members applied for.





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Background information on Interclean Amsterdam
Interclean Amsterdam is the largest professional cleaning trade show in the world and unsurpassed in its role as an international business networking platform for the cleaning and hygiene industry.

Interclean provides exciting opportunities to discover the latest cleaning and hygiene products and services, network with other industry professionals and stay on top of cutting-edge developments in the market.
Exhibition days: 14 - 17 May 2024, RAI Amsterdam.

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For more information on the Healthcare Cleaning Forum or Interclean Amsterdam, please contact Monique Olijhoek (Interclean Brand Marketing Manager) via or +31 (0)6 285 52 465.