Tentative Scientific Program

THE 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE ASIA PACIFIC SOCIETY OF INFECTION CONTROL
Share new ways for management and prevention of infections
19 - 22 March 2019, Da Nang City, Viet Nam

PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE

Themes

 

Theme 1
HAI/Emerging infectious diseases/Antibiotic resistance/
AMS program

Theme 2
Disinfection/sterilization/CSSD/
environment 

Theme 3
Hand Hygiene/ Measures to prevent and control infection

Theme 4
Special issues in Infection control/  Occupational health

 

 

 

19/03/2019

08:00 - 17:00

 

DELEGATES ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION

08:30 - 12:00

 

Hall 1 -  WS1
Outbreak Investigations in Healthcare Settings
Supported by CDC Vietnam

Hall 2 - WS2
Sterile processing of instruments
Mark Duro, Joost Hopman,
Nanthipha Sirijindadirat

Hall 3- WS 3
IMPROVING THE CAPACITY OF INFECTION CONTROL TEAM
Supported by HAIVN, Vietnam

Hall 4 - WS4

13:30 - 17:00

 

Site visits
Da Nang Hospital (ICU/EID)

Satelite Symposium
ANIOS

10:00 - 15:00

 

APSIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING (10-15:00)

17:00-21:00

 

Welcome ceremony - Grand Hall - Foyer       

17:15 - 17:45

Performances

17:45 - 18:00

Welcome Ceremony address by HICS and APSIC Presidents

18:00 - 18:45

WELCOME CEREMONY LECTURE
Past, Present and Future Challenges in Infection Control

Didier Pittet

18:45 - 19:15

APSIC Hand Hygiene and CSSD excellence Awards

19:15 - 21:00

WELCOME DINNER
Grand Hall - Foyer

 

 

20/03/2019

08:00 - 17:00

 

DELEGATES ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION

08:00 - 09:00

 

OPENNING CEREMONY
Grand Hall

08:00 - 08:15

DOCUMENTARY VIDEO
(Facts and Figures and Infection Control Campaign in Vietnam by Vietnam National TV)

08:15 - 08:20

OPENING PERFORMANCE
Traditional Art Performance
Hand Hygiene Dance

08:20 - 08:30

Opening address: Le Thi Anh Thu, President HICS

08:30 - 08:40

Opening address: Ling Moi Lin,  President APSIC

08:40 - 08:50

Opening address:  Representative of Da Nang Medical Department (TBC)

08:50 - 09:00

Opening address: Representative of Ministry of Health (TBC)

09:00 - 10:00

 

PANEL - WHAT DO ASSOCIATIONS/SOCIETIES/ORGANIZATIONS OFFER IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION?
• APSIC - Ling Moi Lin
• IFIC - Terrie B. Lee 
• APIC - Linda R Greene
• CDC - Benjamin Park
• WHO - Benedetta Allegranzi
Moderator: Le Thi Anh Thu,  Didier Pittet

10:00 - 10:30

 

Tea break

 

 

Hall 1                         

Hall 2                           

Hall 3                          

Hall 4                          

10:30 - 11:30

 

CONCURRENT SESSION 1
Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) surveillance in the Asia Pacific Region

CONCURRENT SESSION 2
 Sterilisation and disinfection

CONCURRENT SESSION 3
Hand Hygiene

CONCURRENT SESSION 4
Occupational TB prevention and immunization

Moderator

Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Po-Ren Hsueh

 

 

 

10:30 - 10:50

National surveillance of HAI in Vietnam
Luong Ngoc Khue

Sterilisation and disinfection challenges
Ling Moi Lin

Hand Hygiene: Things you don’t know
William Jarvis

Immunisation programs for healthcare workers
Terrie B. Lee

10:50 - 11:10

CDC’s experience supporting HAI surveillance in Asia
Paul Malpiedi

High level disinfection and reprocessing of reusable medical devices
Patricia Ching

Hand hygiene surveillace: manual versus automatic
Andreas Voss

Prevention of Occupational TB: US Experience and Lessons Learned
Jeanne Pfeiffer

11:10 - 11:30

Epidemiology and control of HAIs with limited resouces: Finding of International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC)
Victor D. Rosenthal

 Sterilisation and disinfection issues in the Asia Pacific region
Lily Lang

Ignaz Semmelweis: 1818-2019.
Didier Pittet

Protecting healthcare workers from  exposure to Tuberculosis in healthcare settings in low income countries        
Michelle Pearson

11:30 - 13:15

11:30 - 12:45

Lunch Symposium
Peripheral Line Associated Blood Stream Infection & Minimizing it’s Risk
Sposored by BD

Satellite Symposium
APSIC Safety Surgery   

 

 

12:45 - 13:15

POSTER ROUND

13:15 - 14:00

 

PLENARY SESSION 1
PREVENTION OF SURGICAL SITE INFECTIONS (SSI)
William Jarvis

14:00 - 15:00

 

CONCURRENT  SESSION 5
Multidrug resistant (MDR) Gram-negative organisms

CONCURRENT  SESSION 6
Infection risks associated with hospital construction and waste management

CONCURRANT SESSION 26
Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)/ventilator-associated events (VAE)

CONCURRENT  SESSION 8
The healthcare workforce and Infection control education

Moderator

Paul Malpiedi, Victor D. Rosenthal

 

 

 

14:00 - 14:20

Epidemiology of MDR gram negative organisms causing healthcare associated infections in Southeast Asia
Anucha Apisarnthanarak

What are the risks associated with construction and renovation in healthcare settings?
William A. Rutala

A collaborative quality improvement initiative to prevent VAP
Akeau Unahalekhaka

The importance of a healthcare workforce in promoting patient safety
Terrie B. Lee

14:20 - 14:40

Colistin resistance in Gram-negative bacteria in the Asia Pacific Region - What we know?
Po-Ren Hsueh

Human waste disposal as the risks of healthcare associated infections  
Le Thi Anh Thu

Are ventilator-associated events (VAE) preventable in low resources setting?
Victor D. Rosenthal

Changing Behaviour of the Healthcare Team – what motivates them?
Jeanne Pfeiffer

14:40 - 15:00

Understanding the value of AMR Gram negative surveillance
Neil Gupta

Environmental risks for C difficile infection in children
Thomas J. Sandora       

Strategies to prevent VAP in pediatrics
Le Kien Ngai

Infection Prevention and Control Resources online: What's available?
Judith Guzman-Cottrill

15:00 -15:30

 

Tea break

15:30 -16:30

 

CONCURRENT SESSION 9
Control of MDROs

CONCURRENT  SESSION 25
The Central Sterile Services Department (CSSD)

CONCURRENT  SESSION 11
Prevention of Blood Stream Infections

CONCURRENT  SESSION 12  
Behavior Change Strategies

Moderator

   Neil Gupta, Todd Pollack

 

 

 

15:30 - 15:50

Active screening to control MDROs outbreaks - Vietnamese experience    
Mattias Larsson

CSSD Beyond the Service!
Mark Duro

Prevention of catheter (CVC, midline and PIV) related infections. Is PIV a PICCs or peripheral inserted vascular devices?
William Jarvis

Behaviour change - What is needed to ensure the success of an infection prevention and control program
 Michael A. Borg

15:50 - 16:10

Outbreak management of MDROs in high and low resource settings.
Joost Hopman

Achieving effective decontamination quality in CSSD
Michael A. Borg

Evidence based prevention strategies for CLABSI
Huynh Minh Tuan

Practical strategies for implementing behaviour change to improve compliance with infection prevention and control.
Linda R Greene

16:10 - 16:30

Control of Carbapenem-producing Enterobacteiaceae (CPE)  in an endemic stting: Reactive vs Proactive strategies?
Kalisvar Marimuthu

Water treatment in CSSD Departments
Nanthipha Sirijindadirat

Prevention of late onset sepsis in neonatal ICU
John Ferguson

How can we engage patients in infection prevention and control?
Andreas Voss

16:30 - 17:30

 

CONCURRENT  SESSION 13
MRSA

CONCURRENT  SESSION 14
Endoscopy reprocessing

CONCURRENT  SESSION 15 Implementing Infection Prevcention and Control (IPC)

CONCURRENT  SESSION 16
Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Programs

Moderator

Kalisvar Marimuthu, Mattias Larsson

 

 

 

16:30 - 16:50

MRSA  in the Asia-Pacific region
Po-Ren Hsueh

Gastrointestinal Endoscopes:  Are We Doing Enough to Protect Patients
William A. Rutala

The Challenge of Infection Control Campaign Fatigue
Wing Hong Seto

Developing an IPC program
Glenys Harrington

16:50 - 17:10

Prevention transmission of MRSA in ICU
Nguyen Binh

Beyond endoscope reprocessing
Joost Hopman

Infection Control Risk Assessment - Tools for prioritization and effective use of limited resources
Thomas Scheiffer

CDC resources for evaluating IPC in healthcare facilities
Amber Vasquez

17:10 - 17:30

Controlling MRSA transmission - What are the key infection control strategies?
 John Ferguson

Protecting healthcare workers from exposure to tuberculosis in endoscope services
Lee Shu Lay

Leadership in applying IPC
Nguyen Van Kinh

Occupational Health Issues in IPC program
Jeanne Pfeiffer

17:30 - 19:00

 

APSIC council

 

 

 

 

 

21/03/2019

08:00 - 17:00

 

DELEGATES ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION

08:15 - 09:00

 

PLENARY SESSION 1:
Best Practices for environmental infection control: Surfaces, Water, and Air?

William A. Rutala

 

 

Hall 1                         

Hall 2                           

Hall 3                          

Hall 4                          

09:00 - 10:00

 

CONCURRENT SESSION 17
Antibiotic stewardship in  low and middle income countries

CSSD award presentation

CONCURRENT SESSION 7
Rapid disgnosis and Infection Prevention and Control

CONCURRENT SESSION 19      
Role of different division in AMS program      

Moderator

Diamantis Plachouras, Paul Anantharajah Tambyah

 

 

 

09:00 - 09:20

Challenges in establishing antimicrobial stewarship program in  low and midle income countries and efforts for success
Le Thi Anh Thu 

 

Rapid diagnostics in infection control surveillance
Heiman Wertheim

The role of the clinical microbiology service in antimicrobial stewardship
 John Ferguson

09:20 - 09:40

The role of Infection Prevention Control in combating antimicrobial resistance
Benedetta Allegranzi

 

Rapid testing for MDRO detection
Po-Ren Hsueh

The role of the nurse in antimicrobial stewardship
 Marilyn Cruickshank

09:40 - 10:00

Antibiotic stewardship interventions in low and middle income countries
Todd Pollack

 

Molecular testing of Acinetobacter baumanii  in HAIs in Vietnam 
Nguyen Thi Thanh Ha

Role of clinical pharmacist in AMS program
Fazli

10:00 - 10:30

 

Tea break

10:30 - 11:30

 

CONCURRENT SESSION 20
Outbreak management

CONCURRANT SESSION 21
Quality Assurance in reprocessing of instruments

CONCURRENT SESSION 22
SSI Prevention Stratergies

CONCURRENT SESSION 23
Supporting Infection Control

Moderator

Thomas Scheiffer, John Ferguson

 

 

 

10:30 - 10:50

Outbreak detection & control
Neil Gupta

Joint Commission Ready and Intergration and Automation in today’s CSSD.
Mark Duro

 SSI prevention - WHO  perspectives
Benedetta Allegranzi

Sustaining Infection Control Teams
Linda R Greene

10:50 - 11:10

Outbreaks in Asia – lessons learned
Paul Anantharajah Tambyah

Risk associated with reusing medical devices labelled "single use" or "single use disposable"
Joost Hopman

How does WSIS help low and middle countries to combat SSI?
Liau Kui Hin

The pitfalls and benefits  of using technology to provide education and professional development opportunities in infection control
Marilyn Cruickshank

11:10 - 11:30

Managing an outbreak: Tips, Trick and Tools
Judith Guzman-Cottrill

Reused of single use medical devices - Quality control of reprocessing
Akeau Unahalekhaka

APSIC Surgical Site Infection Guidelines
Keita Morikane

Patients as partners in Infection prevention and control
Namita Jaggi

11:30 - 13:15

11:30 - 12:45

Lunch Symposium
 Diagnostic Stewardship: From Specimen Collection to Rapid Diagnostics
Sponsored by BD

Satellite Symposium
(N/A)

Lunch Symposium
PDI

Satellite Symposium
(N/A)

12:45  -13:15

POSTER ROUND

13:15 - 14:00

 

PLENARY SESSION 3
Antimicrobial Resistance - Meeting the Global Challenge

Wing Hong Seto

14:00 - 15:00

 

CONCURRENT  SESSION 24
Epidemiology of
MDRO and antibiotic use

CONCURRENT  SESSION 10       Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection

CONCURRENT  SESSION 18
Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)

CONCURRANT SESSION 27
Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in Hemodialysis Settings

Moderator

 

 

 

 

14:00 - 14:20

Reducing MRSA and VRE transmission and infection by changes to hospital antibiotic usage
John Ferguson

Environmental cleaning and disinfection – What’s new?
Glenys Harrington

Biofilms and novel technologies for CAUTI
Paul Anantharajah Tambyah

Emerging infectious issues in dialysis
Paul Anantharajah Tambyah

14:20 - 14:40

Epidemiology and control of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in the little red dot!
Kalisvar Marimuthu

How can we measure environmental cleanliness - what are our options?
Joost Hopman

Bundling interventions that have been show to reduce CAUTI
Ling Moi Lin

Quality improvement through surveillance of vascular access associated infection
Keita Morikane

14:40 - 15:00

Antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections in Europe
Diamantis Plachouras

Challenges in environmental control response to multi-drug resistant gram-negative bacilli

Prevention of CAUTI: US experience and lesson learned
Jeanne Pfeiffer

Strategies to prevent bloodstream infections in Hemodialysis Units
William Jarvis

15:00 - 15:30

 

Tea break

15:30 - 16:30

 

Oral presentation

Oral presentation

Oral presentation

Oral presentation

Moderator

 

 

 

 

15:30 - 15:42

Oral presentation 1

Oral presentation 1

Oral presentation 1

Oral presentation 1

15:42 - 15:54

Oral presentation 2

Oral presentation 2

Oral presentation 2

Oral presentation 2

15:54 - 16:06

Oral presentation 3

Oral presentation 3

Oral presentation 3

Oral presentation 3

16:06 - 16:18

Oral presentation 4

Oral presentation 4

Oral presentation 4

Oral presentation 4

16:18 - 16:30

Oral presentation 5

Oral presentation 5

Oral presentation 5

Oral presentation 5

16:30 - 17:10

 

DEBATE CONCURRANT SESSION
Should active surveillance screening of asymptomatic patients be undertaken as a strategy to control MDROs?

DEBATE CONCURRANT SESSION
       
  Is there evidence to support the use of linen as  a wrap for surgial instruments in low income countries?

DEBATE CONCURRANT SESSION
Is there evidence that observational audits are the gold standard for accurate reporting of hand hygiene compliance?
DEBATE CONCURRANT SESSION
Is there good evidence to use Contact Precautions for patients with MRSA and VRE?

16:30 - 16:50

The case for:  Active surveillance screening of asymptomatic patients should be undertaken as a strategy to control MDRO
Mattias Larsson

The case for: There is evidence that linen is a suitable wrap for surgial instruments in low income countries? 
Patricia  Ching

The case for: There is evidence that observational audits are the gold standard for accurate reporting of hand hygiene compliance

The case for: There is good evidence to use contact precautions for patients with MRSA and VRE?

16:50 - 17:10

The case against: Active surveillance screening of asymptomatic patients should not be undertaken as a strategy to control MDRO                                                             Anucha Apisarnthanarak

The case against:The case for: There is evidence that linen is not a suitable wrap for surgial instruments in low income countries?
Nanthipha Sirijindadirat

The case agianst: There is evidence that observational audits are not the gold standard for accurate reporting of hand hygiene compliance 
 Mary-Louise McLaws

The case agianst: There is good evidence not to use Contact Precautions for patients with MRSA and VRE?

18:30 - 21:00

 

Faculty dinner

 

 

22/03/2019

08:00 - 17:00

 

DELEGATES ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION

08:15 - 09:00

 

PLENARY SESSION 4
Core components of IPC programes -What's new?
Benedetta Allegranzi

09:00 - 10:00

 

CONCURRENT  SESSION 28
Antibiotic stewardship: From strategy to reality (co-orperated with ISAC)

CONCURRENT  SESSION 29
Maintenance of instruments/ equipments

CONCURRENT SESSION 30
Country experiences and the WHO approach on implementing IPC standards- Co-orperated with WHO

CONCURRENT  SESSION 31
Infection Prevcention and Control (IPC) in the Paediatric Settings

Moderator

 

 

 

 

09:00 - 09:20

Antibiotic stewardship in nursing homes
Andreas Voss

Maintenance of Sterile Processing Equipment
Mark Duro

14:00- 14:30
Countries experiences: Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) programs in Thailand, Vietnam, and India
Akeau Unahalekhaka, Le Thi Anh Thu, Namita Jaggi

Pediatric Infection Prevention: What’s Different for Children?
Thomas J. Sandora

09:20 - 09:40

Antibiotic stewardship and the Clinical  Microbiolory Laboratory
Heiman Wertheim

Importance of effective maintenance of instruments
Nguyen Viet Hung

Challenges and opprotunities in implementing Infection Prevention and Control Programs in Vietnam
Satoko Otsu

Pediatric Infection Prevention Outside of the Acute Care Hospital Setting
Judith Guzman-Cottrill

09:40 - 10:00

Quantitative Antibiotic stewardship.
Ian Gould

Disinfection and sterilization for medical devices: Thailand  experiences  
Nanthipha Sirijindadirat

WHO approach on implementing IPC standards
Benedetta Allegranzi

The Challenge of Infection Control in Pediatric Care
Fong Siew Moy

10:00 - 10:30

 

Tea break

10:30 - 11:30

 

CONCURRENT  SESSION 32
Antibiotic stewardship and prevention in special settings

CONCURRENT  SESSION 33

CONCURRANT SESSION 34
Infection prevention and control in special settings

CONCURRENT  SESSION 39
Infection control in long-term care facilities
(Co-organized by Society of Taiwan Long-term Care Infection Control and Prevention, STLTCICP)

Moderator

 

 

 

Le Thi Anh Thu, Chun-Ming Lee

10:30 - 10:50

Potential cost of inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing
Ian Gould

Infection control approaches to gram-negative bacilli – Mary

Infection Prevention for Emergency Medical Services personnel: EMS, Firefighters and Paramedics
Glenda Schuh

Infection control in long-term care facilities. The needs and the reality.
Ling Moi Lin

10:50 - 11:10

Core components of antimicrobial stewardship in acute care hospitals
 Amber Vasquez

Novel method of measuring antibiotic resistance 
Mary-Louise McLaws

Infection Control Status in the system of TB and lung hospitals
Le Van Hoi

Best practice hand hygiene in longterm care facilities
Wen-Chien Ko

11:10 - 11:30

Preventing Antimicrobial resistance in the NICU
Thomas J. Sandora

Meghan

Infection control strategies to prevent infections during construction and renovation in healthcare settings
Glenys Harrington

MDRO epidemiology and control
Min-Chi Lu

11:30 - 13:15

11:30 - 12:45

Lunch Satellite Symposium
Korean IC Society                  

 

Satellite Symposium
(N/A)

Satellite Symposium
(N/A)

12:45 - 13:15

POSTER ROUND

13:15 - 14:00

 

PLENARY SESSION 5
Water/emnvironment as the Sources of HAI
Andreas Voss

 

 

Hall 1

Hall 2

Hall 3

Hall 4

14:00 - 15:00

 

Oral presentation

Oral presentation

Oral presentation

Oral presentation

14:00 - 14:12

Oral presentation 1

Oral presentation 1

Oral presentation 1

Oral presentation 1

14:12 - 14:24

Oral presentation 2

Oral presentation 2

Oral presentation 2

Oral presentation 2

14:24 - 14:36

Oral presentation 3

Oral presentation 3

Oral presentation 3

Oral presentation 3

14:36 - 14:48

Oral presentation 4

Oral presentation 4

Oral presentation 4

Oral presentation 4

14:48 - 15:00

Oral presentation 5

Oral presentation 5

Oral presentation 5

Oral presentation 5

15:00 - 15:30

 

Tea break

15:30 - 16:30

 

CONCURRANT SESSION 36
Applying genotyping in Infection Prevention Control

CONCURENT SECTION  37
Co-orperated with ICST (Infection Control Society Taiwan) 
HAI surveillance

CONCURRENT  SESSION 38
Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in practice

CONCURRANT SESSION 35
Staff compliance with infection prevention control (IPC) in special settings

Moderator

 

Feng-Yee Chang, Yin-Ching Chuang

 

 

15:30 - 15:50

Whole genome sequencing (WGS) in endemic and outbreak setting: Perspective of an infection preventionist
Kalisvar Marimuthu

Healthcare-Associated Infections Surveillance and National Prevention Programs in Taiwan.
Hao-Hsin Wu

Evaluate IPC knowledge through a Photo Quiz
Akeau Unahalekhaka

The impact of SSI Guidelines on medical training and clinical practice
Liau Kui Hin

15:50 - 16:10

Molecular epidemiology for AMR infection control
Teruo Kirikae

Healthcare-Associated Infections surveillance and outbreak detection in digital era.
Yee-Chun Chen

The journey to establishing infection control nurse roles in Japan
Hitomi Kurosu

Staff compliance with IPC practices in private practice
Lee Shu Lay

16:10 - 16:30

Whole genomic sequencing for tracking transmission of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae
Zong Zhiyong

Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Stewardship.
Jien-Wei Liu

Achieving standardization of IPC practices at national level
Chun-Ming Lee

 Approach to improve compliance with bundles to reduce HAI in low to middle income countries
Victor D. Rosenthal

16:30 - 17:00

 

CLOSING CEREMONY
Grand Hall