WELCOME ADDRESSICPIC 2015

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Geneva, Switzerland, for the 3rd International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC), to be held from 16 to 19 June 2015.

Participants from 102 countries attended ICPIC in 2011 and 2013. ICPIC provides a unique forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience in the prevention of healthcare-associated infection and control of antimicrobial resistance around the world. Though advances in infection control and prevention are being made, antimicrobial resistance persists as a global threat confronting all countries alike. The need to share knowledge and experience remains unchanged. ICPIC will be able to provide the necessary platform for such an exchange once again.

While retaining the elements that led to the success of the first two ICPIC summits, we have introduced important changes. The newly formed organizing/program committee now includes representatives from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) to attract even more world experts and key opinion leaders to share their knowledge and expertise with us. ICPIC keynotes, symposia, controversies, free-paper and meet-the-expert sessions will continue, as will the unique and very popular ICPIC Innovation and Implementation Academies and ICPIC video contests. These will be complemented in 2015 by new features and surprises.

Looking forward to your active participation in the 3rd ICPIC,

 

Prof. Didier Pittet

ICPIC chair

Prof. Andreas Voss

Co-chair & Program director

Prof. Stephan Harbarth

Co-chair

 

 

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