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WELCOME ADDRESS FROM CONFERENCE PRESIDENTS

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It is our pleasure to invite you to Geneva, Switzerland, for the 2nd International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control to be held from 25 to 28 June, 2013.

The 1st International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC) was organized in 2011 as a unique platform to foster knowledge sharing and exchange experiences for the prevention of healthcare-associated infection and the control of antimicrobial resistance among countries around the world. 1200 colleagues from 84 countries came to Geneva to participate in the 1st ICPIC. This was a clear indication for us that many shared our vision.
 
Thanks to the continued commitment of world experts and key opinion leaders who already supported the 1st ICPIC by sharing their knowledge and expertise, the 2nd edition will certainly be as vibrant and inspiring. Building upon feedback from past participants, the venue will change to a purpose-built conference centre and the programme will be tailored according to comments provided.
 
Over the past few years, major companies in the fields of diagnostics and biomedical products have focused their attention on the prevention of healthcare-associated prevention and the control of antimicrobial resistance. While we do not allow industry to exert any influence on the programme content, we do acknowledge their scientific contributions and the fact that our conference would not be possible without the generous support of industry.
We look forward to welcoming you to Geneva and to your active participation in the 2nd ICPIC.
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Prof. Didier Pittet

ICPIC chair

Prof. Andreas Voss

Co-chair & Program director

Prof. Stephan Harbarth

Co-chair

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ICPIC 2013 would like to sincerely thank the University Hospitals of Geneva for their invaluable support.