Infection Control


The status of the infection control in the UAE is quite excellent, most of the hospitals have a strong infection control programme and this has also been mandated in certain parts of the UAE. However, the preparedness for new emerging diseases remains a difficulty in the region. Despite a high compliance rate, the prevalence and the emerging of multi-drug resistant organisms is an international problem.

The Infection Control Conference is a 3-day programme led by trained and experienced infection control experts in the region who will discuss local determinants of the HCAI burden, most effective strategies related to diagnosis, prevention and management of common infectious diseases as well as new ideas and concepts related to vaccinations and microbiology.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Review the national infection control policy to help your institution prevent the spread of bugs
  • Evaluate best approaches for achieving a sustainable reduction in HCAIs to maintain a safe and healthy work environment
  • Discuss appropriate actions to deal with infection occurrences across a wide range of clinical and community settings
  • Appraise surveillance systems and protocols to support campaigns against MERS-CoV, Influenza, Zika Virus

Key topics:

  • Malaria in GCC countries
  • Contagious haemorrhagic fevers
  • Updates on contagious diseases – HIV, Hepatitis
  • Facilities Management, maintenance and construction projects for infection control
  • Environmental support services
  • Hygiene & infection prevention

Who shall attend:

  • Pathologists
  • Infection Control Managers/Specialists
  • Lab Directors
  • Lab Managers
  • Medical Laboratory Technicians
  • Clinical Microbiologists
  • Infectious Disease Specialists

Activity Director: Dr. Adnan Alatoom, Staff physician, Clinical Pathology and Microbiology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Local Chair: Dr. Mansour Al Zarouni, Member, General Secretariat Committee, Sultan Bin Khalifa International Thalassemia Award (SITA), Dubai, UAE