Infection Control Conference - 16.75 CME

Overview

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

CME CONFERENCES - FACULTY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT:
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support requiring resolution for all faculty conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant interest will be identified in the activity syllabus.

DAY 1: Tuesday, 24 October 2017
09:30 Opening remarks by Conference Chair:
Dr Mansour Al Zarouni, Member, General Secretariat Committee, Sultan Bin Khalifa International Thalassemia Award (SITA), Dubai, UAE
SESSION 1
09:45 Leading hand hygine from the circle of concern to the circle of influence
Dr Ng Wai Khuan,
Prevention and Control of Infection Manager, Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
10:30 Quality projects in infection control - Mafraq Hospital experience
Dr Asim Malik, Consultant Physician, Physician - Medicine Services - Physician Practice Services, Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
11:15 Coffee Break
11:45

New WHO guidelines for prevention of CRE, CRAB, CRPsA
Dr Hanan Balkhy, Executive Director of Infection Prevention and Control Department at the Ministry of National Guard, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, KSA

12:30

New WHO Guidelines on SSI prevention
Dr Hanan Balkhy, Executive Director of Infection Prevention and Control Department at the Ministry of National Guard, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, KSA

13:15 Lunch Break
SESSION 2
14:30

Infection in immunocompromised patient
Dr Eiman Mokaddas, Professor of Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine University of Kuwait, Kuwait City, Kuwait

15:15

Invasive fungal infection
Dr Eiman Mokaddas, Professor of Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kuwait, Kuwait City, Kuwait

16:00

Coffee Break

16:30

Role of social media in infection control and prevention
Dr Walid Abuhammour, Head, Paediatric Infectious Disease, Al Jalila Children's Hospital, Dubai, UAE

17:00

Molecular epidemiology of MRSA
Dr Abiola Senok, Associate Professor, Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, College
of Medicine, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai, UAE

17:30 Close of Day 1 Conference
DAY 2: Wednesday, 25 October 2017
09:30 Opening remarks by the Activity Director and moderator:
Dr Adnan Alatoom, Staff Physician, Clinical Pathology and Microbiology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
SESSION 3
09:45 Infection control aspects of imported malaria in GCC countries and implications for blood banks
Prof Eskild Petersen, Former Professor, Arrhus University, Denmark; Consultant of Infectious Diseases, The Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman
10:30 Infection control issues when dealing with patients with highly contagious haemorrhagic fevers
Prof Nicola Petrosillo, Director, Infectious Diseases Division, Lazzaro Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Rome, Italy
11:15 Coffee Break
11:45

Carbapenem resistant enterobacteriaceae: What is needed for infection control and what for clinical purposes?
Dr Tibor Pal, Professor of Microbiology; Consultant Clinical Microbiologist, Dept. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, FMHS, UAE University, Al Ain, UAE

12:30

Probiotics  
Dr Rania El-Lababidi, Pharmacy Education and Training Manager, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

13:15 Lunch Break
SESSION 4
14:30

Surveillance of HAI
Dr Stefan Weber, Consultant Microbiologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

15:15

Fungal infections and susceptibility trends
Dr Mohammad Tahseen Al Bataineh, Asst Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

16:00

Coffee Break

16:30

WHO declaration about septic shock in 2017
Dr Salman Abdulaziz, Specialist Internal Medicine, Saudi Board, Arab Board and MRCP(UK), Saudi Board of Critical Care, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, KSA; Rashid Hospital, Dubai, UAE

17:00

Prevention of surgical site infections
Natalie Oakes, Infection Control Practitioner, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

17:30 Close of Day 2 Conference
DAY 3: Thursday, 26 October 2017
09:30 Opening remarks by the Co-Chair and moderator
Dr Hussain Abdulaziz Alawadhi, Division Chief Physician - Critical Care Medicine - Physician Practice Services, Al Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
SESSION 5
09:45 The infection connection: Infection control and the physical environment of patient
Major Dr Suaad Aljaberi, Head of Infection Prevention and Control Section, General Headquarters, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi, UAE
10:30 Facilities management, maintenance and construction projects on infection control - considerations
Elias Tannous, Infection Control Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
11:15 Coffee Break
11:45

Environmental Support Services: The frontline role of ESS in patient safety
Michael Rollins, Independent Consultant Specialist, Healthcare Environment Infection Prevention, RPA/ Rollins Consult, Bedford, UK

12:30

Panel discussion: Hygiene and infection prevention performance improvement
Moderator:
Dr Hussain Abdulaziz Alawadhi, Division Chief Physician - Critical Care Medicine - Physician Practice Services, Al Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Panelists:
Major Dr Suaad Aljaberi, Head of Infection Prevention and Control Section, General Headquarters, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Elias Tannous, Infection Control Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Michael Rollins, Independent Consultant Specialist, Healthcare Environment Infection Prevention, RPA/Rollins Consult, Bedford, UK

13:15 Lunch Break
SESSION 6
14:30

Superbugs: Epidemiology in the Middle East, good or bad?
Dr Agnes Sonnevend, Associate Professor, Consultant Clinical Microbiologist, Medical Microbiology and Immunology Department, CMHS UAE University, Al Ain, UAE

15:15

Superbugs: Do they need super drugs or super dose?
Dr Hussain Abdulaziz Alawadhi, Division Chief Physician - Critical Care Medicine - Physician Practice Services, Al Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:00

Coffee Break

16:30

Antibiotics stewardship: what works, and what does not?
Dr Hussain Abdulaziz Alawadhi,Division Chief Physician - Critical Care Medicine - Physician Practice Services, Al Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

17:00 End of Conference

Dr Adnan Alatoom

Staff Physician, Clinical Pathology and Microbiology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Dr Mansour Al Zarouni

Member, General Secretariat Committee

Sultan Bin Khalifa International Thalassemia Award (SITA), Dubai, UAE


Dr Hussain Abdulaziz Alawadhi

Division Chief Physician - Critical Care Medicine - Physician Practice Services

Al Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Dr Abiola Senok

Associate Professor

Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai, UAE


Dr Agnes Sonnevend

Associate Professor, Consultant Clinical Microbiologist, Medical Microbiology and Immunology, CMHS

UAE University, Al Ain, UAE


Dr Asim Malik

Consultant Physician, Physician - Medicine Services - Physician Practice Services

Al Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Dr Eiman Mokaddas

Professor of Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine

University of Kuwait, Kuwait City, Kuwait


Elias Tannous

Infection Control Specialist

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Prof Eskild Petersen

Former Professor, Arrhus University, Denmark; Consultant of Infectious Diseases

The Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman


Dr Hanan Balkhy

Executive Director of Infection Prevention and Control Department at the Ministry of National Guard

King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, KSA


Michael Rollins

Independent Consultant Specialist, Healthcare Environment Infection Prevention

RPA/Rollins Consult, Bedford, UK


Dr Mohammad Tahseen Al Bataineh

Asst Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE


Natalie Oakes

Infection Control Practitioner

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Dr Ng Wai Khuan

Prevention and Control of Infection Manager

Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Prof Nicola Petrosillo

Director, Infectious Diseases Division

Lazzaro Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Rome, Italy


Dr Rania El-Lababidi

Pharmacy Education and Training Manager

Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Dr Salman Abdulaziz

Specialist Internal Medicine

Saudi Board, Arab Board and MRCP(UK), Saudi Board of Critical Care, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, KSA; Rashid Hospital, Dubai, UAE


Dr Stefan Weber

Consultant Microbiologist

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Major Dr Suaad Aljaberi

Head of Infection Prevention & Control Section, General Headquarters

Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Dr Tibor Pal

Professor of Microbiology; Consultant Clinical Microbiologist, Dept. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, FMHS

UAE University, Al Ain, UAE


Dr Walid Abuhammour

Head, Paediatric Infectious Disease

Al Jalila Children’s Hospital, Dubai, UAE


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Accreditation Statement:

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for the maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.