Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) Conference 2014
The ninth Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) International Conference was a three-day conference focussing on infection prevention and control, organised by the HIS in collaboration with the French Society of Hospital Hygiene (SF2H).
The conference programme covered a range of key topics such as epidemiology, surveillance, information technology in infection prevention and control, decontamination, blood borne viruses, antimicrobial resistance and rapid diagnostic methods.
As part of the conference, ECDC was convening a session on ‘New Directions for HAI surveillance, prevention and control in Europe’ with the following presentations:
- No HAI surveillance without validation!
- Harmonising and supporting infection control training in Europe
- Infection prevention and control indicators: Now part of EU surveillance
On 18 November (European Antibiotic Awareness Day – EAAD), the chairman of the EAAD Technical Advisory Committee, Prof. H. Goossens, gave a presentation on ‘Past and future initiatives of the European Antibiotic Awareness Day’.
A late breaker session - presenting the challenges faced in the management and control of the current Ebola virus disease epidemic - was added to the programme.
European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology 2018
21 Nov 2018 to 23 Nov 2018 - The European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE) is an annual three-day scientific conference, open to the wider communicable disease surveillance community.
World Hepatitis Day 2018
28 Jul 2018 to 28 Jul 2018 - On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, ECDC launched online prevalence database for hepatitis B and C which included data mainly based on peer-reviewed cross sectional studies from 2006 onwards.
Annual meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee for the European Antibiotic Awareness day (EAAD)
22 May 2019 to 24 May 2019 - The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for the European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) provides technical advice and the strategic direction for the EAAD. The TAC consists of representatives from the EU/EEA countries, European Commission (DG Health and Food Safety), WHO Regional Office For Europe. The TAC members meet yearly. This year the meeting will be held at ECDC premises in Stockholm, Sweden.