Romanian Hand Hygiene Days
Project awarded with Romanian PR Award 2018, Events Category. Within our event the Romanian Minister of Health signed for the first time the World Health Organization pledge for infection prevention and control. The main event of the first edition took place in 2018 March 14th, with + 600 guests from 10 countries. The Special Guest of the 2018 edition was Professor Didier Pittet, from the University Hospital of Geneva, the creator of the Global Program for Patient Safety “Clean care is safer care”.
Speakers & Partners
Prof. Didier Pittet
Special Guest, SWITZERLAND / The Creator of the Global Program for Patient Safety “Clean care is safer care”
Professor Pittet is the recipient of several national and international honours including a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) awarded by Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II for services to the prevention of healthcare-associated infection in the UK (2007), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Lectureship for his contribution to infection control and healthcare epidemiology (2008) and the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases’ Award for Excellence (2009).
Prof. Univ. Dr. Gheorghe Borcean
Speaker and Guest, ROMANIA / President, The Romanian College of Physicians
Primary Surgeon, Orthopedic Primary Doctor, Forensic Medicine Specialist, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor at „Victor Babeş” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Timişoara. The Romanian College of Physicians is a professional, nonpolitical, nonprofit, public entity, responsible for the authorization, control and surveillance of the practice of the medical profession as a liberal profession of authorized public practice.
Dr. Neil Wigglesworth
Speaker and Guest, GREAT BRITAIN / President, Infection Prevention Society IPS
Neil qualified as a nurse in 1987 and following a clinical career primarily in critical care nursing, he moved into the field of infection prevention and control in 1995. Neil has worked in a number of nurse specialist, management, research and nurse consultant roles in the speciality as well as in Public Health/Health Protection and was appointed to the role of Deputy Director, Infection Prevention and Control at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in March 2015.
Prof. Alexandru Rafila
Speaker, ROMANIA / President of the Romanian Society of Microbiology
Professor Alexandru Rafila is currently the Chief of Microbiology Department of University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” and of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases Matei Bals” in Bucharest, Romania. Dr. Rafila is the elected President of the Romanian Society of Microbiology and has served in central administration as Secretary of State for Medical Assistance, General Director for Public Health and several times as Personal Adviser of the Minister of Health.
Conf. Univ. Dr. Emilian Damian Popovici
Speaker, ROMANIA / President of the Romanian Society of Epidemiology
Senior Epidemiologist Regional Public Health Center Timișoara, Head of Department of Epidemiology University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Victor Babeş” Timişoara, member of the Board of the International Joint Policy Committee of Epidemiological Societies, member of the International Epidemiological Association.
Speaker, GREAT BRITAIN / Over 40 years’ experience as a nurse with 20 years working as an Infection Control Nurse
MSc, BSc, RGN, Lead Nurse Quality Improvement, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, England. Carole has over 40 years’ experience as a nurse with 20 years working as an Infection Control Nurse. She is currently working in a quality improvement role. She has held a number of positions with the Infection Prevention Society and is currently the Honorary Secretary.
Dr. Pawel Grzesiowski
Speaker, POLAND / Executive Director at the Foundation for the Infection Prevention Institute
Graduated pediatrician, certified expert in infection prevention, control and therapy, with 25 years of clinical experience in university hospitals and ambulatory care. After graduation at the Warsaw Medical University, worked as assistant lecturer at the Warsaw Pediatric University Hospital (1989-1998), then (1999-2010) as the Head of Dept. of Prevention of Infection and HCAI at National Medicines Institute.
Dr. Andreea Moldovan
Speaker, ROMANIA / European Hand Hygiene Excellence Award
Hands’ hygiene, the first and the easiest medical act ever learnt, stands for the foundation of all activities going on in a hospital. By consequently and accurately applying the rules as far as hands’ hygiene is concerned, altogether with the rest of prevention methods, we can say there is a complex and efficient plan in the prevention of nozocomial infections, which has proved its functionality.
Speaker, ROMANIA / “Practitioner of the Year” by the Infection Prevention Society, in the past two years
I work as a nurse from 30 years and the last 10 years I have most dedicated of prevention and control of healthcare associated infections. During this activity related to infection prevention I collaborated with specialists from England, and we were able to improve the knowledge of our staff by education as we organize: numerous training sessions; annual Hand Hygiene campaigns; numerous exchanges visits in the hospitals in England; writing a book of infection prevention and not least organizing the National.
Dr. Sergiu Sîngeorzan
Speaker, ROMANIA / Epidemiologist at the Miercurea Ciuc Emergency County Hospital, head of the SPIAAM Service
“I strongly believe that epidemiology, and especially the hospital branch (Infection Prevention and Control), is an essential specialty, in the focus of which, all medical specialties but also administrative elements converge together, creating the basis form of safe and quality medical services.” / Epidemiologist at the Miercurea Ciuc Emergency County Hospital, head of the SPIAAM Service from 2103.
Dr. Borbala Szel
Speaker, HUNGARY / Infection Control Specialist at the Infection Control Unit of Albert Szent-Györgyi Health Centre at the University of Szeged
Epidemiologist, hospital hygiene and infection control specialist at the Infection Control Unit of Albert Szent-Györgyi Health Centre at the University of Szeged (since 2011). Borbála is committed to the field of hand hygiene promotion and her Ph.D. thesis was written on hand hygiene as well. “It is important to bear in mind that not only healthcare professionals but also patients can prevent the occurrence of healthcare associated infections.
Dr. Diana Stoica
Speaker, ROMANIA / Epidemiologist Specialist, in charge of three of the most important ‘patients’ of Vrancea County
“Prevention is vital in the fight against bacterial resistence wich we face on a daily basis. And yet, I have the convinction that only when we ‘break’ the barriers of resistant mentalities, will we succed.” Epidemiologist Specialist (since 2013), in charge of three of the most important ‘patients’ of Vrancea County: The Emergency Hospital “Saint Pantelimon” from Focsani; The Municipal Hospital from Adjud and The Hospital “N.N. Saveanu” from Vidra. Vice President of the National Association for the Protection of Patiens, Vrancea.
Speaker, SLOVENIA / RN (registred nurse), Head of the Hospital Infection Unit, Jesenice General Hospital
Jana Lavtižar has been employed at the Jesenice General Hospital since 1995. She worked on the surgical department and in endoscopic unit. Since 2014, she has been working in the Department for the Control and Prevention of Hospital Infections.
Dr. Raluca Mihaela Filimon
Speaker, ROMANIA / Epidemiologist Specialist, The Regional Institute of Oncology Iasi
Primary epidemiologist, Regional Oncology Institute: Oversight of healthcare associated infections; training of medical staff; drawing up risk maps; studies on antibiotic resistance. Epidemiologist in the Healthcare associated infections department.
Dr. Ștefan Bercea
Speaker, ROMANIA / Epidemiologist Specialist, The Botosani Emergency County Hospital
Presentation: “Hand hygiene compliance: between challenge and normality.”
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