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14th World Congress on Infection Prevention and Control, will be organized around the theme “Novel Insights in Therapeutic Research on Infectious Diseases, Prevention and Control”

Infection Prevention 2018 is comprised of 26 tracks and 96 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in Infection Prevention 2018.

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Infection care and management (IPC) may be a scientific approach and sensible answer designed to control the effect caused by infection to patients and medical examiners. One among the foremost necessary routes for transmission of infection is that the hands. Hands that infected with any contaminated item, surface or object may be contaminated with germs from that supply. The contagious transmit might deals with raw food, animals, and spattered nappies, dirty surfaces like bathrooms or hands contaminated/ infected with nasal secretion or spit when reflex, coughing or drooling. Infection hindrance associate degree management. It aims to safeguard those that could be liable to getting an infection, each within the general community and whereas receiving care thanks to health issues. Health care analysis is exposure to blood, saliva, several body fluids or aerosols which will transmit infectious materials like viral hepatitis, HIV, or different blood borne or humour microorganism. It prevents contact with probably infectious diseases by making a physical barrier between the potential infectious materials.


  • Track 1-1Healthcare-Associated Infections
  • Track 1-2Antibiotics and Antivirals
  • Track 1-3Food Safety
  • Track 1-4Microbe Awareness
  • Track 1-5Injection Safety

Infection control deals with procedures and activities which bring to prevent or reduce the risk of transmission of infectious diseases. It is mainly works in a clinical setting or working in certain laboratories are at risk of occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens including hepatitis B (Hep B), hepatitis C (Hep C) and human immune deficiency virus (HIV) as well as occupational exposure to a range of microbiological agents. Standard analysis is the work practices needed to achieve a major level of infection control and prevention. The use of common precautions aims to reduce, and to eliminate the adequate risk of transmission of infection, particularly those caused by blood borne viruses. Microorganisms are present on hands (resident flora) or acquired during healthcare activities (transient flora). In Particular hand hygiene is to reduce the number of microorganisms on your hands, particularly transient flora which may present the greater risk for infection transmission.

A Hospital infection and Epidemiology is considered because of an infection or toxin that exists in a certain location, such as a hospital. Nosocomial infections interchangeably with the conditions of health-care associated infections (HAIs) and hospital-acquired infections. These infections are caused by traces of infection control practices and procedures, cleanliness and non-sterile environmental surfaces. With nearly hundred million procedures performed at laboratories and hospitals each year, litigation involving from nosocomial infections is increasing nationwide. These infections can be developed in the hospital, nursing home, health care centres, as to extended care facilities. Immune compromised patients, the elderly and young children are usually more susceptible than others. These types of infections are transmitted through direct contact from the hospital staff people, with lack of sterilized instruments, aerosol droplets from other ill patients or even the food or water provided at hospitals

  • Track 3-1Bloodstream Infection
  • Track 3-2Urinary Tract Infection
  • Track 3-3Surgical Site Infections
  • Track 3-4Hospital Acquired Infections

Immunizations work by stimulating the system, the natural disease-fighting system of the body. The healthy system is in a position to acknowledge sensitive microorganism and viruses and foreign substances (antibodies) to destroy or disable them. Immune system helps your body fight or kill germs by manufacturing the materials to combat them. Once it will, the system "remembers" the germ and might fight it once more. Immunization prepares the body to obstruct a diseases transmission. To immunize or to protect against microorganism diseases, the virus employed in the immunogenic has been weakened or killed. To immunize against microorganism diseases, it's usually attainable to use solely a tiny low portion of the dead microorganism to stimulate the formation of antibodies against the entire microorganism. Artificial passive immunisation is administered by injection is employed if there has been a research on infection control or as an emergency treatment for toxicity.

  • Track 4-1Attenuated Vaccine
  • Track 4-2Inactivated Vaccine
  • Track 4-3Toxoid Vaccine
  • Track 4-4Conjugate Vaccine

An infection developed in hospital by a patient who was admitted in a hospital for a reason other than infection. Measures of infection control include identifying patients at risk of nosocomial infections, observing hand hygiene, following standard precautions to reduce transmission and strategies to reduce VAP, CR-BSI and environmental factors and architectural lay out also need to be emphasized upon. Infection prevention in special care of patients – burns / Wounded patients, include identification of sources of organism, isolation if required, antibiotic prophylaxis to be used selectively, early removal of necrotic tissue, prevention of tetanus, early nutrition and surveillance. Nosocomial infection prevention measures should be strengthened among the hospital staff and inpatients in designated healthcare settings that accommodate suspected cases suffering from emerging or unknown infectious diseases.


  • Track 5-1Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Track 5-2Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
  • Track 5-3Candida Albicans

Sterilization and disinfection and are necessary to maintain medical and surgical devices for not to transmit infectious pathogens to patients. Disinfectants will kill bacteria spores with longer exposure times approximately 3-12 hrs; these are referred as chemical sterilises. At effective concentrations with shorter duration with these similar disinfectants will kill all microorganisms except large numbers of bacterial spores; they are called high-level disinfectants. Low-level range of disinfectants can kill most bacteria, some fungi, and some viruses in a practical period of time (less than 10 minutes). It also destroys the spores of various microorganisms present on surfaces, in liquids levels, in medication, or in compounds such as biological culture media. Such "severe" forms of decontamination are essential during peak times like surgery, or in environments like industrial

  • Track 6-1UV Disinfection Systems
  • Track 6-2High-level Disinfection
  • Track 6-3Intermediate Disinfection
  • Track 6-4Low-level Disinfection
  • Track 6-5Autoclave

Ebola viral diseases (EVD), to be known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, are a severe fatal illness caused in humans. Hospitals and health care departments should make sure to consider policies ensuring two times daily contact with exposed personnel to discuss potential symptoms, treatment strategies and document fever checks. It focus on the disease outbreak control process on applying a package of treatment and disease examination, namely infection management, infection prevention and control practices, surveillance and contact tracing, a good laboratory service, safe and dignified burials and social mobilisation.

  • Track 7-1Sexual Transmission
  • Track 7-2Wildlife-to-Human Transmission
  • Track 7-3Human-to-Human Transmission
  • Track 7-4Virus Isolation

It’s nearly not possible to avoid viruses and bacteria; however some risk factors increase your maximum chances of developing acute respiratory infection. Bacteria and its spores from the Respiratory infection may spread to your bloodstream. This may result in hazardously changes in blood pressure, septic shock, and in some cases, organ failure. The immune system of children, Infants and older adults are more prone to being affected by viruses. Simple technical methods like proper hand washing and covering face while coughing or sneezing might prevent the spread of upper respiratory infections. Epiglottitis is an upper respiratory infection in children that may have a more sudden onset of sore throat, feeling of a lump within the throat, muffled voice, and dry cough, terribly painful swallowing, and drooling.


  • Track 8-1Decongestants
  • Track 8-2Corticosteroids
  • Track 8-3Beta-lactamase Resistant
  • Track 8-4Symptomatic Treatment

According to the National Institutes of Health, Approximately one in five pregnant ladies will develop itchy, redness, irritating infection. Infection happens when there is an excessive overgrowth of bacterium that naturally lives within the vagina, which, in pregnancy, can be influenced by shifting hormones. Some infections that develop during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, preterm Labor, or birth defects. They will even be life-threatening condition for the mother. To complicate matters, the medications required to treat infections can cause serious side effects, particularly for the baby. It’s necessary to try to stop infections in pregnancy to minimize risks to each mother and baby. Although there aren’t any antibiotics for parvovirus condition, the infection can be treated with intrauterine blood transfusions.

  • Track 9-1Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Track 9-2Trichomoniasis & Listeriosis
  • Track 9-3Genital Herpes
  • Track 9-4Yeast Infections During Pregnancy: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Protecting your hands from Infection by washing hands to keep them clean is your initial line of defence to protect yourself from diseases spread by other people through personal contact or contaminated surfaces. People who have very less hygiene practices— dishevelled hair and clothes, body odour, bad breath, missing teeth, and therefore the like — usually are seen as unhealthy and should face discrimination. Sensible Hygiene Practices are the set of needs to control contamination of food in order to provide safe food to the consumers. Food borne illnesses can leads to contamination due to improper practices like lack of environmental hygiene and poor sanitation.


  • Track 10-1Hand Hygiene
  • Track 10-2Environmental Hygiene
  • Track 10-3Screening
  • Track 10-4Gloves

The Infection Prevention with Intra Vascular Therapy should recognise the risks for transmitting infections and harmful bacteria based on the patient population served, the types of services provided, and the analysis of surveillance data. Risk can be associated with people: patients and healthcare workers; technology: equipment used for direct or indirect care of patients; and the environment: construction activities. A good practice is to begin the assessment earlier than the deadline to avoid being cited for a tardy assessment

  • Track 11-1Non-Invasive
  • Track 11-2Control Risk Mitigation
  • Track 11-3ICRA matrix

When disease is caused by an organism that is newly identified and not known previously to infect humans or has changed in susceptibility to an anti-infectious drug, it is commonly called an emerging infectious disease, or simply an emerging infection. The RNA viruses that cause seasonal human epidemics of influenza are highly unstable genetically and mutate frequently during replication. Mutation, or genetic drift, results in susceptibility of individuals regardless of their exposure to the viruses before drift, requiring annual antigenic modifications in seasonal influenza vaccines to ensure protection. The short incubation period, and the mild illness caused by the majority of infections, especially among school aged children, result in rapid transmission potential that leads to seasonal influenza epidemics.


  • Track 12-1Nonspecific Mechanisms
  • Track 12-2Specific Mechanisms
  • Track 12-3Immunity
  • Track 12-4Safe Water
  • Track 12-5Sewage Treatment and Disposal

A key part of infection control management is the concept of ‘standard precautions’, as a means to reduce the risk of disease transmission. Non-disposable things like dental tools ought to be cleaned and sterilized between patients. Disposable dental tools and needles are never reused on another patient. Infection control precautions conjointly required to all dental staff involved in patient care to use protective garb such as gloves, masks, gowns and eyewear. FDI recommends that each one oral professional should be familiar with post-exposure activity for the management of occupational exposures to blood-borne pathogens, and proprietors of oral healthcare clinics should institute policies within the work place to ensure appropriate and economical management of such incidents

  • Track 13-1Viral Infection
  • Track 13-2Bacterial Infection
  • Track 13-3Parasitic Infection

Infection prevention remains a significant challenge in emergency care. Usually ill and injured patients seeking analysis and treatment care in the emergency department (ED) not solely have the potential to spread communicable infectious diseases to healthcare personnel and infected patients, but they are vulnerable to acquiring new infections involved with the care they receive. The emergency department (ED) is a vital part of the healthcare attention system and subject to progress challenges, which may hinder ED personnel adherence to guideline based infection control practices. It will evaluate these risks and analyse the existing literature for infection prevention and control practices in the Emergency department, starting from hand hygiene, standard and transmission-based precautions, healthcare personnel vaccination, and environmental controls to methods for preventing healthcare-associated infections

  • Track 14-1Chain of infection
  • Track 14-2Basic microbiology
  • Track 14-3Transmission
  • Track 14-4Transmission based precautions
  • Track 14-5Standard precautions

Bacterial Inflammatory diseases happen when microorganism causes an infection in your gut. This causes inflammation in your abdomen and intestines. Bacterial inflammatory diseases can be easily transmitted from person to person if somebody carries the microorganisms on their hands. If a person infected with the harmful bacteria they will be a risk of spreading the infection to others when he touches food, objects, or other people. Bacteria can develop harmful substances known as toxins. These toxins can remain even after reheating food. It will even cause the infection to induce into your own body if you touch your eyes, mouth, or other open elements of your body with infected hands. You can also help to control bacterial gastro infections by avoiding unpasteurized milk, raw meat, or raw shellfish. Use separate cutting boards and utensils for raw and cooked meats when cooking the meals

  • Track 15-1Rehydration
  • Track 15-2Anti-Emetics
  • Track 15-3Ant Motility Agents

The medical community has a particular responsibility in infection control in hospitals — this community includes veterinarians. There is an excellent well-illustrated section on transmission of microorganisms. Infection control measures that are discussed include clinic design, protocols for hand hygiene, immunization, managing infectious disease outbreaks, care of animals with zoonotic organisms, and personal protective equipment. It states that human and animal pathogens are present in veterinary clinics and that these clinics may play a role in the dissemination of infectious agents, including antimicrobial resistant bacteria.

  • Track 16-1Personal Protective Equipment
  • Track 16-2Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Track 16-3Surgical Procedures

\ Caution is very important within the medical care unit (ICU). "We generally see a lot of infections in this population due to the length of time they may be in a unit. Infections acquired in the hospitals, especially in the intensive care unit (ICU) settings, ranging between 15% and 20%, may further lead to complications in >40% in critically ill patients. The order of incidence may vary in different settings, but the most usual causes are ventilator-associated pneumonia, intravascular catheter-associated bloodstream infection, catheter-associated urinary tract infection, posttraumatic intra-abdominal infection, and surgical site infection. Designated infection control teams should supervise the process and help in collection and compilation of data. Antibiotic Stewardship Recommendations include constituting a team, close coordination between teams, audit, formulary restriction, de-escalation, optimizing dosing, active use of information technology among other measure

  • Track 17-1Multiple Drug Resistant Organisms
  • Track 17-2Device-Associated Infection
  • Track 17-3Standard Precautions
  • Track 17-4Risk Stratification Methodology

A variety of chemicals are available on the market that is designed to control plant diseases by inhibiting the expansion of Pathogens or by killing the disease-causing pathogens. Continued advances within the science of plant pathology are required to boost disease prevention and control, and to keep up with changes in disease pressure caused by the ongoing evolution and movement of plant disease causing pathogens and by changes in agricultural and crop practices. Plant diseases cause major economic losses for farmers worldwide. The agriculture and food organization estimates that pests and diseases are responsible for about twenty fifth of crop loss.


  • Track 18-1Cultural Methods
  • Track 18-2Crop Resistance
  • Track 18-3Host Eradication
  • Track 18-4Improvement of Crop Environment

Standard precaution requires that health care co-workers assume that the blood, body substances of all patients are potential sources of infection, regardless of the diagnosis, or presumed infectious Diseases. It manly need to develop standardized benchmarks for risks of HCAI in medical settings, better understand efficacy and cost-effectiveness for prevention practices, and develop good educational materials that will promote an effective understanding of risks and prevention methods. The research community has the opportunity to model best practice, but IC practice in research cannot happen in isolation from the clinical setting.


  • Track 19-1Occupational Health
  • Track 19-2Droplet Precautions
  • Track 19-3Contact Precautions
  • Track 19-4Risk Stratification Methodology

Blood borne Pathogens safeguards to protect workers against the health hazards caused by blood borne pathogens. Its requirements items such as exposure control plans, universal precautions, engineering and work practice controls, personal protective equipment, housekeeping, laboratories, hepatitis B vaccination, post-exposure follow-up, hazard communication and training, and recordkeeping. The aim is to establish a system that will assure that all employees who have potential contact with human blood/body fluids are protected from infectious agents


  • Track 20-1Needle stick Safety
  • Track 20-2Hepatitis B Virus
  • Track 20-3Hepatitis C Virus
  • Track 20-4Human Papillomavirus

Infection management nurses, referred as infection prevention nurses, facilitate to prevent patient infections in hospitals and clinics. They instruct experienced nurses and health care workers on proper sanitation procedures. These interventions square measures integral to the processes of nursing care and are often performed in collaboration with other members of a multidisciplinary healthcare team. Nursing-sensitive patient outcomes represent the effects of nursing interventions and lead to changes in patients' symptom expertise, functional status, safety, psychological distress, or costs. It is important to develop the habit of routinely performing hand hygiene when performing patient-care tasks and procedures or handling medical devices and equipment

  • Track 21-1Cardiac Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Track 21-2Managed Care Nursing
  • Track 21-3Long-term Care Nursing

Antimicrobial cancer therapy is the clinical application of antimicrobial agents to treat diseases of infection. The various forms of antimicrobial chemotherapy are Antibacterial chemotherapy, the use of antibacterial drugs (antibiotics) to treat microorganism infection, anti-fungal cancer therapy and anti-viral chemotherapy. The emergence and unfold of antimicrobial resistance worldwide and also the decline in development and licensing of latest antimicrobials threaten the future successful treatment of bacterial infections. Combinations of antibiotics might act and interfere synergistically-developing an effect stronger than the total of the effects of the two drugs alone/ antagonistically, if one agent inhibits the impact of the other.


  • Track 22-1Antibacterial Chemotherapy
  • Track 22-2Antifungal Chemotherapy
  • Track 22-3Anthelminthic Chemotherapy
  • Track 22-4Antibiotic Resistance

Infection management risk assessment may be living document that forms the foundation of any comprehensive IPC program. The policy evolves over time as goals and measurable objective modification, while maintaining a solid framework for consistent patient safety. The new standard underscores why healthcare organizations should have associate degree infection risk assessment in writing which will be updated annually. The ICRA procedures and examines the practical use of ICRA tools including containment, negative air, HEPA filtration, and work follow techniques

  • Track 23-1Food Hygiene Guidelines
  • Track 23-2Health Care Facilities
  • Track 23-3Environmental Management Practices
  • Track 23-4Long-term Care Facilities

Infection Prevention guidelines to inform patients, visitors, families and carers about healthcare associated infection, what activities  healthcare facilities may have in place to make sure infections are prevented as much as possible, and what they can do to limit the spread of infections. Healthcare providers have an ethical duty to protect patients and prevent unnecessary harm. In life-threatening emergencies requiring immediate action, healthcare providers should weigh the relative risk to patient life and determine the most appropriate infection control practice under those circumstances

  • Track 24-1Conventional Pathogens
  • Track 24-2Conditional Pathogens
  • Track 24-3Opportunistic Pathogens

The prevalence complications from health care-bacterial infections are well recognized in the literature for the last many decades. The occurrence of HAIs infections develop throughout the course of health care treatment and end in important patient diseases and deaths. The prevalence HAIs originally subject to those infections involved with admission in an acute-care hospital, but the term, currently applies to infections acquired in the continuum of settings where persons receive health care analysis (e.g., long-term care, home care, ambulatory care). These unanticipated infections interact and develop during the course of health care treatment and result in significant patient illnesses and deaths

  • Track 25-1Host Susceptibility
  • Track 25-2Host Susceptibility
  • Track 25-3Transmission
  • Track 25-4Common Vehicle

The spread of infection inside aid practices could be a constant concern, creating effective infection management and prevention training a priority for all clinical and non-clinical aid individuals. Infection prevention training additionally explains the importance of hand hygiene, and details the numerous personal protective equipment needed in various situations. These infection control earning packages, face-to-face courses and additional resources also include self-assessment modules, so thus team will assure that their the topic is adequate.


  • Track 26-1Infection Control Programme
  • Track 26-2Care of Health Care Workers
  • Track 26-3Multidrug-Resistant Organisms