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Scientific Program 


October 4, 2018

TimeHall AHall B
08.00 am – 09.00 amMeet the Expert Session - 1
Latest in Reduction of MDR GNB Infections

Prevention of CAUTI
09.00 am – 09.30 amKeynote Address - 1
Achieving Quality in Infection Prevention & Control: Challenges ahead
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09.30 am – 10.30 amRecent Advances SessionRecent Advances Session
09.30 am – 10.00 amInfection Control Interventions in HAI-TB - Recent trendsBiofilms in Endoscopy: Challenges in Diagnosis and Prevention – Recent trends
10.00 am – 10.30 amPlasmid borne Resistance: New challenge in Infection ControlBiomedical Waste Disposal
10.30 am - 10.45 amTea Break
10.45 am - 12.30 pmSymposium - 1
Infections in Intensive Care units 

HAIs and Infection Control Strategies in Eye Hospitals 
12.30 pm – 01.00 pmKeynote Address - 2
Communication and Adult Education in Infection Control
01.00 pm – 02.00 pmLunch & Poster Viewing
02.00 pm – 02.45 pmDebate - 1
Routine Environmental Surveillance: To Perform or Not - Pros and Cons
02.45 pm – 03.45 pmPanel Discussion
Strengthening and Integrating Infection control and prevention in the Postgraduate Medical Microbiology Curriculum
03.45 pm – 04.45 pmMini Symposium - 1
Dialysis-related Infections

Infections related to Food and Water
in the Hospital
03.45 pm – 04.15 pmControl of Infections in HaemodialysisEpidemiology of Food borne Infections
in the Hospital
04.15 pm – 04.45 pmPrevention of CAPD-related InfectionsMonitoring and Prevention of HAI’s related to Food and Water
04.45 pm – 05.00 pmTea Break
(Executive Council Meeting - designated hall)
05.00 pm – 05.30 pmSpecial Guest Lecture
Integrating POCT (Point of Care Tests) in Infection Control
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06.00 pmInauguration of the Conference 
President’s Address
Secretary’s Report
Chief Guest’s Address
Dr. Brahm Prakash Oration
Dr. Ajita Mehta Oration
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08.00 pmDinner-

October 5, 2018

TimeHall AHall B
08.00 am – 09.00 amMeet the Expert Session - 2
Recent Trends in Sterilisation and Disinfection

Operation Theatre-related Infections: Recent Trends in Prevention
09.00 am – 09.30 amKeynote Address - 3 
Achieving Quality in Infection Prevention and Control- Challenges Ahead
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09.30 am – 10.30 amHow do I………..?
(Parallel Sessions)
09.30 am – 10.00 amImplement an Infection Control Programme in my HospitalCost and Budget Infection Control Activities
10.00 am – 10.30 amUse Standardized Infection Ratio in Predicting Infection RatesChoose the Best Bacterial Typing System for effective IPC?
10.30 am – 10.45 amTea Break
10.45 am – 12.30 pmSymposium - 2 
HAI’s — Out of the Ordinary

HAI’s – General topics 
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01.00 pm – 02.00 pmLunch & Poster Viewing
02.00 pm – 02.45 pmInteractive Session
Point of Care Risk Assessment (PCRA) in Infection Control
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02.45 pm – 03.45 pmQuiz in Antimicrobial Stewardship / Clinical Microbiology
03.45 pm – 04.45 pmMini Symposia - 2 (Parallel Session)
HAIs in Special Situations and Services
03.45 pm – 04.15 pmBlood Transfusion and HAIs: Epidemiology& PreventionInfection Control in the ER/Casualty:
A Neglected Area
04.15 pm – 04.45 pmRecent Trends in C. difficile ManagementLinen and Laundry Service and HAIs
04.45 pm – 05.00 pmTea Break
05.00 pm – 06.00 pmGeneral Body Meeting-
06.00 pm – 08.30 pmMajor Symposium on Clinical HAIs
HAI in the Surgical Unit - Case Scenarios & Prevention
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08.30 pm OnwardsDinner

October 6, 2018

TimeHall AHall B
08.00 am – 09.00 amMeet the Experts Session - 3
Prosthetic Devices and Infection Control

HAIs and the Anaesthesia Service
09.00 am – 09.45 amKeynote Address - 5
Litigation, Patient Rights and HAI: Present and Future
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09.45 am – 10.00 amTea Break
10.00 am – 11.30 amHot Topics (Parallel Sessions)
10.00 am – 11.00 amTop Ten papers in Infection Control (2017-2018)Preventing Infections in HSCT Recipients
11.00 am – 11.45 amHAIs and the NICU**
11.30 am – 1.00 pmOral Paper Sessions (Parallel Sessions)
1.00 pmValedictory Function
01.30 pmLunch and Disperse