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Hall 406CX, Level 4
1745 – 2100 Welcome Reception
Emcee: Dr Surinder Kaur M S Pada, Singapore
1755 – 1800 Welcome Address
A/Prof Helen Oh, Singapore
Chair, Local Organising Committee
1800 – 1830 Opening Plenary Lecture 1: SARS & COVID-19
A/Prof Ling Moi Lin, Singapore
President, Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control
1830 – 1850 Hand Hygiene Excellence Award (HHEA) Presentation

Ms K. Sittiporn Viriyachetku, Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital, Thailand

Dr V R Yamunadevi
Apollo (Main) Hospital, India

Ms Noor Adirah Zarif U
University Malaya Medical Centre, Malaysia

Prof Nguyen The Hoang
108 Military Central Hospital, Vietnam

Dr Yumi Suzuki
NHO Shimoshizu National Hospital, Japan (Virtual)

1850 – 1910 Safe Surgery 2019 Award Presentation

Prof Rossukon Khotcharrat
Naresuan University Hospital, Thailand

Prof Nur Alwani Binti Suhaimi
University of Malaya Medical Centre, Malaysia

Dr Li Jiun Yi
MacKay Memorial Hospital, Taiwan (Virtual)

Dr Wang Jui-Hsing
Taichung Tzu Chi Hospital Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Taiwan (Virtual)

1910 – 1930 CSSD COD 2019 Award Presentation

Ms Quek Loo Lian
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Singapore

Mr Zhao Xin
Xuanwu Hospital Capital Medical University, China (Virtual)

Ms Chan Yuk Sim
University of Hong Kong- Shenzhen Hospital, China (Virtual)

Ms Chuang Fu-Lien
Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan (Virtual)

Dr Tian Yu-Feng
CHI-MEI Hospital, Taiwan (Virtual)

1930 – 1945 Multi-Ethnic Dance Performance
1945 – 2000 LED Lion Dance Performance
2000 – 2100 Welcome and Cocktail Reception
Hall 406D Hall 406CX Hall 405B
0730 – 0900 Registration
0800 – 0845

Session Chair: A/Prof Ling Moi Lin

Safe Surgery Winners Sharing
Naresuan University Hospital, Thailand
Assoc Prof Rossukon Khotcharrat, M.D., Thailand

Malaysia UMMC
Prof Sasheela A/p Sri La Sri Ponnampalavanar, Malaysia 

MacKay Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Dr Jiun-Yi Li, Taiwan

Taichung Tzu Chi Hospital Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Taiwan
Dr Jui-Hsing Wang, Taiwan

APSIC Safe Surgery – Moving Ahead
Dr Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Thailand

Session Chair: Dr Mike Jones, Singapore

Environmental Surveillance to Inform Risk Assessment and Mitigation of Public Health Threats
Dr Judith Wong Chui Ching, Singapore

Serving Science in the Public Health Battle Against Pathogens
Dr Mike Jones, Singapore

0845 – 0900 Opening Ceremony
Emcee: Ms Lee Shu Lay, Singapore
0845 – 0850 Welcome Speech
A/Prof Ling Moi Lin, Singapore
President, Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC)
0850 – 0900 Welcome Address
Guest-of-Honour: Dr Janil Puthucheary
Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications, and Information & Ministry of Health Government Whip
0900 – 0930 Plenary Lecture 2: COVID-19
Prof Peter Collignon, Australia
Session Chair: A/Prof Helen Oh, Singapore
0930 – 1000 Teabreak / Exhibition / E-Poster Viewing
1000 – 1130 Symposium 1: Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Surveillance
Session Chair: Prof Benedetta Allegranzi, Switzerland & Ms Christine Eu, Singapore
Symposium 2: COVID-19
Dr Cori Dennison, United States of America & Dr Somani Jyoti, Singapore
Symposium 3: Hand Hygiene
Session Chair: Dr Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Thailand & Ms Molly How, Singapore
1000 – 1020 Asian Perspective
Prof Chung Doo Ryeon, Republic of Korea
COVID Response from Regional Hospital in Singapore
Dr Surinder Kaur M S Pada, Singapore
Global Perspective on Hand Hygiene
Prof Didier Pittet, Switzerland
1020 – 1040 CDC Perspective
Mr Paul Malpiedi, United States of America
COVID Response from National Centre
Dr Shawn Vasoo, Singapore
Practical Issues on Hand Hygiene compliance
Dr Sharon Salmon, Philippines
1040 – 1100 WHO Perspective
Dr Benedetta Allegranzi, Switzerland & Dr April Baller
COVID Response from Whole of Country
A/Prof Vernon Lee, Singapore
Behavior Science and Hand Hygiene: An Incomplete Science
Dr Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Thailand
1100 – 1120 Question and Answer Session Laboratory Safety in COVID-19 Diagnostics
A/Prof Viji Vijayan, Singapore
Question and Answer Session
1120 – 1130 Question and Answer Session
1130 – 1230

Moderator: Dr Romy Ho, Singapore

AMR During Covid Times – The Insidious and Silent Pandemic ‘In Making’
Ms Kathye Warye, United States

Laboratory Methods for CRE Surveillance, Diagnosis and Therapeutic Monitoring
Dr Yi-Wei Tang, China

Session Chair: Dr Asok Kurup, Singapore

Pneumococcal Disease Prevention: Building on the Success of the Vaccines
Prof Charles Feldman, South Africa

Current Challenges and Future Directions in Pneumococcal Vaccination Strategies
Prof Charles Feldman, South Africa
Dr William Kristanto, Singapore
Dr See Kay Choong, Singapore

1230 – 1300 Plenary Lecture 3: Politics and Pandemic
Dr Trish Perl, United States of America
Session Chair: Prof Paul Anantharajah Tambyah, Singapore
1300 – 1430 Symposium 4: Healthcare Associated Respiratory Diseases
Session Chair: Prof Tan Ban Hock, Singapore & Prof Hindra Satari, Indonesia
Symposium 5: Sterilisation & Disinfection
Session Chair: Prof David Weber, United States of America & Ms Chang Pin Sun, Singapore
Symposium 6: IPC in Special Settings: ILTC and Home Care
Session Chair: Ms Heidi Rafman, Singapore
1300 – 1320 HA Tuberculosis
Prof Seto Wing-Hong, Hong Kong SAR
Will Guidelines Help
Ms Patricia Ching, Hong Kong SAR
State-of-the-Art for Ambulatory IC
Dr William R. Jarvis, United States of America
1320 – 1340 HA Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
Prof Tan Ban Hock, Singapore
Singapore Perspective on Endoscopy Reprocessing
Ms Sherry Chua, Singapore
Local Perspective on IPC in ILTCs
Ms Leong Chin Jong, Singapore
1340 – 1400 High Level Isolation for Highly Contagious Infections
Prof Leo Yee Sin, Singapore*
Latest Update on Sterilisation & Disinfection
Dr David Weber, United States of America
Situation of MDRO Transmission Prevention Among Hospitals in a Middle Income Country
Dr Akeau Unnahalekhaka, Thailand
1400 – 1420 Question and Answer Session Lessons Learnt from an Incident of Incomplete Sterilization in a Large Dental Facility
Dr Chelsia Sim, Singapore
Question and Answer Session
1420 – 1430 Question and Answer Session
1430 – 1500 Teabreak / Exhibition / E-Poster Viewing
1500 – 1630 Symposium 7: Multidrug Resistant (MDR) Organisms
Session Chair: Prof David Paterson, Singapore & Dr Ng Tong Yong, Singapore
Symposium 8: Environmental Hygiene
Session Chair: Dr Trish Perl, United States of America & Ms Foo Meow Ling, Singapore
Symposium 9: Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) / Ventilator-Associated Events
Session Chair: Dr Sasheela A/p Sri La Sri Ponnampalavanar, Malaysia & Ms Cathrine Teo, Singapore
1500 – 1520 Epidemiology of MDROs in Asia
Prof Hsueh Po-Ren, Taiwan
Building Design and Engineering approaches in Air-Borne Infection Control
A/Prof Terrence Rohan Chinniah, Sri Lanka
Strategies for Prevention of VAP
Dr Sasheela A/p Sri La Sri Ponnampalavanar, Malaysia
1520 – 1540 Clostridioides Difficile
Prof Thomas Riley, Australia
Outbreaks Related to the Environment
Dr Trish Perl, United States of America
Controversies in Definition of VAP
Prof Stephan Harbarth, Switzerland
1540 – 1600 Antimicrobial Use, Infection and MDROs: A Whole-Health-Economy Perspective
Prof Alison Holmes, United Kingdom
Controversies in Decontamination
Prof Andreas Voss, Netherlands
Treatment of VAP and AMR
Dr Mo Yin, Singapore
1600 – 1620 Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session
1620 – 1630
1630 – 1800 Debate Session 1: Lockdowns – More Harm Than Good
Session Chair: A/Prof Helen Oh, Singapore
Symposium 10: Waste Management
Session Chair: Prof David Weber, United States of America & Ms Lee Lai Chee, Singapore
Symposium 11: Free Paper Presentation
Session Chair: A/Prof Hsu Li Yang, Singapore & Dr Sharon Salmon, Philippines
1630 – 1650 A/Prof Hannah Clapham, Singapore
Prof Peter Collignon, Australia
The Role of Surfaces in the Transmission of Emerging Infectious Diseases (MERS, COVID-19, Ebola): Pathogen Survival and Disinfection
Prof David Weber, United States of America
1630 – 1640 hrs
Microbiological Surveillance of Endoscopes in a Singapore Tertiary Academic Hospital: A Retrospective Study from 2018 to 2021
Ms Zhang Zhimin, Singapore
1650 – 1710 Waste Handling for Highly Infectious Pathogens
Dr Brenda Ang, Singapore
1640 – 1650 hrs
Reduce Cost and Re-sterilization Rate of Reusable Medical Device Sets by Reorganizing and Rearranging Packaging and Process
Mrs Rungtawan Sutthiwichienchot, Thailand
1710 – 1730 Waste Management Issues in Low and Middle-income Countries
Dr Namita Jaggi, India
1650 – 1700 hrs
Surveillance and Control Efforts for Carbapenemase-Producing Gram-Negatives at a High Burden Tertiary Healthcare Facility in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Dr Tuan Huynh, Vietnam
1730 – 1750 Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session 1700 – 1710 hrs
Incidence and Predictors of Escherichia coli Producing Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL-Ec) in Queensland, Australia, from 2010 to 2019: A Population-Based Spatial Analysis
Ms Ling Weiping, Australia
1710 – 1720 hrs
Acquisition Rate of Carbapenemase-Producing Organisms (CPO) Among Hospital Contacts of CPO Patients: An Interim Subgroup Analysis of a Cohort Study
Ms Sharifah Farhanah Syed Husen, Singapore
1800 – 1900 Council Meeting
Level 3, Meeting Room 335 – 336
Hall 406D Hall 406CX Hall 405B
0730 – 0900 Registration
0800 – 0845 Session Chair: Ms Monica Menin Ostani

Deep Dive into Endoscope Reprocessing Best Practices: The Importance of Compliance to The European Guidelines to Deliver Higher Quality Standards of Safety to Patients
Ms Monica Menin Ostani, Italy

Water Quality for Final Rinsing of Endoscopes – Where Do We Stand?
Ms Jernih Lim, Malaysia

Session Chair: Ms Chang Pin Sun, Singapore 

Moisture Retention; The Great Cover Up
Delores O’Connell, United Sates of America

0900 – 0930 Plenary Lecture 4: IPC for AMR
Prof Susan Huang, United States of America
Session Chair: Dr Tan Seow Yen, Singapore
0930 – 1000 Teabreak / Exhibition / E-Poster Viewing
1000 – 1130 Symposium 12: Outbreak Management
Session Chair: Prof Dale Fisher, Singapore & Mr Paul Malpiedi, United States of America
Symposium 13: IPC Considerations in Building and Renovation
Session Chair: Ms Glenys Harrington, Australia & Ms Foo Meow Ling, Singapore
Symposium 14: Implementation
Science in IP
Session Chair: Dr Cori Dennison, United States of America & Dr Asok Kurup, Singapore
1000 – 1020 Lessons Learnt from Historical Outbreaks
Dr William R. Jarvis, United States of America
Overview
Ms Glenys Harrington, Australia
Behavioral Change
Prof Seto Wing-Hong,, Hong Kong SAR
1020 – 1040 WHO Perspective on Outbreak Management
Prof Dale Fisher, Singapore
How Can Patient Environment Contributed to HAI?
Dr Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Thailand
Implementation of Infection Prevention Across Countries
Dr Ermira Tartari, Malta
1040 – 1100 Local Perspective on Outbreaks
Dr Shawn Vasoo, Singapore
Local Perspective
A/Prof Ling Moi Lin, Singapore
Implementing IPC & AMS Best Practice
Dr Andrew Stewardson, Australia
1200 – 1220 Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session
1120 – 1130
1130 – 1230 Hall 405B
Session Chair: A/Prof Helen Oh, Singapore

Efficacy of PX-UV to SARS-CoV-2 and Anti-Microbial Resistance Through 3 Countries Experiences

Clinical Efficiency in Disinfecting Mobile Equipment in Hospital Settings
A/Prof Ling Moi Lin, Singapore

Effectiveness of Pulsed-Xenon Ultraviolet Disinfection on the Control of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms
Dr Keita Morikane, Japan

Strategy Infection Control Management During COVID-19 Pandemic (How to Deploy UVC Disinfection Robot During COVID)
Asst Prof Mondej Sookpranee, Thailand

1230 – 1300 Plenary Lecture 5: Getting Infection Control Right in the Face of a Pandemic
Prof Didier Pittet, Switzerland
Session Chair: Ms Foo Meow Ling, Singapore
1300 – 1430
Symposium 15: Antibiotic Stewardship
in the Region
Session Chair: A/Prof Piotr M Chlebicki, Singapore & Dr Sharon Salmon, Philippines
Symposium 16: Microbiological Diagnosis for IPC
Session Chair: A/Prof Terrence Rohan Chinniah, Sri Lanka & A/Prof Koh Tse Hsien, Singapore
Symposium 17: Prevention of Blood Stream Infections
Session Chair: Dr Trish Perl, United States of America & Mr Razali Mahdi, Singapore
1300 – 1320 East Malaysia Perspective
Dr Fong Siew-Moy, Malaysia
Role of Public Health Lab in IPC
Dr Nancy Tee, Singapore
Chinese Perspective on CLABSI
Dr Zong ZhiYong, China
1320 – 1340 National Implementation of Surveillance of Antimicrobial Utilization and Antimicrobial Stewardship
Dr Mari Rose Los Reyes, Philippines
Role of Laboratory in Detection, Effective Management and Control of IPC
A/Prof Terrence Rohan Chinniah, Sri Lanka
What is New with Devices
Dr Trish Perl, United States of America
1340 – 1400 Local Perspective
Prof David Lye, Singapore
Emerging Carbapenem Resistance – Microbiological Approaches
Dr Balaji V, India
Recent Updates in Prevention of Blood Stream Infections
Ms Glenys Harrington, Australia
1400 – 1420 Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session
1420 – 1430
1430 – 1500 Teabreak / Exhibition / E-Poster Viewing
1500 – 1630 Symposium 18: MRSA & Other Gram Positive
Session Chair: Prof Susan Huang, United States of America & Ms Christine Eu, Singapore
Symposium 19: Molecular Typing in IPC
Session Chair: A/Prof Koh Tse Hsien, Singapore & Dr Namita Jaggi, India
Symposium 20: SSI Prevention Strategies
Session Chair: Dr Keita Morikane, Japan & Ms Lee Lai Chee, Singapore
1500 – 1520 Latest in Preventional and Control of MRSA
Prof Susan Huang, United States of America
Role of Molecular Typing
Prof Stephan Harbarth, Switzerland
Japanese Perspective
Dr Keita Morikane, Japan
1520 – 1540 Singapore Perspective on MRSA Control
Prof Dale Fisher, Singapore
Molecular Typing in IPC in Singapore
Dr Kalisvar Marimuthu, Singapore
Using Data to Improve SSI Survelliance
Dr Liau Kui-Hin, Singapore
1540 – 1600 MRSA Molecular Epidemiology in Asia
A/Prof Hsu Li Yang, Singapore
Molecular Epidemiology in Outbreaks
A/Prof Koh Tse Hsien, Singapore
SSI Updates
Dr Tan Seow Yen, Singapore
1600 – 1620 Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session
1620 – 1630
1630 – 1800 Debate Session 2: Is Room Ventilation Important in Management of Patients with Respiratory Viral Infections?
Session Chair: Dr Kalisvar Marimuthu, Singapore
Symposium 21: Paediatric Neonatal IPC
Session Chair: A/Prof Le Thi Anh Thu, Vietnam & Ms Lee Shu Lay, Singapore
Symposium 22: Emerging Fungal Infection
Session Chair: Dr Tan Yen Ee, Singapore & Dr Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Thailand
1630 – 1650 Prof Paul Anantharajah Tambyah, Singapore
Dr Julian Tang, United Kingdom
Neonatal IPC
A/Prof Zubair Amin, Singapore &
Ms Wang Xia, Singapore
Outbreaks of Fungal Infections
Dr Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Thailand
1650 – 1710 IC in Respiratory Pathogens & Paediatric
Dr Chan Si Min, Singapore
Aspergillus and Indoor Air
A/Prof Ling Moi Lin, Singapore
1710 – 1730 Norovirus and Enteroviruses – Infection Control Challenges
Dr Fong Siew-Moy, Malaysia
Emerging Fungal Infection
A/Prof Louis Chai, Singapore
1730 – 1750 Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session
1750 – 1800
Hall 406D Hall 406CX Hall 405B
0730 – 0900 Registration
0800 – 0845 Value of Syndromic Testing in Managing Healthcare Associated Infections
Dr Asok Kurup, Singapore

How to Enhance your SSI Prevention Bundle
Dr David Jay Weber, United States

ChloraPrep™ versus Aqueous Povidone Iodine: Can we expect a cost savings?
Kristin Tan, Singapore

0900 – 0930 Plenary Lecture 6 – Future of IPC in Post-COVID World
Prof Benedetta Allegranz, Switzerland
Session Chair: Dr Kalisvar Marimuthu, Singapore
0930 – 1000 Teabreak / Exhibition / E-Poster Viewing
1000 – 1130 Symposium 23: Recent Outbreaks
Session Chair: Dr Surinder Kaur M S Pada, Singapore & Dr Mari Rose De Los Reyes, Philippines
Symposium 24: Vaccine Preventable Diseases in Healthcare Settings
Session Chair: Dr Namita Jaggi, India & Ms Chua Gek Hong, Singapore
Symposium 25: IPC in Haemodialysis, OPAT and Other Ambulatory Settings
Session Chair: Ms Glenys Harrington, Australia & Dr Dr Chua Ying Ying, Singapore
1000 – 1020 Candida Auris
Dr Somani Jyoti, Singapore
Vaccines for Healthcare Workers in Singapore
Dr Sapna Pradip Sadarangani, Singapore
Infection Prevention and Control in Hospital in The Home (HITH), Including OPAT (Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy) Another Ambulatory Settings
Ms Glenys Harrington, Australia
1020 – 1040 Containminated Ultrasound Gel
Dr Surinder Kaur M S Pada, Singapore
COVID Vaccine
Dr Namita Jaggi, India
CDC Recommendations on Ambulatory IC
Dr Amber Vasquez, United States of America
1040 – 1100 Outbreaks Surveillance in the Pandemic
Dr Mari Rose De Los Reyes, Philippines
National Guidelines on Adult Vaccination
A/Prof Helen Oh, Singapore
Local Perspective on IPC in Hemodialysis
Ms Suzie Burford, Singapore
1100 – 1120 Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session
1120 – 1130
1130 – 1230 Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium
1230 – 1300 Teabreak / Exhibition / E-Poster Viewing
1300 – 1430 Symposium 26: Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI)
Session Chair: Dr Akeau Unnahalekhaka, Thailand & Dr Louisa Sun, Singapore
Symposium 27: IP Professional Development
Session Chair: Ms Glenys Harrington, Australia & Ms Christine Eu, Singapore
Symposium 28: Literature Review
Session Chair: Dr Balaji V, India & Ms Lee Lai Chee, Singapore
1300 – 1320 Lab in CAUTI
Prof Chen Yee-Chun,, Taiwan
Reviewing Approaches to IPC Career Development
Prof Alison Holmes, United Kingdom
Literature Review – What IPNs Read Apart from COVID-19 Updates?
Ms Lee Lai Chee, Singapore
1320 – 1340 Novel Technologies in CAUTI
Prof Paul Anantharajah Tambyah, Singapore
Australian Experience
Ms Glenys Harrington, Australia
Infection Control Papers for Bedtime Reading
Dr Kalisvar Marimuthu, Singapore
1340 – 1400 Using Collaborative Model to Improve Practice?
Dr Akeau Unnahalekhaka, Thailand
Local Experience
A/Prof Ling Moi Lin, Singapore & Ms Samantha Ang, Singapore
Making Sense of COVID Literature
Prof David Lye, Singapore
1400 – 1420 Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session Social Media
Mr Martin Kiernan, United Kingdom
1420 – 1430 Question and Answer Session
1430 – 1500 Hall 406CX
Closing Ceremony
Emcee: Dr Tan Seow Yen

1. Abstracts Presentation Ceremony
2. Closing Remarks
A/Prof Helen Oh
3. Speech by APSIC 2024 Organising Chair
4. Video Teaser

Note:
Programme is updated as of 21 July 2022
The programme may be subject to change without prior notice.