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0830 – 1230 Pre-Congress Workshops
1500 – 1745 Registration
1745 – 2100 Welcome Reception Programme
Emcee: Dr Surinder Kaur M S Pada, Singapore
1800 – 1830 Opening Plenary Lecture 1: SARS & COVID-19
A/Prof Ling Moi Lin, Singapore
Awards Presentation
1830 – 1850 Hand Hygiene Excellence
1850 – 1905 Safe Surgery 2019
1905 – 1930 CSSD COE 2019
1930 – 1935 LED Lion Dance Performance
1935 – 2100 Welcome Cocktail
Hall 406D Hall 406CX Hall 405B
0730 – 0900 Registration
0800 – 0845 Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium

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

0845 – 0900 Opening Ceremony
Emcee: A/Prof Helen Oh, 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 Governement 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: Coming Soon!
Symposium 2: COVID-19
Dr Cori Dennison, United States of America
Symposium 3: Hand Hygiene
Session Chair: Coming Soon!
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
Speaker coming soon!
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
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 Satellite Symposium Adult Pneumococcal Vaccination in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond
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: Coming Soon!
Symposium 5: Sterilisation & Disinfection
Session Chair: Coming Soon!
Symposium 6: IPC in Special Settings: ILTC and Home Care
Session Chair: Coming Soon!
1300 – 1320 HA Tuberculosis
Dr Wing-Hong Seto, 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: Ms Christine Eu, Singapore
Symposium 8: Environmental Hygiene
Session Chair: Ms Foo Meow Ling, Singapore
Symposium 9: Prevention of Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP) / Ventilator-Associated Events
Session Chair: Coming Soon!
1500 – 1520 Epidemiology of MDROs in Asia
Prof Po-Ren Hsueh, 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: Lockdown vs No Lockdown
Session Chair: Coming Soon!
Symposium 10: Waste Management
Session Chair: Ms Lee Lai Chee, Singapore
Symposium 11: Free Paper Presentation
Session Chair: Dr Sharon Salmon, Philippines
1630 – 1650 A/Prof Alex Cook, Singapore
Prof Peter Collignon, Australia rowspan3
The role of surfaces in the transmission of emerging infectious diseases (MERS, COVID-19, Ebola): Pathogen survival and disinfection
Dr David Weber, United States of America
1630 – 1645 hrs
Microbiological surveillance of endoscopes in a Singapore tertiary academic hospital: A retrospective study from 2018 to 2021
Ms Zhimin Zhang, Singapore
1650 – 1710 Waste Handling for Highly Infectious Pathogens
Dr Brenda Ang, Singapore
1645 – 1700 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
1700 – 1715 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 1715 – 1730 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 Weiping Ling, Australia
1730 – 1745 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
1750 – 1800 Question and Answer Session
1800 – 1900 Council Meeting
Hall 406D
Hall 406D Hall 406CX Hall 405B
0730 – 0900 Registration
0800 – 0845 Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium

Moisture Retention; The Great Cover Up
Delores O’Connell, United States 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: Coming Soon!
Symposium 13: IPC Considerations in Building and Renovation
Session Chair: Ms Foo Meow Ling, Singapore
Symposium 14: Implementation
Science in IP
Dr Cori Dennison, United States of America
1000 – 1020 Lessons Learnt from historical outbreaks
Dr William R. Jarvis, United States of America
Overview
Ms Glenys Harrington, Australia
Behavioral Change
Dr Wing-Hong Seto, 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 different cultures
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 Satellite Symposium Session Chair: A/Prof Ling Moi Lin, Singapore

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

A/Prof Ling Moi Lin, Singapore
Dr Keita Morikane, Japan
A/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: Dr Tan Seow Yen, Singapore
Symposium 16: Microbiological Diagnosis for IPC
Session Chair: Coming Soon!
Symposium 17: Prevention of Blood Stream Infections
Session Chair: Coming Soon!
1300 – 1320 East Malaysia Perspective
Dr Siew-Moy Fong, 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
A/Prof David Lye, Singapore
Emerging Carbapenem Resistance – Microbiological Approaches
Dr V Balaji, India
Recent Development Closer to date
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: Ms Christine Eu, Singapore
Symposium 19: Molecular Typing in IPC
Session Chair: Coming Soon!
Symposium 20: SSI Prevention Strategies
Session Chair: 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
Speaker coming soon!
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: Ms Lee Shu Lay, Singapore
Symposium 22: Emerging Fungal Infection
Session Chair: Coming Soon!
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 Siew-Moy Fong, 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 Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium
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: Coming Soon!
Symposium 24: Vaccine Preventable Diseases in Healthcare Settings
Session Chair: Coming Soon!
Symposium 25: IPC in Haemodialysis, OPAT and Other Ambulatory Settings
Session Chair: Coming Soon!
1000 – 1020 Candida Auris
Dr Somani Jyoti, Singapore
Vaccines for Healthcare Workers in Singapore
Dr Sapna Pradip Sadarangani, Singapore
Practical Ambulatory IPC
Ms Glenys Harrington, Australia
1020 – 1040 Containminated Ultrasound Gel
Dr Surinder Kaur M S Pada, Singapore
COVID Vaccine
Speaker coming soon!
CDC Recommendations on ambulatory IC
Speakrer coming soon!
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
Dr 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: Coming Soon!
Symposium 27: IP Professional Development
Session Chair: Coming Soon!
Symposium 28: Literature Review
Session Chair: Coming Soon!
1300 – 1320 Lab in CAUTI
Prof Yee-Chun Chen, Taiwan
HK Experience
Dr Patricia Ching, Hong Kong SAR
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
Global Approach to IPC career development
Prof Alison Holmes, United Kingdom
Infection control papers for bedtime reading
Dr Kalisvar Marimuthu, Singapore
1340 – 1400 Using Collaborative model to improve practice (Prevention of CAUTI)?
Dr Akeau Unnahalekhaka, Thailand
Local Experience
A/Prof Ling Moi Lin, Singapore
Making Sense of COVID Literature
A/Prof David Lye, Singapore
1400 – 1420 Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session Social Media
Dr Martin Kiernan, United Kingdom
1420 – 1430 Question and Answer Session
1430 – 1600 Closing Ceremony
Hall 406CX1. Video from Next President2. Awards Presentation of 3 Best Poster Presentation3. Closing Speech
A/Prof Helen Oh

Note:
Programme is updated as of 25 June 2022
The programme may be subject to change without prior notice.