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0800 – 1500 Pre-Congress Workshops
1500 – 1800 Registration
1800 – 1830 Welcome Address and Award Presentations
1830 – 1900 Opening Plenary Lecture 1: SARS & COVID-19
A/Prof Ling Moi Lin, Singapore
1900 – 2100 Opening Reception
  Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
0700 – 1000 Registration
0900 – 1000 Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium
1000 – 1030 Plenary Lecture 2: COVID-19
1030 – 1100 Teabreak / Exhibitors’ Product Showcase
1100 – 1230 Symposium 1: Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Surveillance Symposium 2: COVID-19 Symposium 3: Hand Hygiene
1100 – 1120 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
1120 – 1140 CDC Perspective
Dr Benjamin J. Park, United States of America
COVID Response from National Centre
Dr Shawn Vasoo, Singapore
Practical Issues on Hand Hygiene compliance
Dr Sharon Salmon, Philippines
1140 – 1200 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
1200 – 1220 Question and Answer Session Laboratory Safety in COVID-19 Diagnostics Question and Answer Session
1220 – 1230 Question and Answer Session
1230 – 1330 Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium
1330 – 1400 Plenary Lecture 3: Politics and Pandemic *
Dr Trish Perl, United States of America
1400 – 1530 Symposium 4: Healthcare Associated Respiratory Diseases Symposium 5: Sterilisation & Disinfection Symposium 6: IPC in Special Settings: ILTC and Home Care
1400 – 1420 HA Tuberculosis
Dr Wing-Hong Seto, Hong Kong SAR
Will Guidelines Help
Dr Patricia Ching, Hong Kong SAR
State-of-the-art for ambulatory IC
Dr William R. Jarvis, United States of America
1420 – 1440 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
Speaker coming soon!
1440 – 1500 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
1500 – 1520 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
1520 – 1530 Question and Answer Session
1530 – 1600 Teabreak / Exhibitors’ Product Showcase
1600 – 1730 Symposium 7: Multidrug Resistant (MDR) Organisms Symposium 8: Environmental Hygiene Symposium 9: Prevention of Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP) / Ventilator-Associated Events
1600 – 1620 Epidemiology of MDROs in Asia
Prof Po-Ren Hsueh, Taiwan
Building Design and Engineering approaches in Air-Borne Infection Control
Dr Terrence Rohan Chinniah, Sri Lanka
Strategies for prevention of VAP
Speaker coming soon!
1620 – 1640 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
1640 – 1700 Global Containment Efforts for MDROs
Prof Alison Holmes, United Kingdom
Controversies in Decontamination
Prof Andreas Voss, Netherlands
Treatment of VAP and AMR
Dr Mo Yin, Singapore
1700 – 1720 Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session
1720 – 1730
1730 – 1900 Debate Session 1: Is room ventilation important in management of patients
with respiratory viral infections?
Symposium 10: Waste Management Symposium 11: Free Paper Presentation
1730 – 1750 Prof Paul Anantharajah Tambyah, Singapore
Dr Julian Tang, United States of America
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
Speaker & Topic title
Coming Soon!
1750 – 1810 Waste Handling for Highly Infectious Pathogens
Dr Brenda Ang, Singapore
Speaker & Topic title
Coming Soon!
1810 – 1830 Waste Management Issues in Low and Middle-income Countries
Dr Namita Jaggi, India
Speaker & Topic title
Coming Soon!
1830 – 1850 Question and Answer Session Speaker & Topic title
Coming Soon!
1850 – 1900 Question and Answer Session
1900 – 2000 Council Meeting  
  Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
0700 – 1000 Registration
0900 – 1000 Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium
1000 – 1030 Plenary Lecture 4: IPC for AMR
Prof Susan Huang, United States of America
1030 – 1100 Teabreak / Exhibitors’ Product Showcase
1100 – 1230 Symposium 12: Outbreak Management Symposium 13: IPC Considerations in Building and Renovation Symposium 14: Implementation
Science in IP
1100 – 1120 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
1120 – 1140 WHO Perspective on outbreak management
Dr Benedetta Allegranzi, Switzerland
How can patient environment contributed to HAI?
Dr Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Thailand
Use of Data and Technologies
Dr Eli Perencevich, United States of America
1140 – 1200 Local Perspective on outbreaks
Dr Shawn Vasoo, Singapore
Local Perspective
Dr Ling Moi Lin, Singapore
ASP & IC
Dr Andrew Stewardson, Australia
1200 – 1220 Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session
1220 – 1230
1230 – 1330 Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium
1330 – 1400 Plenary Lecture 5: Getting infection control right in the face of a pandemic
Prof Didier Pittet, Switzerland
1400 – 1530 Symposium 15: Antibiotic Stewardship
in the Region
Symposium 16: Microbiological Diagnosis for IPC Symposium 17: Prevention of Blood Stream Infections
1400 – 1420 Malaysia Perspective
Dr Siew-Moy Fong, Malaysia
Role of Public Health Lab in IPC
Speaker coming soon!
Chinese Perspective on CLABSI
Dr Zong ZhiYong, China
1420 – 1440 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
Dr Terrence Rohan Chinniah, Sri Lanka
What is New with Devices
Dr Trish Perl, United States of America
1440 – 1500 Local Perspective
A/Prof David Lye, Singapore
Emerging Carbapenem Resistance – Microbiological Approaches
Dr V Balaji, India *
Recent Development Closer to date
Speaker coming soon
1500 – 1520 Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session
1520 – 1530
1530 – 1600 Teabreak / Exhibitors’ Product Showcase
1600 – 1730 Symposium 18: MRSA & Other Gram Positive Symposium 19: Molecular Typing in IPC Symposium 20: SSI Prevention Strategies
1600 – 1620 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
1620 – 1640 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 Eli Perencevich, United States of America
1640 – 1700 MRSA molecular epidemiology in Asia
A/Prof Hsu Li Yang, Singapore *
Molecular epidemiology in outbreaks
A/Prof Koh Tse Hsien, Singapore
Local Perspective
Dr Surinder Kaur M S Pada, Singapore
1700 – 1720 Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session
1720 – 1730
1730 – 1900 Debate Session 2: Lockdown vs No Lockdown Symposium 21: Paediatric Neonatal IPC Symposium 22: Emerging Fungal Infection
1730 – 1750   Neonatal IPC
A/Prof Zubair Amin, Singapore &
Ms Wang Xia, Singapore
Outbreaks of fungal infections
Dr Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Thailand
1750 – 1810 IC in Respiratory Pathogens & Paediatric
A/Prof Thoon Koh Cheng, Singapore *
Aspergillus and Indoor Air
A/Prof Ling Moi Lin, Singapore
1810 – 1830 Norovirus and Enteroviruses – Infection Control Challenges
Dr Siew-Moy Fong, Malaysia
Emerging Fungal Infection
A/Prof Louis Chai, Singapore
1830 – 1850 Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session
1850 – 1900
  Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
0700 – 1000 Registration
0900 – 1000 Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium
1000 – 1030 Plenary Lecture 6 – Future of IPC in Post-COVID World
Prof Andreas Voss, Netherlands *
1030 – 1100 Teabreak / Exhibitors’ Product Showcase
1100 – 1230 Symposium 23: Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Symposium 24: Vaccine Preventable Diseases in Healthcare Settings Symposium 25: IPC in Haemodialysis, OPAT and Other Ambulatory Settings
1100 – 1120 Lab in CAUTI
Prof Yee-Chun Chen, Taiwan
Vaccines for Healthcare Workers in Singapore
Dr Sapna Pradip Sadarangani, Singapore
Practical Ambulatory IPC
Ms Glenys Harrington, Australia
1120 – 1140 Novel Technologies in CAUTI
Prof Paul Anantharajah Tambyah, Singapore
COVID Vaccine
Speaker coming soon!
CDC Recommendations on ambulatory IC
Dr Benjamin J. Park, United States of America
1140 – 1200 Using Collaborative model to improve practice (Prevention of CAUTI)?
Speaker coming soon!
National Guidelines on adult vaccination
A/Prof Helen Oh, Singapore
Local Perspective on IPC in hemodialysis
Dr Suzie Burford, Singapore
1200 – 1220 Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session
1220 – 1230
1230 – 1330 Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium
1330 – 1400 Teabreak / Exhibitors’ Product Showcase
1400 – 1530 Symposium 26: Late Breaker Symposium 27: IP Professional Development Symposium 28: Literature Review
1400 – 1420 Speaker & Topic title
Coming Soon!
HK Experience
Dr Patricia Ching, Hong Kong SAR
Topic title coming soon!
Ms Lee Lai Chee, Singapore
1420 – 1440 Speaker & Topic title
Coming Soon!
Global Approach to IPC career development
Prof Alison Holmes, United Kingdom
Infection control papers for bedtime reading
Dr Kalisvar Marimuthu, Singapore
1440 – 1500 Speaker & Topic title
Coming Soon!
Local Experience Making Sense of COVID Literature
A/Prof David Lye, Singapore
1500 – 1520 Speaker & Topic title
Coming Soon!
Question and Answer Session Social Media
Dr Martin Kiernan, United Kingdom
1520 – 1530 Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session
1530 – 1700 Closing Ceremony

Note:
Programme is updated as of 14 April 2021
The programme may be subject to change without prior notice.