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0830 – 1230 Pre-Congress Workshops
1745 – 1900 Opening Ceremony
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
Hall 406D Hall 406CX Hall 405
0730 – 0900 Registration
0800 – 0845 Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium
0900 – 0930 Plenary Lecture 2: COVID-19
Prof Peter Collignon, Australia
0930 – 1000 Teabreak / Exhibition / E-Poster Viewing
1000 – 1130 Symposium 1: Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Surveillance Symposium 2: COVID-19 Symposium 3: Hand Hygiene
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
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
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
1300 – 1430 Symposium 4: Healthcare Associated Respiratory Diseases Symposium 5: Sterilisation & Disinfection Symposium 6: IPC in Special Settings: ILTC and Home Care
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 Symposium 8: Environmental Hygiene Symposium 9: Prevention of Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP) / Ventilator-Associated Events
1500 – 1520 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
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: Is room ventilation important in management of patients
with respiratory viral infections?
Symposium 10: Waste Management Symposium 11: Free Paper Presentation
1630 – 1650 Prof Paul Anantharajah Tambyah, Singapore
Dr Julian Tang, United Kingdom
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!
1650 – 1710 Waste Handling for Highly Infectious Pathogens
Dr Brenda Ang, Singapore
Speaker & Topic title
Coming Soon!
1710 – 1730 Waste Management Issues in Low and Middle-income Countries
Dr Namita Jaggi, India
Speaker & Topic title
Coming Soon!
1730 – 1750 Question and Answer Session Speaker & Topic title
Coming Soon!
1750 – 1800 Question and Answer Session
1800 – 1900 Council Meeting
Hall 406D
Hall 406D Hall 406CX Hall 405
0730 – 0900 Registration
0800 – 0845 Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium
0900 – 0930 Plenary Lecture 4: IPC for AMR
Prof Susan Huang, United States of America
0930 – 1000 Teabreak / Exhibition / E-Poster Viewing
1000 – 1130 Symposium 12: Outbreak Management Symposium 13: IPC Considerations in Building and Renovation Symposium 14: Implementation
Science in IP
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
Use of Data and Technologies
Dr Eli Perencevich, United States of America
1040 – 1100 Local Perspective on outbreaks
Dr Shawn Vasoo, Singapore
Local Perspective
A/Prof Ling Moi Lin, Singapore
ASP & IC
Dr Andrew Stewardson, Australia
1200 – 1220 Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session
1120 – 1130
1130 – 1230 Satellite Symposium Efficacy of PX-UV to SARS-CoV-2 and Anti-Microbial Resistance Through 3 Countries Experiences
Session Chair: A/Prof Helen Oh, Singapore

A/Prof Ling Moi Lin, Singapore
Dr Keita Morikane, Japan
Asst. Prof Mondej Sookpranee, Thailand

1230 – 1300 Plenary Lecture 5: Getting infection control right in the face of a pandemic
Prof Didier Pittet, Switzerland
1300 – 1430
Symposium 15: Antibiotic Stewardship
in the Region
Symposium 16: Microbiological Diagnosis for IPC Symposium 17: Prevention of Blood Stream Infections
1300 – 1320 East 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
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
Dr 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 Symposium 19: Molecular Typing in IPC Symposium 20: SSI Prevention Strategies
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 Eli Perencevich, United States of America
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: Lockdown vs No Lockdown Symposium 21: Paediatric Neonatal IPC Symposium 22: Emerging Fungal Infection
1630 – 1650 Dr Wing-Hong Seto, Hong Kong SAR
Prof Peter Collignon, Australia (yet to confirm)
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
Speaker coming soon!
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 405
0730 – 0900 Registration
0800 – 0845 Satellite Symposium Satellite Symposium
0900 – 0930 Plenary Lecture 6 – Future of IPC in Post-COVID World
Speaker coming soon!
0930 – 1000 Teabreak / Exhibition / E-Poster Viewing
1000 – 1130 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
1000 – 1020 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
1020 – 1040 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
1040 – 1100 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
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: Late Breaker Symposium 27: IP Professional Development Symposium 28: Literature Review
1300 – 1320 Speaker & Topic title
Coming Soon!
HK Experience
Dr Patricia Ching, Hong Kong SAR
Topic title coming soon!
Ms Lee Lai Chee, Singapore
1320 – 1340 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
1340 – 1400 Speaker & Topic title
Coming Soon!
Local Experience Making Sense of COVID Literature
A/Prof David Lye, Singapore
1400 – 1420 Speaker & Topic title
Coming Soon!
Question and Answer Session Social Media
Dr Martin Kiernan, United Kingdom
1420 – 1430 Question and Answer Session Question and Answer Session
1430 – 1600 Closing Ceremony
Hall 406CX1. Video from Next President

2. Awards Presentation of 3 Best Poster Presentation

3. Closing Speech
A/Prof Helen Oh

Note:
Programme is updated as of 17 May 2022
The programme may be subject to change without prior notice.