Title Adapting Infection Prevention and Control for Outbreak Preparedness, Readiness and Response in Different Contexts and for Different Outbreaks
Details Date: 28 July 2022, Thursday
Time: 0830 – 1330 (Coffee / Tea Break at 0950 – 1015)
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 3, Meeting Room 311
Speakers · GOARN – Dr Dale Fisher, Dr Sharon Salmon, Renee Christensen
· WHO – Dr Benedetta Allegranzi, Dr April Baller, Victoria Willet
Synopsis This workshop will introduce participants to the global organizations and partnerships of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) and the Global Infection Prevention and Control Network (GIPCN) for outbreak management and response and will highlight resources and tools available from WHO for infection prevention and control (IPC).

Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on the challenges and lessons learned for adapting IPC throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and how these lessons could be applied to future outbreak preparedness, readiness, and response.

Course Objective · Introduce participants to IPC management and response approaches of WHO, GOARN and GIPCN.

· Orient participants to the available tools and resources from WHO for IPC preparedness, readiness, and response.

· Reflect on IPC challenges and lessons learned through the COVID-19 pandemic and how these can be applied in the management and response to future outbreaks.

· Explore contextual considerations for adapting and designing IPC interventions in different settings.

· Explore the realities and challenges of working as an IPC specialist in an international outbreak response with WHO/GOARN

Target Audience This workshop is intended for experienced IPC professionals who are interested in broadening their perspective and enhancing their skills for outbreak preparedness, readiness and response considering different settings.
Workshop Approach This workshop is highly interactive with opportunities for sharing reflections on lessons learned and application of those lessons learned using WHO tools and resources through case studies and group work considering different settings and contexts.

The workshop will be led by facilitators and IPC experts from WHO and GOARN.

Pre-Work · Mandatory completion of a series of self-directed eCourses takes approximately 1 hour.

o IPC in Emergencies, Preparedness, Readiness and Response (30 min)

o Introduction to the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network & working with GOARN in the field (mandatory; approx. 30mins combined)

· Details of how to access and complete the pre-course will be supplied to participants in advance of the workshop.

Additional optional (encouraged) self-directed eCourses

· Pre reading:

Minimum requirements for infection prevention and control programmes

o Framework and toolkit for infection prevention and control in outbreak preparedness, readiness, and response

Course Structure and Duration
Workshop Outline: 5 Hours
Introductions to WHO, GOARN, GIPCN
WHO Tools for IPC:

o Purpose and application of the minimum requirements for IPC PRR

o Key features of the Framework and Tool Kit

IPC challenges and lessons learned through the COVID-19 pandemic

· Key lessons learned

· How these can be applied in the management and response to future outbreaks

Adapting interventions in different settings

o Considerations for designing and adapting IPC interventions to different contexts and communities (case studies)

o Application of WHO tools in field settings

Summary of lessons learned and application of the WHO tools for future outbreak management and response
Targeted Participant No. 40
Price Early Bird: SGD28
Regular: SGD35
Title Endoscopy Safety: A Shared Responsibility
Details Date: 28th July 2022, Thursday
Time: 0830 – 1230 (Coffee / Tea Break at 0950 – 1015)
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 3, Meeting Room 325
Synopsis The half-day workshop is designed to provide sterile reprocessing nurses and technicians with greater insight into their clinical practices. The workshop aims to enhance and integrate knowledge and skills through best practices that promote patient safety and medical devices safe handling. There will be didactic sessions by content experts on the current practices, including newer concepts and developments which will shape the future of clinical practices in sterile supplies reprocessing. Practical session and interactive activities will also be conducted to engage participants on the techniques and equipment used for the management of the endoscope.
Course Objective The aim of the workshop is to provide structured didactic and practical sessions for participants with the understanding of the analysis, decision making and implementation issues of managing endoscope.
Target Audience The half day workshop is aimed at healthcare professionals who are working in the sterile supplies reprocessing unit setting. This workshop is strongly recommended for both novice and experienced sterile supplies unit staff. It is also recommended for staff, including nurses who seek to equip themselves with the knowledge of reprocessing and care of endoscope.
Learning Objectives At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

· Understand the challenges in the care and disinfection of the flexible endoscope.
· Understand the importance of microbial surveillance and quality assurance of the endoscope.
· Appraise the current practice and new concept in the management of the tracking and tracing of endoscope.
· Demonstrate infection control considerations in handling the endoscope during reprocessing during the practical session.
· Recognize and apply the principle of care and maintenance of flexible endoscope during the practical session.

Time Topic Speaker
0800–0830 Registration
0830–0835 Welcome Address A/Prof Ling Moi Lin
0835–0855 Lecture 1: Care and Disinfection of Endoscope ANC Wang Chunhong (CGH)
0855–0915 Lecture 2: Microbial Surveillance and Quality Assurance of Flexible Endoscope Mr Steve Challinor
0915–0935 Lecture 3: Tracking and Tracing of Endoscope SMIS Lai Kah Mun (SGH)
0935–0950 Q & A (Panel of Speakers)
0950–1015 Coffee / Tea Break
1015–1030 Practical Workshop Briefing AD N Chang Pin Sun
SNM Tan Moarie (Moderators)
1030–1200 Practical Sessions – Round robin to 3 hands-on table (30 mins each table) Table Instructors:
· Amelia Tay
· Lai Kah Mun
· Wang Chunhong
· 3 assistants
1200–1220 Post Workshop Assessment
1220–1230 Evaluation and Closing
Teaching And Learning Strategy
At the workshop, the emphasis is on didactic hands-on practice with faculty facilitation.
After the workshop, reflection and further practice is encouraged by post-course debrief and assessment.Assessment Structure
Pre and post workshop assessment will be conducted to evaluate the understanding.Certificate
A Certificate of Attendance and Participation will be issued to those who have attended 100% of the workshop.Validation/Accreditation
2 CPE points (awarded by SNB)Programme Evaluation
• Participant feedback form
• Pre/post course assessment
Faculty A/Prof Ling Moi Lin, Singapore

Dr Ling is the Director of Infection Control at Singapore General Hospital. A clinical microbiologist by training, Dr Ling has been active in Infection Control work in Singapore and the region. She has been conducting training programs in infection control in China, South East Asia as well locally in Singapore since 1995.

She is also the Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, where she contributed to the training in microbiology. Her other interests are in quality improvement and research in antimicrobial resistance.

Mr Steve Challinor, Singapore

Registered nurse with over 30 years of experience in infection prevention. Graduated with Bachelor in Nursing in 1998. Steve is employed by STERIS-Cantel as Clinical Education Fellow. Steve’s current professional responsibilities include developing educational programs to promote best practice in flexible endoscope reprocessing. Steve’s present role also covers training and education to healthcare professionals in APAC region.

ANC Wang Chunhong, Singapore
SMIS Lai Kah Mun, Singapore
Targeted Participant No. 50
Price Early Bird: SGD100

Regular: SGD200

Title Hands on hand hygiene observations – Interactive discussion of practical examples
Details Date: 28 July 2022, Thursday
Time: 0830 – 1230 (Coffee / Tea Break at 0950 – 1015)
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 3, Meeting Room 326
Speakers Prof Didier Pittet
Dr Ermira Tartari
Synopsis This Hand hygiene direct monitoring workshop will cover the following content through a mixture of interactive presentation as well as group work and provision of direct feedback based on real case scenario based aiming to provide course participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to perform independently hand hygiene observations.
Learning Objectives By the end of the session the participants:
• To discuss the fundamental components of the Multimodal Hand Hygiene Improvement Strategy
• To describe the concept of the patient zone and the healthcare zone
• To discuss and apply the 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene direct observations in real scenario based case studies
• To use and apply the hand hygiene observation monitoring tool
Faculty The University of Geneva Hospitals, Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
Targeted Participant No. 50
Title Linking Infection Control & Product Evaluation: a necessity for patient and staff safety
Details Date: 28th July 2022
Time: 0830 – 1230 (Coffee / Tea Break at 0950 – 1015)
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 3, Meeting Room 324
Speaker • Ms. Patricia Ching RN, CPHQ
Principal Nurse, WHO Collaborating Centre for Infection Disease Epidemiology & Infection Control, School of public Health. The University of Hong Kong.
Synopsis Product evaluation is a fundamental component of the infection control activities that help promotes a culture of patient and staff safety. Majority of the initiatives to eliminate health care-associated infections (HAI) impact the product evaluation process in health care settings. Infection control professionals (ICP) should take the lead when evaluating infection control-related products or processes that impact infection control activities. Special training in the product evaluation is an essential component for ICP to fulfill the special role.
Learning Objectives • How to link infection control and product evaluation?
• Role of IPCP in product evaluation.
• Conduct Cost Effective Analysis (CEA)
• Elements of successful infection control related product evaluation
Targeted Participant No. 50