Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) Conference 2014

16 Nov 2014 - 18 Nov 2014
Lyon, France

The ninth Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) International Conference was a three-day conference focussing on infection prevention and control, organised by the HIS in collaboration with the French Society of Hospital Hygiene (SF2H).

The conference programme covered a range of key topics such as epidemiology, surveillance, information technology in infection prevention and control, decontamination, blood borne viruses, antimicrobial resistance and rapid diagnostic methods.
As part of the conference, ECDC was convening a session on ‘New Directions for HAI surveillance, prevention and control in Europe’ with the following presentations: 

  • No HAI surveillance without validation!
  • Harmonising and supporting infection control training in Europe
  • Infection prevention and control indicators: Now part of EU surveillance

On 18 November (European Antibiotic Awareness Day – EAAD), the chairman of the EAAD Technical Advisory Committee, Prof. H. Goossens, gave a presentation on ‘Past and future initiatives of the European Antibiotic Awareness Day’.
A late breaker session - presenting the challenges faced in the management and control of the current Ebola virus disease epidemic - was added to the programme.