TOWARDS HIGHER PATIENT SAFETY IN EUROPEAN HOSPITALS. Innovation in hygiene and sanification to reduce healthcare associated infections and antimicrobial resistance

5th February 2019
10.00 -12.00
European Parliament - Room ASP1E3
Hosted by MEP Brando Benifei, S&D



Moderator: Brian Maguire, Journalist, EURACTIV

10:00 - 10:20 Welcome address
MEP Brando Benifei,
Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the EP
Mariano Votta, Director of Active Citizenship Network

10:20 – 10:40 Overview
Charles Price,
Policy Officer for Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-associated infection, European Commission Directorate for Public Health
Daniele Celotto, European network to promote infection prevention for patient safety (EUNETIPS)

10:40 – 11:00 The role of innovation in hygiene & sanification: a multicentre, prospective, intervention study
Elisabetta Caselli,
PhD - Section of Microbiology - Dept. of Medical Sciences, University of Ferrara
Luca Arnoldo, Hygiene and Public Health - Department of Medicine – University of Udine

11:00 – 11:45 PANEL DISCUSSION:
Denis Herbaux,
European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE)/Director PAQS
Giuseppe Banfi, European University Hospital Alliance (EUHA)/IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele
Esther Calbo, European Regional and Local Health Authorities (EUREGHA)/Infection Control Program of Catalonia (VINCAT)
Melina Raso, Health First Europe

11:45 – 12:00 Comments from the floor and conclusions
Antonio Gaudioso,
Secretary General, Cittadinanzattiva

Read the Final remarks of Mariano Votta

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The event is realized thanks to the unconditional support of COPMA.

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