Clean Hospitals Day International Conference

20 October 2022

Geneva, Switzerland


20 October 2022 (8:00 - 20:30)


Crowne Plaza Geneva
Only a 10 minute walk from Geneva Airport


Designed for infection prevention and control specialists, healthcare engineers, hospital managers, environmental hygiene specialists, cleaning service staff.

08:00 Welcome Coffee & Visit of the Exhibition

08:45 Session 1: Environmental Control

  • Healthcare surfaces: how clean is clean ? – Stephanie Dancer (United Kingdom)
  • Evolution of biocide standards and regulations: a few clouds on the horizon? – Clean Hospitals Partners
  • True sustainability: the only way forward – Tracey Gauci (United Kingdom)
  • Round table discussion

10:35 Coffee & Visit of the Exhibition

11:05 Session 2: The Healthcare Environmental Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework (HEHSAF)

  • HEHSAF: surveys, tools and the transposable model – Alexandra Peters (Clean Hospitals)
  • A deep dive into the Geneva model for environmental hygiene – Marie-Céline Zanella (Switzerland)
  • Round table discussion

12:25 – 13:40 Lunch & Visit of the Exhibition

12:30 – 13:30 Parallel company symposia 1, 2 & 3

13:40 Session 3: Medical Device Reprocessing

  • Guidelines for validation: new European guidelines – Harry Oussoren (Netherlands)
  • Example of national adaptation: the ‘Swiss checklist’ – Raphaël Moreno & Hervé Ney (Switzerland)
  • Challenges and strategies for endoscope reprocessing – Jean-Louis Frossard (Switzerland)
  • Round table discussion

15:30 Coffee & Visit of the Exhibition

16:00 Session 4: Air and Water Control

  • Real-life experiences of controlling Legionella in healthcare – Sara Romano Bertrand (France)
  • Air control during construction in hospitals – Emmanuel Vanoli & Cyril Crawford (France)
  • Round table discussion

17:20 Closing remarks

17:45 Clean Hospitals Day Get Together

19:30 Clean Hospitals Day Webber Teleclass


Registration includes access to:

  • All scientific sessions and sponsored activities
  • Lunch and coffee breaks
  • Exhibition

Registration categories

Early Bird Fee Until 5 September 2022
Regular Fee Until 5 October 2022
Late Fee From 6 October 2022


CHF 180

CHF 215

CHF 280

Low-income country

CHF 60

CHF 80

CHF 100

Lower-middle-income country

CHF 120

CHF 150

CHF 180


CHF 140

CHF 165

CHF 190

Student / trainee

CHF 60

CHF 80

CHF 100


CHF 250

CHF 300

CHF 390

Become a partner

Partnership Prospectus

We are offering a broad range of excellent opportunities for you to partner with Clean Hospitals, so that you can highlight your brand and products to a targeted audience of +200 participants with interests in all areas of healthcare environmental hygiene.

Please note that all exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are allocated on a 1st come, 1st served basis.

For further information, please contact:

Coralie Deleage
Exhibition & Sponsorship Manager
MCI Suisse SA
Tel: +41 22 33 99 673




Infection Control Physician / Practitioner


Hospital Hygiene Specialist




Infection Control Nurse


Healthcare Engineer


Hospital Manager


Cyril Crawford


After completing his first Master degree at Ecole Polytechnique, Cyril Crawford decided to specialize in Civil & Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London in 2019. When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, he volunteered to help in several AP-HP hospitals in Paris, where he led a research consortium on airborne contamination risks in an Intensive Care Unit (Bichat Hospital, Polytechnique & Dassault Systèmes). After graduating, he joined Dassault Systèmes in 2021 to continue working on numerical simulations and modelling to assess airborne contamination risks in healthcare settings, and helped launch the PRISMES collaborative project.

Stephanie Dancer

United Kingdom

Jean-Louis Frossard


Tracey Gauci

United Kingdom

Harry Oussoren

The Netherlands

Alexandra Peters


Sara Romano Bertrand


Sara Romano-Bertrand is an associate professor of microbiology and infection control at the University hospital of Montpellier, France. She is responsible of the microbiologic analysis of healthcare environment in at-risk hospital wards. She is also in charge of clinical and environmental investigations of healthcare-associated infections and outbreaks, and of the surveillance of environmental contamination during building works in hospital wards.
Her field of research is dedicated to hydric pathogens and associated bacterial communities in hospital water networks to better prevent patients from a contamination. Conversely to true bacterial pathogens that accord with the Koch’s postulate, the study of opportunistic infections including healthcare-associated infections, require to consider both opportunistic pathogens responsible for the infection, its natural reservoir and the microbial-associated communities. This intricate consideration of the opportunistic infection is based on the concept of the “pathobiome”, which integrates the complex interactions between microorganisms and considers opportunistic bacteria within its microbial community, within its hosts and its environment, in the pathologic context, in order to explain the occurrence of the infection.

Emmanuel Vanoli


Emmanuel has a Master degree in aerospace engineering from ISAE Supaero and joined EXA Corporation and then Dassault Systèmes as an Application Engineer specializing in fluid dynamics.
He had the opportunity to work on various projects including aerodynamics, aeroacoustics and thermal simulations for several industries such rail, industrial equipment and aerospace. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, he had initiated collaborations with hospitals and used his expertise in CFD simulations for particle propagation issues.
His work with French hospitals has been published in reference journals (Scientific Reports, AJRCCM, Environment International) and raised the influence on environmental parameters on both air and surface contaminations. He is now leading a 3 years collaborative project with APHP named PRISMES with the objective to create a numerical platform aimed at a better diagnostic and mitigation of airborne transmission risk within a hospital by combining virtual twin, simulation & awareness of healthcare workers.

Marie-Céline Zanella