Discover the very first Clean Hospitals Educational Series

Clean Hospitals organized a series of educational sessions held on 20th October 2021 and 7th December 2021 open to the public.

Review this excellent scientific content that is now available in open access. Recording of the sessions will be made available little by little in the following weeks.

View sessions recording


13:30 – 14:00
Opening address

Welcome to the very first digital days
Didier Pittet (Switzerland)

14:00 – 14:45
Session 1: Cleaning and disinfection in healthcare settings

Moderator: Alexandra Peters (Switzerland)

Key components for good cleaning practice in healthcare
Ojan Assadian (Austria)

Sustained improvement in hospital cleaning through a novel education program
David Calfee (US)

Live discussion

14:55 – 15:40
Session 2: Virucidal efficacy

Moderator: Pierre Parneix (France)

The European tiered approach for virucidal efficacy testing
Ellie Wishart (UK)

Live discussion

15:40 – 16:00
Essity session: How data-driven solutions support better hygiene and efficiency in healthcare cleaning

Speakers: Tom Bergin, Marcel Kolkman, Ruben Gaasbeek

16:00 – 17:00
Saraya symposium: Hand hygiene challenges in the community and healthcare settings at time of Covid-19: alcohol-based handrub as game changer

Didier Pittet (Switzerland)

Use and perception of alcohol-based handrubs in the community and healthcare settings
Pierre Parneix (France)

Are alcohol-based handrubs efficacious against Covid-19 ? How about quality control and cost-effectiveness ?
Fernando Bellissimo-Rodriguez (Brazil)

Local production of alcohol-based handrub: a perfect exemple ready for prime time in Uganda, Africa
Hiroki Saito (Japan)

Live discussion
Moderator: Didier Pittet (Switzerland)

17:00 – 18:00
Session 3: Panel discussion – Covid and healthcare environmental hygiene: perspectives for the future

Moderator: Martin Kiernan (UK)
Panelists: Irina Pericin Häfliger (Switzerland), Sara Romano Bertrand (France), Ojan Assadian (Austria), Didier Pittet (Switzerland)

14:00 – 14:45
Session 1: Lessons learnt from the REACH study

Moderator: Martin Kiernan (UK)

The REACH cleaning bundle: method and results
Brett Mitchell (Australia)

Evaluating bio-burden of frequently touched surfaces using ATP method
Greg Whiteley (Australia)

Live discussion


14:55 – 15:40
Session 2: Air treatment and purification

Moderator: Marie-Céline Zanella Terrier (Switzerland)

A Systematic Review of Evidence on Air Filtration and Recirculation
Ehsan Mousavi (US)

Modeling of aerosol transmission of airborne pathogens in hospitals: impact on air treatment design and use
Emmanuel Vanoli (France)

Live discussion


16:00 – 17:00
GAMA Healthcare Sponsored Symposium: Hospital hygiene to keep people safe

Phillip Norville (United Kingdom), Evonne Curran (United Kingdom)

Live discussion


17:00 – 18:00
Session 3: Panel discussion – How to promote sustainable innovation in the field of healthcare environmental hygiene

Moderator: Didier Pittet (Switzerland)

Panelists: Yolène Carré (France), Giorgia Gon (United Kingdom), Jon Otter (UK), Stephane Penari (France)