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Healthcare environmental hygiene, the moment(um) is now

The moment(um) is now: Healthcare Cleaning Forum highlights healthcare environmental hygiene

On 16 May 2024, Interclean Amsterdam’s Healthcare Cleaning Forum (HCF) will open its doors for the third time at the RAI Amsterdam.

The unique one-day international conference is dedicated to advancing the crucial field of healthcare environmental hygiene, and focuses on the intersection of environmental cleaning, disinfection, patient safety and infection prevention and control.

Visitors to the event can look forward to an extensive program featuring breakout sessions and keynote speakers as Prof. Didier Pittet (University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland), Martin Kiernan (Richard Wells Research Centre, United Kingdom), Edmée Bowles (Radboudumc, the Netherlands) and Brett Mitchell (Avondale University, Australia). Tickets can be ordered now through the HCF website.

Environmental cleaning and disinfection play pivotal roles in reducing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Partly due to the pandemic, the awareness of their importance is growing. Examples are the growing number of scientific publications and the innovative technologies entering the market: therefore, the momentum is now.

The HCF brings together healthcare experts, cleaning professionals, hospital managers, infection prevention specialists, facility managers and industry leaders to explore the latest trends and challenges shaping this vital sector. At the one-day conference, it will be recognised that multiple factors influence the efficiency of cleaning, including procedures, training and education, technology and materials.

The HCF offers in-depth insights into trends and challenges which affect environmental cleaning and hygiene in the healthcare sector, in hospitals and long-term-care institutions. The HCF raises awareness, facilitates discussions of best practices and explores the latest scientific research on how cleaning can have an impact on infection prevention and control.

The Healthcare Cleaning Forum serves as a dynamic platform, is developed in close cooperation with CleanHospitals, and is powered by Interclean Amsterdam.

The Programme includes various inspiring keynote speeches throughout the day, plus breakout sessions for more in-depth looks at specific themes and tours of the Interclean exhibition aimed at viewing the most important innovative cleaning solutions and demos on hospital cleaning.

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