Monday 15th - Wednesday 17th October 2018, Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh, KSA
Infection Prevention and Control2018 KSA
Join colleagues at the 2018 Infection Prevention and Control KSA conference which will be taking place at the Al Faisaliah Hotel, in the heart of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Learn about the latest research, science, innovation and discover real-world solutions in the challenge against improvements within Infection Prevention
Welcome To Infection Prevention and Control 2018 KSA

On Monday 15th - Wednesday 17th October the 2018 Infection Prevention and Control KSA conference will be held at the Al Fasailiah Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The conference will feature three packed days containing 44 educational sessions. An international panel of keynote speakers will present on global, regional and local national issues. You will receive the latest up to date information regarding emerging threats, industry hot topics and discuss how to prevent problems before they become unmanageable. A truly worldwide showcase of best practice.

Explore the leading edge of science, innovation and technology in the exhibit hall. Browse the exhibition, learn about scientific advances in equipment and devices brought to the Kingdom from across the globe

Connect (and reconnect) with colleagues and network with healthcare professionals from the United States, Canada, Europe and across the Middle East



In October 2018 we will bring over 2000 healthcare professionals from across the Kingdom and reflecting the desire to address Infection Control as a whole health economy.  An international panel of speakers will address the audiences with the latest news and initiatives from around the world.  There will also be a networking exhibition showcasing the latest innovation and technology.

Our Supporters
Thank you to our supporters of the Infection Prevention and Control 2018 KSA Conference
  • Medgadget sponsor logo
  • Al Faisal University logo
  • CBAHI logo
  • Saudi Quality and Patient Safety
Conference Program
Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh, KSA, Monday 15th - Wednesday 17th October 2018
Moderators:- Brigadier Gen Dr Sultan Al Fayeh & DR.MAJEED AL SHAMRANI
Presented by Col. Dr. Abdulrahman Al Odayani PSMMC

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Conference Speakers
Garanace Fannie Upham
Garance is today Vice-President of the World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance (WAAAR), winner 3rd Prize in the global NGO competition on AMR by the EU Together with Dr Jean Carlet, she is editor in chief of the prestigious yearly “AMR Control” with contributions from many MoH (Algeria, China, France, Germany, Lebanon, Senegal, USA, the World Bank, USAID,...
Hanan Balkhy
Dr Balkhy is currently the Executive Director, Infection Prevention and Control at the Ministry of National Guard, a corporate department that oversees the infection control functions of 5 hospitals under the umbrella of the Saudi National Guard. She is also the Director of the GCC Center for Infection Control and the WHO CC. The impact...
Mohammed AlHajjy
A quality & informatics professional at King Faisal Specialist Hospital since 2001. Mohammed has a master degree in health management in 2011 from The University of York and a bachelor degree in nursing from Jordan University of Science & Technology in 2004.   He is a certified professional in healthcare quality since 2012 and he...
Location: Breakout Hall – Tuesday 16th October – 12:50 PM – 01:50 PM Workshop 4: Breaking the chain of Infection in the Environment of care. Challenges & Solutions   Overview The healthcare environment poses multiple challenges in mitigating infection risk. Surfaces, water, air, biofilm, waste, construction and extraordinary events – e.g. MERS CoV surge demand on...
Dr Abdullah M Assiri is the Assistant Deputy Minister for Preventive Health in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is also a consultant in internal medicine and infectious disease at the King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh. Previous positions held by Dr Assiri include Director-General for Infection Prevention and Control at the Ministry of Health...
Prof. Ziad Memish is a senior consultant in infectious diseases at  Alfaisal University, Riyadh Saudi Arabia; He is widely recognized as a pioneer in Mass Gathering Medicine and Infection Control & established the WHO collaborating center for mass gathering medicine in the Ministry of Health and WHO Collaborating Center for IC in Saudi National Guard...
Hossam E M Ghoneim
Dr Hossam is the Head of department, standards and survey process development at the Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI). He participated in the development of the “National Hospital standards” and designed and led the development of the “National Ambulatory standards”   Dr Hossam is also an Intermittent Consultant for the Joint...
Dr. Ali Albarrak, MD, FRCPC, DTM&H, FACP, a Consultant Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Prince Sultan Military Medical City. Worked with ministry of Health in many committees related to infectious Diseases and public Health; and as General Director for Saudi National Center for Disease Control 2014-2017. Also Dr. Albarrak is the Associate Chief Editor...
Consultant, Infectious Diseases, King Fahad Medical City, Director General of Infectious Diseases Control, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, KSA   Ahmed Mohammed Hakawi is currently Deputy, General Director of Infection Prevention and Control Directorate, MOH. Prior to taking up this position, Dr Hakawi was Director, Infection Control and Environmental Health Administration, KFMC and Consultant Infectious Diseases,...
Elias Tannous is an infection control professional with more than 20 years experience in the healthcare setting. He holds degree in Nursing from the French Ministry of Health and from Saint Joseph University in Lebanon, degrees in Business Administrations and Human Resource/Personnel Management from UK and Certified Board in Infection Control, USA since 2008. He has coordinated,...
Barbara Soule has worked in health care for more than 40 years. She currently serves as Practice Leader, Infection Prevention and Control Services, for Joint Commission Resources (JCR) and Joint Commission International (JCI). In this capacity she provides oversight and coordination for all infection prevention and control services, education and products across multiple health care...
Dr Abdulrahman Algeer is a Consultant of Occupational Medicine at Prince Sultan Medical Military City as well as Director of the MSD Center for Infection Prevention and Control, Medical Services Directorate at the Ministry of Defense, KSA. In his roles, he is responsible for monitoring and developing local infection control programs at the Ministry of...
Assaf Almalki
Mr Assaf graduated from Liverpool University 1997 with the bachelor degree of Health Study.   He has many years of experience in health care consortium, and has had the opportunity to participate in many projects for instance setting up the first day case surgery units in Saudi Arabia, setting up anaesthesia department, OR/ICU manager for...
Dr. Awad Al Omari has obtained his M.B.B.S Degree from King Abdulaziz University in 2003.He completed his residency program to obtain Critical Care & Infectious diseases fellow ship from the University of Ottawa, Canada at 2012. Currently, Dr. Al Omari is Consultant Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Infectious Disease and Infection Control. He is an Associate...
Dr Halwani has over 12 years of practical experience in infection control and clinical microbiology. He is an active member of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Association of Practitioners of Infection Control (APIC) and also member of the American Collage of Epidemiology (ACE). He has presented...
Consultant Intensive Care Unit & Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist, Expert panel member with The Saudi Center for Evidence-Based Health Care, MOH, Saudi Arabia Dr Mustafa Salma Alkhalaf PHD is a highly respected expert on Infection Prevention and Control, recognised by the fact that he has served on the International Advisory panel for “Achieve of Pharmacy...
Location: Breakout Hall – Monday 15th October – 12:45 PM – 01:45 PM Workshop Stream 2: The Contaminated Healthcare Environment – Minimising the Risk of Transmission   Overview Evidence that that pathogens deposited in the healthcare environment are responsible for cross-infection is steadily increasing.  This Workshop will review the most recent literature and describe strategies...
Location: Breakout Hall – Monday 15th October – 01:55 PM – 02:55 PM Workshop 4: Molecular Testing at Point-of-Care: The Case for Diagnostics to Better Direct Therapy Overview Antimicrobial resistance is a huge global health issue and contributes significantly to patient mortality and rising healthcare costs across the world. This workshop will show the opportunities...
Location: Breakout Hall – Tuesday 16th October – 10:50 AM – 11:50 AM Workshop Stream 2: Role of QuantiFERON Gold Plus in Tuberculosis infection prevention and control     Overview Tuberculosis continues to be the leading cause of death, illness and suffering globally. In order to wipe out this epidemic we have to priorities key populations,...
Who Will Attend

We will welcome infection control experts and representatives from the following organizations:

  1. Ministry of National Guard
  2. Ministry of Health
  3. Regional Health Directorates
  4. Hospitals including public and privately owned
  5. Dental Settings
  6. Primary Health Care


We will be inviting delegates to attend from across all areas of the healthcare sector, including the following positions:

  • Infection Control Committee
  • Directors
  • Professors & Consultants in Microbiology
  • Chairman Family Medicine
  • Chairman ICU
  • NICU, Head
  • Anaesthesia Dept
  • Pharmacy Dept
  • Coordinators
  • Epidemiologists
  • ICD Residents
  • Quality Management Specialists
  • IC Head Nurses
  • IC Nurses
  • Public Health Specialists
  • Practitioners
  • Hospital Management Experts
  • Surgeons
  • Doctors
  • Maternity
  • Microbiology
  • Epidemiology
  • Operating Theatres
  • Emergency Departments
  • General Director
  • Deputy Of General Directo
  • Head of Planning and Development Department
  • Head of Monitoring  And Evaluation Department
  • Regional Team Leader
  • Head of Epidemiology And Data Management Department
  • Head of Quality And Accreditation Department
  • Supervisor of Sterilization Program
  • Supervisor of Training And Education Program
  • Supervisor of  MOH/JCI Infection Control Diploma Program
  • Supervisor of Surveillance Program
  • Supervisor of Occupational Health Program
  • Supervisor of Outbreak Program
  • Member of Outbreak Program
  • Supervisor of Hand Hygiene Program
  • Supervisor of Dental Program
  • Supervisor of Rapid Response Team Program
  • Supervisor of Healthcare Environment And Infection Control Products
  • Supervisor of Primary Healthcare Program
  • Supervisor of Audit  Program
  • Supervisor of Antimicrobial Resistance  Program
  • Director of Infection Control Department
  • Infection Control Staff
  • CSSD Coordinator  Hospital Settings
  • Director of Infection Control Department
  • Infection Control Coordinator
  • Infection Control Practitioner
  • Head of CCSD
  • Supervisor of CSSD Of Department
  • CSSD Technician  Dental Settings
  • Infection Control Coordinator-Dental Settings  Primary Health Care
  • Infection Control Coordinator -Primary Health Care Settings
Our Platinum Sponsor

Delivery of Goods

Prince Sultan Military Medical City will act as the consignee of the goods to be imported for the conference.

The following requires to be completed and sent direct to the contact email addresses below in order for the goods to be released at the customs port in Saudi Arabia.

  • A statement of medical devices / products to be imported presented on a company letter head
  • Fill out the devices schedule file (send it in a Microsoft Word Format) Please email and this will be sent to you
  • Fill out the warrant file and stamp it from Chamber of Commerce (please delete all the highlighted items written in the file it is only for clarification)

This document is an acknowledgement/agreement relating to the products that they will not be used for any clinical purposes and is merely confirmation that they will leave the Kingdom post event.

Please email and this will be sent to you

  • Copy of Bill of lading
  • Copy of purchase Bill

Consignee Details

Receiver:            Prince Sultan Military Medical City – Riyadh


Please also add Mr Majed’s (customs clearance team @ PSMMC) name and telephone number also:


Full Name:          Mr Majed Abdullah Al-Qahtani 

Mobile:               (966) 0543263544

Email:        (please also cc

Once goods have been cleared at the customs port they will be required to be stored and delivered on the conference set up day (14th October 2018), the following organization can assist you with this and payment for the services will be arranged withthem direct.


Mr.Zaid Zghaib
BCC Logistics
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Telephone: +966 11 4602997
Mobile:        +966 53 3214969



Under no circumstances will the Organizers be responsible for any delays in clearing whole or partial shipments from the Saudi customs and delivering them to their booths. Any claims for delayed or damaged goods must be directly raised and negotiated with the selected freight forwarder.

Conference Venue
The best way of travelling into Riyadh, KSA is by plane, arriving at the King Khalid International Airport. However, if you are already in Saudi Arabia or surrounding countries, you can travel by train or bus. For travelling inside Riyadh, the best thing to do is travel by taxi or hire a car or driver, however buses are available for travelling to the conference venue. More details of this can be found in the exhibitor and delegate information pack sent out to all exhibitors and pre-registered delegates

Travel on Emirates to Infection Prevention and Control 2018

KSA, FROM 15th October – 17th October 2018,

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


We’re pleased to inform you that Emirates Airline has proudly been selected as the partner airline for Infection Prevention and Control 2018 KSA. Emirates has excellent connections to all of the six continents via Dubai with more than 150 current destinations worldwide – and we are expanding our route network all the time.


Use your Promotion Code to get special fares on Emirates.


Promotion code:            EVE6IPD

Travel Validity:               10th October – 22nd October 2018


Book your travel today at and enter the above promotion code when you book.


Terms and conditions

  • Outbound and inbound travel must be within the validity period
  • Destinations: Offer valid ONLY from and to gateway cities in which Emirates operates direct flights.
  • Discount applicable: 10% off on the prevailing lowest online fare on Business Class and on Economy Class return fares. First Class no discount is applicable.
  • Offer valid ONLY for return travel to Emirates gateway cities to Riyadh and not from Riyadh.
  • Offer extends to companions travelling with attendees.
  • The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion, discount or special offer.
  • Regular charges applies for any modification and changes as per the fare rule and conditions.
  • The promotion code should be displayed on a secured website which is accessed by the delegates
We have selected a range of 5* - 3* hotels nearest to the venue, discount from hotel stays is available for more information please view the exhibitor and delegate information packs or alternatively contact our production team on

Al Faisaliah Hotel 5* – Distance – 0.00km

Hyatt Regency Riyadh 5* – Distance – 1.7km
Fraser Suites Riyadh 5* – Distance – 3.1km
Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh 5* – Distance – 5.9km
Braira Hotel Riyadh 4* – Distance – 2km
Executives Hotel Riyadh 4* – Distance – 3km
Ibis Riyadh 3* – Distance – 4km
Hilton Garden Inn Riyadh 3* – Distance – 2km
Aquarium Boutique Hotel 3* – Distance – 7.5km

Ticket Options

To buy your ticket please click on the orange ‘BUY TICKET’ button in the preferred option box, if you are experiencing difficulties with the payment system please get in touch with our delegate team by email on

Should you wish to make a direct bank transfer for your ticket please click on the orange ‘bank details’ button below and kindly include ‘your name’ as the reference for the payment


Early Bird Ticket
SAR 1,200.00
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Access to all Main Plenary Presentations & Workshops on Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th October 2018.

Unlimited Morning Refreshments, Lunch Buffet and Afternoon Refreshments for all three days

Networking opportunities to meet 1000+ colleagues from the KSA and around the world

Globally renowned speakers presenting on the latest initiatives

Poster presentation competition

Access to Exhibition Area to view all latest innovative technologies

Opportunity to engage in online activities pre and post conference

Discounted prices at local hotels

CME Accredited Conference, Certificate For 27 CME Hours

Onsite Registration
SAR 1,200.00
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Access to all Main Plenary Presentations & Workshops on day of registration

Unlimited Morning Refreshments, Lunch Buffet and Afternoon Refreshments for all three days

Networking opportunities to meet 1000+ colleagues from the KSA and around the world

Globally renowned speakers presenting on the latest initiatives

Access to Exhibition Area to view all latest innovative technologies

CME Accredited Conference, Certificate For 27 CME Hours

PSMMC Staff Registration
SAR 600.00
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Student Registration
SAR 600.00
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The answer is YES! Please click on the following link IPC2018KSA Registration Form


Benefits of Registering Early

  • AVOID THE QUEUES – Once you arrive on the 1st Day of the Conference (15th October 2018) all you need to do is go directly to the ‘self registration’ kiosks and input your ‘Name’ or ‘Email Address’ and your name badge will print immediately
  • GET ACCESS TO THE EVENT APP – Event app instructions will be distributed 7 days prior to the conference via the email address provided during the registration process, this will be followed with login and unique PIN information – through the app you will have access to a host of features – Browse the PROGRAM for all three conference days, view SPEAKER and SPONSOR information, ASK A QUESTION during the Question and Answer sessions, SHARE contact information with other fellow attendees and exhibitors by scanning the QR code on your name badge and so much more!
  • PAY ONLY 1200SAR – Yes! We will accept payment of 1200SAR ONLY – once you arrive and collect your name badge you will be prompted for payment, cash or major credit/debit cards are accepted.



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