Speakers

UV Angel
Location: Main Plenary Hall – Tuesday 16th October – 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Workshop 3: Continuous Automated UV-C Disinfection of High-Touch Surfaces Without Human Intervention   Overview Manual patient room cleaning with chemical based solutions to prevent the spread of bacteria is common place in healthcare. As the World Health Organization has reported, each year,...
Garance 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,...
Dr 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...
Surfacide
Location: Main Plenary Hall – Monday 15th October – 12:45 PM – 01:45 PM Workshop Stream 1: Successful Deployment of UV-C Disinfection: A Multiple Emitter Approach.   Overview The Surfacide Helios® Multiple Emitter UV-C Disinfection System (Helios System) is an automated system used in an unoccupied healthcare environment to disinfect a variety of hard surfaces...
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...
GAMA Healthcare
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...
Michael Rollins
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...
Qiagen
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,...
Dr Abdullah M Assiri
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...