1- Healthcare-associated infection

  • 1a Bloodstream and intravascular device-associated infections
  • 1b Surgical site infections
  • 1c Ventilator-associated pneumonia
  • 1d Urinary tract infections
  • 1e Gastroenteritis (including Norovirus)
  • 1f Clostridium difficile-associated disease
  • 1g Staphylococcal infections
  • 1h Bone and prosthetic joint infections
  • 1i Influenza
  • 1j Other (nosocomial) viral infections
  • 1k Yeast and mold infections
  • 1l Burden of healthcare-associated infection


2- Multidrug-resistant microorganisms

  • 2a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus epidemiology and control
  • 2b Vancomycin-resistant enterococci
  • 2c Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase & carbapenemases (Gram-negative resistance)
  • 2d Other multidrug-resistant pathogens


3- Antimicrobials

  • 3a Antimicrobial resistance (surveillance)
  • 3b Antimicrobial use and stewardship


4- Special issues in infection control

  • 4a Hand hygiene
  • 4b Behaviour and infection control/influencing healthcare workers
  • 4c Patient participation
  • 4d Healthcare worker education
  • 4e Innovative approaches in infection control
  • 4f Ergonomics and human factors design in infection control
  • 4g Epidemiological methods and their application to infection control
  • 4h Mathematical modelling in infection control


5- Surveillance of healthcare-associated infection

  • 5a Surveillance/infection control indicators
  • 5b Public reporting/benchmarking of infection rates OR public reporting/benchmarking


6- Special patient populations

  • 6a Infections & infection prevention in critical care (ICU)
  • 6b Infection control in long-term care facilities and nursing homes
  • 6c Infections and infection prevention in paediatric populations
  • 6d Infections and infection prevention in the developing world
  • 6e Infections & infection control in the immunocompromised host


7- Special settings

  • 7a Operating room
  • 7b Dialysis
  • 7c Endoscopes
  • 7d Occupational health
  • 7e Public health and patient safety issues


8- Disinfection/sterilization

  • 8a Environmental control
  • 8b Disinfection – skin (other than hands)
  • 8c Sterilization


9- Academies & Awards

  • 9a Innovation Academy
  • 9b ICPIC Clip Award