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 Implementation Academy

9c ICPIC Clip Award