Dubai to host patient safety congress

DUBAI - The upcoming Patient Safety Congress organised in association with the GCC Centre for Infection Control in Dubai next month will examine various policies to protect patients and healthcare workers.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Mon 14 Aug 2006, 10:56 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 6:10 PM

For the first time, this year’s Infection Control Conference will be organised in association with the GCC Centre for Infection Control and will have the collaboration of many of the world’s leading associations and organisations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), Association of Professionals in Infection Control (APIC), and the International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC).

The Patient Safety Congress, from September 17 to 19, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dubai, will include an exhibition area, offering a unique opportunity for companies to meet and network with key decision makers. In parallel, the congress will feature three distinct events; the Infection Control Conference, Nursing Symposium and a Decontamination and Sterilisation Symposium.

Dr Ziad Memish, Infection Control Conference Chairman, Director GCC Centre For Infection Control, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Saudi National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, KSA, said, “As healthcare associated infections, emerging antibiotic resistant micro organisms, the threat of avian influenza and a host of other infections and infectious diseases, continue to challenge our expertise and resources, there is an urgency for the implementation of a collaborative strategy. This conference signifies a major step forward to answer the call for collaborative action among GCC states, as the conference organisers and the GCC Centre for Infection Control unify efforts to organise a faculty of international and regional experts to address the region’s multiple infection and safety concerns.”

Mercer Middle East, a platinum sponsor, will also be participating at the conference. Azad Saadalla, manager, Mercer Middle East, will be speaking about centralised CSSD (Central Sterile Supply Department) versus local CSSD.

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