The Healthcare Infections Transmission System (HITS) Consortium looks to promote public health by reducing healthcare-associated infections through the integration of best infection prevention practices. HITS will focus on the major pathogen transmission systems in the healthcare setting specifically; surfaces, person to person, water and air. Join us for this one-of-a-kind, multimodal event where researchers and experts from across disciplines will work toward identifying research gaps and applying data-driven methods in the field. Meet, greet and share ideas with the individuals and organizations who are growing and sustaining the industry, as we explore creative and innovative solutions to this global problem.

How is HITS different?

This year’s conference theme is Catalyst for Change. Fittingly, HITS will take a holistic perspective to targeting healthcare associated infections. The conference looks to focus on “hospital health.” By including multiple disciplines in the conversation, HITS looks to remove silos and encourage a systems approach, aligning with infection prevention.

Who Should Attend?

  • Hospital management and Administrators
  • Healthcare facilities and Environmental Services managers
  • Research Scientists and Industry experts

All those with backgrounds in:

  • Building water health
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Environmental transmission
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethnography
  • Infection prevention
  • Healthcare Environmental Services (EVS)
  • Healthcare Facilities Management
  • Hand hygiene

Steering Committee

The Healthcare Infections Transmission System (HITS) Consortium consists of the following members:

Christine Greene, MPH, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator for Sanitation and Contamination Control, Applied Research Center, NSF International

Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, Ph.D.
Assoc. Professor and Program Director, Environmental and Occupational Health, the University of Arizona

Marc Verhougstraete, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Community Environment & Policy Department, the University of Arizona

Mark H. Weir, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, The Ohio State University

John Larochelle
Head of Innovation for North America, Sodexo