Schedule

2017 HITS Annual Meeting

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

  • 6:30 pm Pre-Meeting Mixer

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

  • 7:00 am Registration / Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 am Opening Address
  • 8:30 am Keynote Address - Myles Leslie
  • 9:30 am Coffee Break
  • 9:45 am Can intersectional innovations prevent hospital infections? - Sanjay Saint
  • 10:45 am Hand Hygiene Compliance and Monitoring - John Boyce, Elaine Larson, and Paul Alper
  • 11:45 am Lunch
  • 12:15 pm Lunch and Learn with the Joint Commission - Klaus Nether
  • 1:00 pm Biofilms and Dry Surfaces - Katarzyna Ledwoch
  • 1:30 pm Surface Decontamination - Charles Gerba, Russell Olmsted, John Larochelle, Kelly Reynolds
  • 2:30 pm Coffee Break
  • 3:00 pm Industry Innovation Lightning Talks
  • 3:30 pm Intersecting EVS and non-EVS cleaning with Infection Prevention - Clare Rock, Amanda Valyko, Christine Greene
  • 4:30 pm Workshop Breakout Sessions - info

    The HITS 2017 Conference theme is “Catalyst for Change”. In latin, “to renew or change” is called innovates, which we now know as “innovation”. Innovation can come in the form of a new idea, a new product, a new implementation process or a new way to apply an established process.

    The HITS 2017 Conference will bring together thought leaders (research scientists, industry and healthcare professionals) in the area of the practice of infection control and prevention. We have incorporated workshop breakout sessions in order to provide a unique forum through which these experts can interact and be innovative. We hope to identify potential solutions to key barriers and develop the agenda moving forward into the next year. This should be an exciting opportunity for all attendees and we look forward to your involvement.

  • 6:00 pm Welcome Reception

Thursday, September 14, 2017

  • 7:30 am Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 am Plenary - Mark Weir
  • 9:00 am Waterborne Infections in the Healthcare Environment - Jimmy Walker, Girlie Manatad, David Krause, Molly Scanlon
  • 10:30 am Coffee Break
  • 11:00 am HVAC and Infection Prevention - Andrew Streifel, Stephanie Taylor, Steven Cutter, Russell Olmsted
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 12:20 pm Lunch and Learn - Maria Hoffmann and Jesse Miller
  • 1:00 pm Healthcare Construction and Infection Prevention - James Scott, Kristen VanderElzen, Andrew Streifel
  • 2:00 pm The Regulatory Environment - Karen Hoffmann
  • 3:00 pm Coffee Break
  • 3:30 pm Industry Innovation Lightning Talks
  • 4:00 pm Workshop Breakout Sessions - info

    The HITS 2017 Conference theme is “Catalyst for Change”. In latin, “to renew or change” is called innovates, which we now know as “innovation”. Innovation can come in the form of a new idea, a new product, a new implementation process or a new way to apply an established process.

    The HITS 2017 Conference will bring together thought leaders (research scientists, industry and healthcare professionals) in the area of the practice of infection control and prevention. We have incorporated workshop breakout sessions in order to provide a unique forum through which these experts can interact and be innovative. We hope to identify potential solutions to key barriers and develop the agenda moving forward into the next year. This should be an exciting opportunity for all attendees and we look forward to your involvement.

  • 5:00 pm Wrap up & Closing Remarks
  • 5:30 pm Conference Ends

*Schedule Subject to Change