NeoIPC to hold workshops at joint UENPS-EFCNI conference

July 3, 2024

Join us at the 1st joint UENPS and EFCNI congress “Do’s and Don’ts: Best Practice in Neonatology”, taking place from 3-5 July 2024 in Ljubljana, Slovenia!

On 5 July, from 11:00-13:00 and from 14:00-16:00, NeoIPC will hold an in-person workshop on the management of outbreaks in the NICU, titled “Dealing with outbreaks in neonatal intensive care.

Our multi-disciplinary panel of experts includes:

  • Julia Bielicki, Paediatrician and researcher at St George’s, University of London and at University Children’s Hospital Basel (Switzerland)
  • Christof Dame, Professor of Paediatrics, Deputy Director of the Department of Neonatology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
  • Tuuli Metsvaht, Head of Children’s Clinic at Tartu University Hospital; Professor of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care and Pharmacotherapy at University of Tartu (Estonia)
  • Chiara Minotti, Paediatrician and PhD Student at University Children’s Hospital Basel, Switzerland)
  • Brar Piening, Senior Physician, Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany 
  • Tina Perme, Consultant in Paediatrics and Neonatology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia

The programme is as follows: 

  • Presentation of a real-life case study of an outbreak of K. oxytoca in the NICU
  • Facilitated work in small groups to come up with a plan on how to manage the described outbreak, and debriefing
  • Summary input presentations from panel:
    • IPC team perspective
    • Neonatal team perspective
    • Involving hospital leadership
  • How was the case study outbreak addressed
  • Panel discussion – Novel tools for investigating and managing outbreaks: When are they useful?

This workshop promises to be an interactive and engaging event that will discuss valuable strategies for managing NICU outbreaks. Participants can expect to gain practical insights from the experts and connect with peers from different sectors and countries.

Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your skills in managing neonatal outbreaks, and come say “Hi” to our team!