Technical Hygiene and Occupational Safety

Event Description

05 - 06 October 2023
Vienna, Austria

In healthcare settings, ensuring proper technical hygiene and occupational safety is crucial to prevent the spread of infections, protect both patients and healthcare workers, and maintain a safe working environment. This course aims to provide participants with comprehensive insights into various aspects of technical hygiene, infection control, and occupational safety within healthcare facilities.

Intended audience:  

Medical doctors and pharmacists, nurses or other healthcare professionals with an MSc or PhD are eligible, provided they completed the basic module or have experience in IPC


  •  To get insight on the relevance of technical equipment of a hospital, e.g. ventilation and water systems, and medical devices for the spread of infection and how to avoid it
  • To get information about the technical equipment and medical devices with regard to infection control and reprocessing
  • To learn about reprocessing (decontamination, disinfection, sterilization), and the validation of reprocessing including examples from the daily practice and a visit to the central reprocessing unit of a 2000-bed University hospital
  • To understand the importance and implications of the design and construction of a healthcare institution and measures to avoid it
  • To get an overview on occupational health and laboratory safety
  • To learn about biohazard and waste management in a hospital and other medical environments
  • To be able to assess the risk of infection and the subsequent measures of infection control in the medical environment

Course coordinator:

Elisabeth Presterl, Vienna, Austria
Magda Diab-Elschahawi, Vienna, Austria


European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC) of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases


Course organisers will monitor attendance. Only participants attending live sessions will be able to receive the certification.

Course Venue:

Medical University of Vienna
Seminar room, Anna-Spiegel-Building, AKH Vienna


Accommodation is not included in the registration.

Registration details:

Registration fees include full access to the course, coffee breaks, lunches and dinners. Travel costs and accommodation are not included with either fee.  



Registration was closed on 31.07.2023.

Attendance Grant application

Attendance grant application is not applicable

Registration Fees



ESCMID Members:

EUR 550

Non-ESCMID Members:

EUR 650