Infection Control in Developing Countries: Problems and Solutions, ESCMID Postgraduate Education Course

27 - 28 October 2011, Kayseri, Turkey


Turkish Society of Hospital Infection and Control (TSHIC) in collaboration with the Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey.

Course Coordinator

Emine Alp, Kayseri, Turkey

Course Materials

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Thursday, 27 October 2011

  • Infection control history in Europe. Georgios Pappas
  • My five moments in hand hygiene. Campaign of WHO in developing countries. Benedetta Allegranzi
  • Education and awareness of healthcare personnel about infection control: how can we do best in developing countries? Benedetta Allegranzi
  • Current definitions of healthcare-associated infections. Selma Karabey
  • Hospital design and infection control in developing countries: what is the situation and what is the ideal? Serhat Unal
  • Infection control in haematologyoncology units in developing countries. Yesim Cetinkaya Sardan
  • Problems in sterilisation and disinfection of medical devices in developing countries. Yesim Cetinkaya Sardan
  • Ventilator associated pneumonia in intensive care units: how can we lower the rates in developing countries. Yesim Cetinkaya Sardan
  • The economic cost of nosocomial infections in developing countries. Ata Nevzat Yalcin
  • Inappropriate antibiotic usage in hospitals. How can we control it in developing countries? Hakan Leblebicioglu

Friday, 28 October 2011

  • Hand hygiene. Barriers and solutions for the adherence in Europe and developing countries. Andreas Voss

    no presentation available

  • Problems with infection control in developing countries. Mehmet Doganay
  • Understaffing and nosocomial infections. What is the ideal ratio for staff/patients? Andreas Widmer
  • Infection control and design of operating rooms. Now and the future in developing countries. Emine Alp
  • Outbreaks in neonatal ICUs. Is it a fate in developing countries? Ziad Memish

    no presentation available

  • Zero tolerance for catheter-related infections: is it a dream for developing countries? Andreas Widmer
  • Safe injection equipment in infection control. Do we really need it in developing countries? Afia Zafar
  • Waste management in hospitals. Problems and solutions in developing countries. Ziad Memish

    no presentation available

  • MRSA – the big bug in hospitals. What is the situation in Europe and developing countries? Andreas Voss

    no presentation available

  • The growing problem in hospitals: multidrug-resistant Gram-negatives in developing countries. Gökhan Metan
  • Molecular techniques for infection control: which one is the best for developing countries? Willem Melchers
Course Faculty
  • Benedetta Allegranzi, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Emine Alp, Kayseri, Turkey
  • Yesim Cetinkaya Sardan, Ankara, Turkey
  • Mehmet Doganay, Kayseri, Turkey
  • Selma Karabey, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Hakan Leblebicioglu, Samsun, Turkey
  • Willem Melchers, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Ziad Memish, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Gökhan Metan, Kayseri, Turkey
  • Ata Nevzat Yalcin, Antalya, Turkey
  • Georgios Pappas, Iaonnina, Greece
  • Serhat Unal, Ankara, Turkey
  • Andreas Voss, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Andreas Widmer, Basel, Switzerland
  • Afia Zafar, Karachi, Pakistan
Administrative Secretariat

Emine Alp

Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine
Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology
38039 Kayseri

Phone +90 536 314 6430
Fax +90 352 437 5273

Course Objectives
  • Discuss problems with infection control in developing countries
  • Provide solutions for infection control in developing countries with limited resources
Course Venue

Yenipervane Mah Kocasinan
Bulvari No 163
38110 Kayseri, Turkey


IBIS Hotel
Yenipervane Mah Kocasinan
Bulvari No 163
38110 Kayseri, Turkey

Target Audience

Up to 50 interested clinical microbiologists and infectious disease specialists from all over the world.