Programme Summary


Wednesday, 7 August 2019
08:00 - 08:30Registration / Refreshments
ICAN- sustainable partnerships
08:30 - 08:50New WHO Guidelines for the built environment - Core Component 8Prof Shaheen Mehtar, ICAN - Infection Control Africa Network, Chair-education Committee
08:50 - 09:10Combined roles of IPC & Engineering in revitalization of healthcare facilitiesSr Elizabeth Schoeman, Mediclinic IPC
09:10 - 09:30Cost effective means of transferring knowledge across AfricaMs Anna Vorndran, Exec Manager, ICAN
09:30 - 10:00Discussion
10:00 - 10:30Refreshments / Visit Exhibition
ICAN- IPC & the built environment
10:30 - 10:50Designs to reduce infection transmission - TB management of HCWDr Jack Meintjes, Stellenbosch University/Tygerberg Hospital UIPC head
10:50 - 11:10The latest evidence on hand wash basins and facilitiesSr Yolanda van Zyl, IPC Specialist, Paarl Provincial Hospital
11:10 - 11:30Eliminating of biofilms in the sink and the wasteClinton Soutter, National Sales Manager, Franke South Africa
11:30 - 12:00Discussion
12:00 - 14:00Lunch / Visit Exhibition
ICAN- biofilms & decontamination services
14:00 - 14:20Biofilms in medical devices- IPC implicationsSr. Michell Osborne, IPC Manager, Panorama Mediclinic
14:20 - 14:40The role of biofilms incross resistance between disinfectants and antibioticsProf Shaheen Mehtar, ICAN
14:40 - 15:00Discussion
15:00 - 15:30Visit Exhibition / Refreshments
ICAN- improving efficiency through IPC
15:30 - 15:50Designing an efficient decontamination unit with low resourcesMs Lizzie Sithole, Training Coordinator, ICAN, Zimbabwe
15:50 - 16:10Managing healthcare waste end disposal - a partnershipSr Rina Voss, IPC Specialist, UIPC/Tygerberg Hospital
16:10 - 16:30Discussion
Thursday, 8 August 2019
08:00 - 08:30Registration / Refreshments
08:30 - 08:50Neonatal units and engineering supportSr Marina Aucamp, IPC Specialist, UIPC/Tygerberg
08:50 - 09:10Operating theatres - when and how to monitor the environmentMs Briette Du Toit, Infection Prevention & Control Officer, Mediclinic Southern Africa
09:10 - 09:30What is special about Burns Units?Dr Wayne Kleintjes, Head: Western Cape Adult Provincial Tertiary Burns Unit, Tygerberg Hospital
09:30 - 10:00Discussion
10:00 - 10:30Refreshments / Visit Exhibition
10:30 - 10:50Role of engineering in multi-drug resistant gram negative outbreaks in healthcare facilitiesProf Shaheen Mehtar, ICAN
10:50 - 11:10Managing cholera in displaced person dwellingsJames Kambaki, Head of Field Human Resources, Doctors without Borders (MSF) SA
11:10 - 11:30Discussion
11:30 - 12:45Join the SAFHE CEASA delegates to discuss “Making the Conference into Workable Solutions”
12:45 - 14:00Lunch