29 January 2019
Organised by Health First Europe and the European Network for Safer Health care
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ROUNDTABLE: Patterns to tackle AMR

Designing effective HAI prevention and control programmes in Europe

Tuesday 29 January 2019, 12:00 – 14:30
European Parliament

Patient safety and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) have become major public health concerns at both European and national level.

It is estimated that 8-12% of patients admitted to hospital in the EU suffer from adverse events whilst receiving healthcare. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) represent approximately 25% of those adverse events.

Strengthening infection prevention and control practices and implementing antimicrobial stewardship are essential to prevent HAIs and counteract the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance.

The roundtable aims at engaging policymakers and relevant representatives in a dynamic debate on patient safety and HAIs aimed at measuring the current levels of safety in health settings and considering key proposals to strengthen infection prevention and control practices across Europe.

Keynote contributors

MEP LIEVE WIERINCK – European Parliament
AMALIA SERBAN – Ministry of Health of Romania
MEP JOSÉ INÁCIO FARIA – European Parliament
BENEDETTA ALLEGRANZI – World Health Organisation
JOSÉ MARIA BALIBREA – Hospital Clinic de Barcelona
BIRGITTA LYTSY – Representative of JAMRAI WP6.2
ANDREA AMMON – European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
JESÚS RODRÍGUEZ BAÑO – European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
HERMAN GOOSSENS – University of Antwerp Netherlands:
EDWIN OBERJÉ – University of Amsterdam
KAREN SHAW – Public Health England
JOHN BOWIS – HFE co-Patron
ARJON VAN HENGEL – DG RTD, European Commission
WILFRIED VON EIFF – Center for Hospital Management”
PATRIQ FAGERSTEDT – Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance






The event is organised by Health First Europe and the European Network for Safer Health Care