– Conference, Oct 11th: Infection Control and Innovation 2017

For the second year in a row Odense University Hospital would like to invite all interested parties to a unique conference combining health technology innovation and infection control.

About the conference

Infection control in hospitals is an area in continuous development. Innovative hospital constructions and technology developments are bringing in new possibilities for infection control but also pose new challenges in the field.

The conference takes a look at some of the challenges modern hospitals face: How do we best keep hospital wards and patient rooms clean and safe – and create smooth processes for room disinfection and patient turnover? With more and more processes becoming digital, how can we keep patients and data safe, while at the same time benefiting from the available data flows?
On a global scale there’s a rising problem with microbiotic resistance caused by overuse of antibiotics in healthcare and other industry sectors such as agriculture – which new technologies and solutions can be used to solve some of the issues leading to use of antibiotics?

The one-day conference event in Odense will be focused on themes such as

  • Using probiotics for non-toxic room disinfection
  • Rapid diagnosis tool and whole genome sequencing – can it help lower the use of patient isolation and antibiotics?
  • Wearable technology and security in “digital healthcare”


Speakers include pioneers in probiotic disinfection methods, infection control specialists and people engaged in the fight against the rise of multiresistant bacteria such as Dr. Charles Alessi, UK, Senior Adviser to Public Health England and Director of Antibiotic Prescribing for Public Health England as part of the Antimicrobial resistance initiative. 

The speaker line-up also includes expert on digital security Dimitra Livery from the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), health futurist Bogi Eliasen and wearables expert Alexandros Giannakis, the  EALA Lead for Connected Health in Accenture Consulting.
Alexandros joins the conference for a keynote organized in collaboration with Accenture Denmark.

The conference delegates will be people who work in the field of infection control, from scientists and researchers to infection control specialists in hospitals and technicians and vendors from the industry.




Price: 1200 DKK (162€)

Venue: Odense Congress Center, Odense, Denmark


Registration: The conference is a part of WHINN 2017 and registration is done through the WHINN website where you can also register for many other health innovation events and conferences. 

If you’re interested in last year’s event, follow this link.


Questions about the conference can be directed to

HIMSS Turkey 2014 - Day 1

Lea Bohn
Conference manager in CIMT



The conference will be part of WHINN – “Week of Health and INNovation” – a health technology and innovation festival in Odense organized by the many health and technology organizations in Odense, also called the Odense health and technology cluster.

WHINN is one of its kind – one week with conferences, side events, exhibition, matchmaking and networking activities – all within health and innovation.

At WHINN, attendees will gain new knowledge, inspiration and insight in the newest research and international trends. Several conferences, events and initiatives are part of WHINN. The result is unexpected encounters and new contacts, which could be the beginning of new business, new collaborations and new opportunities.

WHINN is a platform that gives the individual attendee the possibility to meet people from all over the world and attend more than one event at the same place.  

Read more here: www.whinn.dk

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