ISSA/INTERCLEAN seminar will focus on healthcare

3rd of April 2012
ISSA/INTERCLEAN seminar will focus on healthcare

Cleaning association ISSA, co-organiser of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibition in Amsterdam next month, is to host a seminar at the event dedicated to the role of cleaning in healthcare.

The seminar - entitled ‘Cleaning in the 21st Century: the Vital Importance of Cleaning on Healthcare' - will focus on the positive impact cleaning can have on reducing the risk and spread of infection. There will be particular emphasis on global hand hygiene initiatives, the WHO's Global Patient Safety Challenge ‘Clean Care is Safe Care', and WHO's engagement with the business community.

ISSA is working closely with the World Federation of Building Service Contractors in putting together the programme.

Keynote speaker is Professor Didier Pittet, the Director of the Infection Control Programme and the World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety at the University of Geneva.

There will also be a round table discussion, addressing issues such as ‘Life After Chlorine', ‘The Impact of Hygiene in the Prevention of Disease' and ‘the Importance of Hand and Surface Hygiene'.

Panellists include Andrew Large, chief executive of the Cleaning & Support Services Association (CSSA) and manager of the secretariat of the WFBSC; Keith Baker, ISSA director of services for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Thea Daha, infection control professional for the Dutch Working Party for Infection Prevention at Leiden University Medical Centre; and Vera Ushakova, chairman of the board of the Russian Cleaning Companies Association (RCCA and general manager of Chemitech.

This session will take place on May 9 from 1300-1500 at the Amsterdam RAI Elicium. For more information visit:

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