Buffalo August 6, 7 & 8, 2019

HITS Nashville 2018 Recap  

This episode is part of our in-depth coverage of the Healthcare Infection Transmission Systems Consortium (HITS) 2018 conference in Nashville, TN that took place September 18-20th.  On this episode, we wrap-up our coverage of the HITS 2018 conference. We talk with HITS board members Dr. Kelly Reynolds and Savannah Hatt about what we learned at the 2018

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Welcome to HITS 2019!

The HITS 2019 Conference will be held on August 6, 7 & 8th at the Buffalo Grand Hotel in Buffalo, New York. After the resounding success of the inaugural 2017 conference and our recent 2018 Nashville conference, we are pleased to offer you more at HITS 2019! This year, we will provide expanded network opportunities, an exhibition hall, a poster session and more! The agenda includes presentations from focus groups developed at the 2017 & 2018 conferences addressing key trends in infection prevention. We are confident that, regardless of discipline, attendees will find opportunities to be a part of the conversation and be a catalyst for change in reducing healthcare associated infections.

Attendees

300

Speakers

17

Sessions

18

Exhibitors

25

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HIT 2019 Conference will cover infection prevention as it relates to water, air, surfaces, hand hygiene, facility design and more.  Limited space. Register today!

Sponsor or Exhibit

Become a sponsor for HITS 2019. Sponsorship packages range from exhibiting (limited), networking and traditional opportunities.

Present a Poster!

The HITS Consortium welcomes healthcare and infection prevention research and practice/process improvements to submit abstracts and present at this year’s conference.

The Healthcare Infections Transmission System (HITS) Consortium looks to promote public health by reducing healthcare-associated infections through the integration of best infection prevention practices. HITS will focus on the major pathogen transmission systems in the healthcare setting specifically; surfaces, person to person, water and air. Join us for this one-of-a-kind, multimodal event where researchers and experts from across disciplines will work toward identifying research gaps and applying data-driven methods in the field. Meet, greet and share ideas with the individuals and organizations who are growing and sustaining the industry, as we explore creative and innovative solutions to this global problem.

How is HITS different?

Our conference theme is Catalyst for Change. Fittingly, HITS will take a holistic perspective to targeting healthcare associated infections. The conference looks to focus on “hospital health.” By including multiple disciplines in the conversation, HITS looks to remove silos and encourage a systems approach, aligning with infection prevention.

NEW FOR 2019: Join us on August 5th for a full day of ICRA Training!

The UBC Eastern District is proud to offer a class defining the unique relationship between infection prevention and construction professionals as well as facilities and maintenance staff. Our goal is to demonstrate the importance of education for both infection prevention and construction professionals to ensure the best outcomes for patient safety. Also, the curriculum is structured to provide those in attendance an awareness and a sense of engagement.  Topics include: Chain of infection, Construction and Facilities role in Infection Control, Procedures and Practices, ICRA Levels and their determination, The cost of infections, Communication, ICRA responsibilities and Consequences.  This full day of training will be approximately 8 hours. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Click here for details