Decennial Program Outline

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Decennial Day at SHEA Spring 2021

Did you miss Decennial Day? No worries, you can still access the recordings. Register today and receive access to the SHEA Spring Platform to watch all the Decennial Day Session. You can also earn continuing educational credits. Recordings will be available until December 31, 2021.

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Decennial Day Schedule

Opening Plenary: Combating Emerging and Enduring Pathogens including AMR: A focus on healthcare strategies

Moderators: Michael Craig and David Henderson, MD

The recipe for success: Programs, Practices, and Policies – Denise Cardo, MD
Preserving advancements of modern medicine through political will – Jennifer Luray, MPH
Taking action today to make an impact tomorrow – Tim Jinks, PhD
Global perspective: What more is needed? – Hanan Balkhy, MD

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss what’s needed to continue the progress in preventing HAIs and addressing the spread of AMR and other emerging and enduring pathogens domestically and internationally 
  2. Review the alignment of public health and healthcare practices and policies as well as political will and regulations needed for improvement
  3. Examine domestic and global interventions and innovation to address novel pathogens and AMR when and where they emerge
  4. Discuss the development of novel prevention tools, diagnostics, and therapeutics to complement the drug development pipeline to address the spread of AMR infections

Data for action: The future of surveillance for healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance

Moderators: Cliff McDonald, MD and Debbie Yokoe, MD, MPH

Future vision for NHSN – Daniel Pollock, MD
Ongoing evolution of healthcare information technology and opportunities for application to HAI surveillance – Michael Klompas, MD, MPH
Future directions for international surveillance for antimicrobial resistance: WHO perspective – Carmem Lucia Pessoa-Silva, MD, MPH

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe modifications in NHSN HAI and AUR metrics and methods that are likely to take place within the next 3-5 years and discuss impacts of COVID-19 on NHSN.
  2. Discuss the use of big data/EHR to identify and guide national HAI prevention priorities
  3. Discuss the potential for patient-facing technologies to enhance HAI surveillance and prevention efforts
  4. Discuss the vision for the Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System (GLASS) during the next 3-5 years
  5. Describe efforts aimed at enhancing coordination of AMR and emerging infectious diseases surveillance and prevention across countries

Bugs Without Borders: Preventing Transmission in Healthcare

Moderators: John Jernigan, MD, MS and Eli Perencevich, MD, MS

Attacking healthcare transmission of AMR on multiple fronts: antibiotics, the microbiome, and containment – Mary Hayden, MD
Blurring the borders between airborne and droplet transmission: lessons from COVID-19 and implications for infection control – Hilary Babcock, MD, MPH
No hospital is an island: preventing interfacility MDRO transmission at the network, regional, national and International levels – Ben Cooper, PhD
What does that have to do with me?: One Health and the Healthcare Epidemiologist – Lance Price, PhD

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the mode of transmission of respiratory pathogens and implications for preventing transmission in healthcare
  2. Review potential strategies for decreasing patient carriage and shedding of AMR bacteria as a strategy for prevention.
  3. Describe how patient sharing in a network of healthcare facilities in a region can drive AMR spread
  4. Describe how AMR in the community environment and agriculture impacts healthcare associated AMR

Innovation: Big ideas that will impact patient-care, HAI prevention, and AMR Containment

Moderators: Michael Bell, MD and Cliff McDonald, MD

2020 Entering the Decade of Microbial Ecology – Alison Halpin, PhD
Leveraging Embedded Decision Support to Enhance Infection Prevention and Clinical Evaluations: Lessons from COVID-19 and Future Directions – Erica Shenoy, MD, PhD
Policy and Economic Innovations to impact AMR – Kevin Outterson, JD, LLM
A Shot in the Arm: Innovation in Vaccines and Potential to Impact Healthcare – Padmini Srikantiah, MD, MPH

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe current and future ways that healthcare will be shaped by new technology
  2. Review current efforts to use new technology for patient care and HAI prevention
  3. Discuss how innovative policy solutions can make large-scale, sustainable impact on antibiotic resistance

Closing Plenary: Preparing for the Next Decade of Progress

Moderators: Denise Cardo, MD and David Henderson, MD

Didier Pittet, MD, MS, Ann Marie Pettis, RN, BSN, CIC, FAPIC, Victoria Fraser, MD, and Christian John Lillis, BA

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review major areas of progress over the past decade, both in research/discovery and in application of what we’ve learned.
  2. Identify the most important next steps in advancing basic infection prevention and stewardship practices, including how to improve the implementation of what we know works (e.g. hand hygiene, standard/transmission precautions, abx stewardship, environmental disinfection).
  3. Discuss how technological advances (molecular/genomics/diagnostics, informatics/AI/machine learning, medical devices/touchless disinfection/antimicrobial surfaces) and a One Health approach can advance IP/AS/AMR control

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Decennial Webinars

Date: April through September 2021
Location: Virtual Program

Schedule coming soon….

Decennial at ICPIC 2021

ICPIC is delighted to collaborate with Decennial and will be featuring a selection of sessions from the original Decennial program.

After the challenging past year through the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to bring together the global IPC community becomes even stronger. We invite you to attend the 6th edition of ICPIC to be held from 14 to 17 September in Geneva. The conference will address the most influential work in antibiotic stewardship over the past 10 years, minimum requirements for IPC in low resources settings, controversies around isolation precautions, and many more hot topics through keynote lectures, symposia and meet the expert sessions.

Conscious of the challenges for some colleagues to travel to Geneva, there will be an opportunity to also connect with us virtually for selected sessions.