Vicky Fraser Co-Chair of the Decennial Scientific Program Committee
It is hard to believe that the Decennial Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) is here this week. Although we have been planning this meeting for the past two years, so much has changed in the area of HAI prevention during this period, not to mention the past decade.
What is most exciting is the addition of new partners who have joined efforts in this field, including state and local public health departments, other federal agencies, and even consumers. This conference will be an opportunity for experts from around the globe to come together to share experiences, best practices and vision related to one of the most significant healthcare challenges of our time – eliminating HAIs.
Now in its 50th year, the Decennial Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections will bring together more than 3,000 scientists and healthcare professionals to explore a highly diverse scientific program. This year’s theme, “Changing paradigms in infection prevention: towards elimination of adverse events,” begs the question – Is elimination finally feasible?