Surgical Site Infections – A 21st Century Challenge

Surgical Site Infections – a 21st Century Challenge
Monday 22 November 2010
Royal College of Surgeons, London

Surgical site infections have significant human and economic impact, in addition to posing significant challenges to those required to prevent, diagnose and treat them.

This conference examined the significant economic and human cost of sugical site infections, looks at the practicalities of surveillance and opportunities for reducing patient harm, in addition to presentations on a range of surgical site infections that present themselves in practice.

The full programme can be viewed here Surgical Site Infections 2010 Full Programme

Surgical Site Infections – a 21 st Century Challenge
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SESSION ONE : Adrressing the economic and human cost of SSIs

Surgical site infection: the least noticed but most preventable NCAI

David Leaper, Cardiff University, Cardiff

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The practicalities of Surgical Site Surveillane

Peter Wilson, University College London, London

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Reducing surgical harm and SSIs through safer practice

Kamal Itani MD, Chief of Surgery, VA Boston Health Care System & Professor of Surgery, Boston University and Harvard Medical School

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SESSION TWO: Common current challenges

What defines a high risk surgical patients?

Gerry Stansby, Newcastle

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Surgical Prophylaxis for gram positive and gram negative infections

Mark Wilcox, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds

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Intra-abdominal infections – an everyday surgical challenge

Massimo Sartelli, Macerata Hospital, Italy

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Vascular surgical infections & the infected prosthetic graft

Pranav Somaiya, University College London, London

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