Definitive program is now online


December 11

14:00h to 14.30h UTC

Massimo Sartelli (Italy)

Human factors and surgical infections
Giulio Toccafondi (Italy)

Surgical infections and best practice
Fausto Catena (Italy)



December 11 

14:30h to 15:00h UTC

Chair (from Rome – Italy)
Cristian Tranà (Italy)



December 11

15:00h to 17:00h UTC


Chair (from Rome – Italy)
Francesco Cortese (Italy)


Why IS Academy
Federico Coccolini (Italy)


Antimicrobial resistance and “one health “
Leonardo Pagani (Italy)


How to combat antimicrobial resistance in healthcare. The point of view of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Polic
Geetanjali Kapoor (India)


Antimicrobial stewardship programs around the world
Debbie Goff (USA)


Healthcare associated infections. What they are and what impact they have
Massimo Sartelli (Italy)


How to prevent surgical site infections
Kemal Rasa (Turkey)


Highlighting the gaps in quantifying the burden of surgical site infections associated with antimicrobial resistant bacteria
Katia Iskandar (Lebanon)


Sepsis and antimicrobial resistance
Adam Linder (Sweden)


Prevention and management of Clostridium difficile infection
Nicola Petrosillo (Italy)



December 11

17:00h to 19.00h UTC


Chairs (from Rome – Italy)
Gabriele Sganga (Italy)


Hemodynamic support of sepsis in patients with surgical infections
Lewis Kaplan (USA)


Source control in patients with surgical infections
Therese Duane (USA)


Appropriate use of antibiotics in patients with surgical infections
Robert G Sawyer (USA)


Management of intra-abdominal infections from a global perspective:

Critical issues around the world
Alain Chichom Mefire (Cameroon)
Suman Raj Baral (Nepal)
Juan Pablo Escalera Antezana (Bolivia)
Vladimir Kokha (Belarus)

Looking for global standards of care in patients with intra-abdominal infections

Luca Ansaloni (Italy)


Closed or Open after source control laparotomy for severe complicated Intra-abdominal infections. Cool Study
Andrew Kirkpatrick (Canada)


Who is a champion in preventing and managing infections in surgery
Joseph Solomkin (USA)





All participants will be able to follow the interactive on-distance meeting via a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone, and see and hear the speaker(s) thanks to audio and video feeds. No apps are needed. Leveraging on the main functionalities of the platform the participants will be able to interact in real time for all the duration of the event (i.e. sending comments, answering questions, other…) The meeting is free of charge and completely online. All participants will receive the certificate of attendance. To register in the free web meeting you should access to and fill in the registration form (from 15 september 2019). You will receive an e-mail invitation with instructions.

It is our intent to raise awareness amongst healthcare workers and to improve prevention and management of infections in surgery worldwide.




DECEMBER 11, 2019

14:30h to 19:00h UTC