December 11

12:30h to 12:35h UTC

Introduction: rationale and objectives of the webinar
Massimo Sartelli (Italy)



(Oral presentations)

12:35h to 14:20h UTC

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

Triclosan coated sutures for surgical site infections prevention in abdominal surgery: a critical appraisal  
Marco Ceresoli (Italy) 

Surgical site infections turkish perspective 
Arda Isik (Turkey) 

Basic measures to prevent surgical site infections  
Julival Ribeiro (Brazil)

Preventing surgical site infections in emergency surgery  
Belinda De Simone (Italy)

A pan-European survey to gain a greater understanding of the level of implementation of the WHO Global guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infection (SSI) in Europe  
Melina Raso (Belgium)  

An adapted model of pressure negative therapy for the management of surgical site infection and enterocutaneous fistula
Ibrahima Sall (Senegal)

Acute abdomen due to hydatid cyst ruptured in the peritoneum
Oussema Baraket (Tunisia)


Chair (from Rome – Italy)                                                                               
Stefano Bartoli (Italy)

Clinical decision support system for diagnosis of infected of infected pancreatc necrosis  
Andrey Litvin (Russia)     

The World Society of Emergency Surgery intra abdominal sepsis severity score to predict acute generalized peritonitis outcome in a low-income country: the case of Borgou Regional Hospital, Benin
Adrien Hodonou (Benin)      

Short course of antimicrobials for abdominal sepsis: a prospective study
Sanjay Marwah (India)

Enhancing antimicrobial stewardship among healthcare professionals
Sameer Dhingra (Trinidad and Tobago)

Antibiotics in abdominal surgery in Ljubljana University Hospital   
Tadeja Pintar (Slovenia)

Antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic consumption in Mexico
Karen Flores-Moreno (Mexico)   

Evaluation of the conformity of antibiotics prescription in the surgical department in Souro Sanou University Hospital of Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
Abdoul-Salam OUEDRAOGO (Burkina Faso/USA)     



14:20h to 15:00h UTC

Opening lecture: Preventing surgical site infections worldwide. Implementation approaches for based-evidence guidelines 
Benedetta Allegranzi (World Health Organization)

Human factors and surgical infections
Giulio Toccafondi (Italy)

Surgical infections and best practice
Fausto Catena (Italy)



 15:00h to 17:00h UTC

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

Why a global alliance to prevent and manage infections in surgery
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 & Policy
Geetanjali Kapoor (India)

Antimicrobial stewardship programs around the world
Debbie Goff (USA)

Healthcare associated infections. What they are and what impact they have
Shamshul Ansari (Nepal)

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)



17:00h to 19.00h UTC

Chair (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 for 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.