Register for the NeoIPC webinar: “Role and potential of surveillance in preventing hospital-acquired infections among newborns”

17 Nov, 2023

Hospital-acquired infections pose a significant risk to the health and wellbeing of newborns, especially preterm babies. The NeoIPC Clinical Practice Network will be holding a webinar focusing on the role and potential of surveillance in preventing hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) among newborns.

Join us on Thursday, 23rd November 2023, from 16:00-17:30 CET, as we discuss the importance of surveillance as an infection prevention and control practice in neonatal care. The webinar will also represent an opportunity to present the newly-developed NeoIPC surveillance toolkit, designed to help NICUs collect essential data on hospital-acquired infections in high-risk newborns (very preterm and very low birth weight infants).

Moderators include:

  • Julia Bielicki, Senior Researcher, Centre for Neonatal and Paediatric Infection, St George’s University of London, United Kingdom; and Head of Infection Prevention and Control, University Children’s Hospital Basel, Switzerland
  • Tuuli Metsvaht, Head of the Clinic of Paediatrics, Tartu University Hospital, Estonia

Speakers include:

  • Aikaterini Mougkou, Expert in Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infections, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
  • Brar Piening, Senior Physician, Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
  • Christina Obiero, Researcher, KEMRI – Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya
  • José Ignacio Pijoan Zubizarreta, Group Coordinator of Clinical Epidemiology, Biobizkaia Research Institute, Bilbao, Spain.

Don’t miss this chance to contribute to the conversation and stay at the forefront of neonatal infection prevention.

How to register

To join the webinar on 23rd November, please register here.

Please note that this event is organised in the context of the NeoIPC Clinical Practice Network, which comprises of healthcare professionals working in more than 80 neonatal units worldwide. If you wish to become member of the NeoIPC Clinical Practice Network, please fill in the registration form. You don’t need to be involved in other NeoIPC activities to be part of the CPN.

The NeoIPC project ( has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 965328.