Infection Prevention & Control Conclave
In association with Association of Medical Consultants (AMC) & Indian Medical Association (IMA), Mira-Bhayander
Faculty includes Infection Control Experts from leading healthcare institutions across the country
6th & 7th Jan,2018 | GCC SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, Mira Road, Mumbai

We are pleased to invite you to our 5th Annual infection prevention and control conclave organized by Wockhardt hospital to be held in Mira Road on 6th and 7th January 2018.

Wockhardt Hospitals, continue to advance the philosophy of Infection Preventionand Control through this annual conference by sharing evidence based practicesin Infection Control. IPCC 2018 will feature a range of topics in the modern science of infection prevention which will be useful to all stakeholders (Clinicians/Nurses/Administrators). As always, the scientific sessions will include didactics lectures, panel discussions and workshops by renowned names in infection control from across the country.

We extend a warm welcome to be a part of this academic feast.
We look forward to see you all at IPCC - 2018.

Infection control is an essential component of care and one which has too often been undervalued in recent years. The frontlines of twenty-first century care combine tremendous technology and expertise with huge expectation of patients and their families regarding hygiene and patient safety. The yardstick of patient safety is infection control. Focusing Good infection control practices alone is the beginning of alignment of all other patient safety initiatives. This program is an opportunity to share evidence on best practices, build support from colleagues, and other organizations. By encouraging good practice among members of the health care team – and visitors – we will be eventually helping patients.''

Organization Chairman Dr. Clive Fernandes - Group Clinical Director, Wockhardt Group of Hospital
Organization Secretary

Dr. Ravi Hirwani - Center Head, Wockhardt Hospitals, North Mumbai

Dr. Nitin Shinde Consultant - Infectious  Disease, Wockhardt Hospitals, Nagpur

Jt. Organizing SecretaryDr. Manisha Pathak - Medical Adminsitration, Wockhardt Hospitals, North Mumbai 
Organizing Committee

Dr. Charu Pamnani - Head Laboratory Medicine and quality, Wockhardt Hospitals, South Mumbai.

Dr. Ieshu Razdan Clinical Co-ordinate, Wockhardt Group of Hospitals

Mr. Anil Sahasrabudhe Head - Materials, Wockhardt Group of Hospitals

Mr. Ramesh Gupta Marketing, Wockhardt Hospitals, North Mumbai

Mr. Sachin Shinde Head - Clinical Phamacy, Wockhardt Group of Hospitals

Dr. M. R. Agarwal President, Indian Medical Association(IMA), Mira-Bhayandar

Dr. Smita Sharma President, Association of Medical Consultants (AMC), Mumbai

For further details, download the brochure.


Time: 8.30 am- 5.00pm
  • 10 ways to have better conversation in infection control.
  • Standard precautions guide from start to end.
  • Most effective infection control practices in OR.
  • Understanding the role of contaminated air in hospital acquired infections.
  • Guidelines for Selection and Use of Environmental Surface Disinfectants in Healthcare.
  • Water and healthcare associated infection
  • Antibiotic stewardship: My Indian experience.
  • Sterile Processing Departments: What's New with AAMI and AORN?
  • Infection control risk assessment in construction
  • Employee health and infection control
  • Infection control in special population.
  • The Hidden Epidemic of Nonventilator Hospital-Acquired Pnewmonia
  • The BI, CI and PI. Unwinding the complexity
  • Best practices in preventing and managing a pressure ulcer.
  • Understanding and reporting antibiogram data.
  • Risk factor for development of antimicrobial resistance
  • Myths and facts in infection Control
  • Infection Control in TuberCulosis and Influenza? What's Unnecessary?
  • HLD vs Sterilization
  • CHG bathing in all intensive care units.
Panel discussion
  • Prevention of device associated infection.
  • Biomedical waste guidelines 2008, 2011 and 2016.
  • Infection control in SOT(Solid Organ Transplantation)
  • Infection control in hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
  • Role of IT in infection control and anitimicrobial stewardship
  • Rational use of PPE.
  • Environment of care OT, ICU and CSSD
  • Quality assurance of high temperature and low temperature sterilization.
Message from the Organizing Chairman
Dr Clive Fernandes
Dr. Clive FernandesGroup Clinical DirectorWockhardt Group Hospitals Ltd

The term Hospital Acquired infections (HAI) refers to any infection that has been contracted while in hospital and includes a wide spectrum of infections.Data has revealed that HAI are one of the leading causes of death in acute care hospitals and also cause an increase in the length of stay and costs of treatment. According to the WHO fact sheet on HAI out of every 100 hospitalized patients at any given time, seven in developed and ten in developing countries will contract at least one health care associated infection.

An important fact regarding HAI is that most of them can be prevented by practicing simple evidence based practices like proper hand hygiene and implementing bundles to prevent commonly acquired HAI’s like the VAP, SSI, UTI, CRBSI’s etc.

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to our 5th Annual Infection Prevention and Control conclave to be held in Mumbai on 6th & 7th Jan 2018 in association with IMA and AMC wherein pioneers and experts in the field of infection prevention from leading institutions across the country will share with you best practices on many identified processes, the do’s and dont’s in infection prevention and control, and answer your questions.

At Wockhardt Hospitals we believe in the philosophy that irrespective of whether you are a large corporate hospital providing complex tertiary or quaternary care, a government hospital or a small nursing home, our endeavor should be to ensure that “No one should contract an infection in the hospital that they did not have when they arrived”.

Guest of honour

Dr. Girdhar J. Gyani,Director General AHPI


Dr. B. K. Rana,Founding CEO, QAI (Quality Accreditation Institute)

International Faculty

Dr. Thomas Kozlowski Principal Consultant Joint Commission International

Speakers - 2018

Dr. Tanu SinghalKokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai
Dr. V Ramsubramaniam ,Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
Dr. Behram Pardiwala ,Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai
Dr. Sangita Joshi , Narayana Hospital, Mumbai
Dr. Nitin Shinde ,Wockhardt Hospitals, Nagpur
Dr. Prakash Jiandani , Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai
Dr. Anup WarrierAster Medicity, Kochin
Ms. Binu SharmaColumbia Asia Hospital, Bangalore
Dr. Aruna Pujary ,Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai
Dr. Mahesh Lakhe ,Columbai Asia Hospital, Pune
Dr. Subramniam Swaminathan,Global Hospital Group, Chennai
Dr. Swati Rajagopal,DM Aster Hospital, Banglore
Dr. Parag Rindani,Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai
Dr. Vikram Padbidri,Jehangir Hospital, Pune
Dr. Vidya Deverajan ,Apollo Hospital, Chennai
Dr. Maithili Kawathekar ,Sahyadri Hospital, Pune
Dr. Bharat Purandare,Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune
Wockhardt Hospital presents Poster Making Competition for its 5th Annual Conclave on Infection & Prevention Control.

Poster Competition Guidelines


Poster topics

Any topic related to infection control and clinical microbiology with practical application for infection control



Poster size: 3 X 4 feet (Vertical)

  • Limit the text to about one fourth of poster space
  • Use visuals (graphs, photographs, schematics, maps etc.) to tell your story
  • The poster generally should be read from left to right and top to bottom
  • Text should be readable from five feet away.
  • Use a minimum fontsize of 18 points (6mm), Title: 30 point (10mm approx.)
  • Self-explanatory visuals with brief title s (eg. fig 1-location of study area)


Use text to:-Introduce the Topic

- Explain visuals
- State n explain interpretations
- References (at the end)


General Instruction


1.Posters must contain original material neither published nor presented elsewhere.

2. Please use following template with the headings:
- Background
- Materials/methods
- Results
- Conclusion

3. The title of the poster must be typed in CAPITAL LETTERS with the exception of scientific names, which should be in upper and lower case forms and italicized. The presenting author's name must be underlined

4. The presenting author's name, institution, address, telephone and email address must be provided.

5. Presenting authors must be registered for the conference. Only Registered delegates will be allowed to present.

6. Authors should be listed by initials and surname. Not more than 5 authors are to be included

7. Kindly mention the participants details i.e. Hospital Name, Participants Name, Place etc. along with your brochure.

   *All poster soft copy must be sent by 20 the December 2017 Upto 5.00 P.M. to