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Seminar on Infectious Disease and Infection Control Management of Patients with Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms

Topic Seminar on Infectious Disease and Infection Control Management of Patients with Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms
Course Type Web-based: Zoom Webinar
  • Explore the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Multi-drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs) 
  • Update knowledge on managing MDROs and preventing outbreaks of MDROs 


Date 17 February 2023
Venue Zoom
Organizer Co-organized by Infectious Disease Control Training Centre, Hospital Authority (HA IDCTC)/
Infection Control Branch (ICB), Centre for Health Protection (CHP) and Chief Infection Control Officer’s Office, HA
Target Group - Medical staff of related specialties including Infectious Disease, Clinical Microbiology, Intensive Care Unit, Pathology, Paediatrics, Medicine, A&E, Public Health, Community Medicine and Family Medicine and other physicians who are interested in the subjects
- Infection control nurses and other healthcare professionals who are involved in infection control
- Health care professionals in HA, DH and private sectors

Session I   MDRO and COVID-19

Time Topic Speaker Video
09:00 – 09:05 Welcome address Dr Hong CHEN
Consultant i/c, HA IDCTC /  Head ICB CHP
09:05 – 09:50 MDRO outbreaks and control during the COVID-19 pandemic Prof Dale FISHER
Senior Consultant, Division of Infectious Diseases, National University Hospital, Singapore/ Chair of the National Infection Prevention and Control Committee through the Ministry of Health, Singapore
09:50 – 10:35 COVID-19 US Impact Dr Fernanda LESSA
Program Chief, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
10:35 – 10:50 Discussion Session


10:50 – 11:00 Break    
11:00 – 11:45 AMR in China Prof George Fu GAO
Director at the CAS Key Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China/ Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China/ International member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences/ Foreign member of the U.K. Royal Society / Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina/ Senior Fellow of Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study, City University of Hong Kong
11:45 – 12:30 Epidemiology of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms before and during COVID-19 in Hong Kong

Dr Vincent CHENG
Chief of Service, Department of Microbiology/ Consultant Microbiologist / Infection Control Officer, QMH

Ms Shuk Ching WONG
Honorary Associate Professor, School of Nursing, The University of Hong Kong / Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, The University of Hong Kong/
Senior Nursing Officer, Infection Control Team, QMH


12:30 – 12:45 Discussion Session    
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch    

Session II    Update on management of MDRO 

Time Topic Speaker Video
14:00 – 14:45 The challenge of preventing pathogen spread in hospitals, including MDRO and SARS-CoV-2 Prof. Hugo SAX
Research Fellow, Department Infectious Diseases, Bern University Hospital and University of Bern, Bern, Switzerlan
14:45 – 15:30 Update on Decolonization for MDRO Containment & Infection Prevention Prof Susan HUANG 
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Health Policy / Research Institute, University of California Irvine School of Medicine, USA
15:30 – 15:45 Discussion Session    
15:45 – 16:00 Break    
16:00 – 16:45 101 of Multi-drug Resistant Organisms in Hospital

Dr Teresa WANG
Specialist in Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Hong Kong Medical Consultants/ Honorary Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Children's Hospital Locum Specialist(Path)/ Honorary Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong/ Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

16:45 – 17:30 Microbiome Modulation in Combating MDRO during COVID Pandemic Prof. Siew C. NG
Assistant Dean (Development)/ Director, Microbiota I-Center (MagIC) /Professor, Department of Medicine & Therapeutics/Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong/ Honorary Consultant, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hospital Authority
17:30 – 17:45 Discussion Session    

Published at 2023-03-06