WG2 workshop in Berlin. Antimicrobial Coatings Applied in Healthcare Settings – Efficacy Testing

The program of the Workshop

8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome by representative of Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)
9:15 Introduction to AMiCI
Francy Crijns, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
9:30 Objectives of WG2: Can we measure the activity and benefits of AMCs?
Peter Askew, Industrial Microbiological Services Ltd., UK
10:00 In-Vitro Methods for the Evaluation of Antimicrobial Surface Designs
Martijn Riool, AMC Medical Microbiology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
11:00 Coffee break and poster viewing
11:30 Environmental Factors Affecting Drying Time on Plastic and Potential Issues Associated with Efficacy Testing of Antimicrobial Surfaces
James Redfern, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
12:00 Glove Use in Healthcare
Martha Wrigley, Consultant to the National Health Service, UK
12:30 Resistance Selection on Antimicrobial Surfaces
Frank Schreiber, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Germany
13:00 Lunch break and poster viewing
13:45 Poster discussion
14:15 Activities within OECD on Treated Articles
Leon Van der Wal, OECD, France
14:45 Requirements for Efficacy Testing of Treated Articles According to BPR Guidance
Ulrike Frank, Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI), Sweden
15:15 Coffee break
15:30 Panel discussion on the priorities for the design of laboratory and field tests
16:30 Wrap up session
17:00 Closing of the workshop