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ETS to reveal new hand drying research data and findings at Eunetips and HIS Conference 2014
The European Tissue Symposium (ETS) has announced that it will be presenting new study results at Eunetips and the HIS (Healthcare Infection Society) Conference 2014, taking place respectively 15th - 16th and 16th - 18th November, 2014 in the Lyon Convention Centre in France.
The HIS Conference 2014 takes place in cooperation with the French Society for Hospital Hygiene. ETS will be located at booth 19.
On November 15th - 16th, prior to the HIS Conference 2014, Eunetips, the European network to promote infection prevention for patient safety, is hosting a dedicated, membership only event. On Saturday November 15th, Professor Mark Wilcox of the University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals, will be presenting the peer reviewed results of his recent aerosolisation study to a selected audience.
The conclusions of the study conducted by Prof. Wilcox will have significant implications for infection control health professionals everywhere. Mr. Roberto Berardi, ETS chairman, is looking forward to the feedback of healthcare professionals, commenting: "The study by Prof. Wilcox has revealed important insights into washroom hygiene. This meticulous work is likely to have a significant impact on washroom management globally."
On November 18th, Professor Mark Wilcox and Keith Redway will officially present to the HIS Conference 2014 attendees, their studies into the propensity of three commonly used methods of hand drying to aerosolise and disperse bacteria into the environment. The presentations are part of the official symposium programme and will be given on Tuesday morning November 18th from 08.00 until 09.00 at the Pasteur Lounge (room 294).
The biennial HIS Conference gathers some 1000 professionals from around the world to discuss the very latest research and best practices in infection prevention and control. Visitors to the ETS will receive more detailed information on the study results, as well as in-depth information on the importance of tissue as a hygienic hand drying method.
9th October 2014