9th International Congress of the International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC)
On 14 October 2008, Professor Didier Pittet and Julie Storr attended the IFIC Congress in Santiago, and were invited to talk to the over 800 delegates attending the opening ceremony.
On Wednesday 15 October, Professor Pittet delivered the keynote plenary address. In a separate session, both members of the First Global Patient Safety Challenge team led a workshop on the WHO Five Moments on Hand Hygiene in Health Care. The session was attended by around 200 delegates and stimulated wide reaching discussion on the practical applications of the concept in developed and developing country contexts.