ICPIC Innovation Academy – Hubert Tuor prize
THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PREVENTION AND INFECTION CONTROL (ICPIC), SPONSORED BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, TAKES PLACE IN GENEVA EVERY TWO YEARS AND BRINGS TOGETHER 1,500 PARTICIPANTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TO SHARE THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE IN PREVENTING INFECTION AND CONTROL OF ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE.
Staying vigilant and sharing knowledge
In spite of the progress made in combating infection and efforts around prevention, opportunities to share ideas remain essential, since antimicrobial resistance continues to present a threat to all countries.
The need to share knowledge and experience in this field therefore remains unchanged and the ICPIC brings more experts and opinion leaders in this area together every year.
Alongside the many presentations, round tables, discussions and workshops, the ICPIC has also created the “Innovation Academies”. Throughout the conference, Innovation Academy participants present their research in the fields of preventing the risk of infection, resistance, behavioural change, materials and other methods of prevention on various occasions and in a range of different forms.
ICPIC Innovation Academy – 2015 – Prix Hubert Tuor
During the ICPIC, Innovation Academy winners were awarded the Prix Hubert Tuor, which recognises the three most innovative projects.
The FHT is delighted to be involved and to contribute to turning today’s research into tomorrow’s tangible projects, to support innovation in such an essential area as preventing infection and to play its part in creating a better world for us all.
The judges selected three projects from the 12 submitted and Sylvie Tuor, President of the Foundation, awarded their prizes to the three finalists:
1ST PRIZE: PROJECT NO. 14
“Development of antimicrobial peptides for catheter-related bloodstream infection prevention” by Anne Camesano et al.
2ND PRIZE: PROJECT NO. 18
“Infection prevention and patient safety improvement in developing countries thanks to sodium hypochlorite production devices” by Denis von der Weid
3RD PRIZE: PROJECT NO. 10
“Teaching good infection control practices with fun : impact of the serious game flu.o” by Anne-Gaelle et al.
ICPIC Innovation Academy – 2017 – Prix Hubert Tuor
The FHT again took part in the Innovation Academy in the context of this year’s ICPIC conference in Geneva.
This is a unique opportunity for researchers and conference participants to discover various innovative projects connected to infection prevention and control. The presentations – given by experts from all over the world to share their research – were submitted to a panel of judges, which selected the three winners of the Prix Hubert Tuor.
Anne Guidolet, representing the FHT, awarded the prizes to the three finalists:
1ST PRIZE: PROJECT NO. 12
“Identification of anti-virulence compounds for combating staphylococcus aureus infections by high-throughput screening (HTS)”, by Richard Y. Kao et al. (Hong Kong)
2ND PRIZE: PROJECT NO. 10
“How we talk about hand hygiene matters – an exploration of hand hygiene etymology”, by Claire Kilpatrick et al. (United Kingdom)
3RD PRIZE: PROJECT NO. 14
“Isee-resistance: using in silico experimental evolution to sensitize providers on antibiotic resistance”, by Guilaume Beslon et al. (France)
ICPIC Innovation Academy – 2019 – Prix Hubert Tuor
The FHT was delighted to take part in the Innovation Academy for the third time in 2019.
The three winners were awarded the Prix Hubert Tuor by Sylvie Tuor, the President of the Foundation, in recognition of their research.
1ST PRIZE : Michael David Ian Lucas – POLYMER METALLISATION VIA COLD SPRAY AND 3D PRINTING FOR THE MITIGATION OF NOSOCOMIAL INFECTION TRANSMISSION
2ND PRIX : Marlot Johanna Blaak – A NOVEL OPEN-SOURCE INNOVATION FOR HAND-HYGIENE MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE USING INTERACTION DESIGN (ID): CAPACITY FOR GLOBAL SCALING UP OF INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) TECHNOLOGY
3RD PRIX: Ehsan Khaljani – MOTION DETECTION AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE AUTOMATIC DOCUMENTATION OF KEY FIGURES FOR HAND HYGIENE COMPLIANCE
ICPIC Innovation Academy – 2021 – Prix Hubert Tuor
The FHT took part in the 2021 ICPIC Innovation Academy in what is now a well-established tradition.
The President, Sylvie Tuor, accompanied by one of the FHT’s grant recipients, was present for the award of the Prix Hubert Tuor to the winners of this cohort:
1ST PRIZE: Jincy Jerry from Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (Ireland)
2ND PRIZE: Nicolas Loebel from Ondine Research Labs (USA)
3RD PRIZE: Peter Gabor Szeremy from HandInScan Zrt. (Hungary)