The EIC General Assembly 2022 was held online on March 16, 2022 from 3 - 5pm CET.
At this General Assembly, the EIC launched its brand new 5-year strategic plan, and discussed and decideed on important internal changes to the EIC bylaws. In the second half, Professor Lauren Clack from the Institute for Implementation Science in Health Care at the University of Zurich and Dr Philipp Kohler from St. Gallen Cantonal Hospital gave a presentation on user-centred design in Implementation Science and its application to infectious diseases. You can find information about the speakers below. The agenda including all corresponding materials can be found here, the minutes of the meeting are accessible here.

Professor Lauren Clack (CH)

Lauren Clack holds a PhD in psychology from the University of Zurich and an MSc in Applied Ergonomics from the University of Nottingham. She began working as a behavioural scientist in the field of hospital infection prevention at the University Hospital Geneva (2011-2012), where she was involved in international research projects that sought to define the core components of infection prevention programs and explore the factors influencing implementation of infection prevention practices in European hospitals. From 2012 until 2021, she worked as a researcher and project leader at the University Hospital Zürich Department of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, where she specialized in the application of implementation science and user-centred design to improve the systematic integration of evidence-based infection prevention practices into care delivery. On December 7, 2020, she was appointed Assistant Professor for Implementation Science in Health Care with tenure track at the University of Zurich.

PD Dr Philipp Kohler (CH)

Dr. Kohler is a Swiss infectious diseases/infection control clinician-researcher with a particular interest in antibiotic resistance. He works at the Cantonal Hospital St.Gallen, Switzerland, where he is responsible for the institutional antimicrobial stewardship program. His research focuses on epidemiological aspects of antibiotic resistant pathogens, including the role of healthcare networks and long-term care facilities. Currently, he leads a prospective multicentre cohort on SARS-CoV-2 in Swiss healthcare workers. He holds a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto and he is being funded by an Ambizione Grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation.