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    • 15 October 2016 10:00 PM Until 21 October 2016 10:00 PM
      "Join your friends, family members, and healthcare professionals in celebrating International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 16-22, 2016.
      IIPW, which takes place the third week of October each year, raises awareness of the role infection prevention plays to improve patient safety. The 2016 theme is “Break the Chain of Infection.” That is what they say on IIPW's website ( Will you join?
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      There is also some material provided by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) who organizes the IIPW each year.
    • 24 October 2016 Until 26 October 2016
      Fifth Meeting of the European Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination (RVC)
      24-26 October 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark
      The European Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination (RVC) holds annual meetings to determine the status of measles and rubella elimination in the WHO European Region based on reports and additional documents prepared and submitted by national verification committees (NVCs). Based on this review, the RVC will declare the status of the transmission and eventual achievement of elimination of measles and rubella in Member States and in the WHO European Region.
      The main objectives of the 2016 annual meeting will be:
      to inform the RVC about current epidemiology of measles and rubella in the European Region and activities of the Regional Office and the Vaccine-preventable Diseases and Immunization programme towards measles and rubella elimination, as well as global developments on measles and rubella control and elimination; to review the NVCs’ annual measles and rubella status updates for 2015,  late-submitted  reports for previous years and all other documentation that NVCs provide towards documenting the absence of measles and rubella endemic transmission in their countries; to define the status of transmission of measles and rubella in each Member State and in the Region in 2015;  to declare the diseases’ elimination where achieved and declare the status of measles and rubella in the European Region considering the 2015 elimination targets.
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