The Approaching Zero Roadmap Initiative is using convergent perspectives of medical-device-associated infection to identify an impactful set of steps, to be pursued by the very broad and diverse stakeholder community, that will create a trajectory to increasingly push the rate of device-associated infection towards zero over the coming decade and beyond.

Schedule of Upcoming Seminars

The Approaching Zero Seminar series is a forum for leading stakeholders - scientists, engineers, clinicians, regulatory experts, etc. to highlight key aspects of this problem and its solution from the perspective of their particular domain expertise. Seminars are held via Zoom on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

March 5

Holger Rohde | Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Virologie und Hygiene, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf

Routes to Invasive Disease: The Molecular Basis of Opportunistic Pathogenicity in Staphylococcus Epidermidis

April 16

Herman Sintim | Purdue University

In Search of an Elusive Anti-Biofilm Agent Against Polymicrobial Biofilms

April 30

Fintan Moriarty | AO Research Institute Davos

An Antimicrobial Loaded Hydrogel for Prevention of Fracture-Related Infection: Preclinical Efficacy and Challenges of Translation