The World Sterilisation Congress, organized by the World Federation of Hospital Sterilsation Sciences (WFHSS) and the Swiss Society of Sterile Supply (SGSV), was held in Geneva this year. In spite of to the ongoing Corona pandemic, many delegates had travelled to Geneva, and another 200 followed the event on screen at home.
From June 16 - 19, the KIT Congress took place as a purely virtual event. At the opening on the evening of the first day of the congress, RKI head Prof. Lothar Wieler emphasized that public health measures are the core of pandemic control. Many presentations at KIT also dealt with COVID-19, including historical pandemics, SARS-CoV-2 in children, and hygiene and testing concepts.