Important Dates


Abstract submissions

Open 11 December 2019
Closes 27 April 2020

Early-bird registration

Closes 24 May 2020

Online registration

Closes 2 August 2020




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Kindly note that should you register to become an ICAN Member this does not automatically register you for the ICAN 2020 Congress. You will need to register and make payment for this separately.

Will being a member of ICAN improve your abilities to practice Infection Prevention and Control?

You be the Judge.

Our members:

  • Have Voting rights: Are eligible to vote and be voted for onto the ICAN board
  • Are eligible to initiate and /or serve on ICAN working groups
  • Get a 10% reduction in membership fees if you register through your country’s IPC society
  • Have access to Technical expertise
  • Have opportunity to network
  • Get information about IPC conferences
  • Access to members only section of the website
  • Access to bursaries and scholarships
  • Get a reduction of fees to ICAN conferences
  • In addition, members will receive two newsletters annually.
  • Use the newsletter to promote IPC conferences and events in your country, share cases and trends.

Listed below are the available Working Group open to all ICAN Members:

  • Education Working Group (including Cape to Cairo programme)
  • Scientific Committee (including Research and Support)
  • Membership and recruitment Committee
  • Communication committee (including the Newsletter)
  • Surveillance Working group
  • Community participation committee