Wednesday, 15. June 2022

Fantastic success of the ICC Water & Health at the 37th Annual Meeting of the ÖGHMP

After two cancellations due to CoVID-19 and a delay of two years, the 37th annual conference of the ÖGHMP (Austrian Society for Hygiene, Microbiology and Preventive Medicine) finally took place. Especially for most of the young researchers of the ICC Water and Health (, to which our research unit "Water Quality and Health" at the KL belongs, it was the first opportunity to present and discuss their results in lectures and posters with a broad scientific audience.

The long wait was worth it: our team was rewarded with a veritable shower of prizes for the great work of the last few years. No less than 5 scientific prizes (Österr. Hygienepreis 2021 und 2022 , Krankenhaus- und Betriebshygienepreis 2020 und 2022 und der Österr. Mikrobiologiepreis 2020), the ÖGHMP Hygiene Grant 2020, 2 ÖGHMP poster awards 2022 and 4 ÖGHMP travel grants 2022 were won by our young researchers. You will find here an overview of the total of 12 awards.  In addition to the awards, a total of 7 presentations and 9 posters impressively demonstrated our strong presence in the field of water and health.