The 2019 Healthcare Surfaces Institute Annual Meeting

When: August 19-21, 2019
Where: San Antonio, TX
Location: The Emily Morgan San Antonio - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

The Healthcare Surfaces Institute is not a singular meeting, it is not a conference, and it is not a thing. It is an ongoing dialogue between and among professionals dedicated to reaching the highest peak of safety and quality in healthcare, related to preventing illness and infection associated with contaminated healthcare surfaces.
— Dr. Amber Hogan Mitchell, President/Executive Director, International Safety Center

The HSI Annual Meeting is a two-day healthcare focused think tank event where invited industry professionals collaborate together to examine, evaluate and understand all aspects of the prevention and spread of infectious bacteria via surfaces. At the HSI Annual Meeting, industry experts, thought leaders, and professionals, stakeholders from national and global organizations, researchers, industry experts, regulating agencies, facilities management and administration professionals share knowledge and insights to identify best practices, propose solutions and make policy change recommendations for implementation.

Also at the event, four Initiative Workgroups – Research, Standards & Utilization, Education, and Incubator Project – report to the attendees on the progress they have made from the previous year toward their goals. Through this valuable work, significant and sustainable reduction in the spread of infections via surfaces within our healthcare facilities, and beyond, is being achieved.

2019 Healthcare Surfaces Institute Goals:

  • Further expand collaboration with all regulatory agencies and healthcare professional organizations 

  • Initiate manufacturer collaborations towards the development of consistent test methods and standards

  • Further develop the HSI Incubator

  • Produce usable documents for healthcare professionals and manufacturers

The HSI Annual Meeting utilizes a think tank discussion format and all participants are part of the discussion and identification of projects for the year. Since the goal is to engage all areas of expertise, the size of the annual meeting is limited to selected sponsors and by invitation only. To inquire about receiving an invitation, please contact us.


Location Details: The Emily Morgan San Antonio

The 2019 HSI Annual Meeting will be held at The Emily Morgan San Antonio – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. A block of rooms has been reserved for August 19, 2019 - August 21, 2019. Attendees of the 2019 HSI Annual Meeting will receive a preferred rate at The Emily Morgan. The special room rate will be available until July 21st or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Enjoy the blend of historic Southwestern charm and contemporary urban sophistication at The Emily Morgan – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, an iconic landmark location on Alamo Plaza overlooking the Alamo and in walking distance of the Riverwalk.


Annual Institute attendance is limited and therefore currently restricted to selected sponsors and by invitation only.

To inquire about receiving an invitation, please contact us: