ACIPC 2019 coming to Perth
The ACIPC International Conference — a pre-eminent conference for infection prevention and control professionals in Australia — is coming to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 17–20 November.
ACIPC 2019 is set to broker new dimensions and frontiers in education, research and practice in infection prevention and control as together Australians prevent and control infection in our communities. Conference highlights will include:
- dedicated streams addressing infection prevention and control in a dental setting, and in aged care. These streams have been tailored to meet the needs of professionals working in these fields;
- a dedicated pre-conference workshop on AS/NZ 4187.2014;
- a diverse array of presentations from international and local experts;
- a comprehensive trade exhibition, showcasing the best in innovation and technology from a broad array of committed industry suppliers.
Pre-conference Workshop — AS/NZ 4187:2014
Sunday, 17 November will feature an afternoon filled with practical workshop sessions on topics related to AS/NZ 4187:2014, such as Standard-related issues, implementation and gap analysis, sterilising, water quality and more, rounded off with a Q&A panel. The workshop is open to anyone interested in AS/NZ 4187:2014 and is complimentary for conference delegates.
Sessions for Dental and Aged Care Professionals
On Monday, 18 November, the conference program will see a stream dedicated to presentations addressing infection prevention and control in a dental setting. Topics will include:
- Investigation of poor practice in the dental setting
- Accreditation in the dental setting
- Resources and management of infection control risks in the dental setting
On Tuesday, 19 November, the program will include an educational workshop on infection prevention and control in aged care. Following the workshop, a stream of the main conference program will be dedicated to invited talks and free papers discussing a variety of topics pertinent to infection prevention and control in aged care.
Professor Jennie Wilson, University of West London
Jennie has worked in the field of infection prevention and control for over 30 years, both as an infection control nurse specialist in London teaching hospitals and as a consultant epidemiologist at the Health Protection Agency.
She is currently Professor of Healthcare Epidemiology at the Richard Wells Research Centre, University of West London, where her research interests include the use of clinical gloves, surgical site infection and surveillance, urinary catheters and hydration of the frail elderly. She is also Programme Leader of the MSc Infection Prevention & Control.
Dr Ling Moi Lin, Singapore General Hospital
Dr Ling Moi Lin is currently the Director of Infection Prevention & Epidemiology at the Singapore General Hospital, where she plays a key role in the development and running of the program in the hospital.
She is the President of the Infection Control Association (Singapore) and President of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC). Her interests are in infection prevention and control, antimicrobial resistance, molecular epidemiology as well as quality improvement. She is an experienced trainer in infection prevention and control, quality improvement, LEAN and patient safety.
Dr Marin Schweizer, University of Iowa
Marin Schweizer, PhD, is an epidemiologist and Associate Professor of General Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa in the US.
Since 2012, she has been involved in implementing a surgical site infection bundle among cardiac and orthopaedic surgery patients at 33 hospitals across the US. Her three current research grants focus on antibiotic stewardship among surgical patients, de-implementing unnecessary urine testing and nasal decolonisation of dialysis patients.
Registration is now open for the 2019 ACIPC International Conference. To view the full conference program, learn more about conference activities or register, visit www.acipcconference.com.au.
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