Register now for ACIPC 2017, 20 – 22 November 2017, Canberra ACT

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About the conference

The ACIPC International Conference is Australasia's pre-eminent conference for Infection Prevention & Control professionals.

Held at the National Convention Centre, Canberra, ACIPC 2017 will broker new dimensions and frontiers in education, research and practice in infection prevention and control as we together prevent and control infection in our communities.

Conference Program

The 2017 ACIPC International Conference provides an unparalleled educational opportunity for Infection Prevention and Control professionals in Australia. This year’s program boasts:

  • a diverse array of presentations from international and local experts
  • a dedicated poster and ePoster viewing session
  • informal pop-up talks on current industry topics and Q&A sessions
  • multiple networking opportunities
  • a comprehensive trade exhibition showcasing the very best in innovation and technology from a broad array of committed industry suppliers

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Registration is open for the ACIPC 2017 International Conference being held at the National Convention Centre, Canberra 20-22 November.

  • ACIPC & Editorial Board Members – Standard registration: AUD$865
  • Non-Member – Standard registration: AUD$965
  • Student – Standard registration: AUD$600

All full registrations include:

  • All conference sessions (excluding Hand Hygiene Australia pre-conference workshop)
  • Welcome Reception
  • Poster Reception
  • Presidents Breakfast
  • Morning tea each day
  • Lunch each day
  • Afternoon tea each day

Day registrations are also available.

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Hand Hygiene Australia pre-conference workshop

Sunday 19 November

01:00pm – 05:00pm

National Convention Centre, Canberra

*Space is limited. We recommend registering early to secure your spot.

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Invited Speakers

This year’s program features presentations from over 40 invited speakers from Australia and abroad including:

  • Professor Benedetta Allegranzi
  • Matthew Ames
  • Dr Deverick Anderson
  • Emily Bailey
  • Sarah Bailey
  • Dr Noleen Bennett
  • Professor Frank Bowden
  • Associate Professor Jennifer Broom
  • Donna Cameron
  • Professor Allen Cheng
  • Carolyn Chenoweth
  • Dr Kate Clezy
  • Cathy Connor
  • Louise Davis
  • Alison Farrington
  • Dr Jenny Firman
  • Fiona Fullerton
  • Sylvia Gandossi
  • Professor Lyn Gilbert
  • Fiona Gotterson
  • Sue Greig
  • Sally Havers
  • Dr Susan Huang
  • Associate Professor Martyn Kirk
  • Dr Andie Lee
  • Dr Deborough MacBeth
  • Terry McAuley
  • Dr Chong Ong
  • Dr Sue Phillips
  • Kylie Robb
  • Dr Philip Russo
  • Professor Ramon Shaban
  • Professor Pat Stone
  • Professor Karin Thursky
  • Professor Karin Verspoor
  • Dr Deborah Williamson
  • Associate Professor Leon Worth
  • Dr Hao Zheng

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Speaker highlights

Dr Deverick J. Anderson - Duke University

Dr. Anderson is an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Department of Medicine at Duke University. He is currently Director of the Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention. Over the past decade, Dr. Anderson’s work has led to improvements in the quality and safety of care in multiple areas of healthcare, including large tertiary care hospitals and small community hospitals.

Dr Anderson will be talking on the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network (DICON) approach to Infection Prevention and Control.

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Dr Susan Huang - University of California Irvine

Susan Huang, MD MPH is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Medical Director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention at the University of California Irvine. Dr Huang received her MD from Johns Hopkins and her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr Huang completed residency at the University of California San Francisco and her ID fellowship at Harvard at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr Huang will be talking about her research on regional approaches to preventing the spread of Multi-drug resistant organisms.

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Matthew Ames

Matthew Ames was 39 years old when what started as a sore throat resulted in the loss of all four of his limbs. He had contracted streptococcal resulting in toxic shock and was never expected to survive. Now a year later Matthew has beaten the odds, spurred on by the fact that he is the father of four young children aged between two and nine and husband of a very dedicated wife determined to grow old with him.

Matthew will be talking about how we can avoid catastrophic events in health.

For more information about Matthew’s presentation, visit


If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact the team at Conference Design., 03 6231 2999, or visit the conference website

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