Downloadable Presentations

Day One: Monday 23rd November

Plenary 1:

9:20 – 9:35 am: Peter Collingnon, AM, ACIPC Patron
Presentation: Opening Address
 9:35 – 10:05 am: Professor Stephan Harbarth
Presentation: Which established infection control interventions are supported by evidence?
10:05 – 10:35 am: Professor Nicholas Graves
Presentation: Minimising bad decisions in infection control

Concurrent Session 1: Data for action

11:00 – 11:20 Dr Lisa Hall
Presentation: What Surveillance do I need? (Presentation not available)
11:20 – 11:40 Martin Kiernan
Presentation: How to use data to influence practice
11:40 – 12:00 Associate Professor Adrian Barnett
Presentation: It’s the wrong data analysis
12:00 – 12:20 Associate Professor Leon Worth
Presentation: Validation of data

Concurrent Session 2: MRGN What a mess

11:00 – 11:20 Professor Peter Collignon
Presentation: Overview: multi-drug Gram negative resistance
11:20 – 11:40 Dr Alistair McGregor
Presentation: It is the doctor’s fault
11:40 – 12:00 Emeritus Professor Mary Barton
Presentation: It is the farmers/vets fault
12:00 – 12:20 Dr David Grolman
Presentation: The drug companies are to blame

Concurrent Session 3: Blood stream infections and devices

11:00 – 11:20 Annie Wells
Presentation: Intravascular device management
11:20 – 11:40 Dr John Ferguson
Presentation: How to do and use root cause analysis for BSIs
11:40 – 12:00 Louise Hobbs
Presentation: Catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention
12:00 – 12:20 Dr Terry Grimmond
Presentation: Sharps injuries – time for action

Plenary 2:

13:15 – 13:45 Martin Kiernan
Presentation: ‘Top down’ approaches to infection prevention and control

Free Papers Session 1:

13:50 – 14:10 Oyebola Fasugba
Presentation: Antimicrobial resistance patterns of urinary Escherichia coli
14:10 – 14:30 Terry McAuley
Presentation: Reprocessing of single-use orthopaedic implants
13:30 – 14:50 Dr Katie Page
Presentation: Job satisfaction and job burnout
14:50 – 15:10 Sue McLellan
Presentation: A successful influenza vaccination

Free Papers Session 2:

13:50 – 14:10 Dr Andrew Henderson
Presentation: Improving post insertion
14:10 – 14:30 Scott Lang
Presentation: Collaboration to achieve sustained reduction
13:30 – 14:50 Joanna Harris
Presentation: Emergence of novel strain of healthcare associated MRSA
14:50 – 15:10 Deborah Rhodes
Presentation: A bundle of care reduce Staphylococcus aureus

Free Papers Session 3:

13:50 – 14:10 Elizabeth Orr
Presentation: Hand Hygiene compliance
14:10 – 14:30 Susan Jain
Presentation: Refection on observation
13:30 – 14:50 Dr Katrina Roper
Presentation: Preparing a workforce for Ebola treatment units
14:50 – 15:10 Anne Lickliter
Presentation: Ebola: a story from the frontline (Presentation not available)

Concurrent Session 4: Rethinking our approaches

15:30 – 15:50 Mary Wyer
Presentation: Patients: passive subjects or active participants in reducing the spread of infection (Presentation not available)
15:50 – 16:10 Associate Professor Karin Thursky
Presentation: Antimicrobial stewardship in Residential Aged Care facilities
16:10 – 16:30 Associate Professor Rhonda Stuart
Presentation: Residential Aged Care – part of the problem or part of the solution
16:30 – 16:50 Dr Lisa Hall and Professor Anne Gardner
Presentation: Quantitative and qualitative research – a role for both

Concurrent Session 5: Environment

15:30 – 15:50 Martin Kiernan
Presentation: How to select a wipe
15:50 – 16:10 Associate Professor Karen Vickery
Presentation: Biofilms
16:10 – 16:30 Professor David Weber
Presentation: Animal visitations in healthcare
16:30 – 16:50 Fiona Wilson
Presentation: Evaluating environmental cleanliness: a national imperative?
(Presentation not available due to unpublished materials restriction)

Concurrent Session 6: Reflections, predictions and plans

15:30 – 15:50 Professor Allen Cheng
Presentation: Top five recent infection control papers
15:50 – 16:10 Dr Andrew Stewardson
Presentation: Considerations for future national infection control initiatives
16:10 – 16:30 Fiona DeSousa
Presentation: The complexities of an infection control program and a new build
(Presentation not available due to unpublished materials restriction)
16:30 – 16:50 Dr Deborah Williamson
Presentation: Antibiotic stewardship in the NZ community
(Presentation not available due to unpublished materials restriction)

Day Two: Tuesday 24th November

Plenary 3:

08:45 – 9:10 Associate Professor Karin Thursky
Presentation: Antimicrobial Resistance Centre for Research Excellence
9:10 – 9:40 Professor Patricia Stone
Presentation: Informatics and infection control
9:40 – 10:05 Professor David Weber
Presentation: Assessment of strategies for terminal room decontamination
10:05 – 10:25 Phil Russo and Associate Professor Brett Mitchell
Presentation: Best Posters (Presentation not available)

Concurrent 7: Enhancing your infection control program

10:45 – 11:05 Giulietta Pontivivo
Presentation: Developing a program
11:05 – 11:25 Professor Nicholas Graves
Presentation: Economic considerations (Presentation not available)
11:25 – 11:45 Professor Patricia Stone
Presentation: Enhancing organisation culture
11:45 – 12:05 Leanne Houston
Presentation: Reinventing the wheel- Redesigning an Infection Prevention and Control Program

Concurrent 8: HAI controversies

10:45 – 11:05 Professor Allen Cheng
Presentation: Universal Vs targeted transmission strategies
11:05 – 11:25 Professor Stephan Harbarth
Presentation: Is biocide resistance already a clinical problem?
11:25 – 11:45 Associate Professor Adrian Barnett
Presentation: Laminar airflow, is it worth it?
11:45 – 12:05 Dr John Ferguson
Presentation: What is the role of chlorhexidine in infection prevention?

Concurrent 9: Clinical lessons

10:45 – 11:05 Dr Alistair McGregor
Presentation: Clostridium difficile infection
11:05 – 11:25 Dr Louise Cooley
Presentation: Varicella
11:25 – 11:45 Associate Professor Rhonda Stuart
Presentation: Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae
11:45 – 12:05 Dr Tara Anderson
Presentation: Measles

Plenary 4:

13:05 – 13:35 Adjunct Professor Marilyn Cruickshank
Presentation: Putting good policy into practice, and good practice into policy
13:35 – 14:05 Professor Ramon Shaban
Presentation: Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control

Free papers 4:

14:10 – 14:30 Christine Hunt
Presentation: Risk Factors Associated with Antimicrobial Resistant Organism Carriage in Residents of Residential Aged Care Facilities; A Systematic Review
14:30 – 14:50 Professor Anne Gardner
Presentation: A systematic review and meta-analysis of ciprofloxacin resistance in community and hospital acquired E.coli urinary tract infections
14:50 – 15:10 Associate Professor Brett Mitchell
Presentation: Risk of organism acquisition from prior room occupants; A systematic review and meta-analysis

Free papers 5:

14:10 – 14:30 Ms Margaret Evans
Presentation: Challenges introducing hand hygiene in Papua New Guinea
14:30 – 14:50 Fiona Kimber
Presentation: The advantages of collecting whole of hospital blood stream infection data over targeted blood stream infection surveillance
(Presentation not available due to unpublished materials restriction)
14:50 – 15:10 Moralene Capelle
Presentation: The Republic of Nauru Hospital Infection Prevention and Control Program; A Pacific Island Perspective

Free papers 6:

14:10 – 14:30 Dr Stephane Bouchoucha
Presentation: A Model of Psychosocial Influences on Adherence to Standard Precautions
14:30 – 14:50 Sue Greig
Presentation: What will NSQHS Standard 3 look like in 2017?
14:50 – 15:10 Ming Ming Guo
Presentation: When is an outbreak an outbreak and does it matter?

Plenary 5:

15:30 – 15:40 Emily Bailey
Presentation: Introduction (Presentation not available)
15:40 – 16:00 Phil Russo
Presentation: Preferences for a national HAI surveillance program: A Discrete Choice Experiment (Presentation not available)
16:00 – 16:20 Professor Nicholas Graves
Presentation: Cost-effectiveness and managing invasive candidiasis in the ICU
16:20 – 16:40 David Brain
Presentation: Costs matter too – managing C.difficile with cost effective approaches
16:40 – 17:00 Xing Lee
Presentation: Contribution of environmental contamination to hospital ward MRSA incidence

Day Three: Wednesday 25th November

Plenary 6:

08:45 – 09:15 Professor Stephan Harbarth
Presentation: Infection control, what on the horizon?
09:15 – 09:45 Professor Lyn Gilbert
Presentation: Ethical implications of infection prevention policies
09:45 – 10:15 Professor Ben Howden

Free Paper Session 7:

10:35 – 10:52 Dr Katie Page
Presentation: Questionable antibiotic practices; obtaining reliable estimates of consumer behaviours
10:55 – 11:12 Dr Faline Howes
Presentation: Assessment of the need for notification of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Tasmania

Free Paper Session 8:

10:35 – 10:52 Ms Sue Borrell
Presentation: Ventilator-associated event surveillance at a large Australian centre; trialling a new tool for an old problem
10:55 – 11:12 Associate Professor Leon Worth
Presentation: Diminishing surgical site infections in Victoria; time-trends in infection rates and pathogens

Concurrent Session 10:

11:15 – 11:35 Professor John Turnidge
Presentation: Antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic utilisation in Australia
11:35 – 11:55 Associate Professor Caroline Marshall
Presentation: “Ebola ready’ how is this sustained?
11:55 – 12:15 Dr Mark Veitch
Presentation: Emerging and re-emerging foodborne and zoonotic risks

Concurrent Session 11:

11:15 – 11:35 Professor Ramon Shaban
Presentation: Post graduate education and infection control
11:35 – 11:55 Professor Lyn Gilbert
Presentation: Whole genome sequencing and new microbiology methods; their role in infection prevention
11:55 – 12:15 Dr Jan Gralton
Presentation: Respiratory transmission, what is in a meter?

Moderated Discussion

13:00 – 14:15 (Presentation not available)

About the College

The ACIPC is the peak body for Infection Prevention and Control professionals in the Australasian region. Our stated vision is the prevention and control of infection in our communities. We commenced in January 2012 bringing together the various State and Territory infection control associations formerly in AICA (The Australian Infection Control Association) to support and encourage collaboration across Australasia.

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