Sunday 20 November 2016                                                        

Pre-Conference Workshops

08.00 – 18.00 Workshop Registration – Mercure Lounge, Ground Floor Pullman Melbourne Albert Park

Morning Workshop

State Room 3

09.00 – 13.00

New Initiatives in Hand Hygiene
Dr Andrew Stewardson, Professor Lindsay Grayson
  • Update on the National Hand Hygiene Initiative from Hand Hygiene Australia
  • Practical tips, case studies and successful strategies from the front line
  • Mini-lectures from invited speakers including Professor Didier Pittet

Afternoon Workshops

State Room 3

14.00 – 16.00

AMS for nurses
Dr Noleen Bennett, Sonia Koning
  • Gain a practical understanding of the tasks and activities that a nurse or ICP can do to improve antimicrobial stewardship in their facility
  • Gain a better understanding of the interpretation of common microbiological samples and their likely significance.
  • Gain a better understanding of the antibiotic management of some common infections

Management of common infections – slides

Role of Nurse – slides

Role of Nurse – handout

State Room 1

14.00 – 16.00

Implementing change: a focus infection prevention and control
Wendy Jamieson
  • Sick of bandaids, quick fixes and a one-size fits all approach to improving infection control in your facility?
  • Driver Diagrams are a clinical improvement methodology that enables users to identify solutions that directly address problems associated with clinical practice gaps and variation.
  • The driver diagram methodology is used internationally by leading quality improvement organisations such as the Institute of Healthcare Improvement and the Scottish Patient Safety Programme

State Room 2

14.00 – 16.00

An introduction to understanding and using epidemiology
Dr Lisa Hall, Professor Allen Cheng
  • This session will provide an introduction to epidemiology, a key concept of infection prevention and control practice.
  • Topics discussed in the how to measure infection prevalence, incidence and risk; an overview of study designs and their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Learn about important concepts that affect how you look, measure and understand data.

Park Room

14.00 – 16.00

Credentialing
Professor Ramon Shaban
  • Patient outcomes are better in health services where infection control programs are led by ICP who hold specialist certification or credentialing.
  • As the peak body for Infection Prevention and Control in Australasia, ACIPC has developed a credentialing process that takes a three-tiered approach allowing Infection Control Professionals at all stages of their career (primary, advanced and expert) to undergo peer review of their professional standing.
  • This three-tiered process also provides a clear career pathway for ICP.
  • As this expanded process is new the workshop will provide detailed information and practical guidance on the requirements for credentialing at each level and how to prepare an application.

Late Afternoon Workshop

State Room 3

16.30 – 18.00

Australian Premiere Screening of ‘Clean Hands’, followed by Q&A with Professor Didier Pittet (Free workshop, registration required)
Professor Didier Pittet
  • Viewing of documentary film, ‘Clean Hands’ (53 minutes), directed by Géraldine André and Stéphane Santini
  • Screening will be followed by an opportunity to discuss the film and global actions to promote hand hygiene with Professor Didier Pittet

State Room 1&2

18.00 – 20.00

Professor Didier Pittet book signing
  • Professor Didier Pittet will be available to sign copies of the book: Clean Hands Save Lives, for registered attendees of the ‘Clean Hands’ and Q&A session. A free copy of the book will be provided to all registered attendees upon arrival at the signing session.

 Monday 21st November 2016

07.30 – 08.30 Registration – Convention Centre Entry, Ground Floor
Arrival Tea & Coffee – Exhibition Area, Level 1
Plenary 1 – Grand 5&6
Chair Professor Ramon Shaban
08.30 – 08.40 Welcome
Professor Ramon Shaban
08.40 – 08.50 Welcome to Country
Boon Wurrung Foundation
08.50 – 09.05 Patron Address
Professor Peter Collignon, AM, ACIPC Patron
09.05 – 09.35 Why is improving infection prevention and control so hard?
Professor Mary Dixon-Woods
09.35 – 10.05 Influencing decision makers
Professor Didier Pittet
10.05 – 10.35 President’s Address & ACIPC Foundations Course Graduates Awards
Professor Ramon Shaban
10.35 – 11.00 Morning tea and exhibition – Exhibition Area, Level 1 – Hosted by  logo_medtronic_png
Poster viewing – Convention Centre Entry & Element Room, Ground Floor

 

  Grand 5&6 State 1&2 State 3
  Concurrent 1: Scopes and devices: challenges and solutions Concurrent 2: Specialised populations 1 Concurrent 3: Communication
Chair A/Prof Deborah Friedman Mrs Claire Boardman Mr Michael Wishart
11.00 – 11.20 Endoscopes, what is the problem?
Ms Glenys Harrington
Challenges faced by ambulance services
Nigel Barr
Using social media in health
Dr Becky Freeman
Presentation slides Presentation slides
11.20 – 11.40 Sampling and endoscopes
Dr Tony Speer
Pressing infection control issues in dentistry
Dr Sharon Liberali
Using Twitter in your profession
Mr Paul McNamara
Presentation slides Presentation slides
11.40 – 12.00 Minimising the risk of transmission from endoscopes
Ms Terry McAuley
Paediatric Infection prevention – what’s different?
Ms Sue Scott
The benefits of blogging
Ms Claire Hewitt
Presentation slides Presentation slides
12.00 – 12.20 Ultrasound transducers: infection control issues
Dr Jocelyne Basseal
Infection controls standards in aged care
A/Professor Rhonda Stuart
Using communication in practice
Mr Anthony Carr
Presentation slides Presentation slides
12.20 – 13.20 Lunch and exhibition – Exhibition Area, Level 1 – Hosted by logo_medtronic_png
Poster viewing – Convention Centre Entry & Element Room, Ground Floor
12.30 – 13.00 Infection, Disease and Health Editorial Board Meeting
Plenary 2 – Grand 5&6
Chair Ms Marija Juraja
13.20 – 13.50 Systematic reviews in infection control – opportunities and challenges for clinical practice and academics
Dr Jennie Wilson
Presentation slides
  Grand 5&6 State 1&2 State 3
Free papers 1 (peer reviewed) Free papers 2 (peer reviewed) Free paper 3 (peer reviewed)
Chair Ms Bernadette Brogan Dr Jan Gralton Mrs Wendy Beckingham
13.55 – 14.12 Can we improve the approach taken to teaching medical students about hand hygiene?
Dr Rajneesh Kaur
Rise of the machines – the future is here!
Mr Matthew Richards
Patient empowerment as a strategy to help prevent healthcare acquired infections
Dr Holly Seale
Presentation slides Presentation slides Presentation slides
14.15 – 14.32 Hand hygiene awareness: from the inside looking in
Ms Debra Lee
Interprofessional Perspectives on Doctors’ Roles in and Responsibilities for Hospital Infection Prevention and Control
Professor Lyn Gilbert
Patient centred care versus multi-resistant organism (MRO) centred care: A new way to look at MRO management in acute care settings
Ms Beth Bint
Presentation slides Presentation slides Presentation slides
14.35 – 14.52 Hand hygiene monitoring in residential aged care: national and international perspectives with relevance to Australian facilities
Mrs Elizabeth Orr
Infection prevention and control learning and practice in pre-registration undergraduate nursing: the sociological influences of the clinical environment
Ms Lynne Brown
Congenital Measles
Ms Maree Sommerville
Presentation slides Presentation slides Presentation slides
14.55 – 15.12 Achieving Hand Hygiene benchmarks in a greenfield hospital: The Challenge, The Journey and the resentation Outcomes to date
Ms Stacey Fitzgerald
Using a clinical governance framework to identify barriers to infection control practice
Dr Kate Halton
Effective methods in reducing the number of occupational exposures in a health care setting
Ms Ana Suto
Presentation slides Presentation slides Presentation slides
15.15 – 15.40 Afternoon tea and exhibition – Exhibition Area, Level 1 – Hosted by logo_medtronic_png  
Poster viewing – Convention Centre Entry & Element Room, Ground Floor
  Grand 5&6 State 1&2 State 3
Concurrent 4: What’s new in practice and policy? Concurrent 5: Infection control in our region Concurrent 6: The year in infection control
Chair Dr Andrew Stewardson Associate Professor Thea Van De Mortel Professor Allen Cheng
15.40 – 16.00 The impact of healthcare associated urinary tract infections
Professor Peter Collignon
TB in Papua New Guinea: what’s going on and why it matters
A/Professor Justin Denholm
Top international infection control papers of 2016
A/Professor Deborah Friedman
Presentation slides Presentation slides Presentation slides
16.00 – 16.20 Preventing CAUTIs: A NSW initiative
Dr Jan Gralton
Capacity building in our region, a focus on the Pacific
Dr Peta-Anne Zimmerman
Highlights from Infection, Disease & Health
Professor Lyn Gilbert
Presentation slides Presentation slides Presentation slides
16.20 – 16.40 Clostridium difficile infection: the latest
Professor Tom Riley
Refugee Health
Dr Kudzai Kanhutu
3-minute research

Dressing Interventions for Safer Central line Outcomes (DISCO Trial)
Professor Joan Webster

Resimpact – tackling drug resistance for action
Dr Teresa Wozniak

Measuring effectiveness of 3 cleaning protocols utilising ATP bioluminescence assay in the perioperative environment
Mr Roel Castillo

Utilization of ATP Bioluminescence Assay in Monitoring Critical Points in an ISO Accredited Sterilizing Services Department
Mr Roel Castillo

Exploring the role of the nurse in antimicrobial stewardship
Ms Fiona Gotterson

Infection control practices in the emergency department
Ms Jo-anne Mcshane

ANZ Medtronic Infection Control Scholarship Program
Dr Anthony Poulton

Presentation slides
16.40 – 17.00 Pre-operative bathing and showering – What are the benefits?
Martin Kiernan, Supported by AMCLA
A deployed IPC specialist in a large scale outbreak; the expectations
Professor Dale Fisher
Presentation slides
17.00 – 17.30 College AGM
17.30 – 19.30 Welcome Reception – Exhibition Area, Level 1

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

07.30 – 08.30 President’s Breakfast – State Room
07.45 – 08.45 Registration – Convention Centre Entry, Ground Floor
Arrival Tea & Coffee – Exhibition Area, Level 1
  Plenary 3 – Grand 5&6
Chair Mr Phil Russo
08.45 – 09.05 Moving from Evidence to Innovations in Practice
Gill Harvey
Presentation slides
09.05 – 09.35 Latest innovations in infection prevention and control
Professor Didier Pittet
09.35 – 10.00 An update from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Professor Marilyn Cruickshank
Presentation slides
10.00 – 10.20 What are the issues around AMS in aged care?
Professor Karin Thursky
10.20 – 10.50 Morning tea and exhibition – Exhibition Area, Level 1
Poster viewing – Convention Centre Entry & Element Room, Ground Floor
  Grand 5&6 State 1&2 State 3
  Concurrent 7: Controversies and challenges 1 Concurrent 8: Perspectives Concurrent 9: Late breakers
Chair Ms Lisa Ryan Dr Sharon Salmon Ms Donna Cameron
10.50 – 11.10 Nontuberculous mycobacteria associated with heater cooler devices
A/Professor Rhonda Stuart
Evolution of Contact Precautions Related to Infection Prevention and Control- Are We Doing It Right?
Ms Susan Jain, Supported by
MUN GLOBAL
An update on the revision of the NHMRC Infection Control Guidelines
Professor Marilyn Cruickshank
A/Professor Brett Mitchell
Cathy Connor
11.10 – 11.30 Electronic HAI surveillance, benefits, challenges and opportunities
Mr Philip Russo
Considerations in developing a cleaning validation program
Mr Peter Teska, Supported by
Sealed Air – Diversey Care Division
National CPE guide
Ms Cate Quoyle
Presentation slides Presentation slides Presentation slides
Free papers 6 (peer reviewed)
Chair: Ms Donna Cameron
11.30 – 11.50 Practical ATP testing sampling methodology – latest evidence
Mr Greg Whitely
The impact of molecular diagnostics on Antimicrobial stewardship and infection control
Dr Fred Tenover, Supported by Cepheid
Turning policy into practice – Infection Control Practitioner perspectives on implementation of Standard 3 Criteria 10 Aseptic Technique of the NSQHS Standards
Ms Sally Havers
Presentation slides Presentation slides
  Grand 5&6 State 1&2 State 3
  Free papers 4 (peer reviewed) Free papers 5 (peer reviewed) Free papers 6 (peer reviewed)
Chair  Ms Lisa Ryan Dr Sharon Salmon Ms Donna Cameron
11.53 – 12.10 A point prevalence study of healthcare associated urinary tract infections in Australian acute and aged care facilities
Mrs Oyebola Fasugba
Genotyping and whole genome sequencing for hospital outbreak surveillance and investigation
Dr Rosemarie Sadsad
Integrating theory with practice – ANTT POP UP Shops lead the way!
Ms Julie Johnson
Presentation slides
12.10 – 13.10 Lunch and exhibition – Exhibition Area, Level 1
Poster viewing – Convention Centre Entry & Element Room, Ground Floor

  Plenary 4 – Grand 5&6
Chair Mrs Belinda Henderson
13.10 – 13.40 How qualitative research can help infection control and patient safety
Professor Mary Dixon-Woods
  Grand 5&6 State 1&2 State 3
  Free papers 7 (peer reviewed) Free papers 8 (peer reviewed) Free papers 9 (peer reviewed)
Chair Mr Lincoln Fowler Dr Lisa Hall Dr Deborough Macbeth
13.45 – 14.02 Antimicrobial use in Tasmanian rural hospitals
Ms Fiona Wilson
“I just don’t want to cause fires”: The attitudes of hospital patients and staff towards patient empowerment strategies to reduce healthcare acquired infections
Holly Seale
Using adenosine triphosphate (ATP) bioluminescence to validate duodenoscope decontamination
Ms Sue Van Der Graaf
14.05 – 14.27 Developing a framework for estimating the burden of antimicrobial resistance in Australia
Dr Teresa Wozniak
Independent review team versus standard infection preventionalist for CLABSI diagnosis: a systematic review of diagnostic error
Miss Emily Larsen
Improving uptake of new cleaning practices using implementation science
Ms Michelle Allen
Presentation slides
14.30 – 14.47 What do consumers do with, and think about, antibiotics?
Dr Katie Page
A regional approach to prepare for Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE)
Ms Sue Atkins
Developing healthcare worker influenza vaccination as a hospital performance indicator
Ms Alex Hoskins
Presentation slides Presentation slides
14.50 – 15.07 Antimicrobial Stewardship – Isn’t That Doctor Business?
Mrs Janine Carrucan
Clinician perceptions and attitudes towards antimicrobial use, resistance and stewardship in a Thai acute care setting
Miss Nantanit Sutthiruk
The effectiveness of meatal cleaning with antiseptics for the prevention of catheter associated urinary traction infection: Findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis
Mrs Oyebola Fasugba
Presentation slides
15.10 – 15.35 Afternoon tea and exhibition – Exhibition Area, Level 1
Poster viewing – Convention Centre Entry & Element Room, Ground Floor
  Plenary 5 – Grand 5&6
Chair Ms Fiona Wilson
15.35 – 15.55 Claire Boardman Medal for Leadership
Claire Boardman RN MPH BAppSc GradDipInfecCon
Deputy Director, Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia
15.55 – 16.20 Infection Prevention and Control in global outbreaks
Professor Dale Fisher
16.20 – 16.45 When do you start sampling in an outbreak?
A/Professor Caroline Marshall
Presentation slides
16.45 – 17.10 Typing for outbreaks
Dr Jason Kwong
17.15 – 19.15 Poster cocktail function – Convention Centre Entry & Element Room, Ground Floor

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

07.30 – 08.30 Registration – Convention Centre Entry, Ground Floor
Arrival Tea & Coffee – Exhibition Area, Level 1
  Plenary 6 – Grand 5&6
Chair Ms Sylvia Gandossi 
08.30 – 08.55 Evaluating infection prevention and control education in the workplace
Martin Kiernan, Supported by  Clinell from Amcla logo_png
Presentation slides
08.55 – 09.20 Surveillance of HAIs – the good, the bad, and the ugly
Dr Jennie Wilson
Presentation slides
09.20 – 09.45 A Chief Executive Officers view on infection prevention and control
Professor Andrew Way
Presentation slides
09.45 – 10.10 Involving the public in research
Professor Heather Loveday
10.10 – 10.35 Morning tea and exhibition – Exhibition Area, Level 1
Poster viewing – Convention Centre Entry & Element Room, Ground Floor
  Grand 5&6 State 1&2 State 3
  Free papers 10 (peer reviewed) Free papers 11 (peer reviewed) Free papers 12 (peer reviewed)
Chair Ms Annie Wells Ms Fiona Kimber A/Professor Leon Worth
10.35 – 10.52 Using health economics to improve resource allocation decisions relating to Clostridium difficile
Mr David Brain
Challenges of implementing a haemodialysis specific hand hygiene program across multiple countries
Mrs Carolyn Chenoweth
Linen facilities – what’s under the sheets?
Mrs Kristie Popkiss
Presentation slides Presentation slides Presentation slides
10.55 – 11.12 Variance in Clostridium difficile surveillance reporting: implications for quality improvement outcomes
Dr Kathryn Daveson
Using collaboration and a standardised approach to achieve a sustained reduction in haemodialysis related blood stream infections (BSI)
Ms Megan Brown
The New Zealand Surgical Site Infection Improvement Programme: A Quality Improvement Programme Supporting Systems-based Practice Change
Ms Nikki Grae
Presentation slides Presentation slides Presentation slides
  Grand 5&6 State 1&2 State 3
  Concurrent 10: Controversies and challenges 2 Concurrent 11: Specialised populations 2 Concurrent 12: Infection prevention and control capacity
Chair A/Professor Caroline Marshall Mrs Sandra Roodt Professor Heather Loveday
11.15 – 11.35

Mini Debate: Peripheral vascular device: Frequency of change

We should change routinely
(15 min)
Professor Lindsay Grayson
We should not change routinely
(15 min)
Professor Marianne Wallis

Discussion (10 min)

Infection prevention in transplant patients
A/Professor Leon Worth
Staffing and the risk of infection:
A quantitative perspective

Dr Lisa Hall
Presentation slides
11.35 – 11.55 Infection prevention in patients with cystic fibrosis
Sue Borrell
Staffing and the risk of infection:
A qualitative perspective

Dr Lisa Hall
Presentation slides Presentation slides Presentation slides
11.55 – 12.15 Are gloves required when caring for patients with VRE?
Ms Susan Jain
Suitability and application of McGeer definitions in aged care
Dr Noleen Bennett
Building infection control professionals capacity in Australia
Dr Deborough Macbeth
Presentation slides Presentation slides
12.15 – 13.00 Lunch and exhibition – Exhibition Area, Level 1
Poster viewing – Convention Centre Entry & Element Room, Ground Floor
  Plenary 7 – Grand 5&6
Chair Professor Marilyn Cruickshank 
13.00 – 14.30 The next national infection prevention and control project, what should it be?

  • Argument 1: Surveillance – Philip Russo

Presentation slides

  • Argument 2: Intravascular device management – Professor Lindsay Grayson
  • Argument 3: CAUTI– A/Professor Brett Mitchell

Presentation slides

  • Audience and panel discussion
14.30 – 14.45

Conference close

Mrs Marija Juraja & Ms Fiona Wilson

Conference Co-Chairs

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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