2015 ACIPC Conference

ACIPC 2015, Hobart

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)
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