Program

The following program is preliminary in nature and will be updated as planning proceeds.

Sunday 7 November 2021

17:30 – 18:30

Pre-Conference Drinks, hosted by the ACIPC President – Atrium Foyer

All ACIPC International Conference attendees are invited to attend a casual pre-conference drinks reception, hosted by ACIPC President, Phil Russo.

This is a new event introduced for the 2021 Conference will be held in place of the ACIPC President’s Breakfast, typically held on the Tuesday morning of the conference. 

Pre-conference drinks are free to attend for all ACIPC International Conference attendees. Attendance can be booked when registering online for the conference. 

Monday 8 November 2021

07:30 – 08:30 Educational Breakfast Session, hosted by
   
08:30 – 08:55 Registration, Exhibition, Arrival Tea and Coffee – Hall H
PLENARY SESSION #1 – Hall C Lower Section
08:55 – 09:00 Welcome to Country
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome from the President
A/Prof. Phil Russo
09:10 – 09:15 Welcome from the Conference Chair
Annie Wells 
09:15 – 09:20 Patron’s Address
Professor Peter Collignon AM
09:20 – 09:50 Plenary Invited Speaker
09:50 – 10:20 How has COVID-19 changed infection prevention and control
Alison McMillan, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer
10:20 – 10:50 Plenary Invited Speaker
10:50 – 11:30 Morning Tea, Exhibition and Poster Viewing – Hall H
CONCURRENT SESSION #1
Hall C Lower Section Room E1 Room E2 Room E3
COVID-19 Response and Control in Acute Care – Invited Speakers COVID-19 Response and Control in Quarantine Hotels – Invited Speakers COVID-19 Response and Control  in other settings – Invited Speakers Infection Prevention and Control for IPC leads in Residential and Aged Care facilities
11:30 – 11:58 Acute Care Outbreak
Professor Rhonda Stuart
Setting and Managing Quarantine Hotels
Nicole Vause
The Public Health Response to COVID-19 (Contact Tracing)
Dr Sonya Bennett

 

The Infection Prevention and Control for IPC leads in residential and aged care facilities program will provide participants with ongoing education and information around developing an IPC plan, risk management, surveillance, outbreak management and information around specific communicable conditions.

The program allows for participants to attend the morning and afternoon plenary sessions of the first day of the ACIPC 2021 National Conference where the theme of the day will be COVID-19.

The program will be aimed at those working as the IPC lead in a residential aged care facility, particularly those new to the role.

Full program details will be published shortly.

12:00 – 12:28 Lessons learnt about transmission of COVID-19 in acute care settings Air conditioning –  what is the role in transmission of COVID-19
Emeritus Professor Malcolm Sim AM
The value of Genomics during the North West Tasmanian COVID-19 Outbreak
A/Prof. Nicola Stephens
12:30 – 12:58 Pushing the envelope: PPE use in times of constrained supply Lessons learnt from the review of Quarantine Hotels, and managing outbreaks in a Quarantine Hotel COVID-19 Response in the Pacific
Dr Peta-Anne Zimmerman
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Viewing – Hall H
PLENARY SESSION # 2 –Hall C Lower Section 
14:00 – 15:00 Panel Session – Controversies Surrounding Mask Use
CONCURRENT SESSION #2    
Hall C Lower Section Room E1 Room E2
Free Papers Free Papers Free Papers
15:05 – 15:23 Free Paper Free Paper Free Paper
15:25 – 15:43 Free Paper Free Paper Free Paper
15:45 – 16:03 Free Paper Free Paper Free Paper
16:05 – 16:35 Afternoon Tea, Exhibition and Poster Viewing – Hall H
PLENARY SESSION #3 – Hall C Lower Section 
16:35 – 17:20 Making decisions without evidence during COVID-19
Professor Dale Fisher
17:20 – 18:30 Welcome Reception, Exhibition Hall – Hall H

Tuesday 9 November 2021

IPC in Office Based Practice – Room E3
08:30 – 09:00 Registration, Exhibition, Arrival Tea and Coffee – Hall H
08:30 – 08:45
Welcome, introduction and acknowledgement to country, ACIPC Foundation Course08:45 – 09:15
‘Back to basics’ microbiology and Infection Prevention and Control basic principles

09:15 – 09:35
Regulatory Obligations, Guidelines and Standards
Amanda Brown

09:35 – 09:55
Hand hygiene in office-based practice
Kylie Robb

09:55 – 10:30
Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection

PLENARY SESSION #4 –Hall C Lower Section
09:00 – 09:30 2021 ACIPC Lecture
A/Prof. John Ferguson
This prestigious opportunity is awarded to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of infection prevention and control. 
09:30 – 10:00 The History of Infection Prevention and Control in Australia
Professor Lyn Gilbert
10:00 – 10:30 Epidemiology of Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) in Australia
Professor Ramon Shaban
10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea, Exhibition and Poster Viewing – Hall H
CONCURRENT SESSION #3
Hall C Lower Section Room E1 Room E2 Room E3
The Environment and HAIs –
Invited Speakers
Understanding and Using Infection Data – Invited Speakers Latest Infection Control Evidence and Approaches – Invited Speakers IPC in Office Based Practice
11:00 – 11:18 The risk of the environment in infection transmission
Michael Wishart
Understanding Surveillance Data Invited Speaker 11:00 – 11:45
Aseptic technique, PPE and aerosol generating procedures in a podiatry and dental setting
Dr Peta Tehan, Dr Sharon Liberali11:45 – 12:20
Infection Prevention and Control Audits in office-based practice & look backs
Craig Anderson
11:20 – 11:38 Choosing the right product to clean
Fiona DeSousa
Evaluating Evidence
Dr Tari Turner
Invited Speaker
11:40 – 11:58 Drains and sinks, risks and prevention Useful and non useful statistics
A/Prof. Lisa Hall 
Invited Speaker
12:00 – 12:18 Reusable Medical Equipment
Kristie Popkiss 
Using evidence to inform practice Invited Speaker
12:20 – 13:30 Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Viewing – Hall H
PLENARY SESSION #4 – Hall C Lower Section IPC in Office Based Practice
13:30 – 14:00 Plenary Invited Speaker 13:30 – 13:50
Spaulding classification
Craig Anderson
13:50 – 14:20
Instrument cleaning and reprocessing

14:20 – 14:45
RMD Reprocessing Equipment Validation
Craig Anderson 

14:45 – 15:25
Q&A Panel
Dr Peta Tehan, Dr Sharon Liberali, Craig Anderson

CONCURRENT SESSION #4    
Hall C Lower Section  Room E1 Room E2
Free Papers Free Papers Free Papers
14:05 – 14:23 Free Paper Free Paper Free Paper
14:25 – 14:43 Free Paper Free Paper Free Paper
14:45 – 15:03 Free Paper Free Paper Free Paper
15:05 – 15:23 Free Paper Free Paper Free Paper
15:25 – 16:00 Afternoon Tea, Exhibition and Poster Viewing – Hall H
CONCURRENT SESSION #5      
Hall C Lower Section Room E1  Room E2  Room E3
Free Papers Free Papers Free Papers IPC in Office Based Practice
16:00 – 16:18 Free Paper Free Paper Free Paper 16:00 – 16:20
Accreditation in dentistry
Danielle Edwards16:20 – 16:40
Accreditation in general medical practice
April Ratajczak

16:40 – 16:45
Closing Remarks
Kylie Robb

16:20 – 16:38 Free Paper Free Paper Free Paper
16:40 – 16:58 Free Paper Free Paper Free Paper
17:10 – 17:40 Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control – Annual General Meeting
19:00 – 22:30 Conference Dinner, Sponsored by

Wednesday 10 November 2021

08:30 – 08:55 Registration, Exhibition, Arrival Tea and Coffee – Hall H
PLENARY SESSION #5 – Hall C Lower Section
08:55 – 09:00 Introduction and Welcome to ACIPC President
Kristy Popkiss 
09:00 – 09:30 Plenary Invited Speaker
09:30 – 10:00 Plenary Invited Speaker
10:00 – 10:30 Morning Tea, Exhibition and Poster Viewing – Hall H
CONCURRENT SESSION #6
Hall C Lower Section Room E1 Room E3
Free Papers – Industry Free Paper – Short Oral Immunisation Workshop
10:30 – 10:48 Industry Short Oral

 

This workshop will provide an opportunity to bring together staff members involved with promoting and delivering immunisation programs across the primary/tertiary care, aged care and dentistry settings.

The workshop will be directed towards those working across the spectrum of healthcare and aged care including healthcare professionals- doctors, nurses, pharmacists etc; local, state and federal government representatives; industry and NGO members; academia and those working in other related fields.

Full program details will be published shortly.

10:50 – 11:08 Industry Short Oral
11:10 – 11:28 Industry Short Oral
11:30 – 11:48 Industry Short Oral
11:50 – 13:00 Lunch, Exhibition and Poster Viewing – Hall H    
CONCURRENT SESSION #7    
Hall C Lower Section Room E1
Emerging and Re-emerging Challenges –
Invited Speakers
Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship –
Invited Speakers
13:00 – 13:18 Invited Speaker Invited Speaker
13:20 – 13:38 Invited Speaker Invited Speaker
13:40 – 13:58 Invited Speaker Invited Speaker
PLENARY SESSION #6 – Hall C Lower Section
14:00 – 14:30 Plenary Invited Speaker
14:30 – 15:00 Plenary Invited Speaker
15:00 – 15:10 Conference Close
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