Program

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

Program times are listed in AEDT. To convert to your local time zone, click here.

Monday 8 November 2021

09:00 – 16:00

ONLINE EXHIBTION OPEN

Delegates are encouraged to visit the online exhibition area to meet with trade and learn about the latest in industry developments. Meet with exhibitors to accrue points and go into the draw to win prizes!

PLENARY SESSION #1
Session Chair Phil Russo
09:30- 09:40

Welcome from the President

A/Prof. Phil Russo

09:40 – 09:45

Welcome from the Conference Chair

Annie Wells 

09:45 – 09:50

Patron’s Address

Professor Peter Collignon AM

09:50 – 10:20

How has COVID-19 changed infection prevention and control

Adjunct Professor (Practice) Alison McMillan, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer

10:20 – 10:50

The Covid -19 Pandemic – a consumer’s perspective

Debra Petrys

10:50 – 11:30 Break – view poster presentations and meet with exhibitors
CONCURRENT SESSION #1
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
Session Chair Stéphane Bouchoucha Fiona Wilson Ann Whitfield Natalie Feeney
11:30 – 11:58

Acute Care Outbreak

Professor Rhonda Stuart

How to catch QUALITY in a COVID-19 QUARANTINE context!

Nicole Vause

The value of Genomics during the North West Tasmanian COVID-19 Outbreak

A/Prof. Nicola Stephens

11:30 – 11:35: Welcome, Natalie Feeny

11:35 – 12:10: Experiences of outbreaks in aged care, Kathy Dempsey

12:10 – 12:25: Through the Looking Glass” Developing a risk management IPC plan for your facility, Nigel McGothigan

12:25 – 12:45: Developing an outbreak management plan for your facility, A/Prof. Noleen Bennett

12:45 – 13:00: Infection Prevention and Control Resources for Residential Aged Care Facilities, A/Prof. Noleen Bennett

12:00 – 12:28

Lessons learnt about transmission of COVID-19 in acute care settings

Dr Enrique Castro-Sánchez

Air conditioning –  what is the role in transmission of COVID-19

Professor Dino Pisaniello

COVID-19 Response in the Pacific: A Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) deployee experience

Dr Peta-Anne Zimmerman

12:30 – 12:58

PPE use in times of constrained supply

Dr Patricia Ferguson

 

Lessons learnt from the review of Quarantine Hotels, and managing outbreaks in a Quarantine Hotel

Professor Brett Mitchell

13:00 – 14:00 Break – view poster presentations and meet with exhibitors
PLENARY SESSION # 2
Session Chair Holly Seale, Andrew Stewardson
14:00 – 15:00 Controversies Surrounding Mask Use

  • Why is there controversy? A/Prof. Tari Turner
  • Science of transmission through the air, Distinguished Professor Lidia Morawska
  • Role of fit testing, Jane Whitelaw

Panel Discussion

  • A/Prof. Tari Turner
  • Distinguished Professor Lidia Morawska
  • Jane Whitelaw
  • A/Prof. John Ferguson
  • Maureen Canning
CONCURRENT SESSION #2    
COVID Acute Care & Immunisation – Free Papers COVID in other settings – Free Papers Practical Applications of IPC practices – Free Papers Infection Prevention and Control for IPC leads in Residential and Aged Care facilities
Session Chair Jason Kwong Kristie Popkiss Annie Wells Natalie Feeney
15:05 – 15:23

Case Study – Creation of a Pfizer Hub from Zero to Go in Eight Weeks

Fiona De Sousa

Can Canine Medical Detection become a new paradigm to control infectious diseases? An analysis of the COVID 19 detector dogs’ results and challenges.

Anne-lise Chaber

Recommendations for endotracheal suction interventions in children with highly infectious respiratory disease: Results from a RAND/UCLA binational appropriateness panel

Jessica Schults

Infection prevention and control challenges in aged care

Patricia Karbowiak

15:25 – 15:43

Use of portable air cleaners to reduce aerosol transmission on a hospital COVID-19 ward

Caroline Marshall

Environmental Control Measures Limit SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in Hotel Quarantine 

Bradley Mcentee

Differentiation of Alcohol-based Hand Rubs: Assessment of Proclivity and Efficacy

Kristen Green

A Risk Based Approach to Staff Health and Safety

Megan Reilly

15:45 – 16:03

Identifying Patient Zero – The use of genomic sequencing in conjunction with epidemiological data in a hospital outbreak of COVID-19. 

Rebecca McNamara

Using CCTV as an Additional Measure in the Hierarchy of Controls to Improve Standard and Transmission Based Precautions in NSW Quarantine Health Hotels

Elizabeth Dawson

The patient experience of Faecal microbiota transplantation: A systematic review

Stéphane Bouchoucha

Panel Discussion

Megan Reilly, Patricia Karbowiak, Fiona Wilson, Natalie Feeney

16:05 – 17:00

Poster Session

Join Gather.Town to view posters, talk with presenters and network with delegates. Access to the Gather.Town, is available via the OnAIR conference portal. 

To learn more about Gather.Town and what to expect click here

Tuesday 9 November 2021

08:30 – 17:00

ONLINE EXHIBTION OPEN

Delegates are encouraged to visit the online exhibition area to meet with trade and learn about the latest in industry developments. Meet with exhibitors to accrue points and go into the draw to win prizes!

PLENARY SESSION #3 IPC in Office Based Practice 
Session Chair Kristy Popkiss Ros Franklin
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. 

09:00 – 09:10: Welcome, introduction and acknowledgement of country

Ros Franklin

09:10 – 09:20: ACIPC Foundation Course

Jackie Miley

09:25 – 09:45: Regulatory Obligations, Guidelines and Standards

Amanda Brown

09:45 – 10:05: Hand hygiene in office-based practice

Kylie Robb

10:05 – 10:30: Panel Discussion – COVID-19 responses

Ros Franklin, Jackie Miley, Kylie Robb, Riwka Hagen

09:30 – 10:00

A brief history of 70-years’ hospital IPC in Australia

Professor Lyn Gilbert

10:00 – 10:30

Epidemiology of Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) in Australia

Professor Ramon Shaban

10:30 – 11:00 Break – view poster presentations and meet with exhibitors
CONCURRENT SESSION #3
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
Session Chair Kylie Robb Marija Juraja Phil Russo Ros Franklin
11:00 – 11:18

The risk of the environment in infection transmission

Michael Wishart

Understanding Surveillance Data

Vivian Leung

The use of genomics in carbapenamase producing Enterobacteriaceae outbreak

Dr Lex Leong

11:00 – 11:35: Aseptic technique, PPE and aerosol generating procedures in a dental setting

Dr Sharon Liberali

11:20 – 11:38

Choosing the right product to clean

Fiona DeSousa

Evaluating Evidence: Challenges in infection prevention & control

A/Prof. Tari Turner

Prevention of vascular catheter associated bloodstream infections

Professor Claire Rickard

11:40 – 11:58

Reusable Medical Equipment

Kristie Popkiss 

Useful and non useful statistics

A/Prof. Lisa Hall 

The role of the consumer in the prevention of HAIs

A/Prof. Holly Seale

11:35 – 12:20: Infection Prevention and Control Audits in office-based practice & look backs

Craig Anderson

12:00 – 13:00 Break – view poster presentations and meet with exhibitors
PLENARY SESSION #4 IPC in Office Based Practice
Session Chair Kathy Dempsey Ros Franklin
13:00 – 13:45

Making decisions without evidence during COVID-19

Professor Dale Fisher

 

13:30 – 13:50: Spaulding classification, Craig Anderson

 

13:50 – 14:20: Instrument Cleaning and Reprocessing in Office Based Practice, Andrew Ellis

 

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

 

14:45 – 15:25: Q&A Panel

Dr Sharon Liberali, Craig Anderson, Andrew Ellis

CONCURRENT SESSION #4    
Antimicrobial Stewardship- Free Papers Invasive Devices – Free Papers Systems-based practice change – Free Papers
Session Chair Holly Seale Emily Larsen Ann Whitfield
13:50 – 14:08

Development of the Antifungal National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey 

Anna Khanina

Clinical staff perspectives on the implementation of a national care bundle for care of Central venous catheters for haemodialysis

Alison Craswell

InfectFUN: Making Infection Prevention and Control Education FUN (and effective). 

Rose Simpson

14:10 – 14:28

Defeating biofilm: the role of essential oils in the battle against extensively drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Robbie Haines

Hospital-acquired infection rates in patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation across Australia and New Zealand

Amanda Corley

Barriers and enablers to implementing hospital-acquired urinary tract infection prevention strategies: A qualitative study using the Theoretical Domains Framework

Oyebola Fasugba

14:30 – 14:48

The need for a national framework to optimise surgical antimicrobial use in Australia

Courtney Ierano

Midline pilot randomised controlled trial: Managing peripheral intravenous devices among adult hospital patients with limited vascular access or prolonged therapy trial

Nicole Marsh

Strengthening bio-preparedness for managing patients with suspected high consequence infectious disease (HCID) using simulation and video-reflexive methods

Mary Wyer

14:50 – 15:08

Reducing antibiotic prescribing using nudges: a systematic review of interventions in primary care

Magdalena Raban

Who’s Aware of the IDC? A patient-staff questionnaire study

Gillian Ray-Barruel

15:10 – 15.40 Break – view poster presentations and meet with exhibitors
CONCURRENT SESSION #5      
Outbreaks and outbreak management – Free Papers HAI Surveillance – Free Papers Short Oral Presentations – Free Papers IPC in Office Based Practice
Session Chair Peta-Anne Zimmerman Marilyn Cruickshank Natalie Feeney Ros Franklin
15:40 – 15:58

Two heads are better than one: collaboration and implementation of novel data analytics for rapid outbreak detection in a large Victorian healthcare facility

Denise Del Rosario-Kelly, Philip Rawson-Harris

Sepsis epidemiology in Australian public hospitals, a nationwide longitudinal study (2013-2018)

Ling Li

Air travel and COVID-19: passengers’ attitudes and engagement in infection control measures

Ramon Shaban

Feasibility of Bluetooth Low Energy wearable tags to quantify healthcare worker proximity networks and patient close contact: A pilot study

Stephanie Curtis

You don’t know what you don’t know. (How does Workplace Health and Safety align and intersect with Infection Prevention and Control.)

Debra Lee

No one told me”: A study of patient knowledge of source isolation for multi-resistant organisms

Gillian Ray-Barruel

15:40 – 16:10: Accreditation in general medical practice

Riwka Hagen

16:10 – 16:30: Panel Discussion and Q&A

Ros Franklin, Kylie Robb, Riwka Hagen

16:30: Closing Remarks

Kylie Robb

 

 

16:00 – 16:18

Standard Precautions effectively control CPE outbreak in a regional neonatal unit

Joanna Harris

Are SABs equally preventable? Development of a tool by Delphi method to help hospitals target the modifiable risk factors causing SAB infections

Daniela Karanfilovska

16:20 – 16:38

What lies beneath – ESBL Klebsiella pneumoniae outbreak in an Orthopaedic Trauma Ward -Investigation, Identification, Interrogation, Intervention

Trish Hurst

 

Standardised vascular access data collection: How do we measure infectious complications and what do the experts think?

Jessica Schults

17:10 – 17:40 Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control – Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 10 November 2021

09:00 – 15:00

ONLINE EXHIBTION OPEN

Delegates are encouraged to visit the online exhibition area to meet with trade and learn about the latest in industry developments. Meet with exhibitors to accrue points and go into the draw to win prizes!

PLENARY SESSION #5
Session Chair Marilyn Cruickshank
09:25 – 09:30

Introduction and Welcome to ACIPC President

Kristie Popkiss 

09:30 – 10:00

The Evaluation of Cost of Nosocomial Infection (ECONI) project

Sally Stewart

10:00 – 10:30 Preventing and Controlling Infections Standard:

  • What’s changed and why?
  • What are the opportunities for improvement action for patient safety?

Conjoint Professor Anne Duggan, Chief Medical Officer
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

10:30 – 11:00 Break – view poster presentations and meet with exhibitors
CONCURRENT SESSION #6
Short Oral Presentations – Free Papers Short Oral Presentations – Free Papers Immunisation Workshop
Session Chair Fiona Wilson Jason Kwong Holly Seale
11:00 – 12:00

Emergency care practitioners’ knowledge, preparedness and experiences of managing COVID-19 in Australia

Ramon Shaban

Rapid establishment of a dedicated staff contact tracing team to reduce transmission and preserve workforce capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic

Lisa Dominguez

Hands off hand hygiene training’: implementation of a COVID safe auditor training program at a quaternary cancer health service

Cheryl Faul

Activity of newest generation β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitor combination therapies against biofilm-forming multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Robbie Haines

A hospital-wide response to multiple outbreaks of COVID-19 in health care workers: lessons learned from the field

Caroline Marshall

A Tertiary Hospitals Response to a Pandemic

Terri Butcher

Efficacy of ultraviolet C radiations against bacteria, fungi and coronavirus

Mahjabeen Khan

The next generation – the use of whole genome sequencing in outbreak management and HAI

Belinda Henderson

 

11:00 –  11:10

Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country

A/Prof. Holly Seale

11:10 – 11:30

Delivering a Sub Zero Temperature Vaccine in the Tropics

Yana Albrey

11:30 – 11:50

Reflecting on 2021- delivering the COVID-19 Vaccine Program: Aged care setting

Christine Hunt

11:50 – 12:00

Speaker Q&A

12:00 – 13:00 Break – view poster presentations and meet with exhibitors
CONCURRENT SESSION #7    
Emerging and Re-emerging Challenges –
Invited Speakers
Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship –
Invited Speakers
Immunisation Workshop
Session Chair Andrew Stewardson Marilyn Cruickshank Holly Seale
13:00 – 13:18

Candida auris

Dr Marion Kainer

Antimicrobial stewardship in Australian primary care

Angus Thompson

13:00 – 13:20

Approaching the introduction of an influenza vaccine directive

Catherine Radkowski

13:20 – 13:38

Healthcare-associated infection surveillance: time to rethink blood stream infection classification

Frances Sheehan

De-labelling penicillin as part of an AMS program

A/Prof. Jason Trubiano

13:20 – 13:40

Mandatory Influenza Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers: A Hunter New England (HNE) Approach

Jillian Martinelli

13:40 – 13:45

Speaker Q&A

PLENARY SESSION #6
Session Chair Annie Wells
13:45 – 14:15

Worldwide Trends in Infection Prevention & Control

Professor Brett Mitchell

14:15 – 14:45

When will we learn? Lessons from the COVID – 19 Pandemic

Dr Sally Roberts

14:45 – 14:55

Conference Close

Annie Wells

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