ACIPC 2022: speakers announced; workshop on IPC in residential care

Tuesday, 02 August, 2022

ACIPC 2022: speakers announced; workshop on IPC in residential care

ACIPC International Conference

13–16 November 2022

International Convention Centre Sydney and Online

Infection prevention and control (IPC) is a critical element within health, both acute and community and our aged care settings. However, the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of IPC to those in the broader community. While the pandemic has dominated on so many fronts, it has also provided an opportunity to showcase the IPC leadership and innovation that exists within Australia.

The 2022 ACIPC Conference, to be held in Sydney, will focus on: Leading through the expanding horizons of IPC. The conference will provide an opportunity to reflect on the lessons learnt during the pandemic, the adaptions that have been made, the innovations that have occurred in IPC, along with other developments in industry and research. It will also showcase and celebrate the leadership shown during the pandemic.

The conference will focus on capturing new approaches and thinking, as well as the cornerstones of IPC: healthcare epidemiology; antimicrobial resistance and stewardship; IPC in long-term care and non-clinical settings; education, training and staff development; community engagement and patient care.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Benedetta Allegranzi, Technical Lead, Infection Prevention and Control Hub and Task Force, World Health Organisation
  • Margaret Leong, Infection Prevention and Control Advisor, Pacific Community
  • Jo Henderson, Clinical Nurse Consultant, VirtualKIDS, The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
  • Forbes McGain, Anaesthetist and Intensive Care Physician, Western Health, Melbourne
  • Joan Carlini, Founding Chair, Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service Consumer Advisory Group

Visit the website for more speakers and presentation topics.

Pre-Conference Workshop — Infection Prevention and Control in Residential Aged Care Facilities

Sunday, 13 November

International Convention Centre Sydney and Online

Effective 1 December 2020, each residential age care facility is required by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission to appoint a minimum of one infection prevention and control (IPC) Lead. This is to ensure that providers are better prepared to prevent and respond to infectious diseases, including COVID-19 and influenza. The IPC Lead’s role within the facility is to observe, assess and report on infection prevention and control, and to assist with developing procedures and providing best practice advice. The intention is to make sure each service has up-to-date infection prevention and control and outbreak management processes and procedures in place which are reflective of best practice.

The overarching aim of the workshop will be to work with participants to establish a greater understanding of the IPC Lead role and responsibilities at both national and organisation levels. The benefits, challenges and learnings will be discussed in order to inform the mandatory framework, identify support initiatives and promote success.

The workshop is targeted at those nurses who are new or experienced in the IPC Lead role, those responsible for clinical governance within their organisation, educators, aged care providers, quality assessors and those who may be seeking to introduce the IPC Lead program into the home care service setting.

Invited guest speakers from the public and private residential aged care sector and infection prevention and control will share their insight of IPC lead programs with respect to the different contextual needs of the setting, and facilitate and participate in group discussion.

More information and registration

Visit the website for the full program and registration details:

If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact the Conference Managers, Conference Design,, +61 (0) 3 6231 2999.

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