The following program is preliminary in nature and subject to change as planning proceeds.

Be sure to check the website regularly for updates.

Sunday 19 November 2017

13.00 – 17.00 Hand Hygiene Australia Workshop

Monday 20 November 2017

07.30 – 08.30 Registration
Plenary 
08.30 – 10.30 Welcome to Country
Introductions, President’s Welcome and Patron’s Address
Plenary session – Consumer advocacy
Plenary session – international speaker
10.30 – 11.00 Morning Tea
  IP&C in non acute settings Education Session –
Risk assessment
Evidence challenges in IP&C 
11.00 – 12.30 Aged Care IP&C and the built environment Norovirus
Dialysis Risk Assessment for procurement Influenza vaccination
Dental Risk assessment for pandemic planning Indigenous health
Risk assessment for patient placement Public health/hospital overlap issues
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch and poster viewing
Plenary 
13.30 – 14.00 Plenary – International speaker
Free papers Free papers Free paper
14.00 – 15.15
15.15 – 15.45 Afternoon tea
15.45 – 16.30 Debate
Welcome Reception

Tuesday 21st November 2017

07.30 – 08.30 President’s Breakfast
07.45 – 08.45 Registration
  Plenary 
08.45 – 10.45 Plenary – How to win friends and influence stakeholders…
Hospital/ university collaboratives
Communicating with the public
Sociology of IPC & AMS in hospitals
A policymaker’s perspective
10.45 – 11.15 Morning tea
  Research Updates National policy updates Education Session –
HCW behaviour change programs
11.15 – 13.00 Top Australian papers for 2017 NHMRC Infection Control Guidelines Including IPC in university curriculum
CRE-RHAI NSQHC Standards Designing an education program for HCWs (behaviour change focus)
NCIC AS4187
REACH AMS in Australia Education Case Study
NCAS Education Case Study
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch and poster viewing
  Free papers Free papers Free papers
14.00 – 15.15
15.15 – 15.45 Afternoon tea
Career session/ panel…showcasing diversity of ICP practice Free papers Free papers
15.45 – 17.00
  Plenary 
17.00 – 17.30 AGM
Poster Reception

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

07.30 – 08.30 Registration
  Plenary 
08.30 – 09.30 Plenary panel – Beyond 2020 : What will IP&C look like?
09.30 – 10.00 Morning tea, exhibition & poster viewing 
  Behind the scenes Education Session –
Building capacity
Novel Methods in healthcare epidemiology
10.00 – 12.00 ACSQHC What makes an effective IP&C program? Whole genome sequencing – heater coolers
AIHW Where to get information and support (incl. from ACIPC) Maths modelling
Therapeutic Guidelines Role of the lab in IP&C, AMS Informatics, big data
ACHS Improving collection and reporting of data for action Free papers on this theme
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch and poster viewing
HICSIG- clinical updates Industry sponsored speakers Free papers- Late breaker
13.00 – 14.00
  Plenary 
14.00 – 14.45  Debate
14.45 – 15.00 Conference Close