5th Annual
Adapting to meet new expectations of Standard 3
Conference Date
Tuesday 9th April 2019
CQ Functions Melbourne
Early Bird - Save $300
Book by 25/01/19


Practical insights to strengthen infection prevention & control
This conference is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 7 CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard.
As the hospital and medical staff are required to comply with updated versions of standard practices, pragmatic and evidence-based approaches are needed to engage all levels of staff. With the recent emergence of multi-resistant organisms such as Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) and Candida auris, effective infection prevention and control practices are more crucial than ever.

The 5th Annual Infection Prevention & Control conference will address how to strengthen communication between clinicians, executives and medical professionals, revisions to the standard 3 requirements, and how to deal with the emergence of multi-resistant organisms.

Key takeaways include
  • Learn how to build a database to support staff health needs
  • Build collaboration and engage different departments
  • Manage MRO’s with transmission based precautions
  • Identify gaps in your infection control program
  • Analyse the role of surveillance in reducing HAI
  • Develop organisational change with clinician engagement & support
Who will attend?
Healthcare professionals responsible for:
  • Infection Control
  • Infectious Disease
  • Quality & Risk
  • Pharmacy
  • Sterilisation
  • Nursing
  • Clinical Governance
  • Antimicrobial

Attend to learn:

  • Unpack the revised NSQHS standard 3 requirements
  • Drive governance for infection prevention & surveillance
  • Improve clinician engagement for infection prevention success

Key Speakers

Professor David Plunkett
Chief Executive Officer
Eastern Health
Elizabeth Orr
Infection Control Consultant
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Leisa Bridges
Staff Health Manager
Ramsay Health
Paul Griffin
Director of Infectious Diseases
Mater Health Services


What People Are Saying

  • “The conference was well organised and provided a broad spectrum of issues associated with Infection Prevention & Control. Topics were based on everyday infection control issues, and how to deal with them given the lack of resources available to most Infection Preventionists.”

    Trish Karbowiak
    Clinical Nurse Consultant, Infection Prevention Service, Hunter New England LHD & Infection Prevention & Control Conference Attendee 2017


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