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From the President

Welcome to the last bulletin before the 2014 Conference. Registrations are looking very healthy and I am confident that there will be some very effective networking over that time as well as robust discussion on some of the pressing issues that we are all dealing with. 
 
I would recommend that take time to look at the presentations from the College of Emergency Medicine and the Ebola Preparedness Webinar as well as the newly created Ebola links and resources page on our website.  
 
I know that I have said it before but at times like this we need be reminded how important we are in the teams that keep our patients and community safe.
 
Keep up the enthusiasm and I look forward to seeing or hearing from you at the next college event and in Adelaide.
 
Cheers
 
Belinda
 
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Appointment of Professor Lynn Gilbert- Chair Infection Prevention and Control Expert Advisory Group
 
The College welcomes the appointment of Professor Gilbert as chair of the Infection Prevention and Control Expert Advisory Group of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee and commends the Australian Government on this initiative. The College looks forward to participating actively in national and international efforts to prevent and control the spread of EVD.
 
By way of background the College is heavily engaged with the Commonwealth and other authorities on a range of infection prevention and control matters, including the most recent challenges with respect to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). We have been working actively with the Office of the Australian Government Chief Medical Officer and the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee with respect to EVD, including on future national strategies that Professor Gilbert will take leadership of in her new role.
 
More information about these ongoing discussions will be posted here and also delivered to all members via E Bulletin as they are to hand.
 
In the meantime the College policy is that all members ensure that they are familiar with and follow the various state/jurisdiction based guidelines for the management of such cases in their facilities.

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 CORPORATE MEMBERS 

This year we have been joined by several new corporate members. Corporate membership is available as a Gold, Silver and Bronze Partner. Each category includes a range of benefits ranging from advertising, access to Healthcare Infection, discounts for seminar and conference registration.

Our corporate members so far this year include;
  • Gold - Baxter, 3M and B Braun
  • Silver- J & J, Terumo Corporate and Whiteley Corporation
Click here for more information about our corporate membership including prospectus.

The College appreciates the support and engagement with our corporate partners and looks forward to as successful year working with you.