From the President

The college executive council continue to be committed to improving health care for our community through leading, shaping, supporting and improving clinical practice by our involvement with our many key stakeholders including the Australian Commission.

As mentioned in previous EBs the college provided expert leadership on the Infection Prevention and Control Expert Advisory Group (IPCEAG) formed by the Office of the Chief Health Officer to provide evidence based infection prevention and control practice and protocols for priority communicable diseases in the Australian setting.

The document has now been endorsed by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) on February 6th. Click here for the link to this document. The college also has representation on the newly established group to review the Commission Standards including Standard 3, exciting times ahead.

ACIPC member named as a 2015 SHEA International Ambassador.

Lesley Lewis, ACIPC member, and Executive Councillor, has been selected as one of 18 SHEA International Ambassadors.  Lesley will attend the SHEA Spring 2015 Conference: Science Guiding Prevention, in Orlando, Florida in May 2015.

Congratulations Lesley from all our College Colleagues

Cheers

 Belinda
 
Click here for short video interview with Belinda. 
Click here for full text
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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, B Braun & Terumo.
  • Silver- J & J 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.

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Grants for Women in the Health Care Sector

In 2015 Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across all sectors. 

From March 2015 the initiative will provide women in the Health care sector with grants for leadership development. Click HERE for more information.

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ICP Education Oportunities

 Want to know more about Ebola? MERS-Cov? MDR-TB? and be able to do more about the increasing global threats of healthcare-associated infection and communicable diseases? 

Griffith University has the longest running and most successful tertiary infection prevention and control education program across Australasia, delivered for flexible external study. 

Take the next step in specialised knowledge here. 

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