Education

The College provides professional development to equip individuals and organisations with the skills and knowledge needed to deliver infection prevention and control services.

Annual Conference

Our annual conference is Australasia’s largest meeting of IPC professionals and industry representatives.

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Become a ACIPC member to develop your IPC skills and influence IPC practice across Australasia. View member benefits and categories here. 

Credentialling

Credentialling provides a career pathway for IPC professionals as well as recognition for individuals who deal with IPC in their workplace.

From the President 

Colleagues,

Welcome to the April College newsletter.

I hope you all managed to have a happy and healthy Easter. It’s been a busy month for the College and we have managed to host a number of education and networking activities.

  • Our co-badged workshops with GAMA (AKA ‘the road show’) wrapped up in Brisbane at the start of the month. These events were well attended and from all reports generated a lot of excellent questions and comments from participants.
  • The College hosted two Meet the Expert networking evenings – one in Melbourne where Dr Louise Hobbs spoke to attendees about The Infection Clinical Network; and a second in Brisbane by A/Professor Benedict Devereaux, gastroenterologist, who spoke on the 2017 Infection Control in Endoscopy Consensus Statements A third Meet the Expert evening will b held in Canberra on May 8th with Dr Marlena Kaczmarek who will speak on Measles Epidemiology, Vaccination and Contact Management Details are here.
  • We appreciate the partnership with GAMA (the Road Show) and Cardinal (Melbourne) for working with us on these events.
  • Two-day workshops for IPC in Aged Care Home Setting were presented in Brisbane and Queanbeyan, both of which received great feedback. Thank you to our presenters Belinda Henderson, Michael Wishart, Matt Mason (Brisbane) and Farida Kavata, Michelle Gordon, Andra Menzies and ACIPC’s Sue Greig and Fiona Gotterson (Queanbeyan). A third IPC in Aged Care Home Setting is scheduled for Adelaide in May. Details are here

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my heartfelt thanks to our College Educators Sue Greig and Fiona Gotterson who have worked tirelessly to produce these education events, the wonderful monthly webinars our members have been enjoying so much as well as running three Foundations programs over the past 12 months. Sue has now wrapped up her formal role overseeing the education portfolio with Fiona but will present the Aged Care training scheduled for May in South Australia. Fiona will continue to work with the College in the handover to our incoming Education Officer before she turns her attention to completing her PhD. Thanks again to Sue and Fiona for your hard work and expertise and contribution to a growing portfolio. Members will be introduced to the new Education Officer via a separate communique shortly.

Recently we announced that ACIPC member Trish Maldigri was the successful recipient of the 2019 Dr. Joan Faoagali Award. Trish will receive $1000 towards Foundations tuition fees. If you have not already, you can read our interview with Trish here. Thank you to all members who applied, as the standard was very high this year. Good luck to all commencing their studies in May.

Stephane Bouchoucha, Chair of the ACIPC Practice Guidance Committee represents ACIPC on the ACSQHC Roundtable for the development of the Peripheral Venous Access Clinical Care Standard. The key purpose of the Roundtable was to consider the evidence and seek advice from experts and consumers on the development of a clinical care standard on peripheral venous access. Details of the Roundtable attendees will soon be available on the Commission’s website. More details of the meeting can be accessed here.

Finally, the flu season is nigh and I commend all of you who are busy with vaccination clinics in our workplaces across the region. Thank you for helping to keep us all healthy!

Yours in Infection Prevention and Control

Professor Marilyn Cruickshank
ACIPC President

 

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About ACIPC

The College is the peak body for Infection Prevention and Control professionals in the Australasian region. Our stated vision is the prevention and control of infection in our communities. We commenced in January 2012 bringing together the various State and Territory infection control associations formerly in AICA (The Australian Infection Control Association) to support and encourage collaboration across Australasia.

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Infexion Connexion

Members can join ACIPCs discussion list and participate in the IPC conversation. This is a fully moderated discussion list. Info and guidelines are here. 

ACIPC Journal

The College’s journal, Infection, Disease and Health, publishes original research into infectious diseases, old and new, emerging and endemic, with a focus on the interface between human, animal and environmental factors.

Research

A key strategic focus of the College is to enable members to identify areas for research that will lead to improved knowledge; evidence based education and practice and improved outcomes. Find out more about our funding opportunities and research grants. 

Consumer Information

Helpful fact sheets and useful tips for infection prevention and control in the home and in healthcare facilities.

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Join Australasia's Peak IPC Body

Membership to the College provides an opportunity to ‘influence’ practice by discussing ideas, and projects and supporting each other through the Special Interest Groups and Infexion Connexion.

The diversity of our members means the College is able to contribute to the vision of helping to improve, strengthen and support infection prevention and control, provide essential educational material and tools and, to share experience and expertise amongst those in developing countries and poorly resourced environments.

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