International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) October 14-20

The Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control have partnered with APIC to celebrate International Infection Prevention Week.

In recognition of the important role consumers and healthcare providers both play in infection prevention, ACIPC has partnered with The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) to promote International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 14-20.

To celebrate IIPW and this year’s theme of Protecting Patients Everywhere, APIC has expanded the resources for both patients and healthcare professionals found on the Infection Prevention and You website ( APIC has developed a new infographic to help remind healthcare professionals how to stop the spread of infection. Download the free Protect Your Patients infographic today.

On Tuesday, October 16 at 12 PM ET (Wednesday October 17, 3AM AEST), APIC will host a Twitter chat, which will to discuss protecting patients everywhere, and how everyone can work together to defend our patients, friends, and family from infection. To participate, follow the hashtag #IIPWChat. ACIPC’s members are encouraged to visit the Infection Prevention and You website, and download and share the free infographics with friends, family and colleagues.

Established in 1986, IIPW is celebrated the third week of October. APIC spearheads the annual effort to highlight the importance of infection prevention among healthcare professionals, administrators, legislators, and consumers. It is now formally recognized in many areas around the world including the U.S., Australia, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and Asia. As IIPW expands, more patients benefit from safer healthcare practices and reduced threat of healthcare-associated infections. Learn more about IIPW on Facebook and Twitter (#IIPW).

ASID 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting

“Topical and tropical infectious diseases”
Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, NT
16-18 May, 2019

The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) Annual Scientific Meeting is the leading Australasian meeting for adult and paediatric infectious disease and clinical microbiology specialists. The conference is an ideal opportunity for connecting clinicians, microbiologists and other health professions with a common interest in infectious diseases and provides a friendly forum for the exchange of scientific advances in the prevention, diagnosis and management of clinical infectious diseases.

International speakers will offer expert global perspectives on our themes and Australasian research and expertise will be highlighted with keynote lectures, proffered papers, symposia and educational workshops.

Themes for 2019 include Global and Tropical health: Disease elimination agendas, indigenous health, infectious diseases of disadvantage and new technologies.

Call for Abstracts Opens – Early October 2018.

For more information and Event updates, click here.

Applications open until 21/9/2018

Do you know someone in our field who possesses incredible enthusiasm, provides inspiration to others even in the most difficult of circumstances; and who is a visionary leader that collaborates with others to achieve the best for their team, for the College and for better healthcare outcomes?

Perhaps you know someone that has an unfailing commitment to Infection Prevention and a compelling vision that encourages and motivates others to take purposeful action?

In busy workplaces and with competing demands it can be difficult to pause and reflect on your own leadership capability and those of others.  Often, we work alongside worthy individuals without affording them suitable recognition and acknowledgement of the work they do. The ACIPC nomination process provides an opportunity to highlight the work of individuals who have exhibited exemplary leadership in complex healthcare environments.

Why not take the time to reflect on those you have worked with and to nominate a peer whose attributes you admire or aspire to and submit a nomination which highlights to the broader infection prevention and control community how worthy the nominee is in receiving an award recognising outstanding skill, significant achievement and, visionary leadership in Infection Prevention and Control.

Applications for the Claire Boardman CICP medal for outstanding leadership are now open until Friday 21 September for more information visit the ACIPC Scholarships and Awards page or contact the College Secretariat.

Flu season 2018

Visit our Consumer Information Page for the latest on 2018 vaccines and some tips to stay infection-free.