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.

Join ACIPC

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 May College newsletter which comes to you this month from Quebec City where I am attending the IFIC/IPAC Conference in my capacity as a IFIC Board Member representing the College.

Before I get into College business, I’d like to congratulate our latest newly credentialled members Thea van de Mortel, Nicole Vause and Katherine Taylor who have become recredentialled at the Expert level and Aby Foster who has earned the post nominal CICP-A as an Advanced IPC. A special thanks to our hard working Credentialling and Professional Standards Committee for assessing all applications. Please contact the committee via officemanager@acipc.org.au or visit our webpage for more info on how you can further your IPC career by becoming credentialled.

We have several Education events coming up:

25th June Meet the Expert Canberra, Dr Marlena Kaczmarek who will speak on the topic of Measles Epidemiology, vaccination and contact management. I encourage members in the area to take this opportunity to come and learn from our expert and then mingle with your colleagues over a glass of wine and some cheese. Register to attend on this page

There are two aged care events coming up:
26th & 27th June – IPC in Aged Care Home Settings | Perth, WA
25th & 26th July – IPC in Aged Care Home Settings | Melbourne, VIC

You can register for these events here and a big thank you to SC Johnson for sponsoring a trade table on Day Two of both events.

Our next Members Only Webinar scheduled for Wednesday 12th June is not to be missed as Professor Brett Mitchell will be talking about the use of social media and relevance to Infection Prevention and Control. Members can register to watch the webinar live via the Members Area. If you miss Brett’s webinar, or want to view previous webinars, recordings are available on the Monthly Webinars page.

Our latest Foundations of Infection Prevention and Control program started two weeks ago with 68 students and enrolments are now closed. Fiona Gotterson, our Education and PD Coordinator, will be leaving us at the end of this week and has been handing over the education portfolio to our new Education Officer Jackie Miley – keep your eye out for a future newsletter to find out more about Jackie.

8th International ACIPC Conference – 17-20 November 2019, Perth:
ACIPC are excited to announce our three international Keynote Speakers Prof Jennie Wilson (UK), Dr Ling Moi Lin (Singapore) and Marin Schweizer (USA). Click here to read their biographies. They will be supported by a wonderful array of local presenters delivering an excellent program that our Conference Scientific Organising Committee (CSOC) is putting the final touches on right now. If you haven’t registered or booked your flights for this conference as yet do so now here. If you want to submit an abstract – they are only open for another four weeks so act now. 

I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome our Corporate Members and thank those sponsoring ACIPC at the conference or educational events.

·         Cepheid

·         Timertag

·         Lateral Medical

·         Gojo Australasia

·         Thermo Fisher Scientific

·         Whiteley Medical

·         SC Johnson

·         Dentalife

·         GAMA Healthcare PTY LTD

·         TERUMO AUSTRALIA Pty Limited

·         B. Braun Australia Pty Ltd

·         Ecolab

·         Global Medics Group Pty Ltd

·         Rhima Australia Pty Ltd

·         Haines Medical Australia

·         Diversey Australia

·         Mun Global

·         EBOS Healthcare

·         BD

·         Filterfab Pty Ltd

·         Reynard Health

 

Benefits of Corporate Membership include:

Brand Exposure: your logo on our website linked back to your website

Industry News: receive our members-only Newsletter

Exhibit: Eligibility to sponsor or exhibit at the ACIPC Annual Conference or Professional Development events

Network: Meet our members at education events

Education: Attend our Trade Masterclass and gain insight into our member’s role in the workplace – Certificate of Attendance signed by ACIPC President

Advertising: Ability to advertise on our website or in our eNewsletter to our members

Employment Connections: Free employment advertising opportunities on the ACIPC website

You can become a Corporate Member or Sponsor here.

 

Until next month, I wish you all the best

Yours in Infection Prevention and Control

Professor Marilyn Cruickshank
ACIPC President

 

Read the latest ACIPC E-Newsletter HERE 

 

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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ACIPC is grateful for the support of our Gold Partner Reynard Health Supplies

 

 

 

Please visit our PARTNERS PAGE for details on how your company can work with ACIPC. 

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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.

Become an ACIPC Member

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.