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 September College newsletter.

Nominations for Board Director and President-Elect close September 30th – don’t miss this opportunity for personal development and to help steer the College over the coming two years.

The strategic priorities of ACIPC include strengthening our profile and one way in which we’ve achieved this is ACIPC representation on the Board of the International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC). IFIC’s vision and mission are similar to our own on an international scale and representation at this level promotes the work we do here in Australasia. Other affiliations we have developed include with Global Health Alliance – click here to read their latest newsletter.

The 8th ACIPC Conference is less than two months away, so if you haven’t registered yet now is the time – early bird registration closes on 4th October.  With international presenters Marin Schweizer (USA), Ling Moi Lin (Singapore), and Jennie Wilson, Martin Kiernan and Evonne Curran (all UK) and a wide range of Australasia speakers, it is a conference not to be missed.

I am pleased to announce the ACIPC Pre-Conference Workshop AS/NZ 4187:2014 – a half day workshop looking at patient-focused best practice. Presenters include Margaret Banks from ACSQHC, Joe-Anne Bendall, Helen Bucknell, Sylvia Gandossi, Dr Meredith Hodge and Terry McAuley. Registration for the workshop is free for conference delegates with a small fee for those not attending the conference. Register here. If you’ve already registered for the conference but not this Pre-Conference Workshop and would like to attend, please amend your registration to allow us to cater for you.

Congratulations to our conference scholarship winners! The International Scholarship to attend the conference was awarded to Betty Mundua from Papua New Guinea. The General Scholarship winners are; Belinda Fry, Chris Russell, Jacky Meyer, Jennifer Breen, Kareena Johnson, Lee Matthews, Amanda Pirrottina, Maria Gorton, Mahid Choudhury and Susan Da Silva. I am looking forward to seeing you all in Perth in November.

Our member numbers continue to grow, and the Board recently endorsed 38 new members into the College. I am very much looking forward to meeting many new members at the annual conference in November and you can meet 4 new members of the ACIPC community right now, below.

Speaking of meet and greets, Kristie Popkiss, Chair of the ACIPC Education and Professional Development Committee recently met up with our Education Officer. It’s a fantastic and entertaining interview that you can view on our Education Page.
Until next month.
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 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.

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.