The ACIPC Meet the Expert series is your chance to hear from leaders in the field of infection prevention and control. Seminars will feature local and international speakers and will cover a wide range of relevant topics. These are informal events for healthcare professionals and members and non-members of the College are welcome to attend.

ACIPC Meet the Expert | Bendigo 3rd March 2020
Tuesday 3rd March, 17:30 – 20:00
Bendigo Health Concert Hall – Mercy Street, Bendigo
Via the Main Entrance

Multi-deck car parking is available via Lucan or Arnold street at a cost of $2 per hour. Off-street parking is also available in and around the hospital precinct.

Drinks and nibbles provided

C.diff – are we doing it right in 2020?
Presented by Dr Andrew Mahony 

Clostridioides difficile has a new name, but what has actually changed in the prevention and management of this infection control favourite? This presentation will cover the latest evidence on clinical aspects of C.diff in hospitals: when to test, and when not to test; first-line treatment in Australia, and when to consider faecal microbiota therapy, fidaxomicin and bezlotoxumab in patients with relapsing disease; potential hazards (real and theoretical) of stool transplantation; the importance of antimicrobial stewardship in reducing risk to patients; and future directions, such as availability of frozen donor stool.

Dr Andrew Mahony is an Infectious Diseases Physician practising primarily at Bendigo Health and Austin Health. He has special interests ranging from antimicrobial stewardship; to HIV medicine; generation, spread and treatment of vancomycin-resistant enterococci; prosthetic joint infections; and healthcare-associated infections in general, with publications across the infectious diseases literature. As part of a multidisciplinary team, he has been involved in faecal microbiota therapy, also known as stool transplantation, for Victorian patients suffering refractory Clostridioides difficile diarrhoea since 2014. He is also keenly involved in training new medical interns in appropriate aseptic technique during peripheral intravenous cannulation.

 

Thank you to Darren Martin  for his assistance with organising this event for the College. 

MEET THE EXPERT EVENT FEES 

Member Meet the Expert & Networking $38.00
Non-Member Meet the Expert & Networking $80.00
Member Meet the Expert by Webinar $25.00
Non-Member Meet the Expert by Webinar $70.00

 

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