Conference

2022 ACIPC International Conference

The 2022 ACIPC International Conference took place on the 13 – 16 November. ACIPC was excited to deliver the 2022 conference in hybrid format, with the in-person component held at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. The theme for this year’s conference was: Leading through the expanding horizons of IPC.

Infection prevention and control (IPC) is a critical element within health, both acute and community and our aged care settings. However, the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of IPC to those in the broader community. While the pandemic has dominated on so many fronts, it has also provided an opportunity to showcase the IPC leadership and innovation that exists within Australia.

The conference provided an opportunity to reflect on the lessons learnt during the pandemic, our remote leadership, pivoting and adapting the past to deal with the present and future and the innovations that have occurred in IPC along with other developments in industry and research. The ACIPC 2022 Conference focused on capturing new approaches and thinking, as well as the cornerstones of IPC with healthcare epidemiology; antimicrobial resistance and stewardship; IPC in long-term care and non-clinical settings; education, training, and staff development; community engagement and patient care.

Attendees at the conference, learnt from national and international experts, networked with likeminded professionals, and meet with Australasia’s largest collection of IPC industry suppliers.

Dates for the 2023 ACIPC Conference will be announced soon.

Kristie Popkiss
President, Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control

ACIPC International Conference

The ACIPC International Conference is held annually and is an opportunity for anyone with an interest in Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) to meet and learn with colleagues from across our region.

  • The conference attracts national and international experts as keynote speakers and invited speakers
  • Infection Control Professionals (ICPs) and others can submit papers for peer review for presentation at the conference
  • Presentations cover the latest research and evidence-based practice
  • 500+ conference attendees network with IPC colleagues and professionals from across Australasia
  • The conference includes Australasia’s largest exhibition of IPC industry suppliers with 50+ booths
  • Attendees can participate at the face-to-face meeting and online
  • The conference includes a series of pre-conference workshop on specific IPC fields and sectors

The conference includes a number of important College functions:

  • The announcement of the biennial The Claire Boardman Medal for Leadership in Infection Prevention and Control, which is the highest honour of the College
  • The ACIPC Board invites an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of infection prevention and control to deliver The ACIPC Lecture
  • The Annual General Meeting of the College, which includes biennial elections to the Board of the College
  • The ACIPC Patron’s Address

College members are eligible to apply for scholarships to support their attendance at the conference. Members are encouraged to apply via the Awards & Scholarship page.