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Online Webinar: GOARN

ACIPC is excited to announce that we are holding a Lunch and Learn webinar on 4th October 2023 at 12 PM AEDT.

Topic: GOARN
Presenters: Belinda Henderson and Peta-Anne Zimmerman

Abstract: Come along and enjoy your lunch whilst learning about the Global Outbreak and Response Network (GOARN) and the long established partnership with ACIPC. Listen to our focal point lead Peta Anne and Belinda talk about the important work and contribution ACIPC members have and continue to make to the global response. It will be a delightful segway into the planned workshop to be hosted at the college conference in Adelaide.

Belinda Henderson Bio: Belinda has over 23 years’ experience as an Infection Control Practitioner and is a Past President of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC). She has recently been appointed as the Chief Nurse for infection prevention and control for the Queensland Department of Health and will lead the newly funded Queensland IPC program. Belinda provides clinical expertise on many National and International groups including AHPPCs National Infection control expert group (ICEG), ACHQS HAI program, ACIPC education and credentialing and professional standards, Queensland’s Statewide Infection clinical network, and is actively engaged with the WHOs GOARN program. Her qualifications include a Masters of Advanced Health Practice in Infection Control, she holds Expert level credentialing and is a Fellow of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control. And more importantly she claims to be a dugong whisper enjoying a weekend paddle on the beautiful Moreton Bay.

Peta-Anne Zimmerman Bio: Dr Peta-Anne Zimmerman is an internationally respected clinician, educator, and researcher in infection prevention and control (IPC). Dr Zimmerman’s experience in IPC spans over 20 years and her domestic clinical experience, research, and expertise has led her to work extensively in China, South East Asia and the South Pacific, on outbreak response, the development of comprehensive infection prevention and control programmes, and on the integration of public health and acute care response in infectious disease emergencies, in low and middle income country settings.

Peta-Anne is the program adviser for the Graduate Infection Prevention and Control Programs at Griffith University, which includes the only named Master of Infection Prevention and Control in the region, and she is proud to be the Visiting Research Fellow with the Infection Control Department of the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

Peta-Anne holds the award of Credentialled Infection Control Professional – Expert. She is the convenor of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) LMI Special Interest Group, ACIPC representative and senior teaching faculty for the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) and a member of the ACIPC Professional and Credentialling Standards (PACS) Committee. Peta-Anne has also recently received the award of Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

To register for this webinar please click the link below.

A webinar recording will be available to all ACIPC members, recordings can be found here: