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ACIPC representation

The College provides expert Infection Prevention and Control advice and contributes to a wider health agenda through representation with external organisations, committees, and working groups. ACIPC representation is via formal appointment by the College’s Executive Management Committee. Current and past representation is recorded on this page; please contact email office@acipc.org.au to advise changes.

2024

Name Representative Term
ACIPC and GAMA Healthcare – Infection Prevention & Control Tour – Speaker Associate Professor Stéphane Bouchoucha, ACIPC President 2024
Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care – IPC Advisory Committee Associate Professor Stéphane Bouchoucha, ACIPC President (Representative)
Dr Sally Havers, ACIPC President-Elect (Proxy)
2024
Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care (ACQSHC) – Consultation for Guidance on the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Healthcare workers in the context of SARs CoV-2
Associate Professor Stéphane Bouchoucha, ACIPC President (Representative)
Dr Sally Havers, ACIPC President-Elect (Proxy)
2024
Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care – Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Guide for Aged Care Reference Group Carrie Spinks, ACIPC IPC Consultant to 30 June 2024
Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) and ACIPC Joint Guidelines for Reprocessing Ultrasound Transducers Marija Juraja, ACIPC past President
Karen McKenna, ACIPC IPC Consultant
2024
Review AusHFG ‘Pandemic Preparedness – Health Infrastructure Planning & Design Guidance Erica Beukers, Ann Whitfield
ACIPC Practice Guidance Committee
2024
Confederation of National Nursing and Midwives Organisations (CoNNMO) Council
Dr Sally Havers, ACIPC President-Elect 2024
Australia-PReventing infECtions In reSidential agEd care (A-PRECISE) Study (led by Professor Phil Russo and Professor Helen Rawson, Monash University) – Stakeholder Advisory Group Catherine McGovern, ACIPC Director 2024 – 2025
Global Health Alliance Australia Professor Marilyn Cruickshank  
Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) Dr Peta-Anne Zimmerman  
HE-011 Sharps and Healthcare Related Wastes Michelle Kennedy, ACIPC Practice Guidance Committee 2024
HE-023 Committee Nicola Isles, ACIPC Practice Guidance Committee 2024
Hospital Acquired Pneumonia PrEveNtion (HAPPEN study) – Partner Advisory Group Update
Associate Professor Stéphane Bouchoucha, ACIPC President 2024
The International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC) Professor Marilyn Cruickshank, IFIC Board Member 2021 – 31 December 2024
National Hand Hygiene Advisory Committee Wendy Beckingham  
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care – Review and recommendation for endorsement of  Sepsis Clinical Care Standard ACIPC Practice Guidance Committee 2024 
Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network (PPHSN) Member  
Standards Australia – Development Committee TX-016 Laundry practice Nicola Isles 2024
Standards Australia – HE-013 Surgical Apparel Committee Simon Meyer-Henry 2024

2023

Name Representative Years/Term
Pacific Infection Prevention and Control Network (PICNET) Conference Dr Peta-Anne Zimmerman, Professor Phil Russo, Jackie Miley 2023
ACHS Australasian Clinical Indicator Report Dr Peta-Anne Zimmerman, Dr Sally Havers, Dianne Smith 2023
Enhancing Infection Control in Residential Aged Care Facilities Janine Carrucan 2023
GOARN Strategy Workshop Belinda Henderson, ACIPC Representative 2023
Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care IPC Guide for Aged Care Reference Group Carrie Spinks, ACIPC IPC Consultant 2023
Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care – Infection Prevention and Control in Aged Care – Review of Training Support Module Jackie Miley, ACIPC Education Manager
Carrie Spinks, ACIPC IPC Consultant
2023
Gastroenterological Society of Australia Infection Control Expert Group Sue Grieg 2023
Global Health Alliance Australia Professor Marilyn Cruickshank 2023
Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) Dr Peta-Anne Zimmerman 2023
HE-011 Sharps and Healthcare Related Wastes Michelle Kennedy 2023
HE-023 Committee Nicola Isles 2023
The International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC) Professor Marilyn Cruickshank, IFIC Board Member 2023
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care – Review and recommendation for endorsement of  Sepsis Clinical Care Standard ACIPC Practice Guidance Committee 2023 
Review and recommendation for endorsement of APSIC Guide for Prevention of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) ACIPC Practice Guidance Committee 2023
Review AusHFG ‘Pandemic Preparedness – Health Infrastructure Planning & Design Guidance ACIPC Practice Guidance Committee 2023
Review of ACHS Australasian Clinical Indicator Report (23rd Edition) Ann Whitfield and Nicola Isles 2023
Standards Australia Development Committee TX-016 Laundry practice Nicola Isles 2023
Standards Australia HE-013 Surgical Apparel Committee Simon Meyer-Henry 2023
Standards Australia Working Group SF-006 Eye and Face Protection Helen Truscott 2023 
Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network (PPHSN) Member 2023

Past Representatives

Name Representative Term
National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce Kristie Popkiss  
Infection Control Expert Group (ICEG) – Advising the Chief Medical Officer on COVID-19 Kathy Dempsey  
Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) and ACIPC Joint Guidelines for Reprocessing Ultrasound Transducers Marija Juraja 2017 – 2023
Confederation of Nursing and Midwives Organisations, Global Health Alliance Australia (CoNNMO) Professor Phil Russo  2019 – 2023
2021/2022 Budget Briefing Professor Marilyn Cruickshank 2022
Australian Centre for Disease Control (CDC) Discussion Paper ACIPC Board of Directors 2022
Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care – Working Group for Peripheral Venous Access Clinical care standard (2019-2020) Associate Professor Stéphane Bouchoucha 2019 – 2020
Australian Strategic and Technical Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance (ASTAG) Professor Marilyn Cruickshank, Professor Philip Russo  
National Hand Hygiene Advisory Committee Wendy Beckingham  
     
Dental Board of Australia Guidelines for Infection Control – feedback Kylie Robb, ACIPC Practice Guidance Committee  
     
Feedback on APSIC Dental Infection Prevention Control (IPC) Guidelines ACIPC Practice Guidance Committee  
     
Moderna Australia Roundtable, July 2022 Associate Professor Stéphane Bouchoucha  2022
National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce – Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Frontline Healthcare Workers’ Consultation Claire Nayda  2021
Review of Australasian Health Facility Guidelines ACIPC Practice Guidance Committee  
     
Review of Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care Environmental Cleaning Resources ACIPC Practice Guidance Committee  
Review of Sepsis Clinical Care Standard ACIPC Practice Guidance Committee 2022
Review of public comments on Draft AS5369 Nicola Isles 2022
10th International Congress of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC) Professor Philip Russo 2022
TEDx Sydney Standards Australia Tomorrow’s Technology Shaping our Future Associate Professor Stéphane Bouchoucha and Nicola Isles  2022
Second WHO Western Pacific Region Partners’ Forum Ann Whitfield 2022
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons – Assistance with Deployment of IPC staff to Fiji Dr Peta-Anne Zimmerman, Matt Mason  
Vaccination of Healthcare Workers: Consultation paper to require COVID-19 vaccination of specified healthcare workers under proposed Secretary Directions Review undertaken by ACIPC Practice Guidance Committee  
Review of Draft Policy, Mandatory Vaccination of healthcare workers, Victorian Department of Health ACIPC Practice Guidance Committee  
Review and endorsement of Gastroenterological Society of Australia Infection Prevention and Control in Endoscopy 2021 ACIPC Practice Guidance Committee and the Executive Management Committee 2021
Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care review of Preventing and Controlling Infections Standard (2021) Associate Professor Stéphane Bouchoucha 2021
Letter of Support for the Regulation of Sonographers to Australian Sonographer Association ACIPC President 2022
National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce – Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Frontline Healthcare Workers’ Consultation Claire Nayda  2021