The Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control in partnership with Tasmanian Infection Prevention and Control held the ACIPC / TIPCU Infection Control Study Day on 3rd August 2018.  With a focus on the latest research and best practice guidelines on urinary tract infections and antimicrobial stewardship, this full day education event was an excellent opportunity to learn about locally relevant issues and to network with peers.

Thanks to our presenters and to all who attended! 




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.


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Full Program: 

Venue: Blundstone Arena 15 Derwent St Bellerive

8.45 – 9.15 Registration

9.15 – 9.25 Introduction and Welcome

9:25-10.05 Pathogenesis and microbiology of urinary tract infections

Dr Alistair McGregor Infectious Disease Physician / Microbiologist

10.05-10:45 Antimicrobial stewardship and urinary tract infections

Dr Tara Anderson Medical Advisor, Tasmanian Infection Prevention and Control

10:45-11:00 Morning tea

11:00-12:00 Surveillance and prevention of healthcare-associated urinary tract infections

Professor Brett Mitchell, Avondale College of Higher Education

12:00-12:30 Panel discussion

12.30 – 1.00 Lunch

1.00–2.00 Aged Care National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey

Dr Noleen Bennett, Clinical Nurse Consultant, VICNISS Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance

2.00 – 2.30 Antimicrobial Stewardship in Primary Care

Mr Angus Thompson, Lecturer in Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice, University of Tasmania

2.30 – 2.45 Afternoon Tea

2.45 – 3.15 Antimicrobial Stewardship in Tasmanian Rural Hospitals

Ms Fiona Wilson, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Tasmanian Infection Prevention and Control

3.15 – 3.30 Q&A and Close