The programme is correct as at 28 June, however the Conference organising committee reserves the right to amend any component, as necessary.  Any changes to the programme will be made on this website.

Wednesday 15 September

0730Registration
0830Welcome | Official opening | Carolyn Clissold, IPCNC NZNO Chairperson
0855Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall, Associate Minister of Health and Research, Science and Innovation invited
0925Keynote: Prevalence, cost and prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections in NZ. Dr Arthur Morris, Auckland City Hospital
1015Morning tea. Sponsored by
1045Keynote: Public Health in Covid times - A southern perspective. Susan Jack Southern District Health Board
1130Keynote: New Zealand Aseptic Technique. Sarah Thomas, Hutt Valley DHB.
Sponsored by
1220Lunch
1320Keynote: It's time to clear the air. Upper room UV-C Air disinfection. Dr Brendan Arnold, Dunedin Hospital
1405Transition to current sessions
1410Concurrent session One
Is it time for national PPE standards.
Ruth Barratt
Faecal Microbiota transplantation - an infection catastrophe or the ultimate probiotic?
Dr Richard Everts
IPC without Borders: a mission impossible?
Natacha Maher
1440Afternoon tea
1510Concurrent session two
Baptism by fire - becoming an IPC nurse during a global pandemic.
Aleisha Taylor
Masks - how they work, which are best and what to do if you run out.
Dr Richard Everts
COVID-19 residential aged care facilities innovative preparedness training tool - empowering others to lead the change.
Ann Whitfield
1540Transition to current sessions
1545Concurrent session three
What does the sign on my door mean? Improving the patients experience of isolation.
Angela Corn
Appropriate use of antibiotics in the management of UTI's in aged residential care.
Nikki Grae
Enhanced Standard Precautions - we al need ESP during a pandemic.
Jane Barnett
1615Transition
1620Keynote: How Aotearoa New Zealand is beating COVID-19 and key lessons for the future. Prof Michael Baker, University of Otago
1710 - 1830Welcome reception around the trade
Free evening

Thursday 16 September

0700Registration | Breakfast
0720Breakfast session - speaker and topic to be confirmed. Sponsored by
0820Welcome
0825Keynote: Smart cleaning: a weapon in the war against antibiotic resistant superbug - Prof Stephanie Dancer, NHS Lanarkshire & Edinburgh Napier. Pre-recorded session followed by live Q&A
0910Keynote: Understanding the science behind Aotearoa New Zealand COVID-19 response. Prof Michael Baker, University of Otago - Sponsored by
1015Morning tea - Sponsored by
1045Concurrent session four
IPC issues in ARC, including Covid 19. Dr Arthur MorrisACC treatment safety - Infection Prevention initiatives. Delma Augustine, ACC,
Sponsored by ACC
Leave no stone unturned - learnings from multi drug resistant organism transmission events in a neonatal unit.
Julianne Munro
1115Transition to concurrent sessions
1120Concurrent session five
Management of UTI in ARC.
Jill Wolfgang
Change Management.
Jodie Healey
Establishment of a dedicated sports managed isolation facility: Lessons learned from this field.
Dr Sarah Berger & Sacha McMillan
1150Transition
1155Debate - "COVID-19 vaccination should be mandatory". Panel: Michael Baker, Ruth Barratt, James Ussher, Brendan Arnold, Jill Wolfgang and Carolyn Clissold
1235Lunch
1335Keynote: HVAC. Josh Freeman, Canterbury District Health Board
1405Keynote: An update on COVID-19 vaccines. James Ussher, University of Otago
1440Afternoon tea
1510A tribute to Berry Bird, New Zealand's first Infection Control Nurse. Miriam Vollweiler & Marie Fergus
1535AGM
1830Conference dinner - coaches depart for Transport World

Friday 17 September

0745Registration | Breakfast
0800Breakfast session - A tale of practice change: our journey with implementing the use of IV Starter Packs in CDHB. Rommel Principe. Sponsored by
0900Welcome
0905Rosewood Rest home, Christchurch. Roxanne McKerris, Canterbury DHB
0935A load of CRAb - Undetected outbreaks of Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in Samoa and links to other Pacific Islands. Lupe Isaia, University of Otago
1005Keynote: Dr Ashley Bloomfield - Zoom presentation
1045Morning tea
1115COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) - IPC at the border. Emma Hickson & Emma Prestidge, Ministry of Health
1145No bluff - this is for real: the revised Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship Standard. Jane Barnett
1205Lunch
1245Keynote: Wellness | Resilience - Nigel Latta
1330Keynote: Using video reflexive methods to improve infection prevention and control practices. Ruth Barratt
1420Awards
1430Conference 2023
1440Wrap up | close