Prof Michael Baker

Epidemiologist, University of Otago

How Aotearoa New Zealand is beating Covid-19 and key lessons for the future This presentation covers key aspects of the Aotearoa New Zealand response to the Covid-19 pandemic, including: the choice of[...]

Prof Mark Jermy

Canterbury University

Air hygiene: a new frontier for IPC Recent recognition that SARS-CoV-2 spreads via small airborne particles is a paradigm shift in IPC thinking and practice. While the IPC community  has extensive e[...]

Ruth Barratt

Infection Prevention and Control Consultant

Keynote: Using video reflexive methods to improve infection prevention and control practices Effective infection prevention and control relies on consistent implementation of IPC practices and control[...]

Dr Arthur Morris

Auckland City Hospital

Prevalence, cost and prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections in NZ Keynote presentation The Health Quality and Safety Commission as recently completed a point prevalence survey for healthcare-a[...]

Dr Ashley Bloomfield - invited

Director-General of Health, Ministry of Health

Dr Bloomfield qualified in medicine at the University of Auckland in 1990 and after several years of clinical work specialised in public health medicine. His particular area of professional interest i[...]

Nigel Latta

Born and raised in Oamaru, Nigel first attended Otago University, where he completed an MSc in Marine Science.  He then moved to Auckland where he trained as a Clinical Psychologist and graduated wit[...]

Susan Jack

Public Health Physician | Medical Officer of Health | Clinicial Director of Public Health South, Southern District Health Board

Public Health in COVID times – A Southern perspective It’s not over yet – how Southern managed their first wave of COVID-19 and responding to subsequent emerging COVID situations in a ge[...]

James Ussher

University of Otago

An update on COVID-19 vaccines From December 2019, when an outbreak of a pneumonia caused by a novel coronavirus was first recognised in China, to the availability of several effective vaccines less t[...]

Brendan Arnold

Infectious Disease Physician, Dunedin Hospital

It’s time to clear the air! Upper room UV-C air disinfection The importance of adequate air disinfection has been thrown into stark relief by the worldwide spread of COVID-19.  The use of UV-C [...]

Jane Barnett

National Infection Prevention and Control Programme Lead, Southern Cross Hospitals Limited

No bluff – this is for real: the revised Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship Standard The Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001 requires all providers of health service[...]

Aleisha Taylor

Southern Cross Healthcare

Baptism by fire – becoming an Infection Prevention Nurse during a global pandemic Concurrent session: A reflection on the learnings and challenges of running a private surgical hospital infecti[...]

Natacha Maher

Medecins Sans Frontiers

IPC without borders: A mission impossible? Concurrent session: There has never been a more privileged time to be an IPC nurse than during the COVID-19 pandemic especially during the International Year[...]

Marie Fergus

A tribute to Berry Bird, New Zealand’s first Infection Control Nurse Berry Bird both pioneered and documented the development of the infection prevention and control nursing role in New Zealand.[...]

Andrew Patterson - MC

Andrew is a freelance business correspondent, corporate speaker, MC and a former radio broadcaster. He has worked in media both in New Zealand and Australia for almost 30 years including six years bas[...]

Miriam Vollweiler

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Southern District Health Board

A tribute to Berry Bird, New Zealand’s first Infection Control Nurse Berry Bird both pioneered and documented the development of the infection prevention and control nursing role in New Zealand.[...]

Lupe Isaia

University of Otago

 A load of CRAb – Undetected outbreaks of Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in Samoa and links to other Pacific Islands Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CR-Ab) is a c[...]

Sarah Thomas

Hutt Valley DHB

New Zealand Aseptic Technique It has been estimated that 10% of patients admitted to a hospital in New Zealand will develop a healthcare associated infection (HAI). These frequently relate to a proced[...]

Delma Augustine

Injury Prevention Partner for Infection Prevention, Treatment Safety team, ACC

ACC Treatment Safety – Infection Prevention Initiatives Healthcare associated infections are a significant problem for people across health sector in NZ. Infections are the most common complicat[...]

Roxanne Mckerras

Corporate Quality and Patient Safety Team, Canterbury DHB

The Rosewood story from the inside Working at Rosewood during the Covid outbreak was an experience where skills, knowledge, teamwork and grit were required to keep patients and staff safe.  Roxanne w[...]

Richard Everts

Nelson Bays Primary Health

Faecal microbiota transplantation – an infection control catastrophe or the ultimate probiotic? Concurrent session:  Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) involves transplantation of about a [...]

Julianne Munro

Canterbury District Health Board

Leave no stone unturned – Learnings from multidrug resistant organism transmission events in a neonatal unit. Concurrent session: Background Overcrowding and understaffing have long been identif[...]

Angela Corn

Hutt Valley DHB

What does that sign on my door mean?  Improving the patients experience of isolation. Concurrent session: Isolation precautions can negatively affect patient care, these patients have only half as m[...]

Dr Sarah Berger & Sacha McMillan

Canterbury District Health Board

Establishment of a dedicated sports managed isolation facility: Lessons learned from the field. Concurrent session: Background Pursuant to clause 15A of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Isolation [...]

Emma Prestidge

Ministry of Health

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) – IPC at the Border. A whole new IPC focus evolved as part of our COVID-19 response at New Zealand’s borders. Across our Managed Isolation and Quarantine Facilitie[...]

Ann Whitfield

Auckland District Health Board

COVID-19 residential aged care facilities innovative preparedness training tool – empowering others to lead the change! Concurrent session: Introduction: The COVID-19 global pandemic had a devas[...]

Nikki Grae

Health Quality & Safety Commission

Appropriate use of antibiotics in the management of urinary tract infections in aged residential care. Concurrent session: Rationale: Prescribing antibiotics for those who do not need them can cause h[...]

Emma Hickson

Ministry of Health

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) – IPC at the Border. A whole new IPC focus evolved as part of our COVID-19 response at New Zealand’s borders. Across our Managed Isolation and Quarantine Facilitie[...]

Jodie Healey

Southern District Health Board

Change management Change Management is a hot topic at the moment, many of us hear about it, some of us know of it, but what is it like to take the change journey as a Nurse. My presentation is about m[...]

Rommel B. Principe

Nurse Educator, Canterbury District Health Board

Breakfast session: Friday 17 September – sponsored by 3M A tale of practice change: our journey with implementing the use of IV Starter Packs in CDHB. This presentation will give an overview of [...]

Dr Josh Freeman

Canterbury District Health Board

Air hygiene: a new frontier for IPC Recent recognition that SARS-CoV-2 spreads via small airborne particles is a paradigm shift in IPC thinking and practice. While the IPC community  has extensive ex[...]

Penny Simmonds

Penny Simmonds is the Member of Parliament for Invercargill, elected in 2020. She is currently the Opposition Spokesperson for Tertiary Education, Associate Spokesperson for Agriculture, and Associate[...]

Peter J. Teska

Diversey

Breakfast session Thursday 16 September – Sponsored by Diversey SARs-CoV-2 Transmission and implications for healthcare hygiene Peter J Teska Background BS in Chemistry, MBA, DrPH student 26+ y[...]

Jill Wolfgang

Southern District Health Board

Review of UTI in Aged Residential Care A common problem but do we ever know if is truly a UTI or is it asymptomatic bacteriuria. Learn three myths of UTI’s, hint – smell is not an indication of a [...]

Dr Jason Chen

University of Canterbury

Air hygiene: a new frontier for IPC Recent recognition that SARS-CoV-2 spreads via small airborne particles is a paradigm shift in IPC thinking and practice. While the IPC community  has extensive e[...]