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Sunday May 27, 2018
Full Day Virox Disinfection Symposium

Time Title, Presenter Handouts Available
9:15 am - 10:00 am Getting Back to Basics: Read, Interpret and Follow the  Instructions

Michelle Vadori-Cina RN, Peel Public Health, Mississauga, Ontario

How to read the label to ensure effective use of disinfectants.
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10:00 am - 10:45 am The Compatibility Challenge

Jose Ramirez MD, Internal Medicine Specialist,
Vernon Hills, Illinois
  • How to verify compatibility if your disinfectant is not on the list
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11 am - 11:45 am Biofilms: Wet, Dry, Surfaces, Instruments
Michelle Alfa PhD FCCM, AlfaMed Consulting, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Development of biofilms and involvement in infection transmission
  • Cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing instruments to minimize biofilm development
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3 pm - 3:50 pm

Chemical Resistance: Is our future futile?

Jean-Yves Maillard PHD BSc(Hons) DUT, Cardiff University,
Cardiff, Wales

  • Bacterial Resistance versus Microbicidal Resistance
  • What chemicals pose the biggest risk?
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Also on Sunday...

Time Title, Presenter Handouts Available
9 am - noon

Design Build and Funding Models

Gordon Burrill P.Eng FASHE CHC, Teegor Consulting Inc., Fredericton, New Brunswick

Presenter Gordon Burrill will discuss different design/build funding models for construction of healthcare facilities and identify  opportunities for ICP input in each model.

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9 am - noon Green Roofs, Courtyards and Living Walls for a New
Oncology Facility: Cultivating Well-being or Propagating

Roberta McCombie BSc MSc, Foothills Medical Centre,
Calgary, Alberta

Roberta McCombie will discuss landscape features in the built design of the new Calgary Cancer Centre. Living plant walls and other features such as roof top gardens will be discussed.
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9 am - noon

Panel Discussion – New Technologies for the Built Environment

Elizabeth Bryce MD FRCPC, Vancouver General Hospital/HSC,
Vancouver, British Columbia
Barry Hunt, Class 1 Inc., Cambridge, Ontario
Matthew Muller MD PhD FRCPC, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
Kelly Reynolds PhD, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

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1 pm - 4:30 pm

Our People are Sacred – An Anishinabek Narrative of
Infection Prevention and Control Program Development,
Implementation and Evaluations

Roger Boyer II CHE PhD, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

  • Participants will gain an increase in knowledge of the step-by-step process of establishing a robust infection prevention and control program through crossjurisdiction requirements.
  • Participants will gain a better understanding in the pieces of a community-based infection prevention and control program to ensure that safer client care outcomes are achieved.
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1 pm - 4:30 pm

Alberta Health Services Indigenous Health Program

Emil Durocher, Senior Indigenous Cultural Helper
Carol Carifelle-Brzezicki RSW MHS, Indigenous Health Program, Edmonton, Alberta
Natasha Gougeon RN, BScN, CDE, Indigenous Wellness Clinic, Edmonton, Alberta
Wayne LaBonte, Senior Advisor, Primary Care Access – Indigenous Health Program, Edmonton, Alberta

  • The Indigenous Wellness Program will highlight a range of culturally competent programs offered at various levels and sectors that  support the Indigenous community and Alberta Health Services.
  • The primary portion of the presentation will focus on the Indigenous Wellness Clinic experience to achieving Accreditation Canada’s Aboriginal Integrated Primary Care Standards.
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1 pm - 4:30 pm

FNIHB, Department of Indigenous Services Canada and Inuit Health Branch Communicable Disease Control Management

Patricia Huntly RN, Communicable Disease Control Division, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Ottawa, Ontario
Adeshola Abati BSc MBBS MPH CIC FRSPH, Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

  • Presentation of FNIHB’s collaborative approach in addressing IPAC needs and gaps in on-reserve First Nations communities
  • Presentation of concrete national and regional IPAC activities aimed to reduce incidence and spread of communicable diseases in on-reserve First Nations communities
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Monday May 28, 2018

Time Title, Presenter Handouts Available
10:35 am - 11:30 am Morning Concurrent Session
Stream A

Watch Out! Crevasse Ahead!

Barbara Catt RN BScN MEd CIC, Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
Claude LaFlamme MD FRCPC, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario

A key element for a successful Infection Prevention and Control Program is surveillance of surgical site infections (SSIs). One can compare SSI surveillance to that of a crevasse rescue. Although the mechanical principle of a crevasse rescue is simple, reality is  dangerous and can be life threatening. In this session, current  evidence-based strategies will be presented on preventing SSIs including process indicators. After this session, you will be able to examine your SSI surveillance plan with a new lens and implement some “rescue” techniques.
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10:45 am - 11:30 am

Morning Concurrent Session
Stream B

Clear Stream Ahead: A Urinary Tract Infection Program for Long-term Care Homes

Jill Richmond RN MSc CIC, Public Health Ontario, Cambridge, Ontario

Antimicrobial agents are overprescribed in long-term care homes (LTCH), which contributes to adverse outcomes such as Clostridium difficile infections and antimicrobial resistance. Key factors in this overuse are the over culturing of urine and prescribing of antimicrobials for asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB), which is often mistaken for a urinary tract infection. To address these issues, Public Health Ontario (PHO) created the Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Program. This program emphasizes five core practice changes for the assessment and management of UTIs in non-catheterized residents in LTCHs. Changing practice is difficult and complex; education and tools alone may not lead to sustainable changes. The
UTI Program has been designed to assess barriers to change and adopt appropriate strategies directed at the individual and organizational level to support the required practice changes.

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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Afternoon Concurrent Session
Session 1
Preparing for the Elements – Care in the Community

Justyna Augustyn BSc (Hons) PCP, EMS Edmonton and North Zones, Edmonton, Alberta
Mandeep Atwal BSc BEH CPHI(C), Alberta Health Services, Edmonton Remand Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
Helen Popson RN, Alberta Health Services – Hand Hygiene Program, Edmonton, Alberta

Infection prevention and control practices in the community present a unique set of challenges. Sessions will include conducting hand hygiene reviews in home care and infection prevention and control considerations in the prehospital and corrections environment.

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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Afternoon Concurrent Session
Session 2
Protecting Natural Resources – Do No Harm

Maureen Cividino CCFP (FCFP) DOHS CCBOM CIC,
Public Health Ontario, Hamilton, Ontario
Ali McCallum HBHSc (Midwifery) MSc(HQ) RM, Midwifery
Care of Peel and Halton Hills, Mississauga, Ontario
Joseph Vayalumkal MD FRCPC, Cummings School of
Medicine, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta

Much of our energy as Infection Prevention and Control Professionals (ICPs) is spent on ensuring patients/residents/clients receive the best possible care free from infection transmission. What about the healthcare providers providing that care? This session will explore issues around contact dermatitis, presenteeism, the “ick factor” and why some healthcare providers do not always follow IPAC interventions. he goal is to keep the very valuable human resource of healthcare providers safe while providing care.

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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Afternoon Concurrent Session
Session 3
Pearls of Wisdom, Lessons Learned from Building a Provincial IPAC Surveillance System

Kathryn Bush MSc MLT, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta
Claude LaFlamme MD FRCPC, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Surveillance is an essential component of an effective infection prevention and control program. Surveillance methodology continues to evolve as the delivery of healthcare shifts outside of traditional hospital settings. Surveillance activities should support a system that can identify risk factors for infection and other adverse events, implement risk reduction measures and monitor the effectiveness of interventions. During this session participants will gain an understanding of the value of different (provincial and national) surveillance systems and the opportunities that exist to improve patient care.

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Tuesday May 29, 2018

Time Title, Presenter Handouts Available
9 am - 10 am Yodelling from the Peaks – Getting the Message Across  (Communication)

Barbara Langlois, Langley, BC

Have you ever felt like the point you are trying to make is just not being heard, that you are shouting into the wind, or, maybe you would just like to improve your speaking and communication skills? If so, then this plenary is for you. In this engaging and interactive session Barb Langlois will explore how healthcare professionals as leaders, consultants and educators can harness the power of communication to engage others, build credibility and produce positive results. Barb will provide practical tips and strategies that will cultivate participants’ confidence about the differences they can make.
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10:30 am - 11:25 pm Setting Up Camp – IPAC Challenges in Reprocessing in the Community

Ali McCallum HBHSc (Midwifery) MSc(HQ) RM, Midwifery Care of Peel and Halton Hills, Collingwood, Ontario

Setting up an efficient, effective clinic based reprocessing program which is rooted in best practices and Canadian standards is a challenge! Anyone who has contemplated or achieved this will tell you it is a complex and sometimes overwhelming process. This session will explore the ins and outs, and the ups and downs of setting up a clinic based reprocessing program using an active midwifery practice as an example.
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10:30 am - 11:25 am Gaining the Ridge – Top 10 Articles in IPAC

John Conly MD FRCPC, Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
Chingiz Amirov MPH MSc QIPS CIC FAPIC, Baycrest Health Sciences, Toronto, Ontario

There are many exciting research studies in IPAC. Being up to date with emerging literature is important and relevant for every IPAC personnel. This session will present important original significant research studies in IPAC from the past year. Each presenter will describe what is new in the field of clinical and epidemiological  sciences related to IPAC and provide further insight into how these studies may impact clinical practice.

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11:40 am - 12:25 pm Joining the Ranks: Mannequins and the Inside Story

Ghazwan Altabbaa, MD MSc FRCPC, Rockyview Hospital, Calgary Alberta
Dione Kolodka BSc MSc CIC, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, Alberta

Accessing and engaging physicians for the purpose of IPAC education can be challenging. One promising approach may be to take advantage of high fidelity simulation education. Over the past two decades with advancements in technology, high fidelity  simulation with mannequins is increasingly being used in both medical schools and hospitals to promote physician competency, practical training and safer patient care. This session explores how IPAC can make use of such simulations to teach physicians infection prevention and control practices and principles.
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Wednesday May 30, 2018

Time Title, Presenter Handouts Available
9:30 am - 10 am The Vernacare Lecture - Hot Topics

Joseph Kim MD FRCPC, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
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