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2019 Conjoint Conference2019 IPAC Canada Conference

IPAC Canada and IFIC 2019 Conjoint Conference
Date: May 26 - 29, 2019
Event Location: Québec Convention Centre
Headquarter Hotel: Hilton Québec

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Sunday 26th May, 2019

Preconference Day Concurrent Sessions

Paediatrics and Neonatal Half Day Workshop

Time Title, Author, Description Handouts Available
10:30 am - 11:15 am Challenges of IPAC in the NICU

Discussion on establishing safe EBM storage, pasteurization and
use in the nursery. Objectives: Discuss challenges unique to the
NICU; Discuss IPAC issues pertaining to breast milk.

Caroline Quach MD MSc, Medical Lead, Infection Prevention and Control, CHU Sainte-Justine, Montreal, Québec

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11:15 am - 12:00 noon

Challenges for environmental cleaning in pediatric healthcare

During this session the attendees will learn about the different pathogens that survived in the environment and that can be involved in the pediatric's nosocomial infections. They will also learn about the different environmental reservoir can be the source of nosocomial infections. The reality of a new hospital, family centered with single rooms and how it can impact on the environment disinfection will also be discussed. 

Nadia Desmarais - CHU Sainte-Justine

Laurie Streitenberger - The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

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Monday 27th May, 2019

Concurrent Session 1: Surveillance

Time Title, Author, Description Handouts Available
4 pm - 5:30 pm Outbreaks in Different Settings

Québec's National Institute of Public Health provides services to the province in several ways, including training and mobilizing field epidemiologists to work with local or regional public health teams in response to an unusual health event. This session will present these services and demonstrate with two outbreaks in which support was provided. The first is an outbreak which initially started in the  nosocomial setting but then spread to the community affecting more than 1400 people. The next outbreak occurred in a small town where the main water supply was suspected to be the source of the outbreak. Lessons learned will be discussed in conclusion.

Mirielle Barakat MSc, Institut national de santé publique du Québec, Montreal, Québec

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Concurrent Session 3: Immunization

Time Title, Author, Description Handouts Available
10:50 am - 11:50 am Why Be Vaccinated?

Vaccinating healthcare workers against influenza yearly is a
daunting task where most of us fail miserably to achieve high
vaccination coverage rates. Mandatory vaccination and the
vaccinate-or-mask policy have been successful, yet are not
adopted in many jurisdictions. What is so peculiar about the
influenza vaccine? What can we do to convince our peers to
get vaccinated (and is it worth it)?

Caroline Quach MD MSc, Medical Lead, Infection Prevention and Control, CHU Sainte-Justine, Montreal, Québec

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Tuesday 28th May, 2019

Concurrent Session 2: Adult Learning Styles

Time Title, Author, Description Handouts Available
10:50 am - 11:50 am Applying Adult Learning Principles for Effective Teaching

Education is not covered in traditional healthcare training; however effective education is a significant component of Infection Preventionist competencies. Educational models for healthcare training have been explored and evaluated based on content and application. In this session, we will review the principles of adult learning for achieving effective teaching.

Karen Hoffmann RN MS CIC FSHEA FAPIC,
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina and President of Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

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