Program timing is noted in Newfoundland Standard Time

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Salon E - Delta St. John's Conference Centre
 
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC

In collaboration with the IPAC Canada Surveillance and Epidemiology Interest Group and the Long Term Care Interest Group

Presenters Jennifer Happe and Katherine Paphitis will provide an overview of surveillance in LTC, outlining the components of a surveillance system and the key elements of data collection and analysis.  They will provide practical surveillance examples for LTC and review considerations for presentation of surveillance findings.  They will also discuss additional advanced surveillance examples for LTC scenarios, building on previous examples, and provide examples on how collected data can be applied in a LTC setting to incorporate IPAC principles and bring practice change accordingly. Adrian Sta. Cruz will provide an overview of his facility’s surveillance system that is currently being used.  He will provide examples on how data is being collected and how IPAC principles and interventions were incorporated that brought practice change to the facility.

Live Streamed
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Main Foyer - SJCC
 
 
1:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC

Applying the fundamentals of IPAC to three areas:  1) Construction and Renovation; 2) Medical Device Reprocessing; 3) Linen and Laundry.  This interactive session will be useful to those who are new to IPAC or who need a refresher on the role of IPAC in these areas.  The Executive Director of the Certification Board of Infection Control will also provide information on its certification opportunities and resources.  Our sponsor, Canadian Standards Group, will present on the training and education resources available at CSA. 

Live Streamed
4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Bowring 1/3/5 - SJCC
 
 
6:30 AM - 8:15 AM
Salon BCD - Delta St. John's Conference Centre

 
6:45 AM - 8:15 AM
Victoria Room - SJCC

Light breakfast included

 
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Pippy Room - SJCC

Breakfast included

 
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC
 
 
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC

Welcome by Conference Chairs, IPAC Newfoundland Labrador President,  and President of IPAC Canada and Greeting from Elder of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit Territories. Recognition of sponsors and special guests.

Live Streamed
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC

The presenter will discuss the growth of IPAC/ICPs from administrators to medical specialists.  She will discuss the future of IPAC as we move away from COVID-19.  

Live Streamed
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC

Through this presentation, attendees will gain understanding of the factors that affect trust that influence people's ability to create change. The presenter will reflect on the types of power that exist and the jewels of power we each hold; identify actions to inspire and motivate others; and create an understanding of how these concepts relate to Infection Prevention and Control Canada 

Live Streamed
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Main Foyer - SJCC
 
 
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC

The presenter will discuss the process of how data is translated to best practices and policies. She will also discuss the UN sustainability goals and how the pandemic has affected our progress. This includes a new paradigm shift in IPAC practices and pandemic policy from a specific reactive paradigm to a transdisciplinary coordinated preventive paradigm.  How can IPAC affect change to incorporate an equitable approach to developing best practices and policy? 

Live Streamed
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Main Foyer - SJCC
 
 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Victoria Room - SJCC
 
Live Streamed
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC
 
Live Streamed
Bannerman 1/3 - SJCC
 
Live Streamed
Bannerman 2/4 - SJCC
 
Live Streamed
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Bannerman 2/4 - SJCC

In this presentation, key foundational elements of surface disinfection will be described as well as the role the Infection Prevention and Control Professional has in product selection. Also included is the impact of surface disinfection in controlling the transmission of Antibiotic Resistant Organisms in congregate living settings, specifically long-term care and retirement homes.

Live Streamed
Bannerman 1/3 - SJCC

The presenter will review emerging fungal pathogens and discuss why we are seeing this emergence now.  He will describe evolving laboratory diagnostics and management of cases. 

Live Streamed
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC

Dr. Weese will provide an overview of antimicrobial use in animals and how it relates to AMR in humans.  He will refer to issues and challenges of AMU/AMR in animals, addressing some of the dogmas and oversimplification of this issue.  He will also discuss, where does the international community stand on AMR in animals.

Live Streamed
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Crush Lobby - Delta St. John's Conference Centre

 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Salon BCD - Delta St. John's Conference Centre
  • The Lighter Side of Microbiologists: The study of Microbiology seems to attract an interesting collection of personalities.  In more than half a century in this field, Dr. Sattar  has amassed stories and memories of events that reveal the lighter side of Microbiologists. 
    Syed Sattar, Professor Emeritus of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
     
  • Education and Communication in Infection Prevention and Control: What's Changed and What's Coming
    1. Understand the Evolution of IPC Education: Explore the transformative changes in IPC education and communication over time. Gain an in-depth understanding of the historical context and key milestones that have shaped current practices.
    2. Evaluate Modern Strategies and Tools in Infection Prevention Education: Assess contemporary educational and communication tools emphasizing their effectiveness in IPC. Explore currently employed innovative methods and technologies and critically evaluate their impact on knowledge dissemination and behavior change in healthcare settings.
    3. Anticipate Future Trends in IPC Education and Communication: Examine emerging trends and future prospects in IPC education. Delve into cutting-edge tools and strategies that hold promise for advancing education and communication in the field, with a particular focus on staying ahead of infectious disease challenges in the coming years.
    Didier Pittet, Infection Control Programme & World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre on Infection Prevention and Control and Antimicrobial Resistance

Presentation will not be live streamed but it will be available on demand after the conference. 

 
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC
 
 
9:20 AM - 9:30 AM
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC
 
Live Streamed
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC
 
Live Streamed
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC

The presenters will discuss the trends of antimicrobial usage in the Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Inpatient population.  They will describe the current state of antimicrobial resistance in NL and describe the challenges in collecting AMU and AMR data. They will also identify antimicrobial stewardship interventions supported by AMU and AMR data

Live Streamed
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Main Foyer - SJCC
 
 
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC

The presenter will help attendees understand lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Attendees will become aware of the impact of COVID-19 on vaccine hesitancy and consider the impact of vaccine hesitancy on healthcare. 

Live Streamed
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Main Foyer - SJCC
 
 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bannerman 1/3 - SJCC
 
Live Streamed
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC
 
Live Streamed
Victoria Room - SJCC
 
Live Streamed
Bannerman 2/4 - SJCC
 
Live Streamed
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Bannerman 2/4 - SJCC

When is a code is a legal requirement? Even if a code (CSA or otherwise) isn’t a direct legal requirement, what are your obligations legally to comply with third party codes and standards?  You might be surprised.   With our healthcare facility panel, we’ll explore with you how basic legal principals impact you and your multi-disciplinary teams as they manage the various risks  associated with operating, maintaining, renovating and building  healthcare facilities. 

Live Streamed
Bannerman 1/3 - SJCC

IPAC Canada and APIC are jointly developing an Ethical Framework for IPAC, which is a resource to help ICPs work through ethical issues that arise in IPAC and assist with complex issues.  

 

Live Streamed
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC

The presenter will discuss how bacteriophages can play a role in alternative ARO therapy, and potential future uses of bacteriophages in IPAC. He will also review research/clinical studies showing the progression of the utilization of bacteriophages in IPAC/ARO therapy.

Live Streamed
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Quidi Vidi Brewery

Welcome cocktail, traditional dinner buffet, entertainment, lots of laughter!

Buses leave Delta Marriott at 6 pm; shuttle buses to return later in evening 

Click here for more information!

 
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC
 
 
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC
 
Live Streamed
9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC
 
 
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC

The winner of the 2023 Sani Mar Environmental Research and Innovative Stewardship Scholarship will review the results of the project: iCAB (Improving the Configuration of Ambulance Bays)


Live Streamed
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC

Artificial intelligence (AI), when used appropriately, has the potential to make our lives easier. No doubt Siri and Alexa have helped millions. As a healthcare tool, AI offers the potential to improve healthcare outcomes - identifying those at risk of disease, and enabling preventive measures and earlier treatment. This ChatGPT-free presentation will provide an introduction to AI and its possible applications, benefits and pitfalls in infection prevention and control practice.

Live Streamed
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Main Foyer - SJCC
 
 
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC
 
Live Streamed
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC

Emphasizing the positive in your work life can sometimes be challenging.  As we travel every day, we need to ensure that we are giving it our all – this is not an audition!  Sometimes life is hard.  Everyone experiences challenges for a myriad of reasons, in various forms. In this keynote, discover how laughter can light up your life.  Looking through another lens allows you to embrace the significance of seemingly little things and their potential to positively impact you!

Live Streamed
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Bowring 2/4 - SJCC
 
Live Streamed
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lobby - Delta St. John's Conference Centre

A guided 3 hour tour of St. John's and Cape Spear (the most Easterly point in North America). Stops include Cabot Tower, Signal Hill, Quidi Vidi Village, Jelly Bean Row, Government House, the Roman Catholic Basilica, and more!

$75 per person + HST

 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lobby - Delta St. John's Conference Centre

A guided tour of the area around Conception Bay. Lunch included with plenty of inspiring stops with brilliant photo opportunities, foodie delights and fun characters. A true Newfoundland experience that all who 'Come From Away' will enjoy - great times, great people, great food!

$145 per person + HST