Bridging the Pillars: Moving Forward Together

April 19-20, 2012
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, Downtown Vancouver

Image: Bridging the Pillars

Thank you to all the delegates, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors who attended the PICNet 2012 Educational Conference. This year, we had more than 130 delegates, 14 speakers, and 18 exhibiting organizations.

Conference Program

April 19th Topic Speaker Name
8:00 – 8:30 Registration and Breakfast  Posters and Exhibitors
8:30 – 8:40 Welcome and Opening Remarks Dr. Elizabeth Bryce,
PICNet Co-Director
8:40 – 9:15 Update on PICNet Bruce Gamage
PICNet
9:15 – 10:15 Keynote Speaker
Successful Collaborations: The Secrets
Faye Wightman
CEO, Vancouver Foundation
10:15 – 10:45 Health Break Posters and Exhibitors
10:45 – 11:30 Bed bugs: What to look for and what to do if you find them Jessica Ip and Shelly Beaudet
Environmental Health Officers, VCH
11:30 – 12:00 Update on Provincial Infection Prevention & Control Framework
(presentation will not be posted)
Brian Sagar, Director of Clinical Care and Patient Safety, Ministry of Health
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch Posters and Exhibitors
12:45 – 2:45 Moving forward: Finding ways to appreciate each other (slides)

 

Helen Roberts
Change Leader, Providence Health Care
2:45 – 3:15 Health Break Posters and Exhibitors
3:15 – 4:00 Break-out sessions:
1. Antibiotic Stewardship

2. The Changing Face of TB:
– How to counsel a staff member who has been exposed
– TB comorbid with HIV

1. Dr. Jim Hutchinson
VIHA

2. Nash Dhalla
TB Control Unit

4:00 – 4:15 Wrap-up Bruce Gamage
PICNet
     
April 20th Topic Speaker
8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast Posters and Exhibitors
8:30 – 10:00 Fear of Immunization:
addressing public and healthcare workers’ fear of immunization (specifically, MMR, influenza, and Gardisil)
Presentations:
HPV Vaccine
MMR
Immunization of Healthcare Workers
Panel Discussion:
Dr. Monika Naus, Dr. Gina Ogilvie (BCCDC), and Elayne Preston, Managing Consultant, Health & Wellness, Workplace Health, Fraser Health
10:00 – 10:30 Health Break Posters and Exhibitors
10:30 – 11:15 Emerging organisms through travel
(NDM1, MDR TB, etc.)
Dr. Jen Grant
Medical Microbiologist, VCH
11:15 – 12:00 Patient hand hygiene: the missing link Joanne Archer
PICNet
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch Posters and Exhibitors
1:00 – 2:00 A Lens on Calamity: The patient experience of infection control
(presentation will not be posted)
Carolyn Canfield
2:00 – 2:45 Understanding the health and safety risks
for medical tourists
Janet Bristeir
2:45 – 3:15 Stomp! Maria Avila
3:15 – 3:30 Wrap-up Bruce Gamage
PICNet