April 11th 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 – 9:00 Update on PICNet and provincial infection control initiatives Bruce Gamage
PICNet
9:00 – 10:00 Keynote Speaker Sue Drinnan
10:00 – 10:30 Health Break Posters and Exhibitors
10:30 – 11:15 Interactive Session: Workplace Resilience Sue Drinnan
11:15 – 12:00 C. difficile Treatments Dr. Ted Steiner, Associate Professor, UBC Infectious Diseases
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch Posters and Exhibitors
12:45 – 1:30 Outcome and effects of influenza vaccine policy Elayne Preston, Managing Consultant, Health & Wellness, Workplace Health, Fraser Health
1:30 – 2:30 Setting up an antimicrobial stewardship program Dr. David Patrick, Medical Epidemiology Lead, BCCDC
2:30 – 3:00 Health Break Posters and Exhibitors
3:00 – 3:45 Breakout Sessions:
1. IPC off the side of your desk

2. Physician handwashing survey

3. Right brain/left brain thinking

1. Avril Taylor, Fraserview Intermediate Care; Mary Vachon, The Good Samaritan Society
2. Dr. Victor Leung, Providence Health Care
3. Bruce Gamage, PICNet
3:45 – 4:00 Wrap-up Bruce Gamage,
PICNet
     
April 12th Topic Speaker
8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast Posters and Exhibitors
8:30 – 8:45 Introduction Bruce Gamage, PICNet
8:45 – 9:30 MRSA decolonization for surgical patients pdf-logo-sm Dr. Elizabeth Bryce,
Vancouver Coastal Health
9:30 – 10:15 Provincial Housekeeping Best Practices Joanne Archer, PICNet
10:15 – 10:45 Health Break Posters and Exhibitors
10:45 – 12:15

Not what I want to hear: talking with patients when the news is unexpected, unwelcome, and changes lives

Evelyn Pollock, RN;
Adrienne Mercer and Carolyn Canfield, patients
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch Posters and Exhibitors
1:00 – 1:45 Reprocessing in small health care sites/personal care businesses/rural venues Penny Brawn, Regional Coordinator for Reprocessing, Northern Health
1:45 – 2:30 Healthcare worker exposure to TB Nash Dhalla, TB Control Unit, and Michelle Mesaros, BCCDC
2:30 – 3:00 Sheer Silliness: Groove-a-licious Joanne Archer, PICNet
3:00 – 3:30 Wrap-up Bruce Gamage
PICNet

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