PICNet 2014 Educational Conference:
Learning from the Past to Inform the Future
March 3-4, 2014

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March 3rd Topic Speaker Name
8:00–8:30 Registration and Breakfast  Exhibitors
8:30–8:40 Welcome and Opening Remarks PICNet Co-Director
8:40–9:00 Update on PICNet Bruce Gamage, PICNet
9:00–10:00 Health Canada standards and factors influencing the clinical effectiveness of ABHR Dr. William Jarvis, MD
Jarvis and Jarvis Associates, LLC
10:00–10:30 Health Break Exhibitors
10:30–11:15 VGH de-cluttering and mobile equipment project Sid Scharf, VGH Infection Control
11:15–12:15 Communicating to Anti-Vaccine Groups Andrea Derban, FNHA Immunization Coordinator
12:15–1:00 Lunch Exhibitors
1:00–2:00 Update on Hepatitis C Virus Dr. Naveed Janjua, Senior Scientist Hepatitis Program, Clinical Prevention Services
2:00–2:45 Infection Control in the Mental Health Setting Craig Pienkowski, ICP, Vancouver Coastal Health
2:45–3:15 Health Break Exhibitors
3:15–4:00 Concurrent sessions:
1) Tuberculosis and healthcare providers
2) Hand hygiene: who owns it?
Lessons on how to encourage point-of-care staff to take ownership.
1) Elayne Preston, Managing Consultant, Health & Wellness, Workplace Health, Fraser Health
2) Jacquie Hlagi, ICP, Fraser Health, and Hilary Espezel, ICP, Fraser Health
March 4th Topic Speaker
8:00–8:30 Breakfast Exhibitors
8:30–9:30 Harm Reduction and Infection Control Dr. Evan Wood, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
9:30–10:30 A look back in time Education Steering Committee collaborative project
10:30–11:00 Health Break Exhibitors
11:00–12:00 Carbapenem Resistant Organisms Dr. Linda Hoang, Medical Microbiologist Program Head, BCCDC
12:00–1:00 Lunch Exhibitors
1:00–2:00 What is evidence-based practice? Dr. Victor Leung, Infection Control Physician, Providence Health Care
2:00–2:45 Infection Prevention and Control in Pre-Hospital Care Lisa Young, ICP, BC Ambulance
2:45–3:00 Feelin’ Groovy Joanne Archer, PICNet
3:00–3:20 Wrap-up and door prizes Bruce Gamage, PICNet