The 2018 conference program is finalized apart from the Short n Snappy presentations. (Got something you’d like to present? Read more here.)

Thursday March 8, 2018

March 8th Topic Presenter
8:00–8:30 Registration and Breakfast Exhibitors
8:30–8:40 Welcome and Opening Remarks PICNet Medical Co-Lead
8:40–9:00 Update on PICNet Bruce Gamage
9:00–10:00 Courageously you! The leadership power of small acts Sabina Nawaz
Global CEO Coach, Leadership Keynote Speaker, CEO Nawaz Consulting
10:00 –10:30 Health Break Exhibitors
10:30–12:00 Taking the snag out of your Catch-22:  Ethical decision making Duncan Steele MA, PMP, MHA(c)
Ethicist, System-Level Ethics, Fraser Health Authority
12:00–1:00 Lunch Exhibitors
1:00–1:45 Waste woes: Do’s and don’ts Teri Guimond
Coordinator, Hazardous Waste
1:45 – 1:50 Let’s Dance Joanne Archer, PICNet
1:50 – 2:35 For those who seek to study:
How ICPs can be involved with research
Jocelyn Srigley MD, MSc, FRCPC
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Director, Infection Prevention & Control, PHSA
2:35–3:05 Health Break Exhibitors
3:05–3:50 What’s new in infection prevention and control: Publications and conference nuggets from the last year Barley Chironda MSc (c) RPN CIC
Healthcare National Sales Director and Infection Control Specialist, Clorox Professional Products Company
3:50- 4:05 Let’s dance and Wrap-up Joanne Archer and Bruce Gamage

Friday March 9, 2018

March 9th Topic Speaker
8:00–8:30 Breakfast Exhibitors
8:30–9:15 The art of execution: Examining the noose of implementation science Jason Tetro
Visiting Scientist, University of Guelph
9:15–10:00 The disinfectant duke-out Jim Gauthier MLT, CIC
Senior Clinical Advisor, Infection Prevention, Sealed Air Diversey Care
Dr. Titus Wong BSc, MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical Microbiologist, Infection Control Physician; Medical Lead, Infection Control, Vancouver Coastal Health
10:00–10:30 Health Break Exhibitors
10:30–11:15 Critical device failure: Now what?

Alison Muniak
Executive Director, Quality and Patient Safety, Infection Control at Vancouver Coastal Health
Emily Rose
Human Factors Specialist at Vancouver Coastal Health  Quality & Patient Safety

11:15–12:00 Vaccinations: What’s new and/or improved? Dr. Monika Naus MD, MHSc., FRCPC
Medical Director, Immunization Programs and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Service at BC Centre for Disease Control
12:00–1:00 Lunch Exhibitors
1:00–1:45 It’s all in your hands: Preventing hand dermatitis Monica Herrera MHA, CDMP
Clinical Duty To Accommodate Advisor DisAbility Programs, Workplace Health, Fraser Health
1:45–1:50 Let’s Dance Joanne Archer, PICNet
Short n Snappy Presentations
1:50–2:05 Submit your application to present! TBA
2:05–2:20 TBA TBA
2:20–2:35 TBA TBA
2:35–2:45 Let’s Dance Joanne Archer, PICNet
2:45–3:15 Door prizes and Wrap-up Bruce Gamage

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