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IPAC OR Education

For information and how to register for the October 17, 2019 education session on Antibiotic Resistant Organisms please click the link below:

Eventbrite.ca, Antibiotic Resistant Organisms

Chapter Education

Note: Education Sessions will be held during chapter meetings between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. unless otherwise stated.

Save the date, details to follow:

  • October 17, 2019 IPAC OR Annual Evening Education Conference
  • April 23, 2020 Conference




2017 Education:

  • February 9, 2017: Sam MacFarlane, RN, CIC, IPAC Specialist, Public Health Ontario, Regional Infection Control Network presented on "ICRT: Lessons Learned From the First Five Years"
  • April 13, 2017: Valerie Yeung, ASP lead from PHO will present on" ASP Landscape Survey, The results are in!"
  • June 8, 2017: Dr. Gary Garber will present on "Back to the Future- VRE-It's Back" will present at 10:45
  • September 28th, 2017: Evening Education session on Clostridium difficile with 

Dr. Gary Garber, Chief, IPAC Department Public Health Ontario

Dr. Yves Longtin, Chair, Infection Prevention and Control Unit, Jewish General Hospital presented on Isolating C. difficile Asymptomatic Carriers - Containing what Lies under the Waterline

Dr. Jenny Johnstone IPAC Physician Public Health Ontario; Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, St. Joseph's Health Center, Toronto, presented on Clostridium difficile Colonization in Ontario (COLON): Acute Care Hospital Pilot Feasibility Study, Preliminary Findings

  • October 19, 2017: Poster presentation from the IPAC Canada June conference.

2016 Education:

  • February 11, 2016: Brenda MacLean, RN, BScN, MEd Program Manager, Communicable Disease Control & Outbreak Management, OPH, presented on “Crashing into Prevention: Preventing an IPAC Lapse Scenario
  • October 13, 2016: Jeffrey Smith presented on “N95 Respirators versus Surgical Masks to Protect Health Care Workers from Acute Respiratory Infections: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis” 
  • December 8, 2016: Josee Shymanski  presented on “Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection in a Large Community Teaching Hospital : a Retrospective Study” and Nimo Mohamoud presented on “A Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreak investigation in a Level III NIC.”

2015 Education:

2014 Education:

  • April 10, 2014: Karen Stockton presentation on Construction in Healthcare
  • December 11, 2014: Angela Wigmore presentation on Nosocomial Clostridium difficile Infection