ICIC: innovation and challenges in infection control

1 May 2019
Join us at Westmead on 7 June to learn more about the challenges in infection control

Co-hosted by Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology - Public Health (CIDM-PH), Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity (MBI) and Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbioloby Laboratory Services - NSW Health Pathology (CIDMLS), this symposium is aimed at researchers, clinicians and students looking to learn more about the innovations and challenges in infection control.

Event Details

  • Friday, 7 June 2019
  • 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Westmead Education and Conference Centre, Westmead Hospital


  • Changing epidemiology of clostridium difficile in Australia
  • Resistance of biocides in nosocomial pathogens
  • NSW carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceace surveillance and control
  • Multiresistant gram nagative bacteria: porins, pumps and pasmids
  • Nosocomial viral infections
  • The reach study: environmental cleaning bundle to reduce healthcare associated infections
  • Controlling candida auris

Confirmed speakers

  • Prof Thomas Riley: Pathwest Laboratory Medicine and University of Western Australia
  • A/Prof Deborah Williamson: Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne
  • Prof Melissa Brown: Flinders Univeristy
  • Prof Robert Booy: National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance
  • Prof Brett Mitchell: Avondale College
  • A/Prof Sebastian van Hal: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Dr Matthew O'Sullivan: ICPMR, NSW Health Pathology