Day 1 - Wednesday 10th June, 2015
8:30
Registration, coffee & networking
Contingency planning for emerging infectious diseases
9:10
How to create an infectious disease hospital overnight: practical reflections from Hong Kong’s SARS Hospital
  • Understanding your hospitals limitations
  • Strategies to keep health staff safe
  • Practical learnings from the front line

10:00
How to develop a contingency plan for emerging infectious diseases
  • Getting the appropriate organisational buy-in
  • Leveraging experiences learnt from Ebola

10:40
SPEED NETWORKING
11:10
Morning Tea & Networking
11:40
Case Study: High Security Isolation – A new framework for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) management
  • Enabling Health Care Facilities in the ACT to care for patients with Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers (VHFs), including patients with Ebola Virus Disease
  • The basic principles in implementing ‘High Security Isolation’ including ‘The Rule of Three’ and the different zones of care

12:10
How to implement world leading infection protection

12:20
PANEL DISCUSSION: How to best utilise your infection resources
  • Strategies to reduce wastage and duplication
  • Improving staff buy-in to maximise output
  • Putting the customer at the heart of decision making



1:00
Networking Lunch
Allocating & maximising infection resourcing
2:00
Lessons learnt from streamlining auditing processes
  • Understanding the limitations of moving to an online format
  • Standardising policies and auditing tools
2:40
ROUNDTABLE: Roundtable Sessions
  1. Strategies to refresh the auditing process to maximise available resources
  2. Improving and streamlining training and education programs
  3. How to improve data collection, sharing and management
3:30
INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION: Roundtable Actions Panel Discussion:

In this session our Roundtable representatives will lead the delegation through an open discussion session addressing the action points to come out of the Roundtable Discussions.

3:50
Afternoon Tea & Networking
How to improve Standard 3 auditing & reporting
4:20
How much is too much in Standard 3 auditing
  • How to find the balance in your auditing requirements
  • Understanding the high risk areas
  • Strategies to define and set auditing priorities

5:10
Closing remarks from Chair
5:20
Networking Drinks
Day 2 - Thursday 11th June, 2015
8:30
Welcome, coffee & networking
9:10
Strategies to effectively manage change in health
  • Strategies to manage significant shifts in cultural change
  • Communicating the benefits of change
  • How to become a leader of change and bring the organisation with you

9:50
Strategies to refresh the auditing process to ensure available resources are maximised
  • Keeping your finger on the pulse to avoid accreditation panic
  • Working closely with key stakeholders improve data collection

10:30
Morning Tea & Networking
11:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: Pathways to a uniform for National Standard accreditation
  • A roadmap for change
  • Fostering a network of collaboration in healthcare


11:40
Preparing now for the new AMS Standard
  • How to develop an AMS steering representative
  • Developing a stewardship committee to maximise compliance efforts

12:20
Reducing potential occupational blood-borne virus exposures
  • Strategies to improve usage of safety engineered sharps devices

1:00
Networking Lunch
How to improve education & training techniques
2:00
Back to Basics: Infection Prevention & Control 1.01
  • Embrace the knowledge deficit
  • Manage competing priorities
  • Harness the converted
  • Embed infection prevention in everyday practice

2:40
Creating champions on the ward to combat infection
  • Change starts with strong leadership
  • How to build interest within your team
  • Setting priorities by targeting high risk/high interest areas first
  • Strategies to nurture and communicate better with staff

3:20
Networking Afternoon Tea
Working with management & gaining organisational buy-in
3:50
How understanding the patient journey can reduce HAI
  • Creating a sustainable program that engages staff
  • Strategies to improve face to face communication and engagement
  • Standardising antibiotic procedure
  • Developing an action plan

4:30
Developing a consistent approach to AMS accreditation across multiple sites
  • How to become proactive in your accreditation approach
  • Creating clear objectives

5:00
Closing remarks from Chair & close of conference

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