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IPAC Northeastern Ontario (IPAC-NEO)

2017 Meeting Dates

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December 2017 IPAC-NEO Chapter Meeting and Education Event


Join us in person or online on December 15th, 2017 for the next IPAC-NEO Chapter meeting and education event.


Time:                                 11:30 to 15:00  


Webinar:                            Attend in person  or online  (Access information to be provided following registration)


On-site Locations:          Sudbury – Health Sciences North

                                        North Bay – North Bay Regional Health Centre

                                        Sault Ste. Marie – Algoma Public Health


                                        **A light lunch will be served at each on-site location.


How to register:                 https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ipac-neo-chapter-meeting-tickets-40908923692


Guest Speaker:                     Jim Gauthier, MLT, CIC, Senior Clinical Advisor, Infection Prevention for Sealed Air Diversey Care in North America


Topic:                                     New Technologies in Environmental Cleaning. A review of no touch disinfection (UV, misting/fogging), new surface components and coatings on surfaces.


IPAC-NEO Chapter Meeting 

April 18, 2017; 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT

Ontario Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Landscape Survey (PowerPoint)

The results are in!

In fall 2016, PHO invited hospitals to complete a survey as part of the Ontario Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) Landscape Initiative. This voluntary initiative is aimed at providing an understanding of how the landscape of antimicrobial stewardship in Ontario hospitals has evolved since it became an Accreditation Canada Required Organizational Practice in 2013 and opportunities for further advancing antimicrobial stewardship across the province. Survey respondents were asked questions about their organization’s ASP including structural elements of their program and strategic elements (“strategies”) that have been implemented. In this presentation we will share the key results of the survey, including a focus on regional results.


Valerie Leung

Valerie Leung is the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Lead at Public Health Ontario. She has experience in developing and evaluating an antimicrobial stewardship program at a community teaching hospital and is interested in advancing antimicrobial stewardship from a systems perspective.

Bradley Langford

Bradley Langford is a Pharmacist Consultant in the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Public Health Ontario. He has experience building a successful antimicrobial stewardship program at a community teaching hospital and is active on social media engaging clinicians and the general public in dialogue about antimicrobial stewardship.

Julie Wu

Julie HC Wu is a research coordinator in IPAC Research. Before coming to PHO, she worked for Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) Group with experience in conducting Cochrane Systematic Reviews.


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