Ottawa, June 2-5, 2013
WINNIPEG, May 31, 2013 /CNW/ - Infection control experts from across the
country will meet in Ottawa from June 2-5, 2013 at the Ottawa
Convention Centre for educational workshops and conference.
The Community and Hospital Infection Control Association (CHICA-Canada)
brings together Infection Prevention and Control Professionals, Medical
Microbiologists, Epidemiologists, and Infectious Disease specialists
from all provinces and territories of Canada, as well as international
guests, involved in the prevention of healthcare-acquired infections.
It is estimated that over 200 000 patients a year develop infections as
a result of their treatment and that as many as 12 000 will die.
Healthcare-acquired infections cost the Canadian healthcare system over
1 billion dollars annually.
The theme of the conference centers on change: changing the system,
changing the program and changing yourself. Specialized sessions will
focus on the importance of antibiotic stewardship to prevent
development of "superbugs" and C. difficile, the current state of some vaccine preventable diseases and
tuberculosis, as well as surveillance of syndromes that help us
identify possible infectious diseases. In addition, we will learn
about various initiatives across the country that have improved the
delivery of infection prevention and control, and we will have a rare
opportunity to hear from an infection survivor. We are fortunate to
have Sir Liam Donaldson, a global leader in patient safety from the
United Kingdom join us for the keynote address on Tuesday June 4.
There is much to learn at this conference and Infection Prevention and
Control Professionals from coast to coast and around the world will be
on site to share experiences and information during this event.
The 2013 registration brochure outlines the lectures and their
CHICA-Canada is the national, professional organization for those
interested in the prevention and control of infections in all
SOURCE: Community and Hospital Infection Control Association-Canada
For further information:
For further information and media inquiries please contact:
Gerry Hansen, Executive Director
Community and Hospital Infection Control Association (CHICA-Canada)
PO Box 46125 RPO Westdale, Winnipeg MB R3R3S3
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