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Putting prevention first - Leadership and action on preventing healthcare associated infections

Infection prevention and control
17 May 2018
9:00 AM  - 4:00 PM
Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable St, Wellington

Based on the success of the 2016 national multidisciplinary workshop ‘Reducing harm from healthcare associated infections’, the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s infection prevention and control programme, with support from ACC, is hosting a follow-up workshop in Wellington.

This workshop is designed for health leaders, infection prevention and control nurse specialists, clinical microbiologists, infectious diseases physicians, scientists, pharmacists and anyone with an interest in infection prevention or quality improvement.

The focus will be on:

  • patient perspectives on infections
  • peripheral intravenous line management
  • leadership and clinical governance
  • antimicrobial resistance.

Introducing keynote speaker

Matthew Ames – Australia, BE (Env), MBA (Tech Mgt), GAICD

Matthew has a unique mix of professional and personal experience, with an in-depth understanding of strategy, risk and cultural change. With a grounding of almost 20 years in the energy and resources industry, he has found innovative ways to apply his knowledge after what started as a sore throat resulted in the loss of all four of his limbs in 2012. Matthew has experienced first-hand the phenomenal benefits of a modern health system.

Download the event flyer here.

Workshop registration

  • Early bird rate: $75 plus GST (until 5 April 2018)
  • Standard rate: $95 plus GST (from 6 April 2018)

Register here.

Live stream registration

Can't join us in Wellington on the day? Don't miss out on the morning plenary sessions by joining us virtually - we are broadcasting these sessions via a live stream.

You'll hear from Matthew Ames who will share his personal and inspiring patient story. Matthew’s talk will be relevant to a wide range of health professionals, consumer councils/advocates and anyone with an interest in patient safety.

You can also tune in to hear from Dr Iwona Stolarek, medical director, Health Quality & Safety Commission, who will discuss clinical governance and leadership, and the panel discussion that follows. 

View the live stream schedule here.

The fee to register and participate in the live stream is $40 plus GST. Registration is essential. A credit card payment is required at the time of registration. Please note that once subscribed, your ‘pay per view’ link cannot be used on more than one device. 

Register for your live stream link here.


The final programme is available to download here.

For more information about this event, please contact