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IPCNC Conference 2019


It is with pleasure I invite you to the Infection Prevention and Control Nurses College, NZNO conference to take place in Otautahi, Christchurch, New Zealand Monday 23rd to Wednesday 25thSeptember 2019.

It has been 13 years since the Canterbury region has been able to host the national conference so I am delighted to welcome you to celebrate The Phoenix Rising in Christchurch.

Three broad themes of resilience, re-emergence and leadership are encompassed in the conference.

Kia kaha, kai maia, kia manawanui.
Be strong, be brave, be steadfast.

Keynote speakers from around the world will bring their considerable knowledge and expertise to share with you. Alongside our keynote speakers, other experts will provide learning opportunities that will have direct relevance to your knowledge, practice and consumer outcomes.  Presentations will explore the latest information and resources on current and emerging threats both biological and environmental such as MDRO, civil emergencies, and pandemics.   Becoming a leader in infection prevention on a global or local level, regardless of resources, will be discussed alongside developing an educational programme and engaging with staff.  Patient safety will also be a thread running through the conference programme. You will have opportunities to meet the experts, listen to debate as well as network with your colleagues.

The scientific programme is evolving, so watch this space as the team develop a comprehensive series of presentations to motivate and inspire you.

On behalf of the organising committee, I look forward to welcoming you to Christchurch.


Julianne Munro
Conference Convenor
Infection Prevention and Control Nurses College, NZNO Conference