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Welcome to IPAC Southwestern Ontario!

Message from the President

Welcome to IPAC SWO! 

My name is Dori Taylor, the 2021-2022 IPAC SWO Chapter President. 

I am excited to announce IPAC SWO's 40th anniversary this year. IPAC SWO has had many successes over the last 40 years and I look forward to working with the executive to continue with this tradition.

IPAC SWO members represent all health care sectors including Acute Care, Long-Term Care, Community Care, Public Health as well as Industry. 

IPAC SWO offers face-to face meetings, webinars and educational workshops to meet the educational needs of our members. However, for 2021, our meetings will look slightly different in that our meetings and education sessions will be virtual. The executive is committed and planning to offer four virtual meetings this year. 

IPAC SWO is proud to offer:

  • The Betty Bannerman Award of Excellence that recognizes a chapter member who has made outstanding contributions to the practice of Infection Control,
  • Scholarship funding for members to attend the Annual IPAC Canada National Conference.

I welcome you to contact any member of the executive to find out what IPAC Canada has to offer.

Dori Taylor

2021-2022 IPAC SWO Chapter President


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Upcoming Events

IPAC CSO Education Session

You are invited to join IPAC CSO in learning more about CIC certification. Sandra Callery, President elect for the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) will be presenting on the value of certification and pathways to infection prevention competency.

When: Friday May 7 from 12pm-1pm

Meeting detail: Join through Google Meet at this link  meet.google.com/jzj-weca-wjd or by phone by dialing 1-587-978-5655 (PIN: 461219895)

Log in Instructions:

You don't need a Google Account to participate in Meet video meetings. However, if you don’t have a Google Account, the meeting organizer or someone from the organization must grant you access to the meeting.

Tip: If you are not signed into a Google or Gmail account, you cannot join using your mobile device.

 Join a video meeting with a meeting link

  1. Open the chat message or email with the meeting link > click the meeting link.
  2. Click Ask to join.
  3. When someone in the meeting gives you access, you’ll join it.

Join a video meeting from Meet

  1. Go to meet.google.com.
  2. Click Use a meeting code.
  3. Enter the code uss-smpr-xyt and click Continue.
  4. Click Ask to join.
  5. When someone in the meeting gives you access, you’ll join it.

IPAC SWO Chapter Meeting and Education Session

The next Virtual Chapter Meetings and Education Sessions are scheduled for 

  • June 17th , September 23rd , November 18th

Information on each meeting will be posted when available.

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IPAC SWO News

IPAC Job Opportunities 

Access Employment Opportunities section of IPAC Canada's website for current job postings across Canada.

To view other opportunities visit IPAC Canada's Employment Opportunity webpage.

IPAC SWO Member wins EcoLab Poster Contest

Congratulations to Monika Szabo from Southwestern Public Health as the  winner of the 2020 Ecolab Poster contest! The poster is available for download  until September. The poster is also available for bulk orders. Please see the EcoLab Poster Contest website for further information.  We are proud to have Monika in our chapter!

 

 

 

Education Day Presentations

Did you know that you can access presentations from past education days here? Visit "IPAC SWO Chapter Meetings" on the right navigation bar to access these documents.

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IPAC News

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Unexplained outbreak of Pneumonia in China 59 cases identified

An unexplained outbreak of pneumonia has been reported in Wuhan, China. The outbreak was reported to the CDC on December 31st.  59 cases have been identified. Presenting symptoms include fever, difficulty breathing and radiographic evidence of bilateral invasion of both lungs. Onsets for the cases range from Dec 12 to Dec 29th. SARS has been ruled out and the pathogen is yet to be identified. All cases are being treated in isolation and there has been no evidence of transmission among health care workers. Some of the cases identified were vendors in the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan. The Seafood Market was closed January 1st. 2020 for cleaning and disinfection. 

Asian countries are monitoring travelers travelling from Wuhan for symptoms. CDC issued a travel 1 watch to the area on January 6th. See article for further details on this developing situation.

Question Still Swirls over China's Unexplained Pnuemonia Outbreak