Welcome to IPAC Southwestern Ontario!
Message from the President
Welcome to IPAC SWO!
My name is Francine Paquette, 2019-2020 IPAC SWO Chapter President.
Our chapter has a rich history of supporting approximately 130 members with geographic boundaries that spread to three LHIN regions. Our 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. Our meetings provide a forum for networking, education and collaboration and we invite you and your colleagues to join us as a member or as a guest.
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.
2019-2020 IPAC SWO Chapter President
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IPAC SWO Chapter Meeting
The next IPAC SWO Chapter Meeting will be in February. Stay tuned for more details.
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.
Discovered in Japan in 2009, Candida auris is proving to be a fungus that demands attention. C.auris is a potentially deadly fugus which puts those who have a compromised immune system at risk. C.auris is particularly concerning due to it's potential for resistance to antifungal treatment. The fungus has been seen in Canada however outbreaks have been prevented due to good infection prevention and control practices. See this story for further details.