Registration is open for PICNet's 2017 Educational Conference

Nov 3, 2016 | News

Interested in learning about infection control? The Provincial Infection Control Network of BC (PICNet)’s educational conference provides an opportunity for healthcare professionals to learn about the latest issues and developments in Infection Prevention & Control, and to network with others working in this field. The conference takes place March 9-10, 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel in Richmond.

We have two early bird discounts this year; register by Dec 18 to receive the best discount, which is a registration fee of only $110/day. We also have a refer-a-friend discount: bring someone new into the fold and receive $30 off your following year’s registration! You can read the details here.

The conference presentation topics include:

  • Mask use and the physics of flying phlem
  • Using ultraviolet light for disinfection of surfaces
  • Lyophilized (freeze-dried) Fecal Microbiota Therapy (fecal transplant)
  • CPO transmission: what we are learning from whole genome sequencing
  • Pediatric diarrheal illness
  • Canadian regulations: what they do and don't guarantee, when purchasing products (such as medications, medical devices, etc.)
  • Infectious diseases and First Nations people
  • Infection control practices in units with behavioral issues
  • Patient citizen movement: how having patients on your committees can help you, and other ways to involve patients
  • Patient experience and workplace culture councils as they relate to employee engagement and workplace happiness
  • Short n Snappy presentations from Community of Practice members (we are currently accepting abstracts, and will announce the presenters in January 2017)

You don’t have to have a background in infection control to attend the PICNet conference; everyone is welcome! In past years, we've been pleased to have delegates and speakers from the areas of:

  • Nursing
  • Infection Control
  • Patient Safety & Quality
  • Allied Health Services
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Public Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology

You can read more about the conference at If you have any questions about the program or registration, you can contact us at

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