Influenza in Residential Aged Care Seminar

27 March 2018 – Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Program

These presentations are part of the Influenza in Residential Aged Care Seminar that was held on March 27th, 2018 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The seminar was organised for aged care staff by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and the VICNISS Coordinating Centre. The aim was to assist staff to appropriately manage influenza in their aged care home.

If you are employed in aged care and located in Victoria, Australia, for further information about:

  • Respiratory illness management (including influenza outbreaks), contact the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, or
  • Infection associated surveillance programs, contact the VICNISS Coordinating Centre.

Session 1

Chair: Professor Michael Richards, Director , VICNISS Coordinating Centre

Speaker

Title/ Organisation

Time

Topic

Prof Michael Richards

Director

VICNISS Coordinating Centre

0930 - 0940

Housekeeping

Dr Brett Sutton

 

Deputy Chief Health Officer

Victorian State Government

0940 - 0950

Opening message

[video direct link]

A/Prof Leon Worth

Infectious Diseases Physician

VICNISS Coordinating Centre

0950 - 1010

Influenza in the elderly [slides

[video direct link]

Ms Lucinda Franklin

Principal Epidemiologist

Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance, Health Protection Branch, DHHS

1010 - 1025

Influenza Surveillance in Victoria

[video direct link]

Dr Brett Sutton

Deputy Chief Health Officer

Victorian State Government

1025 - 1040

Victorian Department of Health and Human Services perspective [slides]

[video direct link]

Ms Ann Wunsch

 

Executive Director - Operations

Australian Aged Care Quality Agency

1040 - 1110

AACQA perspective [slides]

[video direct link]

                                                                           MORNING TEA                                        1110 - 1140

 

Session 2

Chair: Mr Brett Morris, Manager, Care for Older People Unit

Speaker

Title/ Organisation

Time

Topic

A/Prof Sheena Sullivan

Epidemiologist

World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza

1140 - 1155

Influenza vaccination recommendations, evaluation and research [slides]

[video direct link]

Mr Stephen Pellissier

Manager

Immunisation Health Protection Branch, DHHS

1155 - 1210

2018 Influenza vaccine [slides]

[video direct link]

Ms Donna Cameron

 

Infection Control Consultant

Microbiological Diagnostic Unit – Public Health Laboratory

1210 - 1225

Infection control strategies for preventing influenza transmission [slides]

[video direct link]

Dr Annaliese van Diemen 

Manager

Communicable Disease Prevention and Control, Health Protection Branch, DHHS

1225 - 1250

2018 Preparedness and planning [slides]

[video direct link]

Dr Annaliese van Diemen

Manager

Communicable Disease Prevention and Control, Health Protection Branch, DHHS

1250 - 1310

Notification and management of influenza outbreaks. [slides

(same video as above)

                                                             LUNCH                                    1310 - 1355

 

Session 3

Chair: Professor Michael Richards Director, VICNISS Coordinating Centre

Speaker

Title/ Organisation

Time

Topic

Dr Noleen Bennett

Infection Control Consultant

VICNISS Coordinating Centre

1355 - 1410

Influenza surveillance modules [slides]

[video direct link]

Ms Leslie Dowson

PhD Candidate

Monash University

1410 - 1425

Nurse led respiratory multiplex PCR tests in aged care homes

Ms Sue Gevasoni

General Manager - Quality and Risk

Uniting AgeWell

1425 - 1440

Impact of the 2017 Influenza Outbreak – Lessons Learned [slides]

[video direct link]

Panel

See below

1440 - 1510

An influenza outbreak at Care Cottage

Prof Michael Richards

Director VICNISS Coordinating Centre

1510 - 1530

Summary [slides]

 

PANEL

Ms Fran Tiplady, Manager,  Investigation and Response Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Health Protection Branch, DHHS, Victoria

Ms Lesley Lewis, Regional Infection Control Consultant, Hume Region Infection Control Resource and Consulting Service

Mr Jeff Brooks Villa Maria Catholic Homes