We have negotiated special hotel / motel room rates.  Rates are on a room only basis – except for Rendezous (includes breakfast) and  GST.  A minimum of one night’s accommodation must be prepaid at the time of your booking and the balance / incidentals paid direct to hotel / motel on departure.   All cancellations made 30 days prior to arrival may incur cancellation fees.

Rydges Latimer Hotel Christchurch
30 Latimer Square
Christchurch (city centre)
There are plenty of buses that run from the city centre past St Margaret’s College – approx 12 min bus ride

Rating: Superior
Room rate: $204.00 per night (1 or 2 persons)
Rydges Latimer is just two blocks from Cathedral Square and 5 mins walk to the Transitional Cathedral (where the conference dinner is being held).
All rooms have ensuite and the usual facilitates you would expect of a superior hotel including high-speed broadband access.

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

166 Gloucester Street
Christchurch (city centre)
There are plenty of buses that run from the city centre past St Margaret’s College – approx 12 min bus ride

Rating: Superior
Room rate: Run of house $165.00 per night including breakfast (1 person) – $185.00 per night including breakfast (2 persons)

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch is just one block from Cathedral Square.  All rooms have ensuite and the usual facilities you would expect of a superior hotel including high-speed broadband access.

Ashford Motor Lodge
35 Papanui Road
Christchurch (5 min walk to St Margaret’s College)

Rating: Moderate
Room rates: One bedroom & superior studio units $159.50 per night (up to 2 persons)
Two bedroom suite $214.50 per night (up to 4 persons)

Ashford Motor Lodge offers friendly service and great location for St Margaret’s College and also within walking distance to the city.


Pavilions Hotel Christchurch
42 Papanui Road
Christchurch (5 min walk to St Margaret’s College)

Rating: Moderate
Room rates: Standard room $155.00 per night
Executive room $170.00 per night

All rooms have ensuite and the usual facilities.  On site bar and restaurant and great location for St Margaret’s College and also within walking distance to the city.


Heartland Hotel Cotswold
88 Papanui Road
Christchurch (7 min walk to St Margaret’s College)

Room rates: Studio room $170.00 per night
One bedroom suite $190.00 per night

All rooms have the usual facilities.  On site bar and restaurant and great location for St Margaret’s College and also within walking distance to the city.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Shaheen Mehtar

Decontamination of medical devices in low resource settings – challenges to IPC

Decontamination of medical devices play a significant role in reducing surgical site infections (SSI) and preventing transmission of blood borne viruses. In high income countries, sterility of medical devices is taken for granted. However, in low to middle income countries (LMICS) there is little investment, both financially and human resources, in sterile services resulting in twice to four times higher SSIs particularly in C sections across Africa. The contribution of poor decontamination service and operating theatre conditions, and challenges towards improving these services will be discussed.

Developing appropriate education platforms for IPC

Given that IPC is essentially clinical, developing engaging IPC education programmes requires both didactic and practical aspects. In Africa the geographical distances makes it difficult to conduct face to face courses. Therefore virtual learning platforms such as Teleclasses (WebberTraining), ECHO and ICAN­­ VL have been developed by ICAN to allow the students to see the tutors as well as the presentation on the screen. It allows the audience to actively participate with the tutor, ask questions and discuss matters. It is also extremely cost effective in that it cuts down travel and subsistence costs. However this type of platform requires electricity (power) and a stable internet connection which is now becoming more robust in most LMICs especially Africa.

Prof Shaheen Mehtar is an Emeritus Professor at the Unit for Infection Prevention and Control (UIPC),  Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University. She trained in the United Kingdom in Medical Microbiology, and was Head of Microbiology at the North Middlesex Hospital & Senior Lecturer at Royal Free Hospital until 2000 when, she moved to South Africa.  In 2004 established the Unit of Infection Prevention and Control, Tygerberg Hospital & Stellenbosch Uni, and has trained more than 1000 students ranging from basic courses to a Masters in IPC across 34 countries in Africa.

She is an internationally recognised expert in IPC and has been instrumental in setting up IPC programmes globally. She served on the executive committees of HIS, BSAC, ESCMID, ISC and ISID. She serves on several WHO committees for global IPC policies.

Shaheen is a founder member, and Past Chair, of the Infection Control Africa Network (ICAN) through which she is involved in IPC, WASH and AMR training across Africa and setting up national IPC structures in 8 African countries. She was actively involved in Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak. She has published extensively (170 papers), authored two books and several chapters.

Julie Storr RGN BNurse MBA

Authentic leadership and the future of IPC

This session will focus on leadership for effective IPC with a special exploration of authentic leadership theory and its relevance to the infection preventionist. To support our understanding of what makes an effective IPC leader, the session will explore relevant literature on leadership challenges and opportunities including how to build capacity and capability. The session will draw on current thinking that shaped recent WHO IPC and quality handbooks and training resources – resources that support those responsible for leading the development and implementation of national and health care facility IPC and quality activities, policies, strategies and operational plans. The session will conclude with some personal reflections on a leadership journey in the quest for high quality people-centered IPC.

Patient empowerment 1999-2019

The role of patient empowerment in the prevention and control of infection has been on the table for over twenty years and has been described as a critical element of hand hygiene promotion. It has also been the subject of much academic debate with many questioning its value and feasibility. 2019 marks the twentieth anniversary of my own personal journey into patient empowerment and this session will look back on what has been learned since 1999. I will argue that the concept is perhaps, to some extent, misunderstood and will put forward the case that, as part of a multimodal strategy it can add tremendous value to the quest for zero avoidable infections and enhanced health related quality of life for patients.

 Julie is a graduate nurse from the University of Manchester, where she also trained as a Health Visitor and more recently studied for an MBA. Julie is a director at S3 Global and has over a decade of experience working with WHO on the development, implementation and evaluation of global improvement programmes in the field of patient safety, quality and infection prevention and control, with a focus on behaviour change. Julie has worked with WHO units focused on Water Sanitation and Health (WASH), Quality Systems and Resilience and Global Infection Prevention and Control (IPC). Her technical and leadership expertise was called on to support WHO’s Ebola response and recovery efforts in 2014/15, with a focus on national IPC policy development in Sierra Leone. She has led on the development of evidence based WHO Guidelines (Core Components of Infection Prevention and Control Programmes at the National and Acute Health Care Facility Level, 2016) and implementation support packages (Core Components and CRO). She was previously President of the Infection Prevention Society of the UK and Ireland, Assistant Director at the English National Patient Safety Agency and Director of the seminal cleanyourhands campaign. Julie has authored a book (Perspectives and Perceptions of IPC – highly commended at the 2016 BMA Medical Book Awards), published widely in the academic literature and is currently writing a follow up book focused on IPC and the social sciences. She is peer reviewer of a range of academic journals. One of her recent papers on infection prevention and control and universal health coverage and quality was awarded research paper of the year in the Journal of Research in Nursing in 2017. She is currently studying for a doctorate in public health (health care leadership and management) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore.

Siouxsie Wiles – Microbiologist

Antimicrobial resistance: The end of modern medicine?

Antibiotics are a cornerstone of modern medicine, used to treat infectious diseases and prevent infection in vulnerable patients. In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) described how antibiotic-resistant bacteria are present in every region of the world, including Aotearoa New Zealand. Within a decade, antibiotic resistance will make routine surgery, organ transplantation and cancer treatment life-threatening. The WHO director general at the time, Margaret Chan, called the issue “…the end of modern medicine as we know it”. In her talk, Siouxsie will explain how this crisis came about and discuss the efforts she and her lab are making to find new antibiotics.

Prevention is better than cure – studying pathogen transmission in the lab

Despite its importance, transmission is missing from almost all experimental models used to investigate how bacteria cause disease in their mammalian hosts. Whereas we humans can be infected by eating contaminated food, say, laboratory animals are invariably infected by being injected with large doses of bacteria grown in rich laboratory media. In other words, the transmission step is missing in the experiment! We have recently pioneered a novel model to experimentally investigate the transmission of an infectious gut bacterium, with the ability to manipulate the bacterium, the host, and the environment. In her talk, Siouxsie will explain what their experiments are revealing about pathogen transmissibility.

Sponsored by 

Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles studied medical microbiology at the University of Edinburgh, UK and then did a PhD in microbiology at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Oxford. She spent several years working at Imperial College London where her research won the inaugural UK award for the humane use of animals in scientific research. In 2009, Siouxsie was awarded a Sir Charles Hercus Fellowship from the Health Research Council of New Zealand and relocated to the University of Auckland, where she heads up the Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab. Siouxsie also has a keen interest in demystifying science for the public; she is a tweeter, blogger, podcaster, In 2017 she published her first book, ‘Antibiotic resistance: the end of modern medicine?’, and recently collaborated with her daughter to make a kid’s show about microbiology. Siouxsie has won numerous awards for her science communication efforts, including the Prime Minister’s Science Media Communication Prize, and Royal Society Te Apārangi’s Callaghan Medal. She was one of three finalists for the 2018 Kiwibank New Zealander of Year award and this year was appointed a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to microbiology and science communication.



Gold Sponsors



ACC provides New Zealanders with comprehensive, no-fault personal injury cover. They work closely with businesses and the community to try to prevent injuries from happening, and to make New Zealand a safer place.
The Treatment Safety team at ACC is focused on reducing the incidence and severity of treatment injuries, by improving the safety of treatments delivered in all health care settings. This includes a programme of work focused on healthcare associated infections, which are the most common treatment injury claim.



Silver Sponsors

Culpin Medical


Culpan Medical serves the needs of healthcare professionals with the timely supply of medical products that offer patients the best outcome. The emphasis is quality of life and improved efficacy. We are committed to the people we serve with a highly responsive and professional team.
We are committed to important future developments in technology that enhance patient outcomes and provide viable, sustainable solutions.
Our mission is to provide patients and medical professionals with the best healthcare solutions available worldwide.


EBOS Healthcare


EBOS Healthcare is a leading supplier of high quality medical products, equipment and consumables to Hospital and Tertiary care providers. Aside from being a New Zealand company, a dedicated clinical product specialist team ensures high calibre sales support and follow up and ensures that we continue to grow as the market leader in the Hospital sector.
Infection Prevention is a key strategic category that EBOS focus on having flagship brands such as the SC Johnson’s Cutan Medical Skin care range, Vernacare Human Waste Management System, Halyard Health Gowns, Masks & Fluid Absorption range and Ansell Gloves.
The SC Johnson’s  Cutan range is the dedicated Healthcare range with world first Alcohol Foam technology and dispenser technology.  The range includes the Enhanced Alcohol Foam hand sanitiser, Hand Soap and Moisturising cream. All products can be used in wall mount, colour coded dispensers with Biocote technology.




Whiteley Medical is a leading global innovator of surface disinfectants and detergents in Australia and New Zealand. Our comprehensive range of Infection Prevention & Control products suit a wide range of cleaning applications. Our long-term commitment to research and innovation has seen Whiteley Medical recently launch the world’s first dry surface biofilm remover – Surfex®. It’s the result of collaborative research with Western Sydney University and Macquarie University on Dry Surface Biofilms. Biofilms are present in the environment and many pose real risks to the public. For more information on the latest Infection Control Solutions visit the Whiteley Medical stand at IPCNC in Christchurch.


Bronze Sponsors


3M has evolved into a global powerhouse driven by innovation & integrity. Science is at the heart of everything we do. We apply the right science the right way to touch people worldwide – generating breakthroughs that make lives better.
We are continuously enhancing and improving products and solutions we offer our customers. We connect ideas and insights, people and products to optimize quality health care outcomes.



Our work is based on genuine care for human health and well-being, and contributes to a sustainable healthcare system – always with people in mind.
Arjo is a global supplier of medical devices, services and solutions that improve quality of life for people with reduced mobility and age-related health challenges. We create value by improving clinical outcomes for patients and enabling a better work environment for healthcare professionals. We thereby contribute to a sustainable healthcare system – always with people in mind.
Our main customers are private and public institutions within acute care and long-term care. Our offering includes products and solutions for patient handling, hygiene, disinfection, medical beds, therapeutic surfaces, venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention and diagnostics. We sell products and solutions in more than 100 countries, divided into three geographic areas: North America, Western Europe and Rest of the World. We are nearly 6,000 employees worldwide and our head office is located in Malmö, Sweden.


Every day, millions of patients and caregivers rely on Baxter’s leading portfolio of critical care, nutrition, renal, hospital and surgical products. For more than 85 years, we’ve been operating at the critical intersection where innovations that save and sustain lives meet the healthcare providers that make it happen. With products, technologies and therapies available in more than 100 countries, Baxter’s employees worldwide are now building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of transformative healthcare innovations.



BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company develops innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD has 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.


BSN Medical


From February 2019, Essity is now formally the new name for BSN medical in Australia & New Zealand. The change brings an enhanced vision of tomorrow, where we help to connect the space between patients and clinicians in a more meaningful way. The established and trusted brands like LEUKOPLAST®, CUTIMED® and JOBST® remain in earnest and will continue to provide best in class performance and care.
Our commitment to serving our customers and finding our place within the broader healthcare community remains a core part of our offer in the Woundcare, Vascular, Lymphoedema, and Soft Tissue spaces. This is across all settings and points of care.
The new path has started with a simple premise…for things to improve on where they are today. Initiatives to make this a reality are already underway, we very much look forward to sharing these when the time is right.


Clorox Pro


Trusted by Professionals for More than a Century Built on a century-long legacy, CloroxPro is dedicated to providing proven commercial cleaning and disinfecting solutions to protect people and their environments. Where clean means everything.
CloroxPro encompasses professional healthcare, cleaning and specialty offerings. Our wide range of solutions reflect a tradition of research and experience in cleaning, sanitizing and infection prevention for professional environments.
Our team is dedicated to protecting environments and people with exceptional products, services and training materials. Every solution we deliver is backed by clinical research to solve real-world challenges and empower professionals to meet their cleaning goals.


Diversey’s purpose is to protect and care for people every day. Diversey has been, and always will be, a pioneer and facilitator for life. We constantly deliver revolutionary cleaning and hygiene technologies that provide total confidence to our customers across all of our global sectors, including: cleaning products, systems and services that efficiently integrate chemicals, machines and sustainability programs. This makes us unique among leading global hygiene and cleaning companies. Everything we do has our customers’ needs at its heart and is based on the belief that cleaning and hygiene are life essentials. With over 95 years of expertise, we safeguard our customers’ businesses, contributing to productivity improvements, lower total operating costs and brand protection. Headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA, Diversey employs approximately 9,000 people globally, generating net sales of approximately $2.6 billion in 2017.

For more information, visit or follow us on social media.


Filterfab NZ Ltd – New Zealand’s Leading supplier of fully soluble and partially seam soluble laundry bags for the transportation of infectious and soiled linen!

With nearly 40 years experience in the supply of dissolvable laundry bags in New Zealand and Australia, we supply the DHB’s, surgical clinics and aged care sites with products required for the safe transportation of infectious and fouled linen, garments and utensils.

A background of over 100 years in the commercial laundry industry, linen bag design and the understanding of the cleaning process ensures the safety of you, your staff and patient’s against the exposure and potential risk of infection from cross contamination of soiled linen.

Gallay Medical & Scientific


Gallay Medical & Scientific is a leading supplier of laboratory and medical equipment with over 2,000 customers throughout New Zealand and Australia. Our fields of expertise include cleaning, disinfection and sterilization for the medical, pharmaceutical and industrial industries. Beneath all facets of our work lies the desire to create and grow positive relationships with our customers with a ‘customer first’ focus with everything we do.

Contact information:
P 0800 425 529


Global Medics Group

The Global Medics Group is a young dynamic team focused on “Infection Control” in all areas of Healthcare for both Patients and Healthcare providers to reduce (HAI’s) Hospital acquired infections and (SSI’s) Surgical Site Infections.
A major challenge in modern healthcare today is reducing the spread of contamination. Using these products, Clinell Universal disinfection/detergent wipes, InControl Cuff First Nitrile Gloves, InControl Quik-Fit Disposable Cubicle Curtains, Disposable Pulp Receptacles, Patient wipes, Disposable linen will help stop cross contamination in its tracks.

Free Phone – 0800 456633

Web – /

Email –



The HUBSCRUB Company

Still cleaning durable medical equipment (DME) by hand? Now there’s a faster way with superior results. HUBSCRUB – the ultimate equipment cleaning and infection control solution. Your only automated DME cleaning system, that cleans, rinses and disinfects in 6 minutes. It’s perfect for cleaning and disinfecting wheelchairs, commodes, toilet frames, shower seats, carts, over-bed tables and more. With UV, it can efficiently clean almost all mobility and DME effectively against infectious pathogens like C-Diff, MRSA and CRE.  Talk with us to find out more, contact, PH 0800 2 HUBSCRUB,, testimonials available.



Interwaste is a specialist medical waste treatment and disposal company with branches throughout New Zealand.  Interwaste’s services to Healthcare facilities includes specialist recycling services through our Medicycle division as well as the supply of medical gas and liquid nitrogen.

Lohmann & Rauscher


Lohmann & Rauscher (L&R) is a leading manufacturer of high-quality, innovative wound management, compression and immobilisation products as well as operating room consumables and apparel. We develop customised solutions for the problems faced by patients and healthcare professionals – from classic wound dressing material to modern therapy and patient care systems.
With 4,600 employees, 44 corporate subsidiaries and holdings in 24 countries and more than 130 selected partners, L&R is active in over five continents and in all of the world’s key markets

Contact Details
Address: Suite G03, 321 Ferntree Gully Road, Mt Waverley, Victoria, 3149, Australia
Phone (AUS):  1300 572 869
Phone (NZ): 0800 572 869
Fax (ANZ) : +61 3 8840 0401


MacDonald Industries Limited


MacDonald Industries have over 50 years’ experience in designing, supplying and supporting the hydraulic and bathroom requirements for all healthcare facilities. Our expertise are in reducing water borne bacteria, reducing the risk of scalding, and to supply comfortable fixtures making life easier for patients and staff alike. We constantly source or manufacture products to improve hygiene in the bathroom area, the latest product being a washbasin with ozonated water supply giving the most hygienic hand hygiene no matter what hand washing protocol is in place. We also lead the market in mental health products that offer a soft feel and comfort to the patient trying to remove the institutional appearance whilst maintaining the highest level of anti-ligature equipment. Please visit our exhibit and talk with our sales experts for more information and assistance


New Zealand Medical & Scientific provides a wide range of leading edge products from around the world and an unparalleled level of customer service. We pride ourselves on our ability to identify new opportunities and technical advances to benefit the NZ healthcare industry. The NZMS Medical Division offers a diverse product range in the infection control area, including Steriguard Hand Cleanser & SteriGuard Hand Lotion, Solu I.V. & Collatamp G.


REM Systems Ltd


REM SYSTEMS has been supplying Australian and New Zealand medical facilities with our extensive product range for over 30 years. REM SYSTEMS looks forward to delegates viewing the Medline range of PPE and Wound Care products.  We look forward to meeting you at our stand.


Reynard Health Supplies


Reynard Health Supplies is a dynamic company specialising in the manufacturing and distribution of the highest quality and most cost-effective consumable products within the healthcare market.  We are New Zealand’s leading Supplier of Surface Cleaning Wipes and Skin Care Wipes within the DHB and Aged Care sectors.
Robin Ferguson – Managing Director
Reynard Health Supplies
7 Napier Road
P O Box 8470
Havelock North 4157
Ph: 0508 494 737


Sanipure Ltd


Sanipure brings to NZ and Australasia a new generation rapid fogging solution for High Level Disinfection (HLD) to totally decontaminate all environmental surfaces for all classes and types of microbes – all bacteria, all MDROs including CPE, ESBL, VRE, all spores, all viruses, all fungi and yeasts using new generation very low toxicity, non residual disinfectants with only 0.88% H2O2 + 0.18% PAA – these are dehumidified to vinegar and water at process end, all tracked.

Whole of room 6Log10 total decontamination (effectively sterilisation) of all surfaces soft and hard in 40-50 minutes, 24 rooms in 24 hours, FDA and EPA validated, ~ $10 consumable cost per room.  Over 100 hospitals in USA already now using this ultra-safe  ultra-effective technology.

Paul Archibald, Managing Director, Sanipure Ltd   M: 64 274902382



Celebrating 130 years – schulke is proud to be represented in New Zealand, supporting hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country with the trusted MICROSHIELD® brand as well as new products from Germany.
The latest addition to the MICROSHIELD® family – MICROSHIELD® Antiseptic Hand Rub Solution, will be released into the New Zealand market later in the year and we look forward to sharing this exciting new release with the infection prevention and control community.

Steam Australia


At Steam Australia we are proud to be experts in dry steam cleaning systems. We are a leading supplier of high-quality European steam cleaning equipment. We have built a reputation as the ‘go to’ company for quality advice and effective cleaning and sanitising solutions.
Our dry steam technology gives improved results while minimising use of chemical cleaning products. This enables a safe and professional sanitised clean to assist with infection prevention and control.
Steam Australia provides an easier, safer and more effective cleaning solution for any industry. Our client scope in New Zealand is focussed on the Health & Aged Care sector, and Commercial Cleaning industries.
In New Zealand we have partnered with Reynard Health Supplies as our distributor to provide customers with local sales and support.



Sterri-Matt® is an innovative product development company within the infection control space. Sterri-Matt® is well known for cutting edge brands such as Gienie Clinical®, Sterri-Off® and Sterri-Matt® Mattress sanitiser. Over the last couple of years Sterri-Matt® has been proud to collaborate with Hospital Clinical & Infection Control teams in Australia to developed the largest range of PPE organiser stations available in Australia & New Zealand. Designed to universally fit most PPE packaging. The PPE Organiser range features multi function units that can be used in a variety of areas, with a large range of optional add-ons, the Sterri-Matt® PPE Organisers meet infection control guidelines for all areas of Hospitals, Aged Care and allied health facilities. Sterri-Matt® products are now available throughout New Zealand. 07 808 3052

Terumo Australia Ltd

Terumo® is recognised worldwide for product innovation and outstanding quality. Terumo contributes to the health care of people in more than 160 countries worldwide. Terumo aims to provide you with all of the systems and solutions for the safe daily practices.

Terumo General Hospital Products include:

  • Terumo Needles
  • Syringes
  • VanishPoint® Retractable Syringes
  • Sharps Containers
  • Haemolance Plus® and Medlance Plus™ Safety Lancets
  • Insulin Syringes
  • SurGuard2™ Safety Needles
  • Intravenous Catheters
  • Surflo® and Surshield® Safety Winged Infusion Sets
  • Spinal Needles
  • Syringe Pumps
  • Extension Sets
  • Digital Thermometers


Tristel is the only company in the world to combine its proprietary chlorine dioxide formulation with innovative packaging for high-performance disinfection of medical devices.
Tristel Duo NCU is an intermediate-level disinfectant for non-critical ultrasound probes and equipment, proven effective in 30 seconds, and the only disinfectant that treats all parts of an ultrasound unit the same.
Tristel Duo OPH is an Instrument Grade High Level Disinfectant that meets the regulatory standards whilst ensuring the highest possible microbiological efficacy and material compatibility, and proven effective in two minutes.
Find out more on stand 15.

Waste Management

Waste Management is proudly the leading sharps safety and waste management service provider to the NZ healthcare sector. Waste Management provides an integrated service offering, expertise in understanding risk, regulations and compliance governing the healthcare sector. Exclusive distributors of the Daniels Sharpsmart reusable sharps system, which continues to provide best in market sharps management safety for healthcare staff.