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Palmerston North to host infection control conference.

THE EDITOR of the American Journal of Infection Control, nursing professor Elaine Larson, is the keynote speaker at this year's national infection control conference. Larson is the Professor of Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Research and Associate Dean of Research at the Columbia University School of Nursing. She will give a keynote address and host a workshop entitled "Moving your epidemiologic projects to publication". She will also present a paper on the relative impact of hand hygiene on health care associated infections.

Organised by NZNO's Division of Infection Control Nurses, the conference will be held in Palmerston North from August 18-20.

Other guest speakers at the conference include clinical director of the Daniels Corporation, Illinois, Chicago, Terry Grimmond, who will speak on international trends in sharp injury prevention and on clinical waste. Medical microbiologist at MedLab Central in Palmerston North, Jane Parker, will co-host a workshop on antimicrobial resistance and give a paper entitled "What do you do with normal flora?" Other speakers include division chair Karen Davis, Waikato Hospital infection control nurse Carol Jarvis and NZNO professional nursing adviser Faith Roberts.

The conference has been divided into presentations for beginner to intermediate practitioners and for intermediate to advanced practitioners.

For further information and to register, contact conference convenor, 18 Snowdon Ave, Palmerston North, ph 06 357 8182; email:
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Date:May 1, 2004
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