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IPAC Simcoe Muskoka (IPAC SM) 

Chapter Education

NOTE: Most presentations are posted in the Members Area of this website. Contact the chapter webmaster for username and password to access this area.

2018 Education:

  • May 18, 2018
    • Chemicals, Machines, Technology and Guidance Documents: Key insights on Disinfectants Selection.

2016 Education:

  • February 22, 2016
    • New PHO Website Resources!
  • May 13, 2016
    • Don't Tweet Around the Bush!
  • August , 2016
    • What does it take to get people to change? Understanding motivation and influence
  • November 18, 2016
    • N95 Respirator vs Surgical Mask Clinical Data: Informing respiratory protection policy

IPAC Simcoe Muskoka Education Day 2016: Dine and Learn

IPAC Simcoe Muskoka held its second annual education day on September 27, 2016.  This was also our chapter's 5th anniversary so we wanted to celebrate in style!  A lovely hot buffet and great networking accompanied the amazing education sessions for the evening.

IPAC SM would like to thank our industry sponsors:

  • The Clorox Company
  • DebMed
  • Hygiene Performance Solutions
  • Process Cleaning Solutions Inc.
  • Surface Medical Inc.
  • HandyMetrics Corporation
  • PriMed Canada Inc.
  • STERIS Corporation
  • Benefect
  • Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
  • Pinchin Ltd.
  • Medco Equipment Inc.
  • Medela


  • How will I know?...Is this an IPAC Lapse?
  • Tweet, Gram, Poke: Is Social Media Here to Stay?
  • The Nitty Gritty of Environmental Cleaning

2015 Education:

  • ​Influenza: An Honest Conversation (Dr. Giulio DiDiodato) 

2014 Education:

  • January 17, 2014: Nocospray Presentation
  • March 21, 2014: Environmental Warfare: Enlisting Nursing and Clinical Staff as our FIRST Line of Defense (Nicole Kenny, Virox Technologies)
  • May 9, 2014: Creating Policies and Procedures that Work (Colleen Nisbett)

IPAC Simcoe Muskoka Education Day 2014

IPAC Simcoe Muskoka held its first annual education day on April 9, 2014 with a focus on IPAC for Rest and Retirement Homes. Engaging infection control professionals from several different health care sectors in Simcoe Muskoka provided valuable information and education on a variety of topics including RHRA, Influenza, MRSA, VRE, Tuberculosis, Group A Strep and Emerging Pathogens. The participants enjoyed a PPE fashion show and ended the day with an open discussion on their rest and retirement home IPAC challenges.

IPAC SM would like to thank our exhibitors for attending:

  • Intersteam Technologies
  • ARJO Huntleigh Canada Inc.
  • Process Cleaning Solutions
  • Swish Maintenance Limited
  • Metrex Research
  • AMG Medical Inc
  • Classic Care Pharmacy
  • Virox Technologies Inc.


  • Infection Prevention and Control Core Competencies
  • Retirement Homes Act - an Overview
  • Influenza and Outbreaks


2013 Education:

  • March 6, 2013 – Ministry of Labour IPAC Consultant speaks about Infection Control responsibilities from an Occupational Health and Ministry of Labour perspective.
  • May 17, 2013 - Bernie Siedlecki from Pinchin Environmental Ltd presenting on the IPAC implications when there is Renovation in an Occupied Health Care Setting.
  • September 20, 2013
    • Presentation: Tuberculosis in Simcoe Muskoka - Community Perspective
      [Helen Twigg, Public Health Nurse]