CHICA-Canada, the national infection prevention and control association,
brings its message of safe health care through infection prevention
and control to the Nation's capital in 2013.
Ottawa Convention Centre
June 1-5, 2013
For more on the very latest conference news click on updates below:
April 26, 2013 Update
April 1, 2013 Update
March 18, 2013 Update
3M Dinner Symposium, June 3rd - Information and ticket prices
Handouts will NOT be printed for distribution at the conference. Speakers have been asked to provide their handouts so they can be posted to the CHICA 2013 conference web pages before the conference. Please check this web site regularly to download any handouts of interest to you. Session slides will be presented in the language of the session. Go to handouts page.
Changes to Schedules Education Sessions
Please note the following changes to the program:
1. Dr. Martin Wale will present the Keynote Session, Thinking Differently About Infection Prevention and Control on Monday, June 3, 0830-0915. This will be followed by a panel session, 0915-1000, and then Thinking Differently – Next Steps, from 1030-1100.
2. Sir Liam Donaldson will now present his session on Global Patient Safety, the morning of Tuesday, June 4, 0830-0930.
3. Dr. Yves Longtin's session, Hand Hygiene – the 100% Solution will be presented on Monday, June 3rd at 1100.
4. The Public Health Agency of Canada will present a half-day workshop on the new Routine Practices Additional Precautions Education Tool on Sunday, June 2 (0830-1200).
CHICA-Canada is pleased to announce that Dr. Howard Njoo, Director General of the Public Health Agency of Canada will provide delegates with an update on the agency's activities on Tuesday, June 4th.
Interest Groups and Committee Meeting Schedule
The final schedule, with room allocations and final times, will be posted in the on-site Final Program. Don't forget to email us if you plan on attending the June 1st inaugural meeting of the Environmental Hygiene Interest Group.
Download schedule - Updated May 10, 2013
Facebook and Twitter
Follow @CHICACanada on Twitter. Tweets related to the conference can use #CHICACanada2013, and tweets of support for participants in the 8th Annual Run for IFIC can use #IFICRun2013.
Deb Canada has once again created a Facebook page for the IFIC Run. See it at http://on.fb.me/13ofb9j. Show your support for Braveheart, Slayer of Germs, as he makes his triumphant return this year! Join the group, share photos! Most importantly, generously sponsor a runner, and help CHICA-Canada and IFIC aid Infection Control Professionals in developing countries.
Added March 18, 2013.
A reminder to register to attend the upcoming 2013 CHICA-Canada National Education Conference (Ottawa, Ontario, June 1-5, 2013). The Early Bird deadline is May 10th.
2013 Registration Brochure and Second Call for Abstracts English version.
Dépliant d'inscription et deuxième demande de communications - 2013 (en français).
If you have an online CHICA Membership account, you may use this link to register for the conference using the same User ID and Password as your online membership account.
If you are a New User and do not have an existing online membership account, please register using this link
Registration Form - English version - Updated February 12, 2013
Registration Form - French version - Updated May 2, 2013
Session Choices Download in English Download in French - Updated May 8, 2013
The Westin Ottawa has been chosen as the headquarter hotel for the CHICA-Canada 2013 National Education Conference.
You Could Win A Free Hotel Stay!
You could win your stay at the Westin Ottawa! One lucky winner will be randomly chosen from the hotel guest list, and announced at the Closing Ceremonies, June 5th. Rooms at the Westin are going fast so make your reservations now. Mention the CHICA-Canada conference when making your reservations, to get the conference rate. Call 1-800-WESTIN-1 or link to their online reservation system through www.chica.org. Deadline for reservations is April 26, 2013. Some standard rooms ($222) may be sold out on certain nights. The next room rate level is $242.
Updated April 1, 2013.
Click here to go to Hotel Accommodations page.
8th Annual IFIC Run
Visit Deb Canada's Facebook page for the 8th Annual IFIC Run. Join, and share messages and photos! Sponsorship/pledge form available in the Registration Brochure for the 2013 National Education Conference Click here to go to Deb Canada's Facebook page.
Click here to go to 8th Annual IFIC Run page.
Delegates Insider Badge
Issued by Ottawa Tourism and provided to all delegates at the 2013 Conference.
Click here to view details in pdf format,
or view information on the Ottawa Tourism website.
Added February 7, 2013
Ask the Microbiology Expert!
Do you have a microbiology-related question about collection, results, analysis or other aspect?
Submit your pressing microbiology questions for the experts, Drs. Baldwin Toye and Marc Desjardins. One submission will receive a complimentary registration to the 2014 CHICA-Canada National Education Conference.
Submit questions to email@example.com. Deadline date: May 1, 2013.
CHICA Canada 2013 Conference Officechicacanada@mts.net