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Session: Meet-the-Professor Session: Long-Term Care and Infection Prevention: It's Another World
Thursday, October 9, 2014: 7:00 AM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 107-AB
Lindsay Nicolle, MD, FIDSA, University of Manitoba Health Sciences Center, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Dr. Lindsay Nicolle is Professor of Internal Medicine and Medical Microbiology at the University of Manitoba and Consultant in Adult Infectious Diseases at the Health Sciences Centre and Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. She was Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Manitoba and Director, Medical Program of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority from 1996 to 2001, and has over 15 years experience directing infection control programs at tertiary care teaching hospitals in Winnipeg and Calgary. She was the founding Editor and remained Editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology for the first 20 years of publication. During a sabbatical at the World Health Organization in 2001, she participated in development of the Global Strategy for Antimicrobial Resistance. Dr. Nicolle was chair of the Health Canada Nosocomial Infections Steering Committee from 1994 to 2005 and has participated in other Health Canada Committees including those addressing pandemic influenza planning, SARS, and West Nile virus. Other contributions include past President of the Canadian Infectious Diseases Society, previous member of the Boards of the Community and Hospital Infection Control Association and the Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation, and previous co-chair and founder of the Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program. Dr. Nicolle has also served as chair of the Long Term Care Committee and Annual Meeting Planning Committee and secretary of the Society of Health Care Epidemiology of America and as a member of the American Society of Microbiology ICAAC Program Planning Committee. She presently chairs the Expert Advisory Committee on Blood Regulation of Health Canada, and is a member of the Canadian Expert Drug Advisory Committee. Dr. Nicolle’s research interests have been in urinary tract infection, hospital acquired infections and infections in the elderly, and she has published extensively on these topics. She has contributed to development of many national and international position papers, consensus documents and practice guidelines addressing urinary tract infection and other infectious diseases as well as infection control in health care.

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