Keynote Speaker – Dr Vineet Chopra MBBS

Sponsored by IVNNZ Inc. Corporate Member Teleflex

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Research Scientist, Patient Safety Enhancement Program, Research Scientist, Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor VA Medical Center 

Dr. Chopra is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Research Scientist at the University of Michigan Health System.

Dr. Chopra’s research is dedicated to improving the safety of hospitalized patients through prevention of hospital-acquired complications. His recent work focuses on identifying and preventing infectious and non-infectious complications from vascular access devices, with a particular emphasis on PICCs.

Dr. Chopra has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and is the recipient of numerous research awards, including the 2016 Society of Hospital Medicine Award for Research Excellence.



Invited Speaker – Dr Cathryn Murphy PhD

Sponsored by IVNNZ Inc. Corporate Member Becton Dickinson 

Dr Cathryn Murphy PhD is an infection prevention expert who has enjoyed more than 25 years’ experience working in senior positions with governments, professional associations and clinicians around the world. Cath is an Associate Editor of The American Journal of Infection Control and a Past-President of the Association For Professionals In Infection Control and Epidemiology Inc (APIC). She is APIC’s 2015 Carol de Mille Award recipient.

After completing her PhD Cath worked at the USA Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That experience well prepared her for ongoing work with the World Health Organization during the 2003 SARs outbreak, as a consultant to the Vietnamese government and as a trainer to the WHO’s Global Outreach and Response Network. Since 2009 she has been an invited member of the WHO’s International Health Regulations (IHR) Roster of Experts.

As an independent consultant at Infection Control Plus since 2004 Cath has provided insight and strategic solutions to clinical, professional and commercial clients globally. She is widely published and well known for her frank and fearless presentations.