A/Prof Eugene Athan, FRACP


The Healthcare Infection Control Special Interest Group (HICSIG) provides a forum for ASID members that have clinical and/or research interests in infection prevention & control and/or antimicrobial stewardship.


Strategic focus

HICSIG members participate in relevant public policy development and national initiatives. HICSIG closely collaborates with the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control on Infection Prevention & Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship issues and initiatives, where possible developing joint position statements and guidelines.

Information exchange

HICSIG promotes the exchange of infomation and ideas among physicians and others with a special interest in infection prevention & control and antimicrobial stewardship.


HICSIG provides further education on infection prevention & control and antimicrobial stewardship through the organisation of annual meetings, symposia at the annual ASID scientific meeting, newsletters and web updates. It fosters publication of scientific proceedings and other materials including reviews and clinical guidelines.


HICSIG fosters and promotes collaborative research among group member institutions. It aims to highlight existing and new research opportunities in the field of infection prevention & control and antimicrobial stewardship.

HICSIG Membership

HICSIG membership is open to all financial members of ASID. Full and Associate ASID members can opt to be HICSIG members by sending an email to HICSIG Secretary, Caroline Marshall via the ASID office at admin@asid.net.au.

HICSIG Business

Office bearers from June 2013:

Eugene Athan (Convenor)
Caroline Marshall (Secretary)
HICSIG Steering Committee from June 2013

For enquiries, please contact Eugene Athan on eugene@barwonhealth.org.au
or John Ferguson (immediate past Convenor) on John.Ferguson@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

HICSIG general meetings and presentations

ASID 2013, Canberra
ASID 2012, Fremantle Perth
ASID 2011, Lorne, Victoria

HICSIG Wiki Resource

Please note: the web location of this resource has changed. The URL www.hicsiganz.org also points to the wiki at its new location.

This has an extensive range of reference material and news items archived over 5 years. Considerable effort is expended to ensure that all international developments in the field are noted. ASID members are welcome to contribute to the management of the Wiki and its content. Please contact John Ferguson.