Washington, May 5, 2015 – Nearly 5,000 healthcare professionals focused on infection prevention will gather in Nashville, Tennessee June 27-29 for the 42nd Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) to discuss lessons learned from the Ebola crisis and measles outbreak, hear from leading experts, and share best practices to address emerging infection prevention and control issues. Don't miss your chance to register as press.
APIC and SHEA statement on FDA proposed rule on safety and effectiveness of healthcare antiseptic products
Washington, April 30, 2015 – The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) issued the following statement in response to release of a proposed rule by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relative to healthcare antiseptic products.
APIC needs your help picking a slogan for its 2015 Infection Prevention and You campaign.
The goal of this year’s campaign is to help stimulate a two-way conversation between patients and healthcare providers about hand hygiene’s role in patient safety. The top slogans will be displayed on posters/buttons/fliers in healthcare facilities that could help both patients and healthcare providers feel comfortable talking about hand hygiene.
Take our poll to pick your top three favorite slogans by May 7.
Early registration for the APIC Annual Conference in Nashville ends soon!
Only at APIC 2015 will you have the opportunity to network with nearly 5,000 infection prevention professionals, take part in 100+ educational sessions and preconference workshops featuring leading experts, and watch the demonstrations in the largest exhibit hall dedicated to infection prevention.
See you in Nashville!
Washington, DC, March 27, 2015—Today the Administration released a comprehensive plan that identifies critical actions to be taken by key Federal departments and agencies to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria outlines steps for implementing the National Strategy on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and addressing the policy recommendations of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report on Combating Antibiotic Resistance.
Creating bridges between infection prevention and other disciplines
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announces the 2015-2016 recipients of the Heroes Implementation Research Scholar Award program. Two awards of up to $50,000 each were granted for a project period from January 1, 2015 to March 30, 2016.
A new course that compresses infection prevention fundamentals into a 5-day interactive intensive learning experience. Perfect for the novice level infection preventionist and individuals planning on obtaining or renewing their CIC®.
Both the Health Affairs blog (“How the Ebola crisis could help save 75,000 patients”) and Modern Healthcare (“Ebola focus may have hurt preparedness for other outbreaks”) featured articles recently quoting APIC leaders about the need for properly resourced infection prevention programs to effectively protect patients and healthcare workers from infection threats.
Join experts from the CDC, University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Texas at Dallas, and Trinity Health this June in Nashville to hear how the Ebola episode can convince leaders about the value of infection prevention preparedness.
The application period for the 2015 APIC Awards has been reopened. Please use this extended opportunity to spotlight the commitment and achievements of our profession’s most distinguished and accomplished clinicians worldwide.
Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, CIC, FAAN, associate professor at the Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing in Philadelphia, Pa., will serve as 2015 president of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
Registration is open for the 2015 Infection Prevention Academy, which now features two 1-day workshops in addition to the EPI 101, EPI 102, and ASC courses. The Spring Academy will be held March 16-21 in Seattle, WA.
Download the AC 2015 Education Preview, a PDF document offering a sneak peek at more than 80 confirmed sessions and the pre-conference workshops at the 42nd Annual Conference this June in Nashville,TN. Register now and receive discounted advance rates.
APIC proudly recognizes members who have gone “above and beyond,” volunteering their time and expertise to help control the spread of Ebola in the U.S. and West Africa. Check out our Ebola Recognition Wall.
Submit your infection prevention video for APIC 2015 Film Festival for a chance to win a complimentary full conference registration to APIC 2015.
HHS, APIC, and SHEA honor 2014 Partnership in Prevention Award recipient for healthcare-associated infection prevention
Washington, DC, November 21, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) today recognized the University of Vermont Medical Center with the 2014 Partnership in Prevention Award for achieving sustainable improvements toward eliminating healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
Congratulations to APIC's newly elected 2015 officers, directors, and new members of the Nominating and Awards Committee.
Joint Statement: Leading infectious disease medical societies oppose quarantine for asymptomatic healthcare personnel traveling from West Africa
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (PIDS), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) and the Center for Global Health Policy remain opposed to mandatory quarantines being imposed on asymptomatic healthcare workers returning from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa.
APIC Communications Committee Chair Carol McLay, DrPH, RN, CIC, is currently volunteering in Sierra Leone to assist in the Ebola infection prevention and control effort. She has started a blog to document her experience there. Read it here.
APIC opposes mandatory quarantines for healthcare personnel returning from Ebola care in West Africa
APIC issued a media statement in which it opposed mandatory quarantines that have been imposed by three states for healthcare workers returning from Ebola care in West Africa.