The 1990s

Timeline: 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s



  • The name of the association changed to the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, to better reflect the membership and their changing roles.
  • The APIC office was established in Washington, DC.
  • APIC hires first executive director.
  • APIC starts the Research Foundation to sponsor research studies and collaborate with academic investigators on projects that align with the association’s priorities.


  • The APIC Infection Control and Applied Epidemiology: Principles and Practice was published; this replaced the previous APIC Curriculum for Infection Control Practice. It is now known as the APIC Text.
  • APICList, now known as IP Talk, debuted.
  • APIC.org website launched.


  • APIC 25th anniversary celebrated.
  • APIC honored members of the original steering committee at the APIC 1997 Annual Conference in New Orleans.
  • The Certification Board of Infection Control added ‘and Epidemiology’ to its name.