What’s New at APIC

Highlights from #APIC2019

Relive the excitement from APIC’s 46th Annual Conference — or see what you missed (and plan to join us next year)! We’ve put together a highlight video that captures some of the great moments from Philadelphia. Watch it now and then pre-register for APIC 2020.
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AN IP’s Guide to Twitter

Have you been wanting to brush up on your social media skills before you arrive in Philadelphia for Annual Conference? Well now’s your chance. APIC’s Communications Committee Chair, Angela Vassallo provides a Twitter 101 and outlines the top ways social media can benefit IPs in this 2015 Prevention Strategist article. For more tips and tricks, don’t miss “Getting — and Staying — Social at #APIC2019” on Wednesday, June 12 in the APIC Live area of the Exhibit Hall in Philadelphia. 

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New IP recruitment video: Infection Preventionists Save Lives

APIC recently introduced a new recruitment video that can be used by anyone to introduce students, interns, staff, and administrators to the infection preventionist role.

We encourage you to share this in your organization and community and to let us know how you are using it to raise awareness about the role of the IP.

The video is available on our YouTube channel and also by clicking the link below:


A special thanks to the University of Maryland Medical Center IPC team for their invaluable assistance in the production and filming of this video!

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Hoffmann takes the helm at APIC

Karen Hoffmann, RN, MS, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC, an infection preventionist (IP) with three decades of experience in the field will serve as the 2019 president of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Hoffmann discussed some of the current issues and challenges facing IPs in the following interview with Hospital Infection Control & Prevention

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Prevention Strategist—Spring 2019



  • Capitol Comments: Is there something different about 2019?
  • Accreditation Focus Series: Teach them well—Education sterilization techs toward competency
  • Innovative program expands IP workforce
  • Diagnostic stewardship in the era of sensitive molecular laboratory tests
  • APIC Consensus Conference: Crafting a shared vision of the future of the infection preventionist

American Journal of Infection Control—June 2019


Public Policy Updates


Important Updates in June NHSN eNewsletter

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Joint Commission Revises Antimicrobial Stewardship Requirements for Ambulatory Care

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FDA Increases Safety Requirements for FMT

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