APIC Announcements

  • 11/08/2018

    Information on Acute Flaccid Myelitis

    You might have heard recently in the news about a polio-like illness that is cropping up across the United States. This illness is called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). To date, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been 219 reports of possible cases with 80 cases of AFM confirmed. The CDC also reports that there are 25 states with confirmed cases of AFM. The CDC has resources for clinicians as well as families on the signs, symptoms, and treatment of this illness.

  • 11/07/2018

    Certification: The Defining Difference

    APIC has launched its Certification: The Defining Difference campaign. This state-based legislative effort encourages new infection preventionists (IPs) to become certified in infection control. APIC is in the process of promoting this legislation in state legislatures. Learn more

  • 10/30/2018

    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!

  • 10/22/2018

    APIC Annual Business Meeting

    APIC's Annual Business Meeting is being held on Thursday, November 1 at 5 PM (ET). We've moved this meeting to a virtual format to allow more APIC members to participate. All APIC members are eligible to participate in the business meeting. Questions regarding the meeting should be directed to Barbara Long, senior director for governance and executive affairs at blong@apic.org. Register now and access the meeting materials.

  • 10/11/2018

    Hurricane and flooding resources

    Access flood and hurricane infection prevention information

  • 09/11/2018

    International Infection Prevention Week 2018

    International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) is finally here! Are you ready to celebrate all the hard work you have put in this year?The 2018 IIPW theme is Protecting Patients Everywhere, and APIC has planned activities to celebrate this important public awareness initiative. Follow APIC on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date content.

  • 07/31/2018

    APIC and SHEA CEOs pen Op-Eds aimed at C-suite

    APIC CEO Katrina Crist, MBA, CAE, and SHEA CEO Eve Humphreys, MBA, CAE, jointly authored a series of Op-Eds to raise awareness of the need for institutional support from hospital leadership for infection prevention and control and antimicrobial stewardship programs.

  • 06/06/2018

    South Carolina infection control professional to be honored for distinguished service

    Connie Steed, MSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, corporate director, Infection Prevention Department, Greenville Health System, will receive the 2018 President’s Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The award, which will be presented at APIC’s 45th Annual Conference, June 13-15, in Minneapolis, Minnesota is given to an individual who has made major contributions to the profession of infection prevention and control (IPC) through service within APIC.

  • 06/06/2018

    Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Vice President receives APIC’s Healthcare Administrator Award

    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has named Cindy Barnard, PhD, MBA, MSJS, vice president of quality for Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in Chicago, Illinois, the recipient of the Healthcare Administrator Award. The award, which will be presented at APIC’s 45th Annual Conference, June 13-15, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, recognizes the pivotal role that healthcare leaders play in establishing an organizational culture that enables and supports infection prevention and control (IPC) efforts.

  • 06/05/2018

    Thomas Jefferson University nursing professor receives APIC’s Distinguished Scientist Award

    Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, CIC, FAAN, FSHEA, FAPIC, Professor at the Thomas Jefferson University College of Nursing in Philadelphia, will receive the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the science of infection prevention and control (IPC) as determined by the APIC Research Committee, the award will be presented at APIC’s 45th Annual Conference, June 13-15, in Minneapolis. 

  • 06/05/2018

    APIC honors West Virginia infection prevention expert with its highest award

    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced that Teresa “Terrie” Lee, RN, MS, MPH, CIC, FAPIC, Director of Infection Prevention and Employee Health at Charleston Area Medical Center, will receive the prestigious Carole DeMille Achievement Award for her innovative contributions and exceptional leadership in infection control. The award, which will be presented during the opening session at APIC’s 45th Annual Conference, June 13-15 in Minneapolis, is given annually to an infection preventionist who best exemplifies the ideals of Carole DeMille, a pioneer in the field of infection prevention and control.

  • 05/25/2018

    APIC Text Online: New coverage on C. difficile

    A subscription to APIC Text Online provides instant access to 123 chapters of regularly updated guidelines, regulations, clinical standards, research, and best practices. In the newly updated Clostridium difficile chapter...

  • 05/25/2018

    Comply with federal and state regulations

    2018 Infection Prevention Academy
    October 1-7 in Detroit, MI

    This annual event offers expert instruction for the acute, ambulatory, and long-term care practice settings, professional networking with hundreds of attendees, the opportunity to visit an exhibit hall of select industry leaders, and a one-day certification preparatory course. Attend to get the tools you need to shape an effective infection prevention program...

  • 05/24/2018

    New! Online EPI® Education Series

    The EPI 101 and 102 online series provides foundational training for novice practitioners on IPC fundamentals (microbiology 101; cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization; surveillance and regulatory compliance). These online courses provide...

  • 05/24/2018

    Hear your colleagues share what APIC membership means to them

    APIC membership connects you with the benefits, resources, and networks that address your on-the-job challenges and keeps you at the forefront of infection prevention and control. Watch this short video...

  • 04/26/2018

    Joint statement on ear and hair covering

    In February 2018, APIC President, Janet Haas, APIC Immediate Past President, Linda Greene, and APIC CEO, Katrina Crist, participated in a collaborative meeting involving seven national organizations representing surgery, nursing, anesthesia, infection prevention, and patient safety. The purpose of the meeting was to better understand the basis for hair and ear covering recommendations in nationally accepted guidelines, particularly the CDC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) and Association for peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN) guidelines. 

  • 04/25/2018

    Research webinar series (member-only benefit)

    Promoting and facilitating the development of scientific research to prevent infection is one of the five goals in APIC’s Strategic Plan 2020. To support this objective, APIC has organized the Research Education Series exclusively for APIC members. Tthe five-part on-demand webinar series...

  • 04/04/2018

    APIC announces recipient of Graduate Student Award for infection prevention

  • 03/05/2018

    Updated guide to clinically important bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses

    The newly updated Ready Reference for Microbes, 4th edition is now available. This handy spiral-bound reference describes clinically important bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses, and...

  • 02/21/2018

    Next stops for EPI® and ASC Intensives

    The EPI® and ASC Intensive programs teach you what you need to know about infection prevention for your practice setting. Class size is limited to encourage interactive learning, group discussions...