APIC Announcements

  • 07/13/2017

    Ready-made social media posts for you to share

    Are you looking for a way to contribute to the #infectionprevention conversation on social media? Do you need relevant posts to share with your followers? Are you looking for fresh content for your newsfeeds to raise your infection prevention profile? APIC has created a new webpage to house the social media posts and resources you need! All you have to do is copy, paste, and post!

  • 06/16/2017

    APIC honors its 2017 Heroes of Infection Prevention

    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced seven recipients of the Heroes of Infection Prevention Award, which honors infection preventionists who have successfully helped to reduce infection, raise awareness, and improve the health and well-being of patients, healthcare workers, and the public.

  • 06/13/2017

    APIC honors Florida infection prevention expert with its highest award

    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced that Stephen Streed, MS, CIC, FAPIC, system director of epidemiology/infection prevention at Lee Health in Fort Myers, Florida, will receive the prestigious Carole DeMille Achievement Award for his innovative contributions and commitment to education in infection control.

  • 06/13/2017

    Idaho hospital executive receives APIC’s Healthcare Administrator Award

    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has named Jodi Vanderpool, MBA, LNHA, CPPS, HACP, system vice president of quality operations at St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho, as recipient of the Healthcare Administrator Award.

  • 06/13/2017

    Columbia University nursing professor, health policy expert, receives APIC’s Distinguished Scientist Award

    Patricia Stone, PhD, RN, FAAN, Centennial Professor in health policy and director of the Center for Health Policy at Columbia University School of Nursing, will receive the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

  • 06/13/2017

    California infection control professional to be honored for distinguished service

    Linda Dickey, RN, MPH, CIC, FAPIC, senior director of quality, patient safety, and infection prevention, University of California, Irvine Healthcare, will receive the 2017 President’s Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

  • 06/05/2017

    New ASC Intensive courses now open for registration!

    Offering an intensive four days of training for healthcare professionals providing infection prevention oversight in surgical centers, pain clinics, endoscopy centers, and other ambulatory care practice settings, ASC Intensive debuts in Milwaukee, WI on August 14.

  • 05/31/2017

    Coming soon—an enhanced online learning experience

    APIC is in the process of launching a new online education experience that will incorporate course-level discussion boards, knowledge checks, an enhanced online learning transcript, and more! We are very excited about our new platform, but we will need some time to get everything up and running. Current and future participants...

  • 05/30/2017

    New resource of helpful forms, checklists, samples, and more

    Forms & Checklists for Infection Prevention, Volume 1 is a convenient compilation of infection prevention tools for key process and reporting activities. The forms, checklists, posters, policies...

  • 05/02/2017

    May 5 is World Hand Hygiene Day

    The World Health Organization's annual global call to action for health workers begins May 5. This year’s theme is “Fight antibiotic resistance—it's in your hands.” WHO urges the healthcare community to focus on the fight against antibiotic resistance in the context of hand hygiene and infection prevention and control programs. Learn more.

  • 04/28/2017

    Registration for the Infection Prevention Academy now open!

    The 2017 Academy takes place in San Antonio, TX the week of October 2 and offers top-level, hands-on novice training courses tailored to the acute or ambulatory care setting as well as an advanced course. NEW this year, a one-day certification prep course. 

  • 03/13/2017

    APIC & JCR release workbook to help healthcare professionals implement IPC programs

    To meet the needs of the ever-changing field of infection prevention, APIC, in partnership with Joint Commission Resources (JCR), has released The APIC/JCR Infection Prevention and Control Workbook, Third Edition. The APIC/JCR Workbook is designed to help infection preventionists (IPs) and their healthcare organizations implement evidence-based infection prevention and control (IPC) programs that can effectively reduce the risk of infection for patients, personnel, and visitors.

  • 03/09/2017

    APIC announces recipient of Graduate Student Award for infection prevention

    APIC today announced the recipient of the APIC Graduate Student Award (AGSA). An award of $5,000 was provided for a one-year period (January-December 2017). The recipient, Mary Jo Knobloch, MPH, received her degree from the University of Wisconsin (UW), School of Pharmacy, Social and Administrative Sciences, where she is pursuing her PhD. 

  • 03/08/2017

    Tap into your network │ Reap big rewards

    The APIC Member-Get-A-Member Campaign is an opportunity to encourage nonmember infection preventionists to join APIC. Each new member you recruit through April 30 puts you closer to one of three American Express gift card prizes...

  • 03/01/2017

    Sharpen your statistics skills— no travel necessary

    The Basic Statistics for Infection Preventionists online course addresses the role of statistics in infection prevention, provides steps in statistical analysis, and will teach you...

  • 02/16/2017

    EPI Intensive course now open in Richmond, VA and seven other states

    Novice IPs can learn what they need to know in just four days with EPI Intensive. Registration is now open in eight course locations: Richmond, VA; Des Moines, IA (closes February 17); New Orleans, LA; Fresno, CA;  Indianapolis, IN; Albany, NY; Milwaukee, WI; and Oahu, HI.

  • 02/15/2017

    The workbook you need to assess your current system

    The APIC/JCR Infection Prevention and Control Workbook, Third Edition is now in stock! This updated bestseller provides the tools you need to assess the risk and effectiveness of your current system, implement...

  • 02/14/2017

    APIC MegaSurvey provides foundational data about infection prevention profession

    Results from the APIC MegaSurvey, the largest-ever survey of the infection prevention workforce, describe the core activities and competencies of infection preventionists (IPs). The first in a series of articles based on the survey findings was recently published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC).

  • 02/13/2017

    APIC announces recipients of Heroes Implementation Research Scholar Award program

    APIC announces the 2017-2018 recipients of the Heroes Implementation Research Scholar Award program. Two $40,000 awards were granted for a 15-month project period (January 1, 2017 to March 30, 2018.) The recipients are: Eileen Carter, PhD, RN, and Misha Huang, MD.

  • 02/06/2017

    New York State infection prevention expert to serve as 2017 APIC president

    Linda R. Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, FAPIC, infection prevention manager at Highland Hospital in Rochester, New York, will serve as 2017 president of the APIC. “We are pleased that Linda will lead our association as 2017 president,” said APIC Chief Executive Officer Katrina Crist, MBA, CAE.