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APIC Announcements

  • 02/23/2016

    Novice, advanced, acute care or ASC - Spring Academy

    Whether you are a novice or advanced IP, or located in an acute care facility or an ambulatory surgery center, you owe it to yourself, your patients, and your team to invest in top-level training. If you have not yet registered for Spring Academydon’t miss your opportunity to save!

  • 02/02/2016

    Updated safe injection practices position paper

    APIC updated the position paper: Safe injection, infusion, and medication vial practices in health care (2016), which replaces the previous 2010 paper. This position paper provides guidance on best practices for infection preventionists and other HCP.

  • 02/01/2016

    APIC announces new 'Fellows' program

    APIC today announced the Advanced Designation Program, which will recognize exemplary APIC members with status as a Fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (FAPIC). Fellow of APIC status is a distinction of honor for infection preventionists who are not only advanced practitioners of infection prevention practice, but also leaders within the field.

  • 02/01/2016

    CLABSI Implementation Guide - download available

    Download your complimentary copy of the new CLABSI Implementation Guide. It outlines core practices for prevention efforts, and demonstrates application through tools and resources. Dissemination of this free resource is supported by BD, a long-standing APIC Strategic Partner.

  • 01/15/2016

    Construction & Renovation Webinar on Jan 20 - Register now!

    The first 2016 webinar is next Wednesday, January 20. Register now for Construction and Renovation in Healthcare Facilities: Beyond the Basics

  • 01/13/2016

    Distinguished HAI public policy and patient safety advocate to serve as 2016 APIC president

    APIC is pleased to welcome Susan A. Dolan, RN, MS, CIC, as 2016 APIC president. Ms. Dolan is a hospital epidemiologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, in Aurora, CO. Ms. Dolan has contributed to advocacy, clinical practice, education, and research in the field of infection prevention for more than 20 years.

  • 12/29/2015

    APIC Text Online gets a makeover

    The new and improved APIC Text Online (ATO) platform is easier to use, with enhanced navigation and search capability, so you can find information fast.

  • 12/03/2015

    Active shooter situations—Vital information for IPs

    Recent events of gun violence have demonstrated that an active shooter situation can happen anywhere and at any time. APIC Emergency Preparedness Committee Member Tonya Wagner, RN, has written an article in the winter issue of APIC’s Prevention Strategist magazine that highlights strategies for healthcare facilities to reduce the loss of lives in active shooter situations.

  • 12/02/2015

    APIC 2015 ePoster Gallery—Free member access

    The ePoster Gallery from APIC's 2015 Annual Conference is now online. If you missed seeing the research on display or want to revisit key abstracts, be sure to check out the ePoster Gallery, now available to APIC members. Access to this gallery of more than 100 posters is complimentary to APIC members thanks to an unrestricted educational grant from Ecolab.

  • 12/01/2015

    How you can support relevant research

    APIC is committed to research that helps infection preventionists make clinically relevant and meaningful improvements to patient safety. The APIC MegaSurvey: State of the IP Profession is just one initiative supported by member contributions to the APIC Research Fund. Contribute today. 

  • 12/01/2015

    APIC 2016 registration and housing is now open

    We are pleased to announce registration for the 43rd Annual Conference, June 11-13, 2016 in Charlotte, NC is now open. Be inspired by innovative thought leaders, amazed by the exhibit hall, and motivated by the science and implementation best practices found in more than 80 sessions. 

     

  • 11/12/2015

    2016 APIC Awards—Recognize our profession’s finest by November 30

    The nomination deadline has been extended to November 30. Please use this extended deadline to help recognize the commitment and achievements of our profession’s most distinguished and accomplished clinicians worldwide.

  • 10/30/2015

    APIC 2015 Annual Business Meeting

    The APIC Annual Business Meeting took place on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 4 p.m. (ET). We’ve moved this meeting to a virtual format to allow more APIC members to participate. Details regarding how to log-in to the virtual meeting or dial-in to participate by phone were provided to members under separate cover. All APIC members were eligible to participate in the business meeting.

  • 10/28/2015

    Results of 2016 APIC election

    APIC congratulates its newly elected 2016 officers, directors, and members of the Nominating and Awards Committee.

  • 10/02/2015

    APIC 2016 Opening Plenary Speaker - Author of Freakonomics

    APIC is pleased to announce that the opening plenary keynote speaker for APIC 2016 is Stephen J. Dubner—best-known as the award-winning co-author of the book Freakonomics. Join us in Charlotte, NC next June and find out how infection preventionists can “think like freaks” to get doctors and nurses to wash their hands. 

  • 09/22/2015

    Take the ‘Pledge’ during IIPW to prevent infections, encourages APIC

    While rates of many healthcare-associated infections continue to decline, the importance of involving patients and healthcare professionals in the prevention of infections remains at an all-time high. To mark International Infection Prevention Week (#IIPW), which occurs October 18-24, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is encouraging consumers and healthcare professionals to take a pledge to actively engage in infection prevention. Thank you to our IIPW Corporate Champions.

  • 09/17/2015

    Registration open - Basic Statistics Virtual Learning Lab

    Learn about the role of statistics in infection prevention, steps in statistical analysis, and how to directly apply your new skills with commonly used tools in this four-week online course running Oct 26 - Nov 16.

  • 09/16/2015

    New Graduate Student Award accepting applications

    The new APIC Graduate Student Award supports research that advances infection prevention and evidence-based implementation science. Learn more and apply by the November 2 application deadline.

  • 08/24/2015

    October dates for EPI® Intensive in Puerto Rico and Billings, MT

    Registration is open for EPI® Intensive in San Juan, PR, October 5-9 and Billings, MT, October 26-30. Early registrants receive discounted rates.  

  • 08/10/2015

    Call for volunteers

    APIC is currently seeking volunteers to serve on committees for terms beginning January 2016. Committee members are approved by the APIC Board of Directors and serve 3-year terms.