APIC Announcements

  • 01/07/2014

    APIC publishes new guide for infection prevention in long-term care facilities

    To help long-term care facilities create and implement comprehensive infection prevention programs, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has published the Infection Preventionist’s Guide to Long-Term Care

  • 12/20/2013

    APIC 2014 conference registration open

    Registration and housing for the 2014 Annual Conference, in Anaheim, CA, June 7-9, is now open. The APIC 2014 website offers important information, such as the conference schedule, key dates, hotel information, and more. Take advantage of early registration and save $100.

  • 12/02/2013

    Implement a comprehensive long-term care infection prevention program… now!

    Special introductory offer for the newly published Infection Preventionist’s Guide to Long-Term Care. Developed by a team of LTC experts, this resource presents a comprehensive approach to developing a facility-based infection prevention program, including numerous practical tips and clinical advice for successful implementation. 

  • 12/02/2013

    APIC 2014—submit your abstract by December 16

    Submit today - only two weeks left to submit an abstract for APIC’s 41st Annual Conference. All proposals must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. PST, Monday, December 16, 2013. 

  • 11/12/2013

    Nominate a deserving colleague for a 2014 APIC Award

    Six award and recognition programs spotlight the profession’s most distinguished and accomplished clinicians for their contributions to the field of infection prevention, advancement of the vision and mission of APIC, volunteer service, innovative administration, chapter excellence, and chapter leadership. 

  • 11/07/2013

    70 years of antibiotics - webinar on November 20

    Learn how World War II, a famous Boston fire, and a historic football game all played a role in making penicillin the "miracle drug." Fast forward to 2013—we now have a wide variety of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and no new antibiotics, despite essentially untreatable bacterial infections.

    Register now for From Tragedy to Triumph to Trepidation: Antibiotics at Age 70 - this webinar will be led by Stephen M. Brecher, PhD, Director of Microbiology at the Boston VA Healthcare System. 

  • 11/06/2013

    2014 Infection Prevention Training - registration open for Orlando

    Build the skills you need to develop an infection prevention program that effectively protects patients. Expert speakers, knowledgeable attendees, and an interactive environment make these foundational infection prevention courses a necessity for every healthcare professional.

    EPI® 101, EPI® 201, and Infection Prevention for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) will be held in September in Orlando, FL. Make plans to attend now.

  • 10/18/2013

    APIC elections close October 18 - don't wait to cast your vote!

    It’s not too late to cast your vote in this year’s elections. Please email Barbara Long at blong@apic.org if you need to have your unique election credentials resent to you via email. APIC members in the Active and Lifetime membership categories are eligible to vote. The online elections will close at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday, October 18, 2013. 

  • 09/30/2013

    APIC announces Competency Advancement Assistance program recipients

    More than 50 APIC members have been selected as recipients of the 2013 Competency Advancement Assistance (CAA) program. The CAA program awards grants to cover costs associated with obtaining the Certification in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC®) credential. APIC thanks its Strategic Partners for their generous and unrestricted support for this program.

    Certification shows a commitment to best practices in infection prevention and control and improved patient care. We salute our CAA recipients and wish them the best of luck on their journey to certification!

  • 09/16/2013

    IIPW webinar on October 22 to feature global hand hygiene expert

    APIC will celebrate International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), with a special webinar on October 22 featuring international hand hygiene expert, Professor Didier Pittet, MD, MS. Professor Pittet will present on the World Health Organization's First Global Patient Safety Challenge, Clean Care is Safer Care. Register today for this free webinar. 

  • 08/28/2013

    Gear Up for International Infection Prevention Week 2013

    International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 20-26, is fast approaching. Are you prepared? Spread the word about infection prevention with IIPW logo merchandise.

  • 07/22/2013

    APIC 2013 Annual Conference video highlights

    Couldn’t attend the APIC 2013 Annual Conference? Attended and want to relive the experience? Watch the 40th anniversary opening plenary session in its entirety or just your favorite sections on the APIC 2013 video page

  • 07/15/2013

    New resource: Infection prevention in ambulatory care during disasters

    Infection Prevention for Ambulatory Care Centers during Disasters, is now available as a free online download. Created and revised by the APIC Emergency Preparedness Committee, this document provides infection prevention recommendations and resources for the development of an emergency management plan that includes operational expansion in the event of patient surges. 

  • 06/25/2013

    Deadline extended: HHS-APIC-SHEA 2013 Partnership in Prevention Award

    Deadline extended until July 15: Partnership in Prevention Award. Do you know a team of prevention leaders in the U.S. acute care community who have achieved wide-scale reductions and progress toward the elimination of targeted healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)? The 2013 Partnership in Prevention Award will highlight the work of a hospital that achieved sustainable improvements based on the concepts of the “National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Roadmap to Elimination.” The award winner will be announced during International Infection Prevention Week (October 20-26, 2013). Application deadline: July 15, 2013.

  • 06/07/2013

    Safe Injection Practices get star attention in healthcare settings

    CDC’s One & Only Campaign is winner of 2013 APIC Film Festival 

    A video depicting an animated man’s harrowing experience with the healthcare system, including an avoidable unsafe injection, is the grand prize winner of the third annual Film Festival at the 40th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The video was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC) as part of their One & Only Campaign to raise awareness among patients and healthcare providers about safe injection practices.

  • 06/05/2013

    APIC honors its infection prevention heroes

    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced 12 recipients of the Heroes of Infection Prevention Award, which honors infection preventionists who have successfully reduced infection, raised awareness, and improved the health and well-being of patients, healthcare workers, and the public.

  • 06/05/2013

    Elaine Larson receives Distinguished Scientist Award from APIC

    Elaine Larson, PhD, RN, FAAN, CIC, of New York, N.Y., was named the first recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). 

  • 06/05/2013

    Michigan health professional receives award for outstanding service, dedication to infection prevention profession

    Candace Friedman, BS, MT (ASCP), MPH, CIC of Ann Arbor, Mich., will be named the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Carole DeMille Achievement Award by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). 

  • 06/05/2013

    Los Angeles CEO receives APIC’s Healthcare Administrator Award

    John Calderone, PhD, Chief Executive Officer at Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles, Ca., was named the recipient of the fourth annual Healthcare Administrator Award, presented by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). 

  • 06/01/2013

    Information about the New England Journal of Medicine 'REDUCE MRSA' trial

    Given the study that was published on 5/29/13 in the New England Journal of Medicine titled "Targeted vs. Universal Decontamination to Prevent ICU infection," which has received wide media coverage, you may receive inquiries about infection prevention policies, practices, and rates of MRSA in your facility. APIC has prepared a backgrounder on the study and other helpful information. In addition, Edward Septimus, MD, will present results of the REDUCE MRSA trial at the APIC 40th Annual Conference in Fort Lauderdale. Plan to attend live or listen via the conference proceedings: Sunday, June 9, Plenary Session, 8-9 a.m., “Horizontal vs. vertical interventions in prevention of healthcare-associated infections.”