Research Awards

APIC showcases the most significant scientific abstracts during the Annual Conference and recognizes the achievements of researchers and infection preventionists whose studies and presentations advance the practice. Watch a video highlighting our APIC 2019 Research Award Recipients!

Blue Ribbon Abstract Award

Awarded to a limited number of abstracts based on the scientific and/or educational quality of the abstract.

New Investigator Abstract Award

Recognizes the excellent work of members who are new to the research field.

William A. Rutala Abstract Award

Awarded to the best abstract presented during the conference on disinfection, sterilization, or antisepsis.

Best International Abstract Award

This award spotlights research within the international healthcare community.

Implementation Science Abstract Award

This award recognizes an abstract that promotes the integration of research findings and evidence into health care policy and practice.

APIC-AJIC Award for Publication Excellence

The award for publication excellence recognizes an author who has published an article in the American Journal of Infection Controlwhich was widely read and cited during the previous year.

View Our 2019 Award Recipients