Chicago EPI Intensive

 The EPI Intensive in Chicago is full right now. If you are interested in attending this course, please add yourself to the waitlist. Thank you very much.

Event Location: The Library and Conference Suites
Address: 190 South LaSalle Street, 40th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603

Event Description: This novice level course, designed for infection preventionists with 1-3 years of experience, provides intensive fundamental infection prevention training for healthcare professionals working in different practice settings. Over the course of four days, you will learn how to develop an effective infection prevention program to protect patients and comply with accrediting and regulatory requirements through evidenced-based best practices that reduce risk.

The course introduces the various roles and responsibilities of the infection preventionist. Areas of emphasis include how to prepare surveillance and risk assessment plans, regulatory compliance, and preventing transmission of infectious diseases. An experienced faculty team will deliver lectures of complex concepts taught in everyday language, facilitate smaller group activities, and lead question/answer sessions along with the sharing of experiences at the individual level. 

Upon completion of the full course, attendees will be able to:

  • Define the role of the IP in meeting standards or requirements   
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of microbiology
  • Describe the role of surveillance in the Infection Prevention and Control Program   
  • Describe practical applications of recommended practices that can be utilized by the IP in their surveillance program
  • Develop an infection prevention plan from risk assessment results

Click here to download the general course agenda

To register for this event, use the orange “Register” button located at the top of the page.

Please note: this event is funded by Illinois Department of Public Health, so you should not be asked for payment information during the registration process. If you experience any issues when registering, please contact Tanya Tanya Thabjan at

IMPORTANT: This event gives priority to Illinois-based healthcare professionals. If you found this page in error, please disregard.

Accreditation, Contact Hours and Evaluation

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

Contact Hours: Attendees will be able to earn between 26-27 contact hours for this activity, and can only be obtained through completion of the online evaluation.

Course evaluations will be available via an online link provided in course materials. All evaluations must be completed within 30 days. After satisfying all evaluation requirements, a certificate of completion will be available to print and/or for your records indicating contact hours.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by APIC or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. While APIC is approved to provide contact hours, APIC’s educational programs may be eligible for continuing education units from other accrediting bodies. Please contact the accrediting body for more information on eligibility requirements and submission instructions.

Click here to access course evaluations.

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