EPI® 101 – Fall

EPI 101: The Fundamentals of Infection Surveillance, Prevention and Control
Disney Yacht & Beach Club Resort, Orlando, FL
September 12-14, 2016

Course Description

EPI® 101: The Fundamentals of Infection Surveillance, Prevention and Control course learning activities will prepare Infection Preventionists in any practice setting. An experienced faculty team will provide lectures of concepts; facilitate smaller group activities; as well as question/answers time along with sharing of experiences at the individual level. 

  • Discussion of the various roles and responsibilities of the Infection Preventionist
  • Development of your leadership skills and your role in your organization to enhance performance improvement and patient safety activities
  • Basic epidemiology of infectious diseases, including infectious disease of special interest to the Infection Preventionist 
  • How to handle employee exposure to infectious diseases
  • Basic concepts of microbiology 
  • Case studies that apply standard surveillance definitions for CLABSI, CAUTI, VAP/VAE, SSI and Lab ID events
  • Hands on experience conducting an infection prevention risk assessment 
  • Review of regulatory requirements that impact infection prevention

Course Faculty

Lynn Slonim Fine PhD, MPH, CIC, FACIP
Infection Prevention Program
University of Rochester Medical Center

Lynn Fine has been involved in Infection Prevention for 15 years and is currently an Infection Preventionist at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, a Masters of Public Health, and a PhD in Immunology. She is board certified in Infection Control and was just recently made a Fellow of APIC in 2016.

Lynn is an active APIC member and has served in many capacities at the local and national levels. Lynn has served on National APIC’s Education and Professional Development Committee, and currently serves on APIC’s Practice Resource Education Panel.  She has also served on CBIC’s test subcommittee. Lynn was also a section editor for the APIC Text published in 2014, and authored a chapter in APIC’s “The Infection Preventionist’s Guide to the Laboratory.”  She is currently a faculty member for APIC’s Epi 101 and CIC Preparation Courses. Lynn has also served on the Board of Directors for the Rochester/Finger Lakes APIC chapter and has lectured on the local level. She particularly enjoys mentoring those new to the Infection Prevention field.

Irena L. Kenneley, PhD, RN, CNE. CIC, FAPIC
Advanced Public Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
Assistant Professor, Faculty Development Director
Case Western Reserve University
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Irena L. Kenneley, PhD, RN, CNE, CIC, FAPIC is a researcher, Associate Professor, and Faculty Development Director at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She teaches microbiology, infection prevention and public health to undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Dr. Kenneley has over 30 years of experience across the continuum in health care delivery and as an infection preventionist and selected as a Fellow of APIC in its inaugural year. Dr. Kenneley began her career as a microbiologist and medical technologist. She has worked in numerous areas within nursing and infection prevention including critical care, risk management and performance improvement. She is an advanced practice public health clinical nurse specialist.

In 2002 she joined the faculty of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. She has expertise in research, infection prevention, microbiology, immunology, home health care, long-term care, and pandemic planning. She frequently speaks to the media on infectious disease and infection prevention issues. The recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Kenneley was a past Chair of APICs Research Committee, past member of the Communications Committee, and has been the Home Care Section Chair. She is a member of many other professional organizations including the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, the Midwest Nursing Research Society, National League of Nurses, and the Ohio Nurses Association.

Sue Sebazco RN, MBA, CIC
Infection Prevention/Employee Health Director
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
Arlington, Texas

Sue has been the Infection Prevention/Employee Health Director at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, Texas since 1983. Prior to that, she was the Infection Control Practitioner at Laboratory Control, Ltd., PC in Ottumwa, Iowa.  Sue received her diploma in Nursing from Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing in Camden, New Jersey and her Bachelor of Science from University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois and her MBA from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX. She has served her local APIC Chapter as President in 1986 and as Chair of the Rural Health Outreach Program Task Force. She has been a member of several National APIC Program Committees, serving as Chair of the Program Committee in 1997. She has served terms as a member of the National APIC Board of Directors from 1998 through 2001, President Elect in 2004, President in 2005, and Past President in 2006. She has also served 2 terms as Chair of the former Governmental Affairs Committee and the Volunteer Leader of the Public Policy Program and  member of the Nominating and Awards  Committee.

Sue has served the Texas Society of Infection Control and Prevention as a Board Member for 5 years and as its President. She was Texas’ 1994 recipient of the Gerry Haynes Memorial Award for Excellence in Infection Control. In 2013 She was awarded APIC’s Distinguished Service Award.  Sue was a faculty member of APIC’s ICE I and ICE II Courses and is currently a faculty member of the Education for Prevention of Infections (EPI) courses. She has presented many educational programs, including at APIC’s annual conferences in 1995, 1998, 200, 2008 and 2009. She is also is a contributing author to the APIC Text of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology.

Course Agendas

Course Fees:

Registration fee includes attendance, course materials, breakfast and lunch only. It does not include travel expenses (hotel accommodations and airfare). Course fees are shown below.

Please Note: All registrations are not confirmed until payment is received in full by APIC.

Early Registration deadline: August 8, 2016 **Now Extended to August 15

Course Early Member *Early Non-Member
EPI 101 $675 $825
EPI 101 & 102 Bundle $1,150 $1,300

Registration deadline: August 31, 2016

Course Regular Member&nbsp *Regular Non-Member
EPI 101 $825  $975
EPI 101 & 102 Bundle  $1,450  $1,600

*If you register at the nonmember rate, you’ll receive a complimentary 1-year APIC membership. 

Save up to $350 if you register for both EPI® 101 and 102 courses. To receive special pricing, select the bundle during checkout.

Cancellation Policy:
All cancellation requests must be received by APIC in writing (fax or email) prior to the start of the course. A $75 cancellation fee will be assessed if the request is received on or before the early registration deadline. A $100 cancellation fee will be assessed if the request is received after the early registration deadline. Please submit cancellation requests to education@apic.org or fax to 202-789-1899. No refunds for cancellations received after course start date. No shows are non-refundable. Substitutes are allowed.

Substitutions: All substitution requests must be received by APIC Headquarters in writing (fax or e-mail) prior to the start of the course. In the some cases (emergencies) registration fees can be transferred to another course within the same calendar year.

Accreditation, CEUs 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).

Course evaluations will be sent via an online link to the email address on file within 7 business days of the conclusion of the education program. Upon receipt, 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 CEUs.

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.

This course provides a maximun of 20 CEU credits. (60 min = 1 contact hour)

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Disney Yacht & Beach Club Resort

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Orlando, FL 32830


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