EPI® 102 (formerly EPI® 201)

Spring Academy
Paradise Point Resort and Spa
April 18th – 23rd, 2016 – San Diego, CA


20 hours of live training (3 days)
2 hours of online training (optional)
22 total CE credit hours

Competency level

EPI 102: April 21-23, 2016, The Fundamentals of Infection Surveillance, Prevention and Control

Course Description

EPI® 102: This novice level course builds on the concepts and principles introduced in EPI® 101. A certified and experienced faculty team presents this course with a hands-on training approach. Areas of emphasis include evidence-based interventions to prevent or reduce risk.

General course agenda

Continue Education Credit

Continuing Nursing Education Credits (CNEs) are a recognized method of quantifying participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. One contact hour is defined as one hour of time spent in an educational experience. Nursing contact hours: 20-22.



Lela Luper, RN, BS, CIC

Lela Luper

Lela Luper, RN, BS, CIC
Infection Preventionist
Mercy Hospital Ada
Ada, OK

Lela Luper, Infection Prevention Coordinator at Mercy, has been working in the field for more than 10 years. Being based in a regional rural healthcare facility has provided Lela opportunities to work in almost every area of infection prevention and control. As a member of APIC, she has served in numerous capacities, including the member services committee, branding taskforce, and EPI course revision team. Lela currently serves on APIC’s Annual Conference Committee and is Vice-Chair of the Education Committee.

Lela uses technology to stay connected and current with her own local APIC Chapter 125-Oklahoma. She is a member of Oklahoma’s Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Work Group where she has been active for several years. Lisa is heavily involved in her local community and serves as adjunct faculty to both the School of Nursing-East Central University and Valley View School of Medical Technology. In 2011, Lela was awarded the March of Dimes Public Health and Ambulatory Care-Nurse of the Year.

Amy Richmond, RN, BSN, MHS, CIC

Amy Richmond

Amy Richmond, RN, BSN, MHS, CIC
Clinical Coordination Program Manager
BJC Learning Institute
St. Louis, MO

Amy Richmond’s infection prevention and control experience spans acute and ambulatory care in both the academic medical center and community hospital settings. Over the past three years, she has worked to apply six sigma and lean performance improvement methodologies to infection prevention, leading and mentoring several successful projects.

Amy holds a master’s degree in health science with a focus in clinical epidemiology and healthcare research from Washington University in St. Louis. An active member of APIC, Amy served as Chair of the Education Committee in 2012.

Sharon Williamson, MT(ASCP)SM, CIC

Sharon Williamson, MT(ASCP)SM, CIC
Infection Prevention Program Director
– Texas Health Resources

Sharon Williamson, MT(ASCP)SM, CIC has been employed by Texas Health Resources for the past 26 years and is currently the Infection Prevention Director for the healthcare system, including 14 acute care facilities. Prior to her current role, Sharon held several positions at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, including Infection Prevention Manager, Infection Prevention Surveillance Coordinator, Laboratory Quality and Safety Coordinator, and staff Microbiologist. She is certified as both a Medical Technologist and Specialist in Microbiology by the American College of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). She is also certified in infection control and epidemiology by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC). Sharon served on the national APIC Board of Directors from 2012-2013, as Secretary for the Dallas/Ft. Worth APIC Chapter in 2015, and will begin serving on the APIC Education Committee in 2016. She is a consultant for APIC Consulting Services, Inc. as well as an APIC faculty member.


Course Fees

Location: Early member   *Early nonmember Regular member  *Regular nonmember 
San Diego, CA: April 21-23
Paradise Point Spa & Resort                     
$675 $825 $825 $975

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

On site course transfers are on a space availability basis only and may be denied. Please read session descriptions and confirmations carefully to ensure registration to the correct course.

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

Registration fee includes attendance and course materials only. It does not include travel expenses (hotel accommodations and airfare). Course fees are shown above. Fee covers one course only.

 2016 Academy registration form

*Early course registration rate has been extended until 11:59pm March 11th, for the Spring Academy in San Diego, CA.

**Non-member registration includes a complimentary 1-year membership to APIC. 

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.

APIC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP7146.

Make reservations or contact the hotel at the number listed below to receive the negotiated conference rates:


April 18 - 23, 2016

Paradise Point Resort & Spa - San Diego, CA

1404 Vacation Rd.

San Diego, CA 92109

(858) 274-4630

Hotel room rate: $247.00 single/double occupancy

* Special rate guaranteed until conference block has sold out.