EPI Intensive (Reno, NV)

Registration Now Closed

Event Location: Hyatt Place Reno-Tahoe Airport
Address: 1790 E Plumb Lane, Reno, NV 89502
Phone: (775) 826-2500

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

Course Faculty

Karen Anderson, CLS, MT (ASCP), MPH, CIC
Surveillance Practitioner
Data Management Unit
Department of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology UCSF Medical Center

Carol Vance BSN, RN, CIC
Infection Prevention Manager
Occupational Health Manager
HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Belleville

General Registration Information:

Registration Now Closed

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


  • Registrations are not confirmed until payment is received and processed by APIC on or before the registration deadline.
  • Once payment is received, an email confirmation will be sent within 24 hours to the email address on file. Please ensure email is received prior to making travel arrangements. If you do not receive an email confirmation please contact education@apic.org.
  • For attendees arriving on site and payment has not been received a credit card must be provided for payment. Admittance will not be granted until payment is made.

Early registration deadline: Friday, December 16, 2016 **Now Extended to December 30

Early Member   Early Mon-Member*
$975 $1125

Regular registration deadline:
, January 6, 2017

Regular Member  Regular Non-Member*
$1125 $1275

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

  • Please note: complementary membership is not available for lapsed members

Download the course flyer here, printable or fillable PDFregistration form. Fill out the course location, and the course dates.

If paying by check, please mail payment along with registration form on or before registration deadline to:

ATT: EPI Intensive
P.O. Box 79502
Baltimore, MD 21279

Cancellation Policy

A $75 cancellation fee will be charged to all cancelled registrations. Cancellations must be in writing and received via fax or email no later than 5 business days prior to the start of the course. No refunds or credits/transfers will be granted after this deadline. Participants who are “no shows” will not be granted a refund or credit/transfer of registration fees. Please submit cancellation requests to education@apic.org or via fax to (202) 789-1899. Substitutes are allowed. Please see substitution policy for further details.


All substitution requests must be received by APIC Headquarters via fax or e-mail 10 days prior to the start of the course. Registration fees may be transferred to the same course within the same calendar year based on space availability.

Group Registrations

APIC offers special group registration options for organizations registering four or more individuals from the same institution for a course.

  • 4-9 registrants: 5% discount per person
  • 10+ registrants: 10% discount per person

To register a group:

  • Contact education@apic.org for group registration form.
  • Complete a registration form for each individual and submit with group form for pricing to education@apic.org.
  • Group invoice will be generated for processing of payment (credit card or check) for registration.
  • Each registrant will receive an email confirmation once payment is processed and registrations are complete.

Please Note: Group registrations are not confirmed until payment is received and must be processed by APIC on or before the registration deadline.

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).

CEs: Attendees will be able to earn between 26-27 CNEs 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 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. While APIC is approved to provide Continuing Nursing Education (CNE), 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.

To access course evaluations, click here.

  • Username: APIC Member ID # (hint: your badge ID #)
  • Password: apic (all lowercase)

Hyatt Place Reno-Tahoe Airport
Discounted hotel rooms are available until January 1, 2017 or until the room block is full.

Address: 1790 E Plumb Lane, Reno, NV 89502
Phone: (775) 826-2500
Room Rate: $104.00 Single/Double (Sun-Wed)

When making phone reservations, mention "APIC" to receive the discounted room rate.

Click here to make hotel reservations