ASC Intensive Certificate | Albuquerque, NM

Join us in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for this interactive course which combines four days of in-person training with online pre-and post-course learning.

Albuquerque, NM
March 2 – 5, 2020
Doubletree by Hilton Albuquerque

This course, designed for infection preventionists with 3 years or less of experience, provides fundamental infection prevention training for healthcare professionals working in surgical centers, pain clinics, endoscopy centers, and other ambulatory care practice settings.

You’ll learn the various roles and responsibilities of the IP and get a risk assessment framework for understanding IPC. ASC-focused scenarios, case studies, digital flashcards, group activities, and open discussion will help you learn how to practice and apply fundamental IPC knowledge to enhance your competency.

Proficiency Level:


Becoming Proficient

Professional Stewardship
Quality Improvement
IPC Operations



Member Price


Non-Member Price


Benefits of Attending

This interactive program is comprised of hands-on sessions that cover the fundamentals of IPC in only 4 days. Our blended educational approach maximizes your learning and allows you to earn a certificate of achievement that demonstrates your completion of competency-based program requirements and boosts your credibility.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop an effective IPC risk assessment plan, and understand IPC program management related to employees, environment, population health, devices, procedures, and quality improvement.
  • Understand the core principles of IPC including epidemiology, microbiology, pathogens and diseases, construction, and cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization basics.
  • Define the role of the IP across the continuum of care.
  • Identify key drivers and components of a high-performing IPC team and program, including surveillance, product evaluation, quality improvement, and survey readiness in ASC contexts.
  • Apply APIC’s updated Competency Model to your work and professional development.

Course Components

To earn the ASC Intensive Certificate and available 34 CEs, participants must complete all program components:

  • 4-days of face-to-face training led by experienced instructors
  • 6 hours of online modules, activities, and knowledge checks to reinforce learning
  • Limited enrollment for each class to ensure a quality learning experience and enhanced networking.
  • Pre- and post-course self-evaluation
  • Program evaluation

View a sample agenda for our ASC Intensive Certificate here.

Hotel and Travel

This ASC Intensive Certificate program is located in beautiful Albuquerque, NM. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Albuquerque boasts a unique blend of multicultural history and heritage, traditional and new cuisine, and phenomenal shopping and arts. Set against the dramatic Sandia Mountains, Albuquerque is a thriving and dynamic city that serves as a perfect backdrop for this learning experience.

Average weather in March is generally mild, with daytime temperatures ranging from 60°F to 68°F.

Getting There

Albuquerque is served by Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) which welcomes nearly five million travelers a year and is served by nine commercial airlines. Albuquerque is also a major stop for both Amtrak and Greyhound and should you prefer to drive, highways I-25 and I-40 intersect in the city.

Hotel Information

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Albuquerque
201 Marquette Avenue Northwest
Tel: (505) 247-3344
Rate: $130/night for King or Double room
Book by 2/14 to reserve this rate!

Located downtown, DoubleTree is the only hotel conveniently connected to the Albuquerque Convention Center via an underground concourse. The Albuquerque International Airport is 4.5 miles from the hotel, and complimentary airport shuttle service is available daily. Offering stunning views of the Sandia Mountains, this Albuquerque hotel provides a unique, relaxing setting in the heart of the city.

Paying by check, or prefer to register via mail? Download a registration form.


Prinu Gabriel, MS, SM (ASCP), CIC
Ms. Gabriel worked as a Clinical Microbiologist for about 10 years and then transitioned to Infection Prevention in 2010. She currently works as Manager for Infection Prevention for an acute care hospital, where she partners with the education department and helps with various trainings. Gabriel is an active APIC member and serves on several committees within her hospital. Gabriel holds a Master’s Degree in Science specialized in Molecular Biology and a post grad diploma in Medical Microbiology.  She holds teaching experience as an Adjunct Professor for Indian River Community College, FL teaching Life Science and Microbiology.

Janet Riese, MSN, CIC
Ms. Riese has worked in the infection control field for 15+ years and is the Manager of the Infection Prevention/Employee Health. She has lectured at local and regional conferences and runs a mentoring program in Nebraska for those who are new to the field. Riese has served in many capacities with APIC, including as President, and currently serves on the Nebraska Infection Control Network Board. Nationally, Riese was a mentor for Project Protect in 2014-2015 in collaboration with HRET. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing through Creighton University and a Master of Science Degree in Nursing – IC through Sentinel University.

Registration Information

Registration fee includes attendance, one-year access to select online modules, course materials, continental breakfast, and lunch. It does not include travel expenses (airfare and hotel accommodations). Course fees are shown below.

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 for group registration form.
  • Complete a registration form for each individual and submit with group form for pricing to Please note: All registrants must be identified at this time and no late additions will be permitted.
  • 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, Contact Hours, and Evaluation

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

To receive your credit hours, you must complete all program components as listed above, including the program evaluation online. Course evaluations will be available via an online link provided in course materials. The evaluation for the 4-day in-person training must be completed within 30 days. Participants have up to one year to complete all the online components of the program. After satisfying all requirements, your EPI Intensive Certificate 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.

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 or via fax to (202) 789-1899.

Please note: Registration fees may only be transferred to the same course within the same calendar year based on space availability.

Substitutes are allowed. Please see substitution policy below 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.

2020 ASC Intensive Dates & Locations

These dates don’t work with your schedule? Choose another course date that works for you!

April 20-23
Orlando, FL*
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando

November 16-19
San Diego*
Hilton San Diego Airport/Harbor Island

September 21-24
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta-Buckhead

*ASC Intensive Courses are co-located with the EPI Intensive Course

If you are interested in ASC Intensive Certificate onsite or virtual group training click here.