Top Awards, ‘People’s Choice’ Presented at the Meeting
Washington, May 31, 2011 – Nearly 40 original infection prevention videos will be previewed during the 38th Annual Educational Conference and International Meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The meeting, which is the largest annual gathering of infection preventionists from around the world, takes place June 27-29 in Baltimore, Md.
The video submissions offer compelling messages about the impact of healthcareassociated infections and the role of healthcare personnel in protecting patients. Received from APIC’s infection preventionst members in the U.S. and around the globe, the films use music, drama, dance, humor, animation and numerous references to popular culture to promote adherence to best practices that save lives and improve healthcare quality.
The winning entries will be highlighted during the opening plenary session on Monday, June 27. Attendees will have the opportunity to view all entries and vote for the People’s Choice award, to be presented at the closing plenary.
“We are excited to host APIC’s inaugural Film Festival at this year’s conference,” said Vickie Brown, RN, MPH, CIC, APIC 2011 Annual Conference Chair. “Whether the tone is serious or light-hearted, set in the hospital, or on the beach, the videos engage audiences to take infection prevention seriously. We hope our colleagues will enjoy the films and will be inspired to create their own video to submit to next year’s film festival.”
For additional information about the 2011 APIC Film Festival, review the Frequently Asked Questions; to view the submissions, visit APIC’s YouTube page.
The 2011 APIC Annual Conference features more than 60 educational sessions focusing on a wide range of infection control topics, from management of multi-drug resistant organisms, to standardization of clinical processes, to legislation and public policy issues impacting the profession. The meeting is designed to help attendees translate the latest science into practical strategies for the reduction of healthcareassociated infections. To register as press, visit the APIC 2011 registration page, and register as a non-member; enter “PR11”under registration code. The Twitter hashtag #APIC2011 will be used for the meeting.
APIC’s mission is to improve health and patient safety by reducing risks of infection and other adverse outcomes. The association’s more than 14,000 members direct infection prevention programs that save lives and improve the bottom line for hospitals and other healthcare facilities around the globe. APIC advances its mission through education, research, collaboration, practice guidance, public policy and credentialing. Visit APIC online at www.apic.org. For consumerrelated information, visit www.preventinfection.org. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/apic.