APIC Announcements

10/30/2018

New IP recruitment video: Infection Preventionists Save Lives

APIC recently introduced a new recruitment video that can be used by anyone to introduce students, interns, staff, and administrators to the infection preventionist role.

We encourage you to share this in your organization and community and to let us know how you are using it to raise awareness about the role of the IP.

The video is available on our YouTube channel and also by clicking the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rPk9XhA700

A special thanks to the University of Maryland Medical Center IPC team for their invaluable assistance in the production and filming of this video!

10/22/2018

APIC Annual Business Meeting

APIC’s Annual Business Meeting is being held on Thursday, November 1 at 5 PM (ET). We’ve moved this meeting to a virtual format to allow more APIC members to participate. All APIC members are eligible to participate in the business meeting. Questions regarding the meeting should be directed to Barbara Long, senior director for governance and executive affairs at blong@apic.org. Register now and access the meeting materials.

09/11/2018

International Infection Prevention Week 2018

International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) is finally here! Are you ready to celebrate all the hard work you have put in this year?The 2018 IIPW theme is Protecting Patients Everywhere, and APIC has planned activities to celebrate this important public awareness initiative. Follow APIC on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date content.

07/31/2018

APIC and SHEA CEOs pen Op-Eds aimed at C-suite

APIC CEO Katrina Crist, MBA, CAE, and SHEA CEO Eve Humphreys, MBA, CAE, jointly authored a series of Op-Eds to raise awareness of the need for institutional support from hospital leadership for infection prevention and control and antimicrobial stewardship programs.

06/06/2018

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Vice President receives APIC’s Healthcare Administrator Award

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has named Cindy Barnard, PhD, MBA, MSJS, vice president of quality for Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in Chicago, Illinois, the recipient of the Healthcare Administrator Award. The award, which will be presented at APIC’s 45th Annual Conference, June 13-15, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, recognizes the pivotal role that healthcare leaders play in establishing an organizational culture that enables and supports infection prevention and control (IPC) efforts.

06/06/2018

South Carolina infection control professional to be honored for distinguished service

Connie Steed, MSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, corporate director, Infection Prevention Department, Greenville Health System, will receive the 2018 President’s Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The award, which will be presented at APIC’s 45th Annual Conference, June 13-15, in Minneapolis, Minnesota is given to an individual who has made major contributions to the profession of infection prevention and control (IPC) through service within APIC.

06/05/2018

APIC honors West Virginia infection prevention expert with its highest award

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced that Teresa “Terrie” Lee, RN, MS, MPH, CIC, FAPIC, Director of Infection Prevention and Employee Health at Charleston Area Medical Center, will receive the prestigious Carole DeMille Achievement Award for her innovative contributions and exceptional leadership in infection control. The award, which will be presented during the opening session at APIC’s 45th Annual Conference, June 13-15 in Minneapolis, is given annually to an infection preventionist who best exemplifies the ideals of Carole DeMille, a pioneer in the field of infection prevention and control.

06/05/2018

Thomas Jefferson University nursing professor receives APIC’s Distinguished Scientist Award

Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, CIC, FAAN, FSHEA, FAPIC, Professor at the Thomas Jefferson University College of Nursing in Philadelphia, will receive the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the science of infection prevention and control (IPC) as determined by the APIC Research Committee, the award will be presented at APIC’s 45th Annual Conference, June 13-15, in Minneapolis. 

05/25/2018

Comply with federal and state regulations

2018 Infection Prevention Academy
October 1-7 in Detroit, MI

This annual event offers expert instruction for the acute, ambulatory, and long-term care practice settings, professional networking with hundreds of attendees, the opportunity to visit an exhibit hall of select industry leaders, and a one-day certification preparatory course. Attend to get the tools you need to shape an effective infection prevention program…