APIC 2012 to feature prominent keynote speakers and sessions on critical topics

Washington, April 12, 2012 — Distinguished keynote speakers and prominent experts will lead more than 90 educational sessions on critical infection prevention topics at the APIC 2012 Annual Conference, June 4-6 in San Antonio. APIC invites you to join the more than 2,000 professionals in infection prevention who will meet to listen, learn, and network. Register now.

Keynote speakers
Learn how to keep patients safe with leading science and applications from experts in infection prevention.

Opening Keynote—Allan J. Morrison Jr., MD, MSc, FACP, FSHEA
“From KARDEX to Bundles: In Defiance of the Post-Antibiotic Era”

Elaine Larson Lectureship—William Rutala, MPH, PhD, CIC
“Disinfection and Sterilization: From Benchtop to Bedside”

Closing Keynote—Kathleen M. Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN
“The 4 E’s: Engage, Educate, Execute & Evaluate: A Model for Internal Consultation for Sustained Reductions in HAIs”

Educational sessions
Educational sessions and events highlight critical infection prevention topics:

  • 5 unique, in-depth sessions on the National Healthcare Safety Network
  • 2 seminars on catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention
  • Ventilator-associated event (VAE) session
  • Ask-the-Expert session on the role of the infection preventionist in Clostridium difficile infection prevention
  • 16 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) public health experts as presenters and panelists
  • 279 abstract displays and presentations
  • CDC booth in the exhibit hall
  • Demonstrations of the latest technology in the exhibit hall

For additional clinical learning opportunities, attend one or more of the exhibitor symposia held throughout APIC 2012. Featuring well-known speakers and innovative applications, these symposia are entirely managed by exhibitors and offer participants an opportunity to supplement the official education program planned by the APIC Annual Conference Committee.

Education also continues after the conference with the standard conference proceedings, complimentary to all attendees. The proceedings include most recorded educational sessions in webinar format; you are encouraged to view missed sessions and share the educational experience with colleagues at your facility. The distribution of the conference proceedings is made possible thanks to an educational grant from Covidien.

View all session descriptions and speaker bios, and set your own schedule via the new online Educational Program Planner. If you prefer, view, or download the brochure and read through the variety of sessions and networking events available and then register for APIC 2012 in San Antonio.

APIC’s mission is to create a safer world through prevention of infection. 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. APIC advances its mission through patient safety, implementation science, competencies and certification, advocacy, and data standardization. Follow APIC on Twitter: http://twitter.com/apic.  The Twitter hashtag #APIC2012 will be used for the meeting.

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