APIC 2017 Conference: Advances in infection prevention & control, June 14-16 in Portland, OR


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APIC 2017 Annual Conference takes place June 14-16 in Portland, Oregon

Nearly 5,000 healthcare professionals focused on infection prevention will gather in Portland, Oregon on June 14-16 for the 44th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) to learn about the latest science, technologies, and best practices for creating a safer world through prevention of infection.


WHAT:   More than 90 educational sessions on current infection control topics including:

  • Hand Hygiene and Humans: Taking the Gloves Off and Getting Down to the Issues and Evidence
  • Multidrug-Resistant Organisms: A Long-Term Care Provider’s Challenge in Today’s Healthcare Environment
  • Using the APIC Competency Model to Build an Infection Prevention and Control Department that Supports Organizational Growth
  • Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship: When Two Worlds Collide

Celeste Headlee, host of On Second Thought, NPR correspondent and author, will share practical strategies for enhancing professional and personal relationships via conversation and focused listening during the Opening Plenary on Wednesday, June 14 at 8 a.m. PT.

Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, Chief of Medicine, Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System, will discuss improving patient safety by preventing healthcare-associated complications during the Closing Plenary on Friday, June 16 at 4 p.m. PT.


WHEN:           June 14-16, 2017


WHERE:         Oregon Convention Center

777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Portland, OR 97232


RSVP:             Click here to register as press. Select non-member and use code “PRE17”. Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #APIC2017.

APIC 2017 Annual Conference, June 14-16 in Portland, Oregon, is one of the most comprehensive infection prevention conferences in the world, with more than 90 educational sessions and workshops led by experts from across the globe and attended by nearly 4,000 professionals. The conference aims to provide infection preventionists, physicians, researchers, epidemiologists, educators, administrators, and medical technologists with strategies that can be implemented immediately to improve prevention programs and make healthcare safer. Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #APIC2017.

APIC’s mission is to create a safer world through prevention of infection. The association’s more than 15,000 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. Visit APIC online at www.apic.org. Follow APIC on Twitter: www.twitter.com/apic and Facebook: www.facebook.com/APICInfectionPreventionandYou. For information on what patients and families can do, visit APIC’s Infection Prevention and You website at www.apic.org/infectionpreventionandyou. 

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