APIC 2012 Call for Presentations

July 4, 2011

There is no time to waste. With the close of APIC’s 2011 Annual Conference, the time is now upon us to start thinking about presentations for the 2012 Annual Conference scheduled for June 4-6 in San Antonio, Texas.

The schedule for submitting proposals is as follows: (note, these dates will be posted in the HAI Focus “Upcoming HAI Events” webpage for easy reference).

  • 6/6/2011. Call for presentation proposals released and submission site opens
  • 8/22/2011. Submission deadline for proposals by 11:59 pm PST. No extensions will be granted.
  • 10/12/11. Acceptance/rejection notifications will be given for submissions
  • 11/7/11. Presenter acceptance deadline
  • 4/23/12. Presenter registration deadline
  • 6/4-6/2012. Conference will be held

Infection Prevention: Improving Outcomes, Saving Lives

The theme for the 2012 APIC conference is “Infection Prevention: Improving Outcomes, Saving Lives.”

Presentation submission categories include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Surveillance and Technology: data mining and surveillance technology, electronic algorithms for identifying healthcare-associated infections, reporting and trending infection data, biostatistics for the infection preventionist, using surveillance data to drive practice change and attain adequate resources, the electronic medical record and its impact on Infection Preventionists’ activities.
  • Emerging Science, Research, and Application:  the role of biofilms in healthcare-associated infections, new technologies for prevention of healthcare-associated infections, emerging pathogens, implementation science and the role of the infection preventionist.
  • Leadership and Professional Development: developing your management, facilitation, and leadership skills, promoting staff development, navigating difficult conversations, developing your scientific writing skills for publication, improving your verbal and written presentation skills.
  • Public Policy/Public Reporting: impact of public reporting of healthcare-associated infections, challenges of public reporting for inter-hospital comparisons, impact of pay for performance on hospital infection rates, healthcare reform and infection prevention programs.
  • Alternate Care Settings (e.g., Ambulatory, Long-Term Care, Long-Term Acute Care): model infection prevention programs for ambulatory care settings, challenges of managing multiple drug resistant organisms in long-term care, ambulatory surgical centers and surveillance for surgical site infections.
  • Disinfection and sterilization in the ambulatory care setting: Outbreak management in ambulatory care.
  • and other entrepreneurial, innovative Infection Preventionists’ successes and best practice tools.

To read more about the call for proposals, view the APIC Call for Presentation notice.

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