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The 2018 45th Annual Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Conference will be held June 13 to June 15, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Come network with fellow Nurses and other healthcare professionals from across the United States and around the world.

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Conf - Minneapolis

Nurses, are you interested in finding solutions to infection prevention and epidemiology that can be used in the clinical setting? No matter if you are a new nurse looking for a foundation, or ways to improve on your skills, you will find what you are looking for at the 2018 45th Annual Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Conference. Network with experts in the field and fellow Nurses who share your vision. There is a format to fit your learning style, so join us in Minnesota and take time to enjoy the beautiful nature while there. Register online at the website and plan your conference to fit your schedule.

There will be over 100 educational sessions across multiple tracks by experts. Enjoy a great networking hub of thousands of healthcare professionals. More than 150 Scientific abstracts and demonstrations of the latest technology. There will over 270 exhibitors, so visit them and pick their brains for the latest in research. Navigate changing guidelines and government officials will present reporting requirements.


Conference Date

June 13 to June 15, 2018


Minneapolis Convention Center

1301 2nd Ave South

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

Hotel/Travel Information

  • APIC.org/Hotels-Travel
  • Best Western Normandy - $174 a night
  • Crowne Plaza Minneapolis - $209 a night
  • Doubletree Suites - $239 a night
  • Airport is Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport
  • One-way rail rides - $3
  • Taxi - $40-$50


Online Registration

Questions: 1-224-563-3130

Member - Full Conference - $730 / One Day - $525

Non-Member - Full Conference - $830 / One Day - $550

Exhibit Hall 1 Day - $125

Exhibit Hall 3 Day - $225

Student Member - $365

Student Non-Member - $390


APIC offers 4 pre-conference one-day workshops. Tuesday, June 12th includes a welcome reception.

Interactive skills lab: Practical Solutions to Reduce Infection Risk and Ensure Compliance


Conference Attendees $295 / Course Only $395

CIC Certification Preparatory Course

Conference Attendees $295 / Course Only $395

Consulting 101: How to Get Started Now

Conference Attendees $85 / Course Only $99

Disinfection, Sterilization and Antisepsis: Principles, Practices, Current Issues, New Research, New Technologies

Conference Attendees $295 / Course Only $395

Conference Orientation

Tuesday, June 12, 3:30 to 4:30 First time attendees/Refresher

International and New Member Reception

Tuesday, June 12, 4:30 to 5:30 Mingle and food/beverages

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, June 12, 5:30 to 7:00 Kick off with cocktails and appetizers in the Minnesota Orchestra Hall

CIC Dessert Reception - Invitation Only

Tuesday, June 12, 7:00 to 8:00

12 Topic Track

  1. Alternate Care Settings (Ambulatory Care, Long Term Care)
  2. Antimicrobial Stewardship and Resistance
  3. Education and Competence
  4. Emerging Science, Research, Applications
  5. Leadership and Professional Development
  6. NHSN
  7. Other Entrepreneurial Innovative and Best Practical Tools
  8. Public Policy, Public Reporting and Regulation
  9. Specialty Patient Populations (Immunocompromised, transplant, pediatric, dialysis, psychiatric)
  10. Surveillance and Technology
  11. Environment of Care
  12. Antimicrobial Stewardship and Resistance

At the Sessions ...

  • Browse the posters - lunch and learn with the presenters
  • Visit APIC live and ask questions to devoted experts and learn how to get your work published
  • Join the audience for Jeopardy-style APIC Live Game Show
  • Battle of IPS
  • Watch the 2018 Film Festival entries promoting infection best practices and vote for your favorite
  • Learn at the Exhibitor Satellite Symposia - Industry Supported Symposia
  • Earn CEUs - To receive your continuing education/contact hours and attendance certificate, you will need to complete session evaluations
  • Conference participants - ask questions from microphones during the question-and-answer portion of the sessions

Plenary Sessions

Wednesday June 13th, 8:30-1030

Opening Plenary and President's Address - Janet Haas - President

Keynote Speaker is Alicia Cole - Take the Lead: Now More Than Ever, Patients Need You

David Witt MD, CIC, FIDSA, Annual Conference Chair

Thursday June 14th

Distinguished Scientist Award Presentation and Lecture 8:30-9:00

The State of Science in Infection Prevention and Control - Mary Lou Manning PhD, CRNP, CIC, FAAN, FNAP, FAPIC

9:00-10:00 in Auditorium

Keynote Speaker Peter Hotez MD - Neglected Tropical Diseases and the "Anti Poverty" vaccines

Friday June 15th

Closing Plenary and Awards Program

4:00-6:00pm Keynote Speaker Jessica Green PhD - Our Microbial Identity: How Modern Science is Redefining Health and the Self

Educational Sessions

  • Healthcare Laundry and Fungal Infections
  • Conflict Resolution For the IP:Improving Collaboration and Patient Outcomes
  • NHSN Labl D event MRSA Bacteremia: Does This Metric Indicate Quality
  • Antibiotic Stewardship: The Unexplored Role of the Staff Nurse

General Questions?

Address: 1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202

Telephone: 202-454-2646

Fax: 202-789-1899

Email: annual@apic.org

Exhibit Questions



Minneapolis is a nature lovers dream! Make sure to take the time to see some of it. There are 13 lakes, the Mississippi River and a waterfall. It is called "City by Nature", so take a hike and see the sites. It also boasts three professional sports stadiums, art theaters, the Chain of Lakes Regional Park, Stone Arch Bridge, and the Guthrie Theater. Bring a college or family with you to enjoy the great city of Minneapolis.

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