Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Conf - Minneapolis

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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

    Location

    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

    Registration

    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

    Pre-Conference

    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

    APICexhibits@conferencemanagers.com

    Conclusion

    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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