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The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is the leading professional association for infection preventionists (IPs) with more than 14,000 members. Our mission is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection. This is achieved by the provision of better care to promote better health at a lower cost.

APIC Chicago has approximately 240 members. Educational meetings are held at least four times per year with an all day conference held in the fall. The annual business meeting is held the first Wednesday in December. Visit the meetings tab to find out more about local, regional and national educational meetings.

If you would like to learn more about the organization, contact any member of the APIC Chicago Board of Directors or visit the membership section tab.

What's New!

2014

October 2, 2014 :: MRSA Survivors Network invitation to 6th annual “World MRSA Day and Global C. difficile Summit” in Hinsdale IL.
Read more here

November 20-21, 2014 :: Illinois Statewide Conference on HAI CROWNE PLAZA Springfield, Illinois
Meetings page for registration information

SAVE THE DATE
Central Illinois APIC (CI-APIC) 5th annual HAI conference in Springfield IL on November 20-21, 2014
Read more here

May 2014
Click here to send a letter to Congress supporting funding for high quality HAI data collection and research : APIC supports the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) because we believe that, of all the different methods to collect HAI data, NHSN is the most standardized, scientifically sound system. High quality data collection contributes to better patient care.
Read more here

April 16, 2014 :: Doctors without Borders Information Session - Chicago
Read more here

April 11, 2014 :: Chicago APIC Educational Meeting Registration is closed, no more registrations can be accepted
Cleanliness is next to …. Featuring instrument processing and scope disinfection
Meeting schedule for registered attendees can be accessed here

February 2014
IDPH solicits hospital sponsors for statewide education campaign for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)
Click links to read Sponsor Memo or Sponsor Form


Past 2013 Events and News

November 8,2013
Annual All day Chicago APIC Educational Conference
Aramark, Downers Grove, IL

As of Oct 29, 2013, registration is closed. Thank you for your interest. This popular education day has reached maximum capacity and no further registrations are being taken. NO WALK-IN OR PAYMENTS ARE TAKEN AT THE DOOR If you received the email confirmation of registration you are an attendee.

The Vendor applications has reached maximum capacity. Thank you for your support.


November 20-21, 2013
4th Annual Statewide APIC Conference, Springfield IL
Read more information here


August 29, 2013
“Annual ICOT TB Conference” at Northfield Inn & Suites Conference Center, Springfield, IL
Read more information here
Conference Agenda here


October 10-11, 2013
Midwest CDC Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Conference
Chicago Cultural Center
Read more information here


April 2013 :: CDC’s latest fact sheets on the FY2014 Budget Request:

· For activities under Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (where NHSN falls)

· For proposed Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) and Response to Infectious Disease Outbreaks activities


March 8 :: New 2013 APIC Guide to Preventing Clostridium difficile Infections (revised) can be accessed on the APIC website under “Professional Practice


April 29 – 30 :: Continuing the Care: Infection Prevention in the Long-term Care
Northern Illinois University Campus/Naperville
1120 East Diehl Road Naperville

Please go to the meetings page to view the flyer, objectives, and payment information!


2012

December 2012 :: Proposed amendment to Communicable Disease Act – “MDRO registry

http://www.idph.state.il.us/rulesregs/proposedrules.htm

Scroll down to Communicable Diseases Codes to find proposed MDRO registry. Comment period ends Dec 24. Please take the time to read and send constructive comments!


October 25-26 2012 - 3rd Annual APIC Statewide HAI Conference (Springfield, IL) registration information is available now.

Read More Here

Program Agenda for Oct. 25/26 Program

On Line Registration with Pay Pal


New Illinois Law :: On June 14th, Governor Pat Quinn (D) signed into law Public Act 97-0689, effective July 1, 2012. It addresses a number of healthcare issues including some related to Infection Prevention and Control.
Read more here


July 12th or 13th or 18th Registration Brochure :: ICE C. difficile workshops (Illinois Campaign to Eliminate C. difficile) "Learn more about the how of implementing successful strategies to prevent C. diff at a full-day workshop in your region"
Read more here


Online access to the March 8-9, 2012 conference "Continuing the Care: Infection Prevention in the Long-term Care Setting" are now accessible free of charge to all healthcare professionals in Illinois as part of a grant provided by the IDPH Division of Patient Safety and Quality.
Read more here


Friday, April 20, 2012 :: Loyola University Chicago, School of Nursing presentation open to Chicago APIC members, “Executive Perspective: Investing in Infection Prevention and Control” Denise Murphy
Read more here


April 2012 :: Scholarship Information - Diversey is offering scholarships to attend the 2012 National APIC Meeting.
Read more here


May 11 :: Annual One Day Seminar Chicago APIC to be held in Downer's Grove (Aramark).
Please go to the Meetings page for more information (agenda, registration, paypal instructions)


March 29 2012 :: free webinar “Breakthrough Technologies in Vascular Access” Marcia Ryder, Registration code: TEL-047. (1 CEU) Read more here


March 13 and March 16, ICE Webinar: Towards Reducing Clostridium difficile Infections in Illinois: a Collaborative Effort
(register by March 12th to receive handouts)
Read more here


March 8th and 9th 2012: Continuing the Care- Infection Prevention in the Longterm Care Setting, Hilton Lisle/Naperville in Lisle, IL: Registration is now closed.

We had a record number of registrations such that we are now at capacity for the conference venue. There is no wait list and this conference will not be repeated in 2012.

IL Vascular Access Network Special Invite to Chicago APIC members: Educational & Member Meeting
Saturday, March 10, 2012
9am – 12 noon
Advocate Condell Medical Center
Read more here


There are scholarships available to Illinois residents who attend the March 8-9 Conference on Long Term Care. Please complete the application form found here


January 6, 2012 :: Proposed amendments to the Illinois Hospital Licensing Requirement with updates to Subpart O (which contains the Sections on obstetric and neonatal care, and obstetric departments) were recently published for public review and comment. Comment period extends to 2/20/12. IPs may wish to review and comment for proposals pertinent to infection prevention/control (starting at page 32 in pdf document). http://www.idph.state.il.us/rulesregs/2012_Rules/77_IAC_250_1-6.pdf



May 2011 - The Joint Commission Adds New NPSG for 2012: NPSG.07.07.01,  catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) for the hospital and critical access hospital accreditation programs  "Implement evidence-based practices to prevent indwelling catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). (This goal is not applicable to pediatric populations).
Read more on the Joint Commission website


Deadline May 17, 2011: APIC MEMBERS YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED - Submit your comments to The Joint Commission on the proposed requirements "Influenza Vaccination of Staff and Licensed Independent Practitioners for the following Program(s): Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Services, Long Term Care, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Long Term Care (Medicare/Medicaid)
Read more here


MAY 13, 2011 :: Annual Chicago APIC all day educational event "Old Friends, New Trends" (Spring 2011) Note the Early Bird Registration for APIC Chicago Members until April 25th - $25.00!
Read more here


March 1, 2011 :: Read the CDC press release and Vital Signs Fact Sheet on HAIs CLABSI reduction progress

 



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