About Us

APIC Chicago is an official chapter of the international organization known as Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology( APIC), based in Washington, DC.

The Chicago Chapter was founded in the late 1970's by a group of dedicated Chicago healthcare workers sometimes called Infection Control Nurses or Infection Control Officers. Today our chapter represents a multidisciplinary group that is dedicated to improving the outcomes in healthcare.


Purpose: The Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology (APIC) is a multidisciplinary and voluntary organization whose purpose is to improve health by serving the needs and aims common to all disciplines that are united by infection Control and epidemiology activities.

Mission: APIC Chicago is committed to improving patient care, preventing adverse outcomes and minimizing occupational hazards associated with the delivery of care across the continuum.

Vision: To enhance the practice of Infection prevention and epidemiology through the development of strong leaders by providing education, mentorship, practice enhancement and advocacy.