APIC Grand Canyon 2022 Fall Conference:  Rebuilding Together

APIC Grand Canyon 2022 Fall Conference: Rebuilding Together


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$0 – $550

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Desert Willow Conference Center

4340 East Cotton Center Boulevard

Phoenix, AZ 85040

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Join the APIC Grand Canyon Chapter for a day of education, networking and rebuilding!

About this event

Program Overview and Objectives:

The Grand Canyon Chapter of the Association for Professionals Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) invites you to attend an all day conference. This program is designed to provide a forum for contemporary methods of infection prevention and control. Presentations will address issues and challenges of Infection Preventionists applicable in a variety of areas and settings.

Valuable opportunities to network with colleagues will be accessible to conference participants. Exhibitors showcasing the latest products available to enhance infection prevention programs will be present.

This program is designed for Infection Preventionists, nurses and other healthcare professionals interested in infection control, infectious diseases, patient safety and performance improvement.

Conference Agenda

Morning Session Topics & Speakers

  • Welcome: Kim Horn, RN, MPH, CIC, FAPIC, 2022 APIC GC Chapter President
  • Keynote Speaker, Lead - Week by Design Model - Lisa Perez
  • Situational awareness/HAI update on CRO/C.auris and discuss MCDPH activities to control the CRO/C.auris in Maricopa County: Maricopa Public Health Department - Siru Prasai

Break: Refreshments & Exhibitor Fair

  • False-positive CLABSIs and their link to Blood Contaminations – Barb DeBaun

Lunch & Exhibitor Fair

Afternoon Session Topics & Speakers:

  • Standards & Guidelines for Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing – John Whelan

Break: Refreshments & Exhibitor Fair

  • Public Health Authority in Arizona: How Much Have We Lost? - Will Humble
  • Infection Prevention in Low Income & Low Resourced Countries - Michelle Humphreys

Door Prizes, Raffle, Wrap-up & Closing Comments

Masks will be required. COVID-19 continues to be a dynamic situation, as we get closer to the date of event we will continue to update this regularly as government officials reevaluate health and safety protocols to accommodate the safety of our attendees, exhibitors, and speakers at the conference.

Attendee contact information may be shared with speakers or vendors associated with the conference.

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APIC Grand Canyon Website

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is a multi-disciplinary voluntary international organization. Its purpose is to influence, support and improve the quality of healthcare through the practice and management of infection control and the application of epidemiology in all health settings.

APIC Grand Canyon was founded in 1982. It is the only APIC chapter in the state of Arizona. With over 170 members, our infection preventionists (IPs) work in various healthcare settings, such as acute care, behavioral health, ambulatory care, and long-term care. Additionally, we have many associate members and industry partners.

Other partners include Arizona Department of Health Services, Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG), Maricopa County Department of Health, and Arizona's Healthcare Associated Infection Advisory Committee.

Our members are dedicated and passionate about our calling to infection prevention, providing ourselves and our healthcare community with an invaluable collaborative infection prevention resource.

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