New grant funding for APIC Annual Conference registration and travel

Jan. 20, 2020

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced a new grant program that will enable infection preventionists (IPs) from under-resourced U.S. communities, especially those affected by natural disasters, to attend APIC’s Annual Conference in Phoenix June 10 to 12. The program is supported by an educational grant from Clorox Healthcare, an APIC Strategic Partner since 2009.

The new grants will underwrite expenses for five IPs who have not previously attended an APIC Annual Conference and who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend. Upon return to their healthcare facilities, grant recipients will be better prepared to implement evidence-based best practices and robust infection prevention and control programs to advance patient safety in their communities. 

“APIC is happy to announce this effort to expand access to critical infection prevention education in under-resourced U.S. communities,” said APIC CEO Katrina Crist, MBA, CAE. “We hope that the information and connections gained from APIC 2020 will positively impact health outcomes for years to come. APIC is grateful to Clorox Healthcare for its generous support of this initiative.”

"As a part of our commitment to public health, we are so pleased to partner with APIC to support the education and development of infection preventionists, and to help strengthen the future of this important field through this scholarship,” said Lynda Lurie, Director of Marketing at Clorox Healthcare.

The grant application period closes on Feb. 14.

APIC has the grant application.