APIC annual conference June 28 to 30 will be all virtual

March 26, 2021

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced that its 2021 Annual Conference that was scheduled to take place in Austin, TX will be held virtually June 28 to 30.

Throughout the pandemic, APIC has relied on Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance and federal and state event restrictions to determine the safety of holding in-person events. Earlier this month, APIC expressed dismay that Texas was among the states that ended statewide COVID-19 mask mandates and allowed businesses to resume operations at full capacity.

“APIC has heard from many of its members, industry partners, volunteer leaders, staff, and other stakeholders that they are unable to attend our conference in person due to continued concerns for health and safety in light of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said 2021 APIC President Ann Marie Pettis, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC. “As such, we are shifting all our efforts to ensuring that this 100 % virtual conference delivers the best content and experience possible.”

The 2021 APIC Annual Conference has always offered a virtual registration option. Conference attendees will be able to hear keynote speakers, attend educational sessions, explore a virtual exhibit hall, view new product demonstrations, and network with one another in real time. This conference is one of the most comprehensive infection prevention conferences in the world, with educational sessions and programs led by experts from across the globe presenting strategies that can be implemented immediately to improve prevention programs and make healthcare safer. Learn more and follow the conversation online using #APIC2021.

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