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For 39 years, healthcare professionals throughout the world have turned to APIC as they strive to create a safer world through the prevention of infection. APIC empowers more than 14,000 members and other healthcare professionals from a multitude of settings, ranging from long-term care, home health and other practices where infection prevention and control is an increasing area of responsibility. Join thousands of colleagues and infection preventionists as they come together and uphold APIC’s mission to prevent infection and save lives.


Take Advantage of All That APIC 2012 Has to Offer!


NHSN Workshops


Get the most out of your conference experience with twice as many NHSN sessions this year, including four unique sessions and two of the most popular topics repeated for your convenience.


Leading Science with


Practical Application The APIC 2012 Annual Conference delivers education to meet your learning needs in a variety of session formats. Create a customized conference experience through a mix of Oral Abstract, Concurrent, Ask-the- Expert, and In-Depth Workshop sessions. Get practical solutions and resources to tackle your most challenging infection prevention issues.


Table of Contents Meetings-at-a-Glance ................2 Speaker Spotlight ......................3 Concurrent Sessions ..................4 In-Depth Workshops ................17 Ask-the-Expert..........................22 Abstracts ................................24 Onsite Store ............................24 Exhibit Hall ..............................25 San Antonio ............................26 Registration Information ..........27 Map & Hotel Information ..........28


Networking


Connect with healthcare professionals from around the world and develop your personal “go-to” network of colleagues. Start the conference off networking at the Welcome Reception—meeting new colleagues and reconnecting with old friends.


Value


As an added bonus, all APIC 2012 attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the standard conference proceedings, thanks to an unrestricted educational grant from Covidien. It includes all of the educational sessions from conference synced with the presentation slides, so you won’t miss a thing.


Free WIFI during the conference


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