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GLA APIC IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

OC and Coastline APIC Chapters are hosting an educational event Tuesday, August 9 from 7AM to 3:30PM at Hoag Memorial Hospital. Details are here.

CONGRATULATIONS to Annemarie Flood and Angela Vassallo on being named APIC Fellows! We are so proud of you! Are you interested in becoming an APIC fellow? If so, learn more here

July 19th In-Person Meeting Registration:

Register here (electronic registration)

If you are unable to register electronically, please fill out this form and fax (323-361-5510) or email it to Jessica Silvaggio (jsilvaggio@chla.usc.edu).  

July 19th Meeting Flyer (coming soon!)

May 24th Meeting Flyer (here)

May Meeting Speakers: Crystal Moohn (National APIC) giving an APIC update, Lisa Kilgore (Scripps Memorial Hospital) discussing the General Acute Care Hospital Relicensing Survey, Vicki Keller (CDPH) presenting an update from CDPH, and Angela Vassallo (Providence Saint John's Health Center) discussing annual evaluations for an infection preventionist. 

We look forward to having you at our meetings! 

Recertification Update:

The Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) has updated the procedure for recertification. Starting this year (2016), all who need to recertify must take the recertification examination (formerly called the SARE) versus taking the proctored initial certification examination administered at a testing facility. Please visit the CBIC website for more information. To register for the exam, please visit the CBIC website

Zika Virus Update:

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Zika Health Advisory and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Zika Virus updates can be found, here, on our website. 

CDC has released interim guidance to healthcare providers for the evaluation and testing of infants with possible congenital Zika Virus infection. Read more in the MMWR


NEW 2016 Meeting Information:

GLA APIC will meet in-person four times in 2016 at varying locations.

In-Person Meetings Details:

March: Date 03/22/2016, Time: 11AM-3:30PM, Location: Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Saban Auditorium. Topic: Environmental Infection Prevention. 

May: Date 05/24/2016, Time: 2PM- 6PM, Location: Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Saban Auditorium. Topic: State of APIC and IPC Preparation for Regulatory Inspections.

July: Date 07/19/2016, Location: California Endowment Catalina and Mojave Rooms, Time: 11AM-3:30PM. Topic: Antimicrobial Stewardship and Resistance. Register here.

September: 09/28/2016, Location: California Endowment- Redwood Room, Time: TBD, Topic: Joint Collaboration with LAC DPH Infection Prevention in the Long Term Acute Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities

December: 12/09/2016 GLA APIC Holiday Party, Time TBD (likely mid to late afternoon/ evening). 

*Please note there are no all day conferences all we are holding mini-conference format meetings. 

On the months we do not meet in person, a monthly member forum will be held from 3-4PM PT via a conference call on the 4th Tuesday of the months below. Please see the schedule and call-in information below

Call In Number: 1-800-501-8979

Participant ID: 0152882

Monthly Member Forum Conference Call Dates:

January 26, 3-4PM

February 23, 3-4PM

April 263-4PM

August 233-4PM

October 273-4PM

November 223-4PM

 

ABOUT OUR CHAPTER:


APIC Greater Los Angeles (GLA) chapter 003 was originally founded in 1973 as the “Nurse Epidemiologist of Southern California” group. It was the only infection control association in Southern California at that time. In 1975, it became the first California chapter to become an official chartered APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.) chapter.

The APIC Greater Los Angeles (GLA) membership is a diverse group that represents healthcare facilities and medical supply companies throughout the Los Angeles area. Our members are dedicated to and passionate about the field of infection prevention. Because Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States, we aim to act as an invaluable resource to a large health care community. Our members benefit from collaborative relationships and engaging educational activities. Please consider joining us today!