GLA APIC IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Sending our condolences to family, friends and colleagues of Jerry Pennington. He will be dearly missed. Jerry practiced infection prevention for many years in Southern California and was a member of Greater Los Angeles, Coastline and TriValley APIC chapters. Funeral arrangements will be posted here. Jerry is pictured here with Jennifer Cox (left) and the late Cheryl Richardson (right).
Don't miss the San Diego APIC Chapter Annual Conference! Details provided here.
Shout Out: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.
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.
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.
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
October: 10/21/2016, Location: Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Saban Auditorium, Time 2-5:30PM. Topic: Roundtable Discussion with Interim Health Officer, Dr. Jefferey Gunzenhauser (Los Angeles County Department of Public Health). Register here.
December: 12/02/2016 GLA APIC Holiday Party, Location: Morton's Steakhouse Downtown Los Angeles, Time TBD (likely mid to late afternoon/ evening). Speaker: Dr. Fred Abrahamian (ED Physician), Topic: ABSSSI Protocol Development in Alternative Settings
*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 26, 3-4PM
August 23, 3-4PM
November 22, 3-4PM
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!