The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) has over 15,000 members. The organization, which is based in Washington, DC, is led by an elected board of members who volunteer their time and expertise. The Association for Practitioners in Infection Control (APIC) was conceived in 1972 out of recognition of the need for an organized, systematic approach to the "control" of infections acquired as a result of hospitalization. The name was changed to the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC), in 1994 to recognize the organization's maturation and evolution into the broader context of healthcare delivery in this country.
APIC Southern New Jersey –Chapter #11 continues to provide its members as well as other healthcare personnel a wealth of resources and support. Knowledge and information shared are not limited to infection prevention but includes multiple topics to improve quality and safe patient care. These efforts are evidenced by the awards received by the chapter over the years.
We have two chapters in New Jersey – Northern New Jersey & Southern New Jersey - with members from all fields of healthcare. APIC Southern New Jersey meets monthly (with a summer break). Each meeting consists of a business meeting followed by educational programs. Annually, we have a Joint Educational Conference with APIC Northern New Jersey and the Infectious Diseases Society of New Jersey.