Wilma Salkin 
APIC New England 
802 447 5172 


Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7:30 AM EDT

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Springfield Marriott, Springfield, MA 


The How, When, & Where of C. diff.

Can you “C” the difference?



 April 24, 2014




  Welcome and Opening Remarks 




 Marie-Louise Landry MD

 Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Internal Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Yale  University

 Director of Clinical Virology Laboratory, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

 Continuing Conundrums and controversies in the Laboratory Diagnosis of Clostridium  difficile.


 Break and vendors




 Curtis J Donskey MD

 Associate Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

 Staff Physician, Infectious Disease Section, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Center, Cleveland,  Ohio

 Controlling the Spread of C. difficile: A Multifaceted Approach


 APICNE Members meeting 




 Lunch and Vendors 




 Jonathan A Otter PhD

 Research Fellow (King’s College London, UK)

 Scientific Director, Healthcare (Bioquell)

 “No-touch room disinfection systems: when to use them and how to choose between    them.” 


 2:00- 3:00


 Michael McCarthy

 Author, Consultant and Motivational Speaker

 Sustaining Your Gains in Infection Control Initiatives


 Closing remarks/Contact hours


PROGRAM GOALS:  APIC NE strives to maintain the highest standards for Infection Preventionists. This year’s program goals are to:

  • Describe the controversies of laboratory diagnosis of Clostridium difficile.
  • Describe approaches that can be used to control the spread of Clostridium difficile.
  • Describe the role of no-touch room disinfection and how to choose between systems.
  • Describe tools that can be used to sustain gains that you have achieved in Infection Prevention


This program is appropriate for healthcare professionals in Acute, Sub-Acute, Ambulatory Care, Long Term Care facilities and Home Health Agencies,.  This includes: Professionals in infection Prevention and Control, Quality Improvement, Safety, Risk Management, Physicians, Medical Technologists, Laboratory Scientists, Nurses, Professionals in Sterile Processing, Engineering and Environmental Services. 


This activity has been submitted to the Vermont State Nurses Association-Inc for approval to award contact hours.  The Vermont State Nurses Association’s Committee on Education is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 Register Now!

Don't forget to click on "Register" when you have completed the registration form. You will receive an immediate confirmation stating that your application has been submitted. If you do not recieve this message, you are not registered.

Advance registration deadline is April 12, 2014.  An additional $15.00 fee for all registrations received after April 12th, including on-site registration.

Please register by clicking here: Register Now or online at

  • Online payment system (PREFERRED)
  • or Mail check, payable to APIC NE, INC, to WILMA SALKIN, 23 HIGHWOOD RD., BONDVILLE, VT 05340.

Payment is due by April 12, 2014. Information and registration forms are located:

PRINTED BROCHURES WILL NOT BE MAILED.   Online confirmation is your proof of registration. 

TUITION: includes continental breakfast and lunch. 

  • $125: APIC New England Members
  • $125: for groups of 5 or more from the same institution (at least one APIC NE member per group)
  • No Charge for APIC New England BOD Officers
  • $140: APIC National Members
  • $150: Non-members
  • $100: Poster Presenters
  • Partial Day Registration:  $75 Morning or afternoon sessions (excluding lunch)

Refunds are issued upon written request prior to April 13, 2014.  An administrative fee of $25.00 is charged.  No refunds after April 13, 2014.

HANDOUTS will be located online at APICNE.ORG.  They will be available on or after April 24, 2014.  In an effort to keep costs low and eliminate unnecessary waste, printed handouts will not be provided.

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES: Speaker bios can be found online at APICNE.ORG

HOTEL: The program is held at the Springfield Marriott, Springfield, MA.  Reservations must be made by April 2, 2014  to be eligible for the  APIC NE discounted rate of $124.00 per night. You may call either 1-413-781-7111 or 1-888-236-2427.  Mention APIC New England. Online Reservations can be made by clicking here: Reservations. Use the group code: PICPICA

DIRECTIONS: The Marriott is located at the corner of Boland Way and Columbus, 1500 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01115. Click here for directions: Springfield Marriott

Please Note: We make every attempt to ensure your comfort throughout the conference.  It is advised that you bring a sweater or jacket as temperatures vary and the room may feel cool as the day progresses. 

We look forward to seeing you!


The APIC New England Program Committee