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Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Tower Square Hotel Springfield (formerly Marriott) 
2 Boland Way
Springfield, MA 01115
Driving Directions 

Please note that there is ongoing construction on I-91 that includes the area of the exit from 91  into the vicinity of the Tower Square Hotel Springfield, (formerly Marriott). Please check the following website for up-to-date information on details of that work in progress.

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Welcome and Opening Remarks 


The Journey to Clinical Indication: Time to Move the Needle

Michelle DeVries, BS MPH, CIC

Senior Infection Preventionist, Methodist Hospital, Gary IN

9:30 -10:15

Break and vendors


How Data Drives Quality

Carol Dietz, MBA, BSN, CPHQ

Senior QI Consultant

New England Quality Innovation Neetwork-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO)


APIC NE Members meeting/Vendors for non APIC members 


 Lunch and Vendors 


Engaging Infection Prevention at the Front Lines


Field Advisor SPD Hope International Misistries

Perioperative/RME Educator James A Haley  VA Hospital,

Tampa, Fl


 Stretch Break 


The Science of Secondary Disinfection: Protecting Your Hospital's Water Supply.

Nikhil Sheth , BSN

Nalco Waters, An Ecolab Company


Closing remarks/Contact hours 

Learning Objectives:  As a result of participating in the Infection Prevention Conference, the attendees will be able to: 

  • Identify three risks associated with Peripheral Intravenous Catheters(PIC) and implement new standards for the management of PIC's
  • Adopt the use of data collection tools to influence the quality of infection prevention activities.
  • Initiate activities to prevent the spread of infection through reusable medical devices.
  • Initiate review of systems utilized for disinfection of water systems and influence selection of proper chemicals to reduce occurrence of HAI's through water sources.

Click here for Speaker Biographies

 PROGRAM Contact Hours 4.5: This activity has been submitted to Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD)  for approval to award contact hours.  The  Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD)  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 October 13, 2017.  There is an additional $15.00 fee for all registrations received after October 13, 2017 including on-site registration.

  • Online credit card payment is preferable.
  • or Mail check, payable to APIC NE, INC, to Sonja Rivera, 62 Clark Lane, Waltham, MA 02451 (Note that this is a new address for mailing checks.)

Payment is due prior to admittance

 On site registration accepted. 

PRINTED BROCHURES WILL NOT BE MAILED.   Online confirmation and email notice 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)  Register each person separately.
  • No Charge for APIC New England BOD/Prog. committee
  • $150: APIC National Members
  • $160: Non-members
  • $100: Poster Presenters

Refund Policy: Consideration for a refund will be given inspecial circumstances if it is requirested prior to October 14, 2017.  requests must be in writing to the Treasurer.  If a refund is granted a $5 is deducted from the paid amount. All refund request sent within a week ofthe event will receive a credit for a future conerence. A refund nor credit will be given if notification is not provided prior to the conference.

HANDOUTS will be located online at APICNE.ORG.  They will be available on or after October 17, 2017  printed handouts will not be provided.

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES: Speaker bios can be found online at Speaker Bios

HOTEL: The program is held at the Springfield Marriott, Springfield, MA. 

Reservations must be made by September 29, 2017 to be eligible for the discounted rate of $149.00 USD per night.
Online Reservations can be made by clicking here: Book your group rate for APIC Fall Conference Room Block  or you can call 1-800-228-9290 and mention APIC New England Fall Conference Room Block.

WIFI Access code for the conference room:   Wifi access code is apic1

Location:  Click here for directions:Tower Square Hotel Springfield, (formerly Marriott) Springfield, MA

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

Register Now!

.Remember to click on "Register now" 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.