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Infection Prevention Educational Conference

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Memphis Chapter


Friday, April 29, 2016
7:15 am - 4:00 pm
Barry Longinotti Auditorium
St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Memphis, TN
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“Bugs and Beale Street” will feature infection prevention strategies from subject matter experts in infection prevention.  This conference aim includes nurses, nurse managers, risk managers, infection prevention leaders, microbiologists, quality managers and hospital leaders. This will also be time to enjoy the best of southern hospitality and the sights and sounds of Memphis.

Preliminary Agenda

Time Event
7:15 - 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 am Keynote speaker: Transformational Leadership:  A Strategy for Success
Meri Armour, MSN, MBA
CEO, LeBonheur Children's Hospital
9:00 - 10:00 am The Respiratory Syncytial Virus: New discoveries in virology, immunity, therapy, and their implications for infection control
John De Vincenzo, MD
Director, Virology Laboratory and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare
10:00 - 10:15 am Break/Exhibits
10:15 - 11:15 am Minding the Gaps: Implementation Science, Human Factors Engineering Systems Design for Infection Prevention
Lisa Maragakis, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Lunch/Exhibits
12:30 - 1:30 pm Improving Patient Outcomes
Vicki Brinsko, RN, MSN, CIC
Director, Department of Infection Prevention
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1:30 - 2:30 pm Endoscope Reprocessing
Mary Ann Drosnock, MS, CIC, CFER, RM (NRCM)
Manager, Clinical Education for Gastroenterology
Healthmark Industries
2:30 -2:45 pm Break/Exhibits
2:45 - 3:45 pm Antimicrobial Resistance and CRE
Raphaelle Beard
Tennessee Department of Health
3:45 - 4:00 pm Closing Remarks