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Stay tuned for tweets, posts and news alerts from APIC conference in San Antonio

If you can't make it to the upcoming APIC conference -- or even if you can -- Hospital Infection Control & Prevention will be providing breaking coverage and live reports from San Antonio via this blog, our exclusive newswire reports for HIC subscribers, and on twitter @HICprevent (with the hashtag #APIC2012). Some 2,000 infection preventionists are expected to gather June 4-6 for the annual conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology. All total there are 279 abstract displays and presentations. Some conference hightlights include:

Opening Keynote—Allan J. Morrison Jr., MD, MSc, FACP, FSHEA “From KARDEX to Bundles: In Defiance of the Post-Antibiotic Era”

Elaine Larson Lectureship—William Rutala, MPH, PhD, CIC “Disinfection and Sterilization: From Benchtop to Bedside”

Closing Keynote—Kathleen M. Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN “The 4 E’s: Engage, Educate, Execute & Evaluate: A Model for Internal Consultation for Sustained Reductions in HAIs”

Educational sessions and events highlight such critical infection prevention topics as:

•5 unique, in-depth sessions on the National Healthcare Safety Network •2 seminars on catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention •Ventilator-associated event (VAE) session •Ask-the-Expert session on the role of the infection preventionist in Clostridium difficile infection prevention •16 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) public health experts as presenters and panelists