APIC San Diego Chapter

2017 San Diego APIC Annual Conference

  • 2014 Annual Conference

Wilson Creek Winery and Vineyards
35960 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA

Friday, September 22, 2017


Topic: “Controversies in Infection Prevention”

Program Description:

The field of Infection Prevention (IP) is constantly evolving and guidance around IP practices updates and changes continually.  This year the San Diego/Imperial County APIC chapter Annual Conference will focus on some of those evolving and controversial issues.  Objectives for this conference will be to educate and enlighten participants regarding some of the more difficult subjects facing Infection Prevention today. This educational program is for professionals in Infection Prevention, Surgery, Anesthesiology, Nursing, OR staff, Environmental Services, Home Health, Long Term Care, Ambulatory Care,  and Ambulatory Surgical Centers. 6.0 Hours of CEU credits will be provided for this event.  There will be a vendor fair, raffle prizes and wine tasting at end of the event.

Program Outline:

  • 7:30 to 8:00 Registration, Breakfast &Vendor Displays
  • 8:00 to 8:10  Welcome and Announcements
  • 8:10 to 9:00  Barbara DeBaun  Change…why it’s hard and how IPs can influence it
  • 9:00 to 9:50 Raymond Chinn, MD  The Elusive Clostridium difficile: What we Know and What we Don’t Know
  • 9:50 to 10:20  Break and Vendor Fair
  • 10:20 to 11:10  Mark Sawyer MD The Real Truth about Vaccines

  • 11:10 to 12:00  Eric McDonald MD, Current Issues in Public Health
  • 12:00 to 1:00  Lunch Buffet and Vendor Fair
  • 1:00 to 1:50  Barbara DeBaun  The Culture of Culturing
  • 1:50 to 2:10 Break and Vendor Fair
  • 2:10 to 3:00   Amy Nichols/Shannon Oriola   Point/Counterpoint: Contact Precautions for MRSA/VRE: Is it Really Necessary?
  • 3:00 to 3:30  Closing Comments/Raffle Prizes/Wine Tasting to follow

To register as a participant:   CLICK HERE

To reserve a vendor table:      CLICK HERE


Barbara DeBaun 

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Raymond Chinn, MD

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Mark Sawyer, MD

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Dr. Eric McDonald, MD

Dr. Eric C. McDonald earned a BA from Williams College in 1981 and received his MD from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 1985. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Naval Medical Center, San Diego and served a total of 24 years on active duty in the United States Navy, including two combat tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  After retiring from the Navy in 2005, he practiced emergency medicine at Naval Medical Center, San Diego until completing his MPH at San Diego State University in 2010.  He joined County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) in 2010 and is currently the Medical Director of the Epidemiology and Immunizations Services Branch, Public Health Services, HHSA.

Amy Nichols

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Shannon Oriola

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