APIC San Diego Chapter

No chapter meeting this month. 

San Diego & Imperial County APIC Chapter

When: Wednesday, December 12th
Where:  Marriott Marquis Hotel- Bayside Room, 333 West Harbor Dr. SD 92101
Time: 12-5pm
Parking fee: Valet @ $19 and self-park @ $ 15

This year we are sponsoring “THE FISHER HOUSE”
Fisher Houses offer “a home away from home” at no cost for families of patients receiving medical care at military treatment facilities.

RSVP BY 11/30/2018 : Debbie Wightman @ dawightman@ucsd.edu
Non-members price $65.00 to attend

Meeting Agenda

November 2, 2018


LOCATION: Seton Medical Center 1900 Sullivan Avenue, DePaul Auditorium 1850 Bldg., 3rd Floor, Daly City, CA 94015

HOST CHAPTER AND CONTACT: San Francisco chapter, Karen Anderson

This meeting will be available for all CA APIC members to call in and participate and is available via WebEx at:  https://zoom.us/j/182735923. Or Telephone: US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646-876-9923. Meeting ID: 867 433 746


 9:00am Arrival and Breakfast
9:30am Welcome & Vendor presentation (10 minutes)

Breakfast Sponsor (s): PDI; Daniel Pizzo

10:00am Introductions & Chapter Representatives Report on their chapters’ activities (template previously sent out to Presidents)
11:00am Review of Hospital 2017 HAI Report
12:00pm Lunch

Lunch Sponsor(s) Xenex; Jennifer Thomas

1:00pm Business Meeting

  1. Minutes:  Consent agenda item: May minutes (Adela Torres)
  2. Legislative Committee report (Jessica Silvaggio)

3.        Education Committee report (Lori Schaumleffel)

4.        Communications Committee report

5.        Treasurer’s report (Adela Torres)

6.        Terms of Office for President and President-Elect (all)

7.        2019 CA APIC Open Nominations (all)

8.        Educational Award Presentations:

o    Jonathan Schouest, MPH, CIC, CPHQ

o   Alison Hartz, RN, MS, CIC, ICP

3:00pm Review of Action Items & Items to report to chapter members
2019 Mtgs: Pending

Meeting info is on the new CA APIC website: http://community.apic.org/cacc/home



California APIC Foundations of Infection Prevention course

We encourage all California infection preventionists early in their careers to attend our three-day Foundations of Infection Prevention course.  The next course is scheduled for November 15-17, 2018.  It will be held at the Scripps Health Corporate Offices, Building CPC (Annex) Assembly Conference Room located at 10010 Campus Point Drive, San Diego, CA 92121.  Registration information is below.

The California APIC Coordinating Council’s “Foundations” program is a long-standing tradition in California.  Designed for the new and intermediate Infection Preventionist in all healthcare settings, it is recognized as the gold standard for infection prevention education in California.

Taught by expert faculty, Foundations focuses on Infection Prevention issues surrounding the patient and the environment, as well as administrative, regulatory and educational issues. This program helps define the areas required in a comprehensive infection prevention program. It provides 24 CEUs to attendees.

Review the 2018 agenda here to find out what you will learn: 2018_Foundations_LaJolla_Agenda.pdf

Please note that non-members may join APIC and pay member registration pricing; the combined price of membership + member registration is $5 less than non-member course registration by itself.  Lodging is not included, and there are no affiliated or endorsed hotels; a Google Map of surrounding lodging options is provided for your convenience.  Feel free to send a note to CaliforniaAPIC @ gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns.

Steps to Register:
1) Fill out the registration form.  Please note that
Chrome or Firefox browsers are recommended
for completing this registration form. Problems
have been reported with some versions of
Internet Explorer, which is a browser that is non-
compliant with international web browser standards.2) Pay for the course by visiting the payment link in
your registration confirmation or from directly above.
Alternately, send a check to the address at the right.

Members: $500 — Non-Members: $710
Vendors: $300

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency invites you to the First Long Term Care Facility Flu Symposium.


Please join us for this informative event. Topics will include:

  • Review of 2017-18 Influenza Activity in San Diego County
  • Outbreak Reporting, Response, and CDPH Guidelines
  • Infection Control, Antivirals, and Post Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Public Health Officer Mandate and Healthcare Worker Vaccination

Speakers for the event will be:

Raymond Y.W. Chinn, MD
Medical Director, Infection Prevention
Sharp Memorial Hospital
San Diego, CA

Jackie Hopkins, MPH
Epidemiologist II
Epidemiology and Immunization Services Branch
County of San Diego Public Health Services

Jeff Johnson, MPH
Senior Epidemiologist
Epidemiology and Immunization Services Branch
County of San Diego Public Health Services

Eric McDonald, MD, MPH
Medical Director
Epidemiology and Immunization Services Branch
County of San Diego Public Health Services

Mark Sawyer, MD
Medical Director of the UCSD San Diego Immunization Partnership
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Disease specialist at the UCSD School of Medicine,
and Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego

If you have not yet registered for the Symposium, please do so at: https://ltcf_flu2018.eventbrite.com. Email Harrison.Bolter@sdcounty.ca.gov if you have questions.

Meeting Documents:
October Meeting Minutes
November Meeting Agenda
November Meeting Flyer
Educational Presentation
Ronald McDonald House(R) – Bring Trial-sized Toiletries