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2013 APIC-DFW Educational Conference--Bugs Among Us: Microbiology and the Infection Preventionist

  • Methodist Dallas Medical Center Hitt Auditorium 1441 N Beckley Ave Dallas, TX (map)

6:30 Registration, Vendor Fair, Breakfast

7:45 Welcome and Introductions

8:00 Understanding Commensal Organisms

  •  Dominick Cavuoti, Doramarie Arocha

9:00 Antibiotic Stewardship: Implications for the IP

  • Ronda Akins

10:00 Vendor Fair

11:00 Antibiotic Resistance: Trends and Emerging Organisms

  •  Christopher Doern

12:00 Lunch

12:30 Poster Presentations

1:30 VAP & CAUTI: Practical Functionality of Microbiology-Specific Microbes

  • Robert Garcia

2:30 NHSN Definitions: Understanding the Microbiology Criteria

  • Sharon Williamson

5.25 CE Credits


APIC-DFW 2013 Call for Abstracts

The conference committee is pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at the upcoming annual APIC-DFW Educational Conference which will take place on October 22 in the Hitt Auditorium at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Posters will be displayed in the back of the auditorium throughout the conference and presenters will be given the opportunity to show their posters after lunch. Anyone who is interested in showing a poster at the conference can submit an abstract to either Donald Chitanda or Lauren Cooper

Deadline for submission is September 30th.


Register  (Deadline: October 7, 2013 at midnight)


We have rooms blocked at the Hotel Lawrence - 302 S Houston St  Dallas, TX 75202 

To reserve a room call 214-761-9090 or reserve online (plug in the dates and enter the ID below)

The group code to use when making reservations to insure our rate is  APIC-DFW13 



Parking will be at the Hitt Auditorium Parking Lot, adjacent to the Hitt Auditorium, of Methodist Dallas Medical Center.  Vendors can park in  Garage A; parking for a $2 flat fee.