APIC Annual Conference 2021

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts Submission is now open. Detailed Submission Guidelines can be found here.

The site for submissions can be reached here.

Join us in Austin, Texas

Conference At A Glance

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June 27 (Preconference)
  • Pre-Conference Workshops
  • Welcome Reception
June 28
  • Opening Plenary Session
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • 30/30 Sessions
  • Oral Abstracts
  • Workshops
June 29
  • Plenary Session
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • 30/30 Sessions
  • Oral Abstracts
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • 30/30 Sessions
  • Oral Abstracts
  • Workshops
June 30
  • Closing Plenary Session
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • 30/30 Sessions
  • Oral Abstracts
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Concurrent Session
  • 30/30 Sessions
  • Oral Abstracts
  • Workshops

COVID-19 Updates

During this unprecedented time, the health and well-being of our attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, and staff are vital. We are continuing to monitor the potential impact COVID-19 may have on face-to-face events. We are working closely with our various partners to ensure we are providing a safe environment. Click here to learn more about what the city of Austin is doing.

Additionally, the Austin Convention Center Department (ACCD) has increased cleaning activity as visitor and employee safety is a primary concern and assuring a healthy place to convene and work is their goal. The ACCD is in contact with Austin Public Health who is monitoring the situation in coordination with the Texas Department of State Health Services, CDC, local and regional public health and healthcare agencies. Please click here to learn more about what the Austin Convention Center is doing to ensure the safety of its meeting attendees.

Educational Sessions

The educational sessions at APIC 2021 cover key competencies that every IP needs, with topics that range from the fundamental learning necessary to advance patient safety in your facility, to the strategic and thought-provoking ideas that will take your career to the next level. Divided by session types, this overview allows you to craft a curriculum that suits your needs, no matter your experience, or your facility.

About the Sessions


Sessions are divided into learning tracks to help attendees understand the core competencies covered. Tracks include:

  • Antimicrobial and Diagnostic Stewardship
  • Disinfection and Sterilization
  • Education, Training and Competencies
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Environment of Care
  • Implementation Science and Research
  • Information Technology and Surveillance
  • Leadership and Professional Development
  • Occupational Health
  • Public Health and Health Policy
  • Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement

Session Types

Concurrent Sessions
These hour-long sessions provide IPs at every stage of their career with the tools, resources, and ideas that are essential to successful IPC.

30/30 Sessions
These half-hour sessions provide an overview of key topics in IPC. Programmed with two sessions per hour per room, you’ll maximize your time in these highly-focused sessions.

Take a deeper dive into the most pressing issues facing IPs today in these interactive, longer-format learning opportunities.

Future Locations of APIC’s Annual Conference

APIC 2022
Indianapolis, Indiana
Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium
June 13 -15, 2022

APIC 2023
Orlando, Florida
Orange County Convention Center
June 26 – 28, 2023

APIC 2024
San Antonio, Texas
Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center
June 12 – 14, 2024

APIC 2025
Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix Convention Center
June 16 – 18, 2025