Stay up-to-date with what is going on at CBIC. Read the latest message from the CBIC President, and read up on any important announcements relating to certification.


President's Welcome Message

April 2024

As we head into spring, we are so excited to bring you all the opportunities that CBIC has to offer.  As you read this letter, consider joining our organization and apply for a position with the Board of Directors.  For me, this has been a rewarding adventure, and I am so excited about all CBIC has to offer. 

CBIC Updates

CBIC is on the go this season with several opportunities to connect with board members and staff. In addition to the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology’s (APIC) National Conference, we will have a booth at the National Association of County Health Officials’ (NACCHO) Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control Summit in Chicago on May 7-9, Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA) in Las Vegas on April 21-23 and at Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Canada on June 10-12 in St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador. I will also be attending the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) conference June 9-12 in Pittsburgh.  

APIC National Conference

It’s that time of year again already! CBIC will be attending the APIC National Conference in San Antonio June 3-5. CBIC board members and staff will be in the exhibit hall answering your questions about certification. We will also be hosting conference attendees at the CBIC reception on June 3, from 5:45pm-6:45pm.  Finally, I will be presenting information about CBIC’s newest certification, the Advanced Leadership Certification in Infection Prevention (AD-CIP) alongside board director, Gail Fraine, RN, MMHC, BSN, CIC, LTC-CIP, and CBIC Executive Director, Jessica Dangles, on June 4, from 10:00am-11:00am. More information about the AD-CIP will be available in June. Please stop by and say hello; we can’t wait to see you!

Call for Nominations

Applications for the 2025 CBIC Boards of Directors are open, with CBIC seeking the following positions.

  • Director with CIC, LTC-CIP, or a-IPC certification (4-year term — One seat available)
  • Director with CIC, LTC-CIP, or a-IPC certification practicing outside of North America (4-year term — One seat available)

This is a terrific opportunity to work with other infection prevention and control leaders! To learn more, and apply, please go online.

Looking Forward

It has been a pleasure connecting with so many local APIC chapters and sharing information about certification. I invite all APIC chapter leaders to reach out to the team at CBIC to find a time for us to connect virtually with your chapter: info@cbic.org.

In closing, the national conference is such a fantastic time to connect with one another, I am so excited to see and meet as many of you as possible.  Please stop by our booth and say hello! 

Andrea Flinchum, MPH, BSN, RN, CIC, LTC-CIP, FAPIC

2024 President Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology

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