President's Welcome Message
2020: A year for CBIC growth
As I reflect back on 2019, I am in awe of the incredible progress made by the CBIC Board of Directors and CBIC staff. As 2020 CBIC President, I look forward to building on the momentum we gained in 2019, strengthening current partnerships and making new ones!
Under Past President Roy Boukidjian’s leadership, the CBIC Board of Directors approved two exciting new initiatives that reflect the future of CBIC: recertification by Infection Prevention Units (IPUs) and the Associate – Infection Prevention and Control (a-IPC) entry-level examination.
We hope that both experienced CIC® as well as those interested in learning more about infection prevention and control (IPC) or pursuing an IPC career will find these initiatives a welcome addition to CBIC!
Already in 2020, CBIC has been working hard to move forward the collective vision of these new pathways. In January, CBIC officially launched the recertification by IPUs interactive submission platform to all 2020 recertifying candidates, and the beta test stage of the a-IPC entry-level examination is currently wrapping up. The a-IPC will see its first cohort of test takers in the spring of 2020.
As we welcome in a new decade, the CBIC Board of Directors is committed to supporting the growth of the infection prevention profession. The need to develop alternative solutions to meet the growing demand for infection preventionists is only getting clearer, and I commend the 20/20 vision of the CBIC Board in rising to this challenge.
Finally, CBIC will be exhibiting at the APIC Annual Conference in June and the IPAC Canada Conference in May.
Please stop by our booth if you’re attending to grab some CBIC swag and to chat with us.
2020 is a year for visionaries and CBIC is no exception! Let’s see what unfolds this year – stay tuned!
Linda Goss, DNP, BS, APRN, ANP-BC, COHN-S, CIC, FAPIC