President's Message: What's in store for CBIC in 2020
It’s hard to believe that 2020 is just around the corner. Looking back on this past year, it’s amazing to reflect on just how much CBIC has accomplished. Below are just a few highlights from 2019.
In my last message, I introduced two new pathways coming in 2020 —the CIC® recertification alternate pathway and an entry-level pathway, the a-IPC (Associates – Infection Prevention and Control). I am pleased to announce that our timeline for launching both pathways in early 2020 is on target, and much headway has been made on both already.
In addition to updating the website layout to accommodate these new initiatives, new information is regularly being added to the FAQ sections, and CBIC is in the process of developing new informational materials and content to share with CICs and prospects alike.
This has been a huge undertaking and on behalf of the entire CBIC Board of Directors, I want to thank each and every one of you for your encouragement and support throughout CBIC’s growth process. We have been working hard to ensure that CBIC continues to be future oriented and meets the demands of the profession.
2020 CBIC Board of Directors
I would like to welcome CBIC President Linda Goss and President-Elect Janet Glowicz to their new leadership roles in 2020. With the 2019–2022 Strategic Plan and the future of these new initiatives in mind, we can look forward to their new direction and leadership.
I want to thank Joann Andrews, CBIC Board member and past president, as well as Vincent Hsu, CBIC Board member, as they will be rotating off the Board of Directors in 2020. I am honored to have served with such fine individuals and will continue to cherish the relationship we’ve built.
In closing, thank you to the entire CBIC Board of Directors and all infection prevention and control professionals for supporting my tenure as CBIC president. Taking on this role has been a complete honor and pleasure!
I would like to conclude by sharing a quote by James Allen, which I hope will inspire all of you as you move through your careers: “Think strongly, attempt fearlessly, and accomplish masterfully.”
Roy Boukidjian, MSN, PHN, CIC, NE-BC
2019 CBIC President