Start planning now for SHEA Spring Meeting 2016!

What follows is a guest post from the co-chairs of the SHEA Spring Meeting 2016 planning committee, Silvia Munoz-Price and Tom Talbot (I added the video at the end despite their protestations):

We want to encourage everyone interested in healthcare epidemiology and antibiotic stewardship to plan on attending the SHEA Spring Meeting 2016 in Atlanta. Titled “Science Guiding Prevention,” the planning committee has built on last year’s successful meeting to add more cutting edge, provocative, and diverse topics and speakers to advance key issues surrounding the field. 

In addition to being an outstanding networking platform, this year we will also have: 
  1. A new Antibiotic Stewardship track chaired by Drs. Sara Cosgrove and Kavita Trivedi designed to provide intensive training for directors of stewardship programs. 
  2. Featured plenaries focused on partnership in preventing HAIs with leaders from a wide range of perspectives, including the media, quality improvement scientists, and patient safety advocates. 
  3. The return of the Post-Acute Care/Long Term Care training course, which is now co-organized by SHEA, CDC, and AMDA and chaired by Dr. Nimalie Stone (CDC) and Dr. Robin Jump (representing AMDA). A certificate of participation will be given at the completion of the track (perfect for framing!!!). 
  4. The tried and true SHEA-CDC Training Course in Healthcare Epidemiology, a jam-packed primer on important issues in healthcare epidemiology. Chaired by Dr. Sarah Haessler, this certificate course is perfect for persons new to the field as well as those needing a booster of healthcare epidemiology training. 
  5. The SHEA Foundation Dinner (separate ticketed event) returns with featured speakers Dr. Julie Gerberding and Dr. David Henderson.
  6. Abstract presentations for targeted topics specific to healthcare epidemiology – mark your calendars for the January 29, 2016 submission deadline! 
  7. The launching of the SHEA Mentorship Program.
  8. Finally, we’ve brought back the well-received "Women in Epi" networking event – this year, it will be an evening activity...with drinks instead of bagels!!! 
We’re very excited about the program and hope to see you in Atlanta next spring!


  1. Although I know Silvia and Tom have been working closely on this conference, seems the personal space in this video was a bit close for Tom...

  2. This was my second time attending an event at this place, and was my first business event here (the other event was a charity show). Everything at venue Houston TX was perfect, the drinks and food was amazing. Even the coffee was wonderful.


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