Florida Professionals in Infection Control 

Faculty Preview

44rd Annual Educational Conference

Maya Balakrishnan, MD, CSSBB  
Director, Quality & Safety USF GME

Kelley Boston, MPH, CIC, CPHQ
2016 APIC Hero Awardee
Regional Infection Control Manager, Texas Medical Center

Beata Casanas, DO, FACP
Director, Infectious Diseases Program USF

Ripal Jeriwala, PharmD, AAHIVP
Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Infectious Diseases TGH

Linda Greene, RN MPS, CIC, FAPIC
APIC Immediate Past President
Manager of Infection Prevention, Highlands Hospital

Stephen Streed, MS, CIC, FAPIC
2017 APIC Carole DeMille Achievement Awardee
System Director of Epidemiology/Infection Prevention, Lee Health

Complete faculty coming soon!
September 11-13th, 2018
The Westin Tampa Waterside
725 S Harbour Island Blvd
Tampa, Florida 
The theme for the 2018 program will be The Changing Landscape of Infection Prevention. The conference will focus on establishing where infection prevention is today and equipping IPs with relevant tools to be successful in their current practice.
To start us off with what’s new in infection prevention, the keynote will be given by national expert and renowned speaker,William Rutala, PhD, MPH, CIC Professor for the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina’s School of Medicine.
Conference Handouts- Day 1
Conference Handouts- Day 2
Conference Handouts- Day 3

Conference Fee Schedule

Full Conference - Member*
     Advanced Registration**              $300
     Regular Registration                    $350

Full Conference - Non-Member

     Advanced Registration**              $345
     Regular Registration                    $395

Two Day Attendance
   Member*                                        $250
   Non-Member                                   $280

One Day Attendance
 Member*                                       $125
 Non-Member                                  $140

* Must be a member by June 1st to receive membership discount
** Must register for conference by August 10 to receive advanced registration discount

REGISTER NOW- Online Registration form at bottom this page!
2018 Conference Program
(includes agenda)
Click Here!
In the event you are unable to fill out the online registration form below, please fill out the paper version and mail to the address listed on the form.  
2018 FPIC Conference Registration Form
  • The Importance of Leadership and Educational Diversity in Infection Prevention
  • The Role of Infection Prevention in Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Updates on Transmission-based Precautions
  • Basics of Quality Improvement
  • Statistical Analysis and Data Interpretation for Infection Preventionists
  • Outbreak Investigations
  • Project Management Strategies for Infection Preventionists

Complete agenda coming soon!

Hotel Information 

The Westin Tampa Waterside 
725 South Harbour Island Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 229-5000

Special Conference Rate:
$149 plus tax/night (single)

No self-parking available
Valet $10/day 

Full Conference Agenda 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
8:25 AM

8:30 AM

10:30 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

Key Note: What’s New in Disinfection and Sterilization and Gizmos and Gadgets in Infection Prevention


Importance of Leadership Skills and Educational Diversity in Infection Prevention


​Legionella and Other Opportunistic Waterborne Pathogens

​Update: Candida auris

The Role of Infection Prevention in Antimicrobial Stewardship

Chaz Rhone, MPH, CIC

William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH, CIC

Chaz Rhone, MPH, CIC

Kimberly Stockdale, MSPH

 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

​Ripal Jariwala, Pharm.D. AAHIVP

Thursday, September 13, 2018
8:00 AM

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

10:30 AM

12:00 PM

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

A Review: Duration of Contact Precautions for Acute-Care Settings 

Basics of Quality Improvement


Statistical Analysis – Data Interpretation and Predictive Analytics in Infection Prevention


​​Outbreak Investigations and Containment Strategies

Project Management Strategies for Infection Preventionists

Linda Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, FAPIC

Maya Balakrishnan, MD, CSSBB

Steve Streed, MS, CIC, FAPIC

Nychie Dotson, MPH, CIC, CPHQ

Kelly Boston, MPH, CIC, CPHQ, FAPIC

Friday, September 14, 2018
8:00 AM

8:30 AM

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

10:30 AM

12:00 PM

Update: Florida Hospital Association

Update: Florida Department of Health HAI Prevention Program 

Legislative / Regulatory Update


Emerging and Remerging Infectious Diseases 



Nychie Q. Dotson, MPH, CIC, CPHQ

Barbara Russell, RN, BHSA, MPH, CIC, FAPIC

Beata C. Casanas, DO, FACP, FIDSA

2018 Annual Conference 
September 12th-14th

2018 Conference Committee
  1. Seminar Chair
    Seminar Chair
    Nychie Dotson MPH, CIC, CPHQ
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    Seminar Co-Chair
    Chaz M. Rhone MPH, CIC
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    Registration Coordinator
    Patricia Tomasini MPH, LPN, CPhT, RPhT
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    Vendor Coordinator
    John P. Delano MPH, CIC
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    Seminar Co-Chair
    Stephanie Carraway MPH, CIC
    [email protected]
The 2018 FPIC conference will be held September 12th, 13th, and 14th at a wonderful new location.  This year's conference will be held in Tampa, Florida at The Westin Tampa Waterside.  Please see link below for more details on the hotel.   


To register for this year's conference please fill out the conference form below!  We look forward to seeing you in September. 
If you are paying by check, please mail all checks payable to FPIC to:
Emily Leathers- FPIC Registration Chair 
1205 Newfound Harbor Drive
Merritt Island FL 32952
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