Accreditation

The Decennial 2020 conference provides the opportunity to set the agenda for the next decade of research and science in healthcare epidemiology and prevention of antimicrobial resistance, to highlight strategies that effectively translate this knowledge into practice, and to promote collaborations that transcend specific healthcare settings, professions, and geographic borders.

Target Audience

This conference is designed for physicians, infection preventionists, healthcare epidemiologists, infectious disease specialists, microbiologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals interested in healthcare epidemiology, antibiotic resistance, infection prevention, surveillance, research methods, patient safety, environment issues, and quality improvement.

Learning Objectives:

  • State international and domestic perspectives and strategies for prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) and spread of antimicrobial resistance
  • Review new scientific evidence in the following areas:
    • HAI and pathogens: description, etiologies, preventability
    • Prevention of antimicrobial resistance (AR) and methods to optimize antimicrobial stewardship
    • Surveillance strategies, innovative methods, technologies, and pitfalls
    • Prevention and control strategies across a variety of healthcare settings
    • Advances in laboratory diagnostic technologies
    • Prevention of HAI and AR in immunocompromised, high risk, and unique patient populations
    • Environmental transmission prevention strategies and challenges
    • Innovative methods that use artificial intelligence techniques, including machine learning, to utilize large data repositories
    • Innovative methods that use molecular techniques including whole genome sequencing and metagenomics to enhance epidemiologic analyses
  • Discuss innovative methods to translate research and apply epidemiologic, organizational behavior and implementation principles in acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare settings.
  • Review and promote more effective detection, surveillance, and prevention strategies in non-acute healthcare settings.
  • Identify evolving public policy developments and their impact on HAI prevention
  • Discuss lessons learned and future domestic and global response strategies for safe care of patients with new and emerging infectious diseases
  • Define the international healthcare epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance research agenda for the coming decade

Accreditation Statements

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians: The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America designates this other activity (internet live course and internet enduring material activity) for a maximum of 91.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. The core Spring sessions, including Decennial Day at 6.75 credits, are designated for 46.25 CME credits and MOC points. The SHEA/CDC Training Course in Healthcare Epidemiology at 19.75, the SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Training Course at 15.5 and SHEA/AMDA/CDC Infection Prevention in Post-Acute and Long Term Care Course at 12.75 CME credits and MOC points. The Pre-Conference workshop is an additional 2.5 CME credits and MOC points. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC: All CME accredited sessions are also available for all attendees to earn American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Points.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Deadline to claim credit is December 31, 2021.

Decennial physician participation information will be shared with ABIM through ACCME PARS.

Nurses: This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses who complete this activity will be awarded a maximum of 91.75 contact hours. The core Spring sessions, including Decennial Day at 6.75 contact hours, are designated for 46.25 contact hours. The SHEA/CDC Training Course in Healthcare Epidemiology at 19.75, the SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Training Course at 15.5 and SHEA/AMDA/CDC Infection Prevention in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Course at 12.75 contact hours. The Pre-Conference workshop is an additional 2.5 contact hours. Participants will be awarded continuing education commensurate with their participation in the educational activity with submission of an evaluation. Participants can receive nursing contact hours for completion of all on demand content until December 31, 2021.

Pharmacy Credits: (Will only be available for the SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Training Course and Decennial Day in addition to CME and CEU)

The continuing education activities for pharmacists have been developed through a joint providership of ProCE, LLC and SHEA. ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). Participants attending the live/virtual conference and Decennial Day CPE activities may earn a maximum of 16.25 contact hours of CPE credit. Additionally, the SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Training (AST) Course CPE sessions and the Decennial Day CPE sessions will be available as on-demand CPE credits beginning approximately 1 week after the live/virtual sessions are held and will be available for claiming CPE credit until December 31, 2021. A maximum of 22.25 contact hours may be earned for the on-demand CPE activities.

The sessions offering ACPE credit are designated in the credit tracker with a UAN (Universal Activity Number) and hours of CPE credit. The release date for the live/virtual CPE activities is April 7, 8, and 12, 2021. Conference registration fees cover the cost of CPE credit. Statements of completion will be issued at the SHEA learning portal upon successful completion of the online CPE activity evaluations. All activity evaluations for the live/virtual sessions must be completed no later than Friday, May 14, 2021. No partial credit will be given for any individual session. ProCE will upload all SHEA Spring 2021 Virtual Conference and Decennial Day CPE credits to NABP CPE Monitor accounts between May 14 and May 21, 2021. ProCE will upload all on-demand CPE credits to NABP CPE Monitor accounts once each month, beginning in May 2021 and ending in January 2022. Conflict of interest disclosures are required of all faculty and shall be provided to all participants at the conference.