Attendee News

December 21, 2020

We are excited to announce ‘Decennial Day’ which will be a complimentary program to SHEA Spring 2021. Decennial Day will feature a few selected sessions from the 2020 Decennial Program to be virtually held on April 12, 2021. More information to come on sessions and speakers at a later date.

You will automatically be registered for Decennial Day when you register for SHEA Spring 2021. If you wish to only sign up for Decennial Day (and not SHEA Spring) you may do so. Learn More

November 3, 2020


Decennial 2020 Abstracts: Online Supplement is Live!

We are excited to announce the 6th Decennial International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections Abstract Supplement is now live on the ICHE Website. With the cancellation of the Decennial, we were very enthusiastic to give the abstract presenters this opportunity to have their work published for all to see. Access the supplement here.

June 16, 2020

SHEA will be publishing a supplemental issue of SHEA’s Scientific Journal, Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology (ICHE), which will include all of the accepted Decennial 2020 abstracts! At this time, the supplement will be made available online. It will also highlight both top rated and late breaker abstracts. You are no longer able to withdraw from the Supplement, as it is already in production. The process for publishing will take up to three months and the estimated date for dissemination is August/September.

March 6, 2020

Every ten years, the Decennial Conference brings together healthcare epidemiologists and other leaders in infection prevention and control to review the advances of the previous decade and explore the opportunities for the field as we look towards a future with ‘Safe Healthcare at Every Encounter.’

After much deliberation and consideration of the Decennial participants’ substantial role in addressing COVID-19 globally, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s Board of Trustees unanimously decided the 6th Decennial International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections will no longer occur March 26 – 30, 2020, in Atlanta, GA. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are in agreement with the decision to cancel.

Given the evolving global situation with COVID-19, it is essential that healthcare and public health professionals, many who are Decennial participants, remain in their workplaces to direct and implement the national and international response activities related to COVID-19.

Both SHEA and CDC are aware of the challenges our attendees are facing at this moment as leaders in public health and infection prevention and control. We understand the vital need to direct time and energy to the situation we are facing in this rapidly changing environment.

There is a great deal of incredible content developed by our Decennial Program Committee, invited speakers, and abstract presenters. Please bear with us while we reimagine the future of Decennial 2020.

Please be patient with us as we navigate through questions, concerns, refunds, and everything in between. We will cancel your registration in full.

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