Networking and Special Events

It’s more than meeting people, it’s connecting with the right people for knowledge sharing, best practices, career connections…and socializing. The SHEA Spring Conference has planned many different ways for you to connect during the conference. Meet and discuss issues and strategies with others in your area of work. Spring is the place to create future opportunities for collaboration.

Join your colleagues at these various networking events during the conference.

Mentorship Breakfast Welcome Reception #SHEAMembershipMatters  |  Epi Competition  |
Foundation Dinner  |  Women in Epi


RSVP or Purchase these events during Registration! 

SHEA Mentorship Breakfast

Wednesday, April 24
6:30 – 7:50 a.m.

The SHEA Mentorship Program is designed to create a strong networking community while providing and enhancing the SHEA membership experience at all levels. Our goal is to form relationships that can be carried forward beyond the SHEA Spring meeting. Mentors and Mentees attend this Breakfast to meet with each other, network with others in the field, and foster relationships.

Learn more about the program and requirements to be a Mentor or Mentee and sign up when you register to attend the SHEA Spring Conference.

Welcome Reception #SHEAMembershipMatters

Wednesday, April 23
5:45 – 7:15 p.m. Poster Hall

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The Welcome Reception is open to all attendees. Please join SHEA President, Hilary Babcock, MD, MPH, and other attendees to mingle, meet, network, and hear about why #SHEAMembershipMatters.
This reception is sponsored in part by PDI.

 SHEA Epi Project Competition Breakfast

Thursday, April 25
6:30 – 7:50 a.m.

The SHEA Epi Project Competition identifies bright and dedicated early investigators with a MPH, PhD or MD degree within 5 years of completion of training in the field of healthcare epidemiology research. Winner(s) of the competition receive up to $20,000 for project grants funded by the SHEA Research and Education Foundation.  Join us for Breakfast as our finalists deliver their proposals to be selected and awarded as the Winner of the Epi Project Competition at SHEA Spring.

RSVP to the event when registering for the SHEA Spring Conference. 

SHEA Education & Research Foundation Dinner

Sharon Brodie Wright, MD, MPH

Don Goldmann, MD

Kenneth Sands, MD, MPH

Thursday, April 25
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Location: The Odyssey, a Boston Harbor Cruise

We invite you to join your fellow colleagues for a delightful evening of fun, entertainment, and thought-provoking presentation!  This year features presentations on explore the topic of integrating patient safety and quality with infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship. The pairing of the perspectives and stories of Drs. Don Goldmann and Ken Sands, with moderator Dr. Sharon Wright will make for an engaging event! We hope to see you there in support of the SHEA Education & Research Foundation. Additional Ticket Purchase Required when Registering for the SHEA Spring Conference.

Please note: There is also a dress code. Dressy-casual attire is appropriate. We recommend dresses or skirts, collared shirts and dress pants. Dressy jeans are acceptable although casual jeans, t-shirts, athletic shoes and foam flip flops are discouraged.

SHEA Women in Epi Breakfast

Friday, April 26
6:30 – 7:50 a.m.

Women in the field of Healthcare Epidemiology are encouraged to attend a Women’s only breakfast during the conference. Women are increasingly entering the field of hospital epidemiology, but have had few opportunities to meet and discuss the challenges. This event is designed to facilitate networking and mentoring among women who have succeeded in Hospital Epidemiology and those who are still in training or are junior in the field.  This breakfast will be a chance to connect with your peers and hear from SHEA women leaders.  We hope to see all the women attendees there!

RSVP when registering for the Conference.

Networking Lunch and Poster Presentations

Selected abstract posters will be displayed at all Networking Lunches. There will be time during each lunch session to visit and explore the posters. More information as the schedule is finalized.