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, infection prevention, surveillance, research methods, patient safety, environmental issues and quality improvement.

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. 


The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America designates this live course for a maximum 75.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All CME-accredited sessions are also available for attendees to earn the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points.

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. 


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. The maximum contact hours will be 75.75.

Nursing contact hours will be awarded commensurate with participation and the completion of an evaluation. Attendees will be required to complete a short evaluation for every session for which credit is claimed on the Evaluation Site. The deadline to claim credit is October 11, 2023. Attendees must attend each selected session in its entirety to receive credit/points. Partial credit is not available.


The official record of credit will be in the learner’s e-profile in CPE Monitor®. PACE will upload all pharmacy-eligible conference credits to NABP CPE Monitor accounts starting early May 2023. Pharmacy credits are available for the SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Training Course and a few selected full conference sessions.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) and SHEA.  PACE is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Pharmacy Continuing Education

PACE designates this continuing education activity for 35.75 contact hour(s) (35.75 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

The sessions offering ACPE credit are listed in the program guide with a Universal Activity Number (UAN) and hours 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 pharmacy-eligible sessions must be completed no later than Sunday, May 14, 2023. No partial credit will be given for any individual session. PACE will upload all SHEA Spring 2023 Conference CPE credits to NABP CPE Monitor accounts between May 15 and June 10, 2023.

All attendees must complete their evaluations by October 11, 2023 to receive CME Credits, ABIM MOC Points, and Nursing CEU credits. Deadline to claim Pharmacy credit is May 14, 2023.

Post-Conference Session Recordings
Session Recordings of the entire program will be complimentary for all attendees. Recordings will be available on-demand directly following the conference through October 11, 2023. CME Credits, Nursing CEUs, and ABIM MOC Points will be available for the post-conference recordings until October 11, 2023. Pharmacy credits will not be available for post-conference recordings.

Learning Objectives 

SHEA’s overall goal for the Spring 2023 Conference is for participants to gain valuable knowledge about the latest research and science in healthcare epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship, practical skills and strategies to implement this knowledge, and ongoing connections with other professionals in the field of healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship. 

  • Evaluate new scientific evidence related to epidemiologic methods and prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and COVID-19 and assess new data in controversial areas with sparse or inconclusive evidence.
  • Determine the impact of, and advocate for, public policy development including antiracism efforts, on healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship.
  • Incorporate best methods in healthcare epidemiology, antibiotic stewardship, surveillance, prevention, and research into practice.
  • Adapt best practices and approaches to a variety of settings including acute care, long term care and pediatrics in collaboration with infection preventionists, pharmacists, microbiologists, nurses and other members of the healthcare team.  
  • Apply practical strategies and interprofessional team approaches to effectively communicate healthcare epidemiology, HAI prevention and antibiotic stewardship knowledge and practices to patients, healthcare personnel and policy makers

SHEA/CDC Training Course in Healthcare Epidemiology 

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Review the process of surveillance for healthcare-associated infections and how to apply surveillance techniques and methods within your healthcare team.
  • Define modes of transmission and approaches to prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial-resistant pathogens, as well as other emerging infections in the healthcare setting.
  • Determine the roles that the environment, cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization play in the cycle of transmission of infections to patients.
  • Assess how infection prevention activities align with the disciplines of Healthcare Quality and Safety.
  • Apply and define outbreak investigation techniques and evidence-based infection prevention strategies.
  • Evaluate the unique approaches to infection prevention among special populations.
  • Determine the role of leadership and clinical education in infection prevention efforts.
  • Analyze the role of the healthcare epidemiologist in antimicrobial stewardship, occupational health, epidemiology research, the microbiology laboratory, and emergency preparedness.

SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Training Course 

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Develop comprehensive antimicrobial stewardship programs for teams within your healthcare institution.
  • Incorporate effective strategies for partnering with key stakeholders and others to champion stewardship.
  • Apply effective antimicrobial stewardship programs within a variety of healthcare settings, including low resource settings.
  • Develop both process and outcome measures to quantify the impact of stewardship programs.
  • Effectively network with and learn from antimicrobial stewardship colleagues from other institutions.