Networking and Special Events

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

SHEA Epi Project Competition | Women in Epi | Mentorship Meet & Greet| Welcome Coffee Talk | SHEA Uncovered – Member Showcase | Foundation Event |Meet SHEA | Meet the SHEA Committees | Poster Presentations

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.

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SHEA Epi Project Competition

Wednesday, April 7
6:00 – 7:30 PM EST

This event will welcome and congratulate the SHEA Epi Project competition finalists. As part of the competition process this live event will showcase the finalists as their 3-5 minute recorded proposals will be shown and scored by an anonymous panel of judges. The panel of judges will also ask each finalist questions around their project submission, and we highly encourage attendees to submit questions in advance or during the live webinar.

All SHEA Spring attendees will be able to attend this competition. Register today!

Women in Epi

Friday, April 9
Session 1: 5:30 – 6:30 PM EST
Session 2: 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST

Join us as we virtually host SHEA’s popular Women in Epi discussion. Open to all SHEA Spring Conference attendees, this year we’re going to discuss challenges women face across the healthcare spectrum in the era of COVID. There have been countless articles and commentaries focused on how women are statistically more likely to be essential workers and make up a majority of the healthcare workforce.  At the same time, women are also more likely to have increased responsibility for dependent care, elder care, and domestic duties.   We invite all “Women in Epi” to join us as we talk through the impact of the pandemic on women’s productivity, career advancement and compensation and general well being. We are offering two sessions to ensure we have enough space for all participants. Please only sign up for one session based on the time that best fits your schedule. We are going to have a speaker to start the conversation with a quick presentation to set the stage, and then break out into small groups with moderators to have a safe space to discuss how these issues impacted us. We want to have conversations and share resources to ensure that we all continue making progress to gender equity.

SHEA Mentorship Meet & Greet

Tuesday, April 13
10:00 – 11:30 AM EST

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 meeting. SHEA will still be holding a virtual Mentorship Meet and Greet. This will be a casual mix and mingle event with no agenda. It will be an opportunity for other mentors and mentees to meet.

Thank you to our sponsor for this event: Tork

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

Welcome Coffee Chat

Wednesday, April 14
10:00 – 11:00 AM EST

Grab your morning beverage and virtually join other attendees before the start of sessions. Chat with your fellow colleagues about What bring you joy? How you’ve coped during the pandemic? What you’re most proud about in your career and what did it take to achieve it? Share your Story at this networking event.

Thank you to our sponsor for this event: AbbVie, Inc.

Anthony Harris, MD, MPH

SHEA Uncovered – Member Showcase

Wednesday, April 14
6:00 – 7:00 PM EST

This evening networking event is open to all Spring registrants. SHEA Uncovered will feature multiple SHEA Members and their hidden talents. We will have a variety of entertainment groups performing for you along with our emcee for the event, Dr. Anthony Harris. Our entertainment groups will need your votes to win! Please join us for a fun filled evening full of musical entertainment, all from the comfort of your home.

SHEA Education & Research Foundation Event

Hilary Babcock, MD, MPH
Foundation Event Host

Thursday, April 15
6:00 – 7:30 PM EST

Register to join us as we host our first ever virtual SHEA Education and Research Foundation event featuring SongDivision. We are working to create an engaging and fun virtual event with musicians and an opportunity to socialize beyond just educational sessions.  The event will feature trivia and creation using improv of a custom song that will be recorded and shared after the event. We’ll also announce the 2021 SHEA Epi Project Competition Award Winner. While it’s not the same as being in person, this event gives attendees a to see and engage with colleagues at a casual event as a part of SHEA Spring. Proceeds from this event will be used to support the SHEA Epi Project and SHEA Research Scholar funding which provides research funding to investigators for infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship projects. Tax receipts are available upon request.

Register today to select your session to attend.


Thursday, April 15
12:00 – 12:30 PM EST

Come Meet SHEA at Spring! Visit the Membership Booth, SHEA Education and Research Foundation, and the Publications Corner. Staff will be able to chat with attendees and answer any questions.

Meet SHEA Leadership

Friday, April 16
1:30 – 2:30 PM EST

Come meet some of the SHEA leadership at Spring!  Leadership from SHEA’s Board, Committee Chairs, and Task Forces/Interest Groups will  host a virtual meet and greet to discuss this year’s goals and initiatives. We hope you will attend and share your vision and suggestions for the future of SHEA. We will be sharing additional information on how to volunteer in the coming year. We look forward to seeing you there!

Poster Presentations

Wednesday, April 14 – Friday, April 16
12:30 – 1:30 PM EST

Abstract posters will be highlighted during the break/lunch hour. There will be time during each session to visit and explore the posters. More information as the schedule is finalized.

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