Training Courses

Training Course Schedule

These Training Courses will utilize a “flipped classroom” approach that will allow you to attend other Full Conference Sessions and engage with colleagues and faculty outside of the Training Courses. What this means to you, is that you will need to invest time in advance of the meeting—a couple of hours—to review the pre-program on-demand videos that will prepare you to engage at the live sessions. These pre-program videos will launch April 1st.

Note:  The information in the pre-program on-demand sessions will not be provided via didactic lecture during the in-person training course; therefore, your completion of these pre-program on-demand sessions will be an important part of your success at the training courses—providing you an introduction and overview to the key concepts of the content that will form the foundation of our discussion and interaction together.

Training Courses will be held in person, as well as live streamed to the virtual audience.


SHEA/CDC Training Certificate Course in Healthcare Epidemiology*

Eligible for CME, MOC & CNE Credit 

Chair:  Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc
Vice Chair:  Kari Simonsen, MD 

This certificate course continues to build upon the success of the SHEA training course held during previous SHEA meetings which is a great opportunity for Fellows and Infection Preventionists to take a deep dive into this specialty.

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

  • Describe the process of surveillance for healthcare-associated infections and how to apply surveillance techniques and methods.
  • 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.
  • Understand the roles that the environment, cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization play in the cycle of transmission of infections to patients.
  • Identify 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.
  • Describe the role of leadership and clinical education in infection prevention efforts.
  • Gain a working knowledge of the role of the healthcare epidemiologist in antimicrobial stewardship, occupational health, epidemiology research, the microbiology laboratory, and emergency preparedness.

*As a Training Course attendee, you will receive an emailed ‘Certificate of Attendance’ in addition to your Credit Certificate.


SHEA Antibiotic Stewardship Training Course*

Eligible for CME, CNE & CPE Credit

Chair:  Whitney Buckel, PharmD
Vice-Chair: Nathan Shively, MD

We are very excited to continue this course for three days at the SHEA Spring 2022 Conference. This course is designed for pediatric and adult infectious diseases physicians, healthcare epidemiologists, microbiologists, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers who are involved with creating, implementing, or improving an antibiotic stewardship program for their healthcare institution. Healthcare professionals representing all sizes of institutions will find the content relevant to their needs.

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

  • Construct comprehensive antimicrobial stewardship programs within healthcare institutions using effective strategies for partnering with others to champion stewardship
  • Describe and evaluate components of effective antimicrobial stewardship programs and implement these in a variety of healthcare settings, including low resource and/or low- and middle-income countries
  • 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

*As a Training Course attendee, you will receive an emailed ‘Certificate of Attendance’ in addition to your Credit Certificate.