Building the infection prevention system of tomorrow: Proceedings of the 2007 APIC Futures Summit

      In November 2004, work began toward creating a vision for the future of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), recognizing that the field of infection prevention and control is clearly part of a wave of change. Out of that first “Futures Summit” came the APIC 2012 Strategic Planning and Vision document, aimed at providing clarity of purpose and guidance. This document links activities and resources to the APIC's vision and guiding principles.
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