CDS Virtual Conference

Cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization are essential elements of infection prevention and control (IPC) programs in all healthcare settings and are critical in preventing the spread of harmful microorganisms. COVID-19 has made these topics even more important and have cast a light on how critical these are in keeping you, your patients, and your facilities safe from infection.

This event was designed for IPs looking to gain knowledge in these three areas that are critical to being an effective partner in your facility. Learn, grow, and network—all in a condensed, 2-day virtual format. Our educational sessions will increase your fundamental knowledge and provide practical skills you need to protect patients in your facility.

Why Attend?

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The Cleaning Disinfection and Sterilization (CDS) Conference brings together infection preventionists for insightful discussions around the most pressing issues relating to cleaning, disinfection and sterilization in a virtual environment. You have the unique opportunity to advance your knowledge and skills, learn about effective practice, and build your network with a diverse community of IP professionals.

This conference gives you access to interactive learning with leading experts in your field and engage invaluable peer-to-peer networking and discussion around the IPC issues and challenges you face every day.

Preparing for the CIC Exam?

Maximize your time and register for the virtual CIC® Certification Preparatory Course Preconference Workshop on October 7. This course is designed for those preparing to take the CIC exam or recertification exam. You will learn the fundamental concepts of IPC practice and provide test preparation tips, strategies, and practice questions. Access guidance for developing a personal study plan and identify test-taking strategies.

Exhibits & Sponsorships

APIC's Cleaning, Disinfection & Sterilization Virtual Conference offers a selection of sponsorships and exhibits designed to enhance your visibility and engagement with IPs at this event.

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the Cleaning, Disinfection & Sterilization Virtual Conference? Contact LaKesha Jones directly for more information, or by phone at 202-454-2623.

What is APIC?

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is creating a safer world through the prevention of infection. APIC’s nearly 16,000 members develop and direct infection prevention and control programs that save lives and improve the bottom line for healthcare facilities. APIC advances its mission through patient safety, education, implementation science, competencies and certification, advocacy, and data standardization. Visit us at