Leadership/Professional Development

Pre-Conference Workshop

900 - Certification Preparatory Course

Tuesday, June 13
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Oregon Convention Center, Oregon Ballroom 201

This full day workshop is directed at those who are preparing to take the CIC® certification examination for the first time. Certification is important in demonstrating commitment to the highest quality of patient care and ongoing development of knowledge and skills. The exam reflects the new National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) healthcare-associated infection definitions and is geared toward infection preventionists (IPs) who have at least 2 years of experience in the field. Individuals interested in learning more about certification or acquiring basic infection prevention and control (IPC) knowledge, and those preparing for re-certification, are welcome to attend and encouraged to participate in the discussions and group activities.

Learning Objectives:

Carol McLay

Infection Control International
Louisville, Kentucky

Dr. Carol M. McLay, DrPH., MPH, RN, FAPIC, CIC is the CEO of Infection Control International and is a consultant in the fields of healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention and control, and public health. Carol received her BSN from the University of Ottawa in Canada, an MPH from Emory University, and a DrPH in epidemiology at the University of Kentucky.

Dr. McLay serves as the Lead Nurse Planner with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), where she has responsibility for the management of their continuing educational programs.

She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC). She currently serves as a member of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)‘s External Affairs Committee. She is the author of The Infection Prevention Competency Review Guide, 4th edition, and APIC’s Certification Study Guide, 5th and 6th edition.


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Elizabeth Monsees

Antibiotic Stewardship Program Manager
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, Missouri

Patrick Merkel has a copy of my biography but I need to have 25 words here. Please include from the April 24th message I sent. :)


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Sue Sebazco

Infection Prevention/Employee Health Director
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
Bedford, Texas

Sue is the Infection Prevention/Employee Health Director at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington, TX since 1983. Sue is an RN (Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing in Camden, NJ), BS (University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois), MBA (Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX. She was the 1986 DFW APIC Chapter President and Chair of the Rural Health Outreach Program Task Force. She was a member of several National APIC Program Committees, and Chair of the 1997 Program. She served terms on the APIC Board of Directors from 1998 through 2001, President Elect 2004, President 2005, Past President in 2006. She chaired the former Governmental Affairs Committee and was a member of the Nominating and Awards Committee. She is the 2013 recipient of APIC’s Distinguished Service Award. She contributed to the APIC Text of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology and has presented nationally and internationally.


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Connie Steed

Director of Infection Prevention and Control
Greenville Health System
Greenville, South Carolina

Connie Steed is director of infection prevention at the Greenville Health System. For 34 years, Connie has been an infection preventionist in hospitals and healthcare organizations. Connie has held a number of APIC offices and positions, including chapter president of two chapters and chapter board member, and has served on national APIC Membership and Governmental Affairs Committees. Connie is currently serving her second term on the APIC Board of Directors and is the APIC Liaison to CBIC. She’s served on the South Carolina DHEC Hospital Infections Disclosure Act Advisory Committee as the state experienced enactment and implementation of public reporting laws. Connie is currently serving on the CDC NHSN Work Steering Group. She’s received many awards for her leadership and clinical achievements, authored several publications, and been invited faculty at state, national, and international conferences. She consults with healthcare organizations on occupational health and infection prevention and control.


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