Reflecting on APIC 2024

Dr. Hudson and Kristine at APIC 2024

Last week, our team had the privilege of attending the APIC 2024 conference held in the vibrant city of San Antonio, Texas. As representatives of UVDI, we were thrilled to immerse ourselves in the infectious prevention community, alongside some of the brightest minds in the field. The event not only underscored the critical importance of infection prevention but also highlighted the innovative strides being made to enhance IP practices in the hospital.

UVDI Team: Colleen, Judd and Beth

Uniting for Progress
One of the most inspiring aspects of APIC 2024 was the opportunity to connect with professionals dedicated to advancing infection prevention practices. We were honored to host Dr. Hudson Garrett at our booth, where we engaged in insightful discussions on the evolving role of infection preventionists. Dr. Garrett’s expertise shed light on the vital contributions from Value Analysis with their evidence-based systematic approach to reviewing healthcare equipment—a pivotal aspect of their collective mission to safeguard healthcare settings.

Dr. Hudson

Pioneering Research and Development
The conference also provided a platform to delve into cutting-edge research, such as Dr. Curtis Donskey’s pioneering work on UV technology. Dr. Donskey’s latest findings underscored the transformative potential of UV technology in hospital environments. At UVDI, we are committed to supporting such groundbreaking research, leveraging our expertise in commercial air and surface UV applications to innovate and improve infection control measures.

John, Dr. Curtis and Andrew

 

Looking Ahead
As we reflect on APIC 2024, we are filled with gratitude for the dedication and commitment of infection preventionists worldwide. Their tireless efforts serve as the cornerstone of our industry, driving us to continually evolve and adapt in the face of new challenges. We eagerly anticipate next year’s conference in Phoenix, where we will once again come together to exchange ideas, forge partnerships, and chart the future of infection prevention.