The Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC) was established in 1998 and is a multi-national, voluntary, organization dedicated to the advancement of infection control practice to reduce hospital associated infections, monitor and control emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and improved patient outcomes.
APSIC aims to bring together multidisciplinary infection control professionals in the region to share their knowledge, experience, skills, and quality improvement and research findings by facilitating the exchange of information through training courses, seminars, congresses and conferences in the Asia Pacific region.
APSIC is working towards establishing collaborative partnerships in the region to facilitate and encourage quality improvement initiatives and infection control research to promote cost effective evidence based practices throughout the Asia Pacific region.
The Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC) is a multi-national, voluntary, organization dedicated to the advancement of infection prevention and control.
APSIC objectives include:
Associations, societies and individuals from infection control disciplines in country and regional areas of the Asia Pacific region are welcome to become members of APSIC in accordance with the APSIC rules.
You are an APSIC member if you are registered delegate at the APSIC congress meeting and are entitled to attend and observe the APSIC Council meeting.
For your associations/society to become a member your association/society needs represent of a country or regional infection control association/society in the Asia Pacific region.
Such associations/society need to complete and submit an application form on behalf of their association/society. Once the application has been endorsed by the APSIC Executive Committee representative/s of your association/society are welcome to participate in the APSIC Council meetings in accordance with the APSIC rules.The APSIC Council meeting is held during the APSIC congress meetings. An association/society application form can be obtained by contacting APSIC.
2013 CSSD Centre of Excellence Program for Central Sterile Supply Services (CSSDs) program offers an opportunity for CSSD staff to share their experiences, be audited by an expert panel and participate in an APSIC and 3M Education Event. Follow the links to find more information.
The APSIC Congress meeting is held every two years in a country in the Asia Pacific region that has made a successful bid at an AGM meeting (See APSIC Bid Guidelines).
The Congress facilitates the exchange of information by bringing together multi-disciplinary infection control professionals to share their knowledge, experience, skills, and quality improvement and research findings.The APSIC Congress is the largest international meeting of infection prevention experts in the Asia Pacific region and provides a prime educational opportunity for infection control professionals in the region.
The 7th International APSIC Congress meeting is being held in Taiwan from 26th - 28th March, 2015.
In this short video Glen's family share their experience and the impact that acquiring a hospital associated infection has had on their lives. Glenys Harrington, VICPA Video Project Team Coordinator.
The APSIC Executive Committee are facilitating infection control research in the region by partnering with industry to conduct multicentre research projects/studies in the region. This is an excellent opportunity for infection control professionals in the region to join with APSIC in pursuing our collective interest in improving patient outcomes. If your infection control department/team and hospital are interested in joining an APSIC project/study contact APSIC via this web page. See the APSIC research tab for more information on the latest multicenter APSIC research project/study.