I was recently honoured to be a member of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) International Ambassador Program (IAP) at the SHEA Spring Conference in St Louis, Missouri.
If you don’t know about the SHEA IAP, I strongly encourage you to find out more about it here. It provided me the opportunity to meet 17 other ambassadors from across the globe, attend a special pre-conference program that included a visit to Barnes-Jewish Hospital, (saw my first ever fully automated microbiology lab) attend the SHEA Foundation dinner (where we were privileged to be present for a special dedication to Denis Maki), and of course attend the SHEA Spring Conference.
SHEA combine a full conference with a Training Certificate Course in Healthcare Epidemiology which is available to conference delegates. This was quite handy as I was able to junto into a few Epi sessions to brush up on a few skills.
There were many learnings and observations from my time in St. Louis, and I will get my thoughts in order and post them on this blog over the next week or so.
Declaration: The SHEA IAP is also supported financially by 3M, and I’d like to express my gratitude to both SHEA and 3M for their support.