Healthcare Epidemiology & Infection Control

A Brief History of the

Fellows’ Course

At its inception nearly two decades ago, the course was a small and simple collaboration of field experts and their own trainees. Now in its 24th year, the course has gained national renown and attracts participants from across the United States. This three-day training course offers an interactive series of sessions on basic healthcare epidemiology, infection prevention strategies, healthcare-associated infections and problem pathogens.

This course includes didactic lectures and panel discussions with world-renowned faculty from various specialties. It meets requirements for Infectious Disease fellows for course work in healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention as outlined by the American Board for Internal Medicine.


Learning Objectives

  • Review the epidemiology and risk factors for developing healthcare-associated colonization and infection

  • Review the evidence supporting commonly utilized infection prevention and control strategies for healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic stewardship programs

  • Effectively respond to questions about exposure to communicable diseases and appropriate prevention and control strategies for healthcare associated infections

  • Understand the impact that healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance play in patient safety

  • List strategies that are effective in mitigating healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance

  • Discuss and review the career opportunities in healthcare epidemiology and antibiotic stewardship

Who Should Attend?

Physicians and other healthcare providers, including Infectious Diseases, Pulmonary, and Critical Care fellows, residents, and other practitioners interested in healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance. Sponsors may also find attending the course beneficial, ensuring interaction with the rising cadre of practitioners in infectious diseases.



Fellows & Students


early birds (before 6/15)


SHEA, IDSA, or APIC Members


early birds (before 6/15)


General Public


early birds (before 6/15)


Travel Grants

A limited number of travel grants are available, intended to cover one attendee’s registration fee, hotel, and travel costs. Each grant is $1,000. If you are interested in applying for a grant, please email a letter of recommendation from your program director, as well as a personal letter indicating need to course administrators by May 31, 2019. Only one grant will be awarded per institution, and you must be prepared to pay your upfront costs, as grants will not be credited until after course completion

Cancellations & Refunds

Full refunds, minus a 5% administrative fee, are provided prior to 30 days of the event start date. Less than 30 days from the start date, no refunds will be granted, but you may substitute another person to take your seat. Cancellations must be in writing and received no later than 30 days of the event start date to be eligible for a refund, less a 5% administrative fee. Requests received after that date will not be accepted. For cancellations, please contact us.

Travel & Accomodations


Hyatt Regency Aurora
13200 E 14th Place
Aurora, CO 92252

Reservation code: HEIC Course

To book a hotel room with the special rate of $139/night, call the reservation line at 720-758-8000 or 877-803-7534 or use the link below by June 21st.


SpringHill Suites by Marriott
13400 E. Colfax Ave.
Aurora, CO. 8001

Please call 720‐262‐4571 and ask for reservations or use the link below to book a hotel room with the special rate of $157/night by May 31st.




On Campus

From the hospital’s main entrance, take the glass elevator to the second floor, walk South (towards the main entrance and the Dori Biester Boardroom). The conference center entrance will be on the right.