Infection Prevention: Rising Above & Beyond Challenges

2022 APIC-WV Fall Conference


Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center


200 Civic Center Dr., Charleston, WV 25301


Infection Prevention: Rising Above & Beyond Challenges


Thursday, September 15th, 2022 

8:00am Registration 

8:30am-8:45am Welcome – Lindsey Mason, MPH, President 

8:45am-9:45am Celebrating 50 Years of APIC – CathySlemp, MD, MPH;                                 Barbara Walker, RN, BSN, eCIC; Janet Crigler, MT, (ASCP),        

                                      CIC; and Sharon Gaston, RN, BSN, MPH, CIC      


9:45am-10:15am HIV Current Trends and Hot Spots – Suzanne Wilson, MPH

10:15am-11:00am Vendor Fair – Visit all vendors to be eligible to win a prize! 11:00am-12:00pm How to Create an Infectious Disease Escape Room – RJ Haddy 12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch – Don’t forget to visit the vendor hall 

1:00pm-2:00pm Measures of Association: Basics for Infection Preventionists –                                                                                                          Ruth Carrico, PhD, DNP 

2:00pm-3:00pm Perinatal Hepatitis C-Clinical & Epidemiological Perspectives –    

Mariana Lanata, MD, FAAP; Jacob Kilgore, MD, MPH, FAAP                                                                                                                              

3:00pm-3:30pm Presentation of Shining Star Award/Break 

3:30pm-4:00pm Syphilis & Congenital Syphilis-Clinical Perspective – 

Jacob Kilgore, MD, MPH, FAAP 

4:00-4:30pm Syphilis & Congenital Syphilis-Epidemiological Perspective –           Margret Watkins, MPH, CHES 

4:40pm-5:00pm Membership/Chapter Meeting 

Friday, September 16th, 2022 

7:45am-8:10am Registration 

8:10am-8:15am Opening Remarks – Lindsey Mason, MPH, President 


8:15am-9:15am Viral Hepatitis & People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) – 

Danae Bixler, MD, MPH                  

9:15am-10:15am Pertussis & COVID-19 Variant/Vaccine Research –  

Heath Damron, PhD


10:15am-10:30am Break 

10:30am-12:00pm When Society Polarizes & Health is Politicized –  

Cathy Slemp, MD, MPH 

12:00pm-12:15pm Break to pick up food & return to seats for working lunch 12:15pm-1:15pm Emotional Struggles in Healthcare – Michael Schwalm, RN 1:15pm-2:15pm Monkeypox Updates – Peimei He, MD 

2:15pm Evaluation & Adjournment 

West Virginia University Hospitals is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91)