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The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) is a professional society that improves public health by establishing infection-prevention measures and supporting antibiotic stewardship among healthcare providers.


IDWeek 2023

IDWeek is a forum for health professionals of varied backgrounds to collaborate, cooperate, and learn from each other’s expertise.


COVID-19 Resources

As SARS CoV 2 (COVID-19) continues to be a pathogen of high consequence, SHEA would like to highlight key resources for healthcare epidemiologists, infection preventionists, antibiotic stewards, and other medical professionals responding to COVID-19. Time-sensitive news/events/alerts are not included.


Prevention CHKC

Prevention CHKC is designed to train frontline healthcare personnel, defined as those “responsible for direct patient care” in best practices to prevent and control HAIs and pathogens that can spread in the healthcare setting.


New Guidance: Antibiotics Should be Halted Upon Closure of Incisions

Antibiotics administered before and during surgery should be discontinued immediately after a patient’s incision is closed, according to updated recommendations for preventing surgical site infections.…

Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs Essential for Preventing C. difficile in Hospitals

Five medical organizations say it is essential that hospitals establish antimicrobial stewardship programs to prevent Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) infections. These infections, linked to antibiotic…

Hand Hygiene is Focus of Updated Advice to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections

Five medical organizations are recommending updated best practices for hand hygiene to protect patients and staff in healthcare settings. The recommendations emphasize the importance of…

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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

Published monthly by Cambridge University Press, ICHE publishes original, peer-reviewed scientific articles for professionals in epidemiology or infection prevention and control programs in hospitals and healthcare facilities.

Antimicrobial Stewardship & Healthcare Epidemiology

Antimicrobial Stewardship & Healthcare Epidemiology (ASHE) is a fully Gold Open Access journal that publishes original research that contributes to the fields of antimicrobial stewardship and the prevention of healthcare-associated infections.

SHEA Spring Conference

SHEA Spring will include topics on healthcare epidemiology, antibiotic stewardship, long-term care, research methods, clinical microbiology, patient safety and quality, implementation science, and COVID-19. It also provides a wide range of opportunities for networking with peers and experts in the field.

Upcoming Events

SHEA COVID-19 Town Hall, Round 88

June 25, 2023 | 3:00 p.m. Eastern

These town halls are meant to provide a platform to share ideas and ask questions in a discussion moderated by SHEA’s Past President, David Henderson,…

Advancing Health Equity Through Antimicrobial Stewardship Workshop

Sept. 6, 2023 | 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. EST

This in person, one-day workshop is designed for learners to develop skills in building multidisciplinary partnerships that aid in identifying and addressing health inequities as…

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