Canadian Infection Preventionists Invited to Nominate Their Champions

In collaboration with 3M Canada, the Community and Hospital Infection Control Association (CHICA-Canada) has developed the Champions of Infection Prevention and Control Award. The first recipient of the award was Dr. Mary Vearncombe, who was presented with the honor at the 2010 conference.

Applications are being accepted for the 2011 Champions of Infection Prevention and Control Award, which will acknowledge the extraordinary accomplishments of the front line champions of infection prevention and control. The award will recognize CHICA-Canada members who work beyond what is expected as part of their employment, tirelessly, and creatively, to reduce infection, raise awareness, and improve the health of Canadians.

Awards will be presented at the 2011 National Education Conference in Toronto. The deadline for the 2011 nominations is March 1, 2011. For details, visit