SHEA Educational Endorsements

Applications for Educational Programs are accepted on an ongoing basis. SHEA is interested in promoting and highlighting programs that enhance and promote the prevention of healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic resistance and to advance the fields of healthcare epidemiology and antibiotic stewardship.

We are particularly interested in programs that address SHEA’s Vision ‘Safe healthcare for all’ and/or Mission:

  • Advance the science of healthcare epidemiology and antibiotic stewardship through research and education for all members of the healthcare team.
  • Improve quality and delivery of care to protect patients, caregivers, visitors, and healthcare personnel from preventable infections.
  • Integrate SHEA’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) pledge as it applies to education.
  • Mentor, train, and promote interprofessional team development and leadership in healthcare epidemiology and antibiotic stewardship.
  • Collaborate and share expertise with other professional and patient advocacy organizations to further the mission of the organization.
  • Increase learner knowledge, change learner skills/strategies and when applicable, improve the performance of the healthcare team.

To have SHEA consider your request please submit the endorsement request form. The following requirements must be met to be considered:

  • Must include general program information
  • Must include a drafted Program/Agenda
  • Must include a faculty/author list
  • Must include educational objectives
  • Must include a description of the program
  • Must include target audience
  • Must include how the program supports SHEA’s mission
  • Must include disclosure of any commercial or industry support or sponsorship

SHEA will provide notification of status within 60 days upon submission. Any programs occurring 30 days before or after the SHEA Spring Conference will not be accepted for Endorsement.

National Educational Programs
Any programs within the USA, will be reviewed and approved by the Education Committee and based on each request either SHEA or the SHEA Education and Research Foundation will fund the program.

International Educational Programs
SHEA collaborates with international organizations in diverse capacities, one of which involves endorsing international conferences aligned with SHEA's mission. Endorsement of conference content undergoes review not only by the SHEA Education Committee but also by the SHEA External Affairs and Education Committee.

As a condition of approval, organizers agree to the following:

  • Acknowledged SHEA as an “Endorsing Partner” on promotional pieces for the meeting
  • Provide SHEA with opportunity to display literature at in person conferences (Organization can request to review and approve any literature to be displayed)
  • Assign a SHEA-selected individual to serve on the program committee (to be determined upon request if necessary)
  • Within 60 days of completion of the event, the primary organizer must provide a final report including:
    • A post-event summary

In turn, SHEA will agree to:

  • Allowing use of SHEA logo as "Endorsing Partner" on materials related to the approved program specifically the Website, email blasts, and any conference signage for the conference year it is approved
  • Promote the program via an article in SHEA news with content provided by the host organization. (SHEA will review and approve any content provided)
  • List the program as a "SHEA Endorsed" program on the SHEA website on LearningCE
  • If requested, a SHEA Membership discount code will be provided for event attendees

We are always looking for a variety of ways to work with our partners both nationally and internationally. If you have any ideas that are not covered by this form, please reach out for consideration by our external affairs committee and SHEA staff.

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