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Diversey Announces Call for Educational Scholarship Submissions for APIC Conference

December 4, 2017


Diversey today announced a call for submissions for $1,000 educational scholarships to help hardworking infection preventionists offset the costs of attending the 2018 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Conference. The Minneapolis Convention Center in Minnesota will host the 45th annual conference, June 13-15. Applications for Diversey’s 25 domestic scholarships and two international scholarships are due March 30, 2018, and winners will be notified by April 6.  

“In an age of increasing antibiotic resistance, the work of infection preventionists is incredibly important in helping to protect the health of people around the world,” said Carolyn Cooke, Vice President Healthcare North America, Diversey. “By attending the APIC Conference, clinical professionals can network and discuss best practices that will allow them to create safer and more satisfying environments of care.”

Applicants must be currently employed in an infection prevention role and demonstrate active engagement in a key infection prevention-related project. For example, efforts may have led to increased patient safety and satisfaction or improved staff engagement in disinfection processes.

To apply, please visit or contact Larinda Becker ( or Annah Burns (

About Diversey

Diversey has been, and always will be, a pioneer and facilitator for life. We constantly deliver revolutionary cleaning and hygiene technologies that provide total confidence to our customers across all of our global sectors.  Led by Dr. Ilham Kadri, President & CEO, and headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, Diversey employs approximately 9,000 people globally, generating net sales of approximately $2.6 billion in 2016.

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Catherine (Katy) Abernathy

Vice President, Corporate Communications