Meeting Information

HICPAC meetings are open to the public and occur up to 8 times a year. Topics related to infection control and antimicrobial resistance are discussed. See agenda for time dedicated to public comments. Contact HICPAC Committee Management if you have questions about the meetings.

Registration is not required to watch HICPAC Meeting webcasts

The link to the meeting webcast will be posted here shortly before the meeting.

Rules of Conduct for HICPAC Meetings

Any interested person who wishes to make an oral public comment during a Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) meeting should submit a request to HICPAC before the meeting according to the instructions in the Federal Register Notice.

Those who have not submitted a request before the meeting will not have an opportunity to speak.

Public engagement and input are vital to HICPAC’s work. Members of the public are invited to submit comments to HICPAC in two ways: (1) written comments submitted via HICPAC@CDC.GOV and/or (2) requests to make an oral public comment at HICPAC meetings. See details on when and how to request below.

How to Request to Make a Public Comment
  • The November 2-3, 2023 HICPAC webcast will include time for oral public comment for members of the public. All individuals interested in making an oral public comment are strongly encouraged to submit a request using the form below, starting October 2, 2023 to no later than 11:59 p.m., EST, October 23, 2023, as there will be no opportunity to submit a request for oral public comment later than October 23, 2023.
  • If the number of persons requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled time, CDC will conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled public comment session.
    CDC staff will notify individuals regarding their request to speak by email October 30, 2023.
  • To accommodate the significant interest in participation in the oral public comment session of HICPAC meetings, each speaker will be limited to 3 minutes, and each speaker may only speak once per meeting.
  • If you were not selected in the lottery for oral public comment, please submit your written public comment to HICPAC@CDC.GOV. The written public comment submission period will open November 1st and close at 11:59 pm on November 6th. All written public comments received before or after the comment period opens or closes will not be added to the meeting minutes.
Next Meeting

When: November 2-3, 2023

Where: Teleconference Only

The link to the meeting webcast will be posted here shortly before the meeting.

Agenda will follow.

The Oral Public Comment Request Submission Period
will open October 2, 2023, and close at 11:59 pm on October 23, 2023.

The Written Public Comment Submission Period
Will open November 1, 2023, and close at 11:59 pm on November 6, 2023.

Meeting Schedule


  • November 2-3 (Teleconference Only)


  • February 29-March 1
  • June 6-7
  • August 22 (Teleconference Only)
  • November 14-15