THE PATIENT SAFETY QUALITY CONGRESS

 July, 17-19 2018 

A three-day conference designed to present experts' perspectives on healthcare imperatives relating to infection prevention, infectious diseases, public health and healthcare epidemiology. It will foster dialogue about key trends and practical solutions to address healthcare-acquired infections in the context of clinical interventions, risk management and patient safety directives.


BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Review the primary challenges and threats relating to healthcare epidemiology and public health
  • Examine the imperatives relating to infection prevention in the acute-care environment and cultivate strategies for addressing these challenges
  • Analyze how to implement and sustain hospital-based antimicrobial or antibiotic stewardship programs
  • Assess the impact of endoscopy and medical device-related outbreaks and review a course of quality improvement
  • Determine areas for improved risk assessment and management strategies in the acute-care environment

KEY TOPICS

  • Healthcare Epidemiology and Infectious Disease: Present and Future Directions
  • Quality Improvement for Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Prevention Programs
  • Implementing and Sustaining Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Hospitals
  • Imperatives for Infection Prevention and Control: An Overview
  • Implementation Science for Infection Control ProgramsHealthcare Risk Assessment and Management
  • Human Factors and Quality Improvement in Sterile ProcessingScope-Related Outbreaks: Problems and Solutions
  • Medical Devices and Reporting Patient Harm to the FDA

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

INFECTIOUS DISEASE TRACK

09:55 AM

Opening Remarks

Speaker: Kelly Pyrek

Moderator: Kelly Pyrek

10:00 AM

Overview of Healthcare Epidemiology and Infectious Disease: Present and Future Directions

Speaker: Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, University of Minnesota; Chair of CIDRAP


11:00 AM

Quality improvement for hospital epidemiology and infection prevention programs

Speaker: Vincent Hsu, MD, MPH, healthcare epidemiologist, Florida Hospital Medical Group


12:00 PM

Visit the Exhibition

Moderator: Kelly Pyrek

1:00 PM

Implementing and Sustaining Antimicrobial Stewardship
Programs in Hospitals 

Speaker: Ann MacIntyre, MD, Healthcare Epidemiologist, Palmetto General Hospital;
Chair of IDSA’s Clinical Affairs Committee


2:00 PM

Public Health and Healthcare Epidemiology

Speaker: Kevin M. Sherin, MD, MPH, MBA, Orange County/Florida Department of Health

3:00 PM

Panel discussion: Epidemiology and infectious disease

Moderator: Kelly Pyrek

Panelists: Ann MacIntyre, Kevin Sherin, Vincent Hsu, Michael Osterholm


4:00 PM

End of Day 1

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL TRACK

10:00 AM

Opening remarks

Speaker: Kelly Pyrek

Moderator: Kelly Pyrek

10:05 AM

Imperatives for Infection Prevention and Control: An Overview

Speaker: Georgia Sands, RN, MSN, CIC, infection preventionist/clinical quality, Cleveland Clinic Florida


11:00 AM

Challenges and Change Within Infection Prevention

Speaker: Patti Grant, RN, BSN, MSN, CIC, Methodist Hospital for Surgery


12:00 PM

Visit the exhibition

Moderator: Anthony Warmuth

1:00 PM

Implementation Science for Infection Control Programs

Speaker: Barbara DeBaun, RN, MSN, CIC, improvement advisor, Cynosure Health


2:00 PM

Underappreciated Infection Risks in  Hospitals

Speaker: Kathy Warye, CEO, Infection Prevention Partners

Moderator: Anthony Warmuth

3:00 PM

Outbreak management

Speaker: Nicole Iovine


4:00 PM

End of Day 2

Thursday, 19 July 2018

STERILE PROCESSING TRACK

Moderator: Kelly Pyrek

10:00 AM

Sterile Processing Imperatives: An Overview

Speaker: Damien Berg, president of IAHCSMM


11:00 AM

Healthcare Risk Assessment and Management

Speakers: Mary Jo Thompson, Adventist Health System and president
of the Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management;
Jean Hood
, director of clinical risk, Adventist Health System


12:00 PM

Visit the Exhibition

Moderator: Anthony Warmuth

1:00 PM

Human Factors and Quality Improvement in Sterile Processing

Speaker: Jim Davis, IV, infection prevention analyst, ECRI Institute


2:00 PM

Scope-Related Outbreaks: Problems and Solutions

Speaker: Bernard Camins, MD, associate professor, University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine


3:00 PM

FDA Medical Device Reporting

Speaker: Shelly Garg, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.


4:00 PM

Closing Remarks


4:10 PM

End of Conference