THE PATIENT SAFETY & QUALITY CONGRESS

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.

INFECTIOUS DISEASE TRACK: 17 July

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

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

10:00 am


Quality improvement for hospital epidemiology and infection prevention programs

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

11:00 am


Networking Lunch Break

Explore the exhibition floor

12:00 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

1:00 pm


Public Health and Healthcare Epidemiology

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

2:00 pm


INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL TRACK: 18 July

Imperatives for Infection Prevention and Control: An Overview

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

10:00 am


Challenges and Change Within Infection Prevention

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

11:00 am


Networking Lunch Break

Explore the exhibition floor

12:00 pm


Implementation Science for Infection Control Programs

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

1:00 pm


Underappreciated Infection Risks

Speaker: Kathy Warye, CEO, Infection Prevention Partners

2:00 pm


STERILE PROCESSING TRACK: 19 July

Sterile Processing Imperatives: An Overview

Speaker: Damien Berg, president of IAHCSMM

10:00 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

11:00 am


12:00 - 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch Break

Explore the exhibition floor


Human Factors and Quality Improvement in Sterile Processing

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

1:00 pm


Scope-Related Outbreaks: Problems and Solutions

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

2:00 pm


FDA Medical Device Reporting

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

3:00 - 3:30 pm


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