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Educational Symposium

Water as a Source of Healthcare-Associated Infection: Science and Evidence to Support Water Management Programs

A collaboration between APIC Puget Sound, Washington State Department of Health and Pall Medical.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport, Summit Ballroom, Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Capture essential advice and guidance from recognized experts on critical aspects of healthcare hot and cold water systems.

As spaces are limited a registration fee of $95.00 is required in advance for this event. Please click on the button to submit your registration application using the secure online registration form. Your attendance will be confirmed by seperate email.

Chaired by:

Robert T. Hinton, Director of Operations and Maintenance, University of Washington Medical Center

Sara Podczervinski, RN, MPH, CIC, FAPIC, Washington State Healthcare-Associated Infections Coordinator,Washington State Department of Health

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Presentation Topics:Speaker Lineup:
Preventing Construction-Related LD   Janet E. Stout
PhD, President and Director, Special Pathogens Laboratory
Legionella and Other Waterborne Pathogens Among High-Risk Immunocompromised Patient PopulationsDr. Steven Pergam
Director of
Infection Prevention Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
and Infectious Disease Researcher, Fred Hutchinson
Cancer Research Center
Learning from a Pseudomonas aeruginosa Outbreak: The Infection Preventionist PerspectiveOlga Guzman
RN, BSN, CIC, Director of Infection
Prevention and Control Education, Kaiser Permanente
Fontana Medical Center
Emerging Hospital PathogensDr. Joseph O. Falkinham III
Ph.D, Professor
of Microbiology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State
Engineering and Designing Water Systems for Patient Safety: The Risk Manager PerspectiveGeorge McCracken
Director of Estates Risk and
Environment, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
Learning from a Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak: The Engineer and Industrial Hygiene Perspective
Robert T. Hinton
PE, Director of Operations and
Maintenance, University of Washington Medical Center

Larry Lee
CIH, Owner/Founder, Pacific Industrial Hygiene, LLC

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