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Conference Schedule

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Time Session Title & Speaker
8:00 am - 8:15 am Chairperson Welcome
8:15 am - 9:15 am The Multi-Generational Workforce: What Does it Look Like

Renee Schulz, RN, MS
9:15 am - 10:45 am Reducing the Risk of Surgical Site Infection - Using Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Patient Outcomes 

Charles Edmiston Jr., Ph.D., CIC, FIDSA, FSHEA
10:45 am - 11:15 am Break with Vendors
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Not Germs: Non-Infectious Killers

Lon Kightlinger, MSPH, Ph.D.
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch (provided) with Business Meeting
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm The Role of the Licensed Nurse in Preventing Blood Stream Infections

Lynda Townsend, BSN, RN
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Optimizing Health-System Resources to Deliver System-Wide Antimicrobial Stewardship

Brad Laible, PharmD, BCPS-AQID
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Break with Vendors
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Antimicrobial Stewardship: One More Tool to Prevent Infections in Children's Hospitals

Fernando Bula-Rudas, MD

Risky Business: Setting Up an Infection Prevention Program

Dawn Tomac, BSN, RN, CIC

Friday, October 6, 2017

Time Session Title & Speaker
8:00 am - 9:00 am Preventing Perilous Practice: Injection Safety

Peg Gilbert, RN, MS, CIC, FAPIC
9:00 am - 10:00 am Emerging Infectious Disease Prepardness

Jo Oberg, RN, BSN

June Volk, RN

Julie Meyer, RN, BSN, CIC, WCC
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:30 am SD School Entry Vaccines

Tim Heath
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Laboratory Diagnostics in the Molecular Age: The Evolution of Infectious Disease Testing and the Impact on Infection Control and Prevention

Tim Southern, Ph.D, D(ABMM)
12:30 pm Closing Remarks & Conference Conclusion