Jaffe Headlines 2013 OSAP Symposium
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, MD—January 8,
Dr. Harold Jaffe, Associate Director for Science, Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention, and one of the world's leading authorities
on HIV/AIDS, will headline the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention
(OSAP) 2013 Symposium as the speaker for the Dr. John S. Zapp Memorial Lecture.
Dr. Jaffe will give the keynote address, entitled "The Early AIDS Epidemic in
the United States: Views from Hollywood and Atlanta.”
Established in 2006, the Dr. John Zapp
Memorial Lecture's purpose is to build bridges for global leaders to promote
the exchange of knowledge regarding infection and safety for dental patients
"Dr. Jaffe is not only a global
expert on HIV and infectious disease transmission but he has been instrumental
in the development of policies and practices which have saved countless lives
and improved the quality of life for people worldwide,” said Dr. Don Marianos,
Chairman of the OSAP Foundation. "His perspective on the Press and
Science is informed by his personal experiences on the front lines of cutting
edge science and policy development and his unique perspective has appeared on
the pages of the New York Times and Science to 60 Minutes.”
During his distinguished career, Dr.
Jaffe led the first national case-control study to discover the risk factors
for the emerging AIDS disease. For more than 20 years, he held leadership
positions in the Central for Disease Control's HIV/AIDS program and served as
director of the National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention. His work was
depicted in the Emmy Award winning film, And The Band Played On.
Dr. Jaffe serves as a Friend of OSAP,
member of the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies, the Infectious
Diseases Society of America and has been a fellow of the UK Faculty of Public
Health. His interests are focused on HIV/AIDS and global health research.
The annual OSAP symposium is a
must-attend conference for those in the oral healthcare field. The theme of the
2013 event, which takes place June 13-15 in San Diego, is Charting a Course for
Infection Prevention & Safety. Hosted at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa
& Marina, the program is designed to present cutting-edge information,
skill-building sessions and numerous opportunities to learn, share and grow.
The symposium will allow participants to
navigate current changes and emerging issues in science, technology,
guidelines, regulations, policies, practices and products; explore connections,
resources and tools to optimize compliance and advance a culture of safety
The symposium welcomes oral healthcare
educators and consultants, risk management professionals, public health
professionals, policy makers in disease control and safety, infection control
coordinators, sales and marketing professionals and scientists.
Registration must be made online, and
can be accessed by visiting
clicking on the OSAP 2013 Symposium link.
the latest infection control information, guidelines and resources, visit
Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention is the world's leading
membership association exclusively dedicated to preventing disease transmission
and ensuring the safe delivery of oral healthcare for all. As a
non-profit organization, OSAP helps dental practitioners close the gap between
policy and practice. Its members include dental and other healthcare
professionals, consultants, researchers and non-governmental organizations,
manufacturing and distribution companies, policy makers and academia. For
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