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Behind the Scenes of the Symposium


                                                                                                          WHO MADE THIS HAPPEN?

                                                                                                        PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT Putting together a program that would really "bridge the gap" was an enormous undertaking by many committed infection prevention and safety experts.

                                                                                                        Starting on Sunday, June 13, 2010 in Tampa, several people met to debrief the 2010 meeting and lay plans for 2011.  Helene Bednarsh RDH MHP and Leann Keefer RDH MSM volunteered to lead all of the key functions for the symposium and did an absolutely stellar job.

                                                                                                        Hard working committee members included Fiona Collins BDS MBA MA (The Lomand Group), Manuel Cordero DDS MAGD DABFD (Private Practice), Kandis Garland RDH MS (Idaho State University), Hudson Garrett PhD MSN MPH APRN (Professional Disposables, Inc.), Jennifer Naylor (Hu-Friedy), Tom Plamondon DDS ABGD (Peak Visa Community Health Center), Sheila Strock DMD MPH (American Dental Association).  

                                                                                                        Thanks for developing a phenomenal program!


                                                                                                        ONSITE VOLUNTEERS If you are interested in contributing a little time to help the on-site team of volunteers at the 2012 symposium, please let us know by clicking HERE.  You will have the opportunity to get to know the organization better, make new friends and have fun with dedicated dedicated members and family who pull out all the stops to ensure the week is a success. 



                                                                                                        Thanks to the vision of Lori Paulson and Mary Govoni RDH RDA MBA 15 years ago, the OSAP charity auction has become the organization's largest fundraiser and FUNraiser.  It is a wonderful event that symposium attendees look forward to.

                                                                                                        Several people are critical to the auction's continued success.  Two people in particular have gone over and above to ensure the auction delivers:  Jean Wolff RDH MEd and Andy Whitehead.  OSAP thanks these two leaders for organizing every detail (Jean) and for being the famous auctioneer who has put the event on the map (Andy).

                                                                                                        The 2011 auction was very successful and we are pleased to report that the generosity of OSAP members and friends is without match.  Thanks to everyone's support and contributions the 2011 auction raised almost $100,000!  MANY THANKS!

                                                                                                          If you would like to volunteer for the 2012 OSAP Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia scheduled for June 21-23, 2012, please click  HERE

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