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Justification Toolkit
The current economy is forcing every facility to carefully manage budgets. Meeting attendance is especially scrutinized to ensure the investment of time and money is worth the price.
Educators, consultants, program directors and all those who are responsible for infection prevention and patient/provider safety in their facilities now have a cost effective way to stay on top of emerging diseases, new technologies and procedures and proven strategies for compliance.
OSAP has designed a conference that will offer new ideas, breaking information, evidence-based guidance and policies and procedures that are imperative to achieve effective results in these times. The 2015 OSAP Infection Prevention and Patient/Provider Safety Symposium has a theme of "Gain the Edge on Infection Control." The Symposium will help you discover and implement ideas that deliver outstanding results. It will prepare you for innovative problem solving. The symposium will provide opportunities to interact with other infection prevention professionals and vendors. And, it will prepare you for the long road ahead in just three days.
Since you've found this page, you recognize the value of attending the Annual Symposium. We would like to offer some assistance to help you convince your organization to approve the costs. This Justification Toolkit will help you present your business case. It includes:
Many travel and training budgets have been slashed, and some organizations are experiencing severe financial problems. Which means that regardless of the merits of a conference, you'll probably need to justify the expense. Here are some things you might want to consider:
  • Focus on what you will specifically bring back to the organization as return for the investment. You may want to review the Proceedings from the 2013 Symposium to obtain a better understanding as to the breadth and value of the educational content.
  • Offer to prepare and deliver a short presentation and Q&A to your colleagues to share what you learned. That way others in your organization will get the benefits of your attendance, too.
  • Share the syllabus and speaker handouts with your colleagues. As an attendee, you have unlimited access to materials posted by speakers.
  • If you are working to obtain or maintain your license, remind your management that this is a great way to earn up to 18 CE hours and is less expensive than registering for separate conferences. It also requires less time away from the school/office.
  • Be ready with a plan that shows who will cover for you while you are attending the conference.
  • Utilize the discounts OSAP has negotiated including:
    • Early-bird registration discount before March 31
    • Discounted hotel room reservations before May 4  
  • PLUS, if you submit a cost-cutting suggestion that we include here, we'll give you a Starbucks gift certificate! Just send Therese an email with "Cost-Cutting Idea" in the subject line. Let's all help each other get to the meeting!



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