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OSAP Announces Late Breaker Program on “Pathogens, Policies and Politics”

Monday, June 12, 2017   (0 Comments)

June 5, 2017: (ATLANTA, GA) — At the intersection on education, research and emerging trends, the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), a community of clinicians, educators, consultants, researchers and industry representatives who advocate for the Safest Dental Visit™, has announced a session on infectious diseases and politics at the OSAP Annual Conference. The session, Late Breaker! Pathogens, Policies and Politics, will take place on Friday, June 23 at 1:45 pm and spotlights the national and international updates on critical disease threats. Featuring esteemed experts from the CDC and academia, the two-hour panel will also discuss and explore the antibiotic resistance and healthcare under a new administration.

The session, supported by an education grant provided by Hu-Friedy, includes panel presenters:

• Hudson Garrett PhD, MSN, MPH, Global Chief Clinical Officer, Pentax Medical, OSAP Board Member (facilitator)
• Michael Bell MD, Deputy Director of Division of Healthcare, Quality Promotion from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
• Sanjay Chand, MBBS, MD, Director of Infection Control, University of Detroit Mercy
• Lauri Hicks DO, Medical Epidemiologist for NCIRD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

“The audience at this event will get an inside perspective from thought leaders on current
infection control issues and how the clinical landscape may impact the application of evidence 
based practices to procedures and policies,” said Dr. Hudson Garrett, PhD, MSN, MPH, and 
facilitator of the panel. “Dr. Bell, Dr. Chand and Dr. Hicks will provide a timely and riveting 
discussion on the role of public health, recognizing the risks and consequences of patient care 
delivery and optimizing antibiotic stewardship practices.”

The OSAP conference is the premier infection control education and networking event. Hundreds of 
individuals involved in the dentistry arena will come together on June 22- 25, 2017 at the Grand 
Hyatt in Atlanta to take part in the richly constructed education programs and share interests in 
critically important topics. The conference also includes a wine & cheese reception sponsored by 
OSAP exhibitors and industry leaders, the legendary “Fun”d-raising Auction that gives participants 
an opportunity to bid on items, an optional tour of the David J. Sencer CDC Museum at the 
headquarters of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and more.

For additional information on all the speakers, sessions, sponsors and registration, please visit . #OSAPAC2017
About OSAP
The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) is a growing community of clinicians, 
educators, consultants, researchers, and industry representatives who advocate for safe and 
infection- free delivery of oral healthcare. OSAP focuses on strategies to improve compliance with safe 
practices and on building a strong network of recognized infection control experts. OSAP offers an 
extensive online collection of resources, publications, FAQs, checklists and toolkits that help 
dental professionals deliver the safest dental visit possible for their patients. Plus, online and 
live courses help advance the level of knowledge and skill for every member of the dental team. For 
additional information, visit

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