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A 1.5-day symposium focused on implementing a robust patient safety program in dental academic institutions. The symposium will include interactive sessions focused on tools for implementation, curriculum development, accreditation, research opportunities, and quality improvement (QI). There will be opportunities for networking throughout, including a networking reception on Friday night. 

Target Audience:

  • Clinical Deans
  • Academic Program Directors
  • Academic Infection Control and Safety Managers
  • Academic Course Directors
  • QI Managers in an Academic Setting
  • Risk Managers in an Academic Setting

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The symposium is scheduled to take place in Atlanta, GA, from August 19 - 20. Sessions will be recorded and will be available to all registered attendees starting Friday, September 9.

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Format & Features

Format & Features

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Health & Safety

Our top priority is the health and safety of our participants, speakers, and OSAP staff. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, OSAP may update our health and safety policy to meet current science and evidence-based guidance. Click here to view the most up-to-date policy.

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Registration Fees

*Those with Basic (online membership) will receive Non-Member pricing.

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Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia
4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30346

Group Room Rate

The group room rate is $179.00 plus 16% taxes + $5.00 per night hotel/motel fee. The group rate is offered three days pre and post-symposium dates, based on the availability.

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Contact Information

If you have questions about the program or registration:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 (410) 571-0003 | US & Canada: +1 (800) 298-6727
Mailing Address: One Glenlake Parkway, NE | Suite 1200 |Atlanta, GA 30328 | USA

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Event Liability Disclaimer and Release

OSAP has created an Event Liability Disclaimer and Release.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

All participants receive access to session recordings on Friday, September 9. If you are unable to attend in-person, you still have this alternative option for participating.

However, for those participating in On-Demand Only or whose schedule will no longer allow them to attend in-person and/or on-demand, all registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing to [email protected] by Friday, July 29.

  • An 80% refund of course fees will be given for cancellations received by Friday, July 8.
  • A 50% refund of course fees will be given for cancellations received between Saturday, July 9, and Friday, July 29.
  • No refunds will be granted for requests sent after Friday, July 29. OSAP regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows.

All requests for exceptions to the cancellation/refund policy must be submitted in writing by the registrant with appropriate documentation to [email protected] no later than Friday, July 29. After that time, no refund considerations will be made.

We are unable to honor registration switches and/or transfers. The new participant will need to register themselves online. The original participant will need to contact us at [email protected] or +1 (410) 571-0003 to cancel the original registration.

Photo and Video Policy

No individual or entity may electronically record or broadcast any portion of an OSAP course without prior written consent of the presenter(s). Unauthorized recording (audio, video, still photography, etc.) of presentations during sessions, posters, breakouts, etc., without the express written consent of individual presenter(s) is strictly prohibited. Individuals observed photographing or videotaping any presentation, in whole or part, will be removed from the conference, forfeiting the registration fee.

Social Media Policy

OSAP encourages the use of social media as a way of connecting with other participants and expanding the reach of information presented at our meetings and conferences. Note: Sharing specific presentations, posters, or slides is prohibited without the express written permission of the presenter(s).

Permissions and Privacy Policy

OSAP offers registrants contact information to facilitate networking after the symposium. By registering, you give OSAP permission to include your name and contact details on the attendance list. During the registration process, there is an option to opt-out of this list. Alternatively, if you do not wish to be included on the attendance list, email your exclusion request to [email protected].

OSAP captures photos and videos during the symposium. By registering, you grant OSAP full rights to use the images resulting from the photography and video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images, for the promotion of OSAP or its publications, fundraising, publicity, or other purposes. This may include (but is not limited to) the right to reuse in printed and online publicity, social media, and press releases. If you do not wish to be photographed or filmed, email your exclusion request to [email protected].

OSAP collects evaluations during and after the symposium. By registering, you give OSAP permission to use any written comments you submit on evaluation forms.

OSAP’s Privacy Policy

Code of Conduct

OSAP’s Code of Conduct outlines OSAP’s expectations for anyone attending or contributing to an OSAP meeting or educational activity, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. If you are the subject of unacceptable behavior or have witnessed any such behavior during conference events, please contact Michelle Lee, OSAP’s Executive Director at M +1 404-944-4824 or [email protected].

OSAP’s Code of Conduct

In-Person Event Cancellation Policy

Circumstances beyond the control of OSAP may require that the OSAP Symposium: Implementing Patient Safety Programs in Academic Institutions be converted from an in-person experience to an online-only event. In that case, registration for attendees will automatically transfer to the online version of the event.

Product Agreement

OSAP has created a Product Agreement

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Continuing Education

Learning Objectives

After attending, participants will be able to:

  • Identify tools and methods to develop a comprehensive patient safety program in a dental academic institution
  • Describe opportunities in patient safety research
  • Discuss the principles and application of quality improvement (QI)
Target Audience

Developed for participants who work in academic settings who want to build on, apply, or enhance existing knowledge using content in practical applications to master concepts. This symposium is appropriate for:

  • Clinical Deans
  • Academic Program Directors
  • Academic Infection Control and Safety Managers
  • Academic Course Directors
  • QI Managers in an Academic Setting
  • Risk Managers in an Academic Setting 

Learning Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Recognition Statement


OSAP is an ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

Please email the OSAP office at [email protected] or call +1 (410) 571-0003 if you wish to be in contact with the course author/creator(s) with any questions or for clarification of course concepts.

Learn more about OSAP’s CE Program & Provider Recognition.

CE Credits: 10.5
Educational Method: Lecture, discussion, and case presentations
Course Type: Lecture, Live 

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