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REGISTER NOW: June 13-16 in San Diego, CA
"Charting a Course for Infection Prevention & Safety"

The 2013 Symposium, an annual three-day conference, is brought to you by the Organization for Safety, Asepsis & Prevention (OSAP). Click on the jump-links below for:


What You Will Learn at the 2013 OSAP Annual Symposium

The 2013 Symposium Program is designed to present cutting-edge information, skill building sessions and numerous opportunities to learn, share and grow. After attending the Symposium, participants will be able 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 throughout healthcare.

Click HERE for the Symposium Brochure.

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Who Should Attend the 2013 OSAP Annual Symposium

  • Educators
  • Consultants
  • Clinicians responsible for infection prevention and safety in their work setting
  • Infection Control Coordinators
  • Researchers
  • Risk Managers
  • Sterilization Technicians
  • Policy Makers
  • Large Group Practices
  • Companies Engaged in Infection Prevention & Safety Products and Services

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2013 OSAP Annual Symposium Program

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE (click to download)


  • The Early AIDS Epidemic: Views from Hollywood & Atlanta
  • CDC's Updated Recommendations for Management of Hepatitis B Virus in Healthcare Workers and Students AND Status on Updated Infection Control Guidelines for Dentistry
  • Setting a Course for Medical Screenings in Dental Settings
  • Infection Control Breaches - Lessons Learned


  • From Good to Better - Towards a Patient Safety Initiative in Dentistry
  • OSHA HazCom - Understanding and Implementing the Updated Regulation
  • 50+ Tools and Apps to make your IC Worklife Easier
  • Update on Dental Unit Waterline Contamination
  • IC Conundrums - Moving Toward New Solutions
  • Quality Improvement - Fostering a Culture of Safety
  • Dental Standards for Infection Prevention & Safety
  • Amalgam - Efficacy, Safety & Environmental Issues
  • Global Perspective and Updates from Brazil and Mexico

COLLOQUIES (Briefings on Key Topics Followed by Facilitated Discussion)

  • Dental Safety (Laser Safety, Radiation Safety)
  • Compliance Technologies (Hand Hygiene, Using Mobile Devices)
  • Practical Implementation (Making IC Memorable, Consulting Toolkit)


  • Back to the Future Wrap-up Recapping the Entire Program


  • Educators: CODA Standards, Using Information Systems to Improve Quality & Patient Care, Incorporating WHO's Multi-curricular Guidelines for Patient Safety into Dental Schools
  • Corporate Members: Special Corporate Roundtable
  • Consultant Members: Special Consultant Roundtable
  • Online Infection Control Resources "Drill Down"

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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.

OSAP designates this activity for up to 18 continuing education credits.

Participants requesting professional continuing education credits will receive a CE verification form to record the CE numbers for the specific courses they attend.  To receive continuing education credit, participants must sign in at the conference, attend the sessions, record the assigned CE number for each lecture attended (note: CE verification numbers are announced at the end of each session), and complete the required evaluation forms. Attendees maintain their CE verification form as proof of participation in the educational programming.


All participating faculty are expected to disclose to the audience any significant financial interest or other relationship with:

1) the manufacturer of any commercial products and/or provider of commerical services discussed in an educational presentation and

2) any commercial supporters of the activity.

CE Disclaimer

The Scientific Program of the 2013 OSAP Annual Symposium is planned and presented by the OSAP Educational Program Committee to provide attendees with a relevant and rewarding continuing educational experience. However, neither the content of a course nor the use of specific products in lectures or workshops should be construed as indicating endorsement or approval by OSAP of the views presented or the products used.

Speakers and authors of CE activities are required to present a balanced view of therapeutic options, use generic names of products whenever possible, and refrain from marketing or promoting any products or commercial services.  Speakers and authors of CE activities are required to disclose to participants any financial, commercial, or promotional interest in a product or company that may influence their presentations. However, OSAP shall not be liable for a speaker's failure to disclose such interest.

Pleased be advised that courses, speakers or scheduling may change without notice. 

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What Your Conference Fee Also Includes

  • Registration Tickets to All Education Including Optional Pre-Conference Sessions
  • Opening Welcome Reception
  • Special Orientation Session for First-Time Attendees and Any New OSAP Members
  • OSAP All-Members' Annual Meeting with the Board of Directors
  • Coffee Breaks Friday and Saturday
  • Lunches Friday and Saturday
  • Complimentary Tickets to OSAP Foundation Auction and Reception
  • Access to and Time with Scientific Exhibitors
  • Access to speaker presentations, notes & handouts on the OSAP website (Prior to and after Symposium)
  • Attendance Roster of Meeting Participants
  • Special Briefing Notes for Each Educational Lecture
  • CE Credit Hours for the Sessions You Attended

Optional (additional fees required)


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Thursday, June 13

  • Annual All-Members Meeting with OSAP Board (3:30 - 4:30 pm)
  • New Products Showcase (4:30 - 5:30 pm)
  • Welcome Reception and Opportunity to Preview Scientific Exhibits (5:30 - 7:30 pm)

Friday, June 14

  • First-timers' Coffee & Orientation (7:00 - 7:30 am)
  • Dr. John Zapp Memorial Lecture Featuring Harold Jaffe, MD, MA, FFPH (CDC)
  • Both Fun- and Fund-raising Auction and Reception - click HERE for details!!!

Saturday, June 15 

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Conference Facilities, Lodging and Location

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina - San Diego
1441 Quivira Road
San Diego, CA 92109
(619) 224-1234

Parking: $20/Day(Self) and $25/Day(Valet)

Travel & Destination - click on this link to obtain information about transportation details and the San Diego area sites


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Register NOW for the 2013 OSAP Annual Symposium

Individual Registration

Registration Fee Received
1/1/13 - 4/30/13
Received After

OSAP Member

Additional Attendees
From Same Facility


Click HERE for Online Registration


Exhibitor Registration

Registration Fee Received
1/1/13- 3/31/13
Received After
Member Company Exhibit
(includes 2 attendees)
Non-Member Company Exhibit
(includes 2 attendees)
Additional Attendees (>2) Each


Click HERE for Online Registrationx

Registration & Cancellation Deadlines
Registration deadline is May 31, 2013. After that date, please bring a copy of the registration form with your payment plus $50 to the meeting. Cancellations received in writing by May 31, 2013 are eligible for a refund. A $50 administrative fee will be applied to all refunds. Cancellations received after May 31 are not eligible for refunds.

Special Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to participate in the 2013 Symposium, please include a description of your needs along with your registration.



OSAP offers registrants contact information to facilitate networking post-symposium. By registering, you give OSAP permission to include your name and contact name in the list. If you do not wish to be included in the list, email your exclusion request to by May 31.

OSAP takes photos and videotapes during the Symposium. By registering, you give OSAP permission to use any images taken at the Symposium in which you appear, as well as any written comments you submit on evaluation forms.

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Contact Information

If you have questions about the program, logistics, or registration:


Phone: (800) 298-6727

Phone: (410) 571-0003

Fax: (410) 571-0028

Mailing Address:
PO Box 6297
Annapolis, MD 21401


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About OSAP

Founded in 1984, the Organization for Safety, Asepsis & Prevention (OSAP) is a non-profit global community of dental educators, consultants, clinicians, policy makers, researchers, professional associations and industry representatives.

Our Mission: To be the world's leading advocate for the safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare

Our Vision: Safe oral healthcare for people everywhere

We improve the world through advocacy and education for infection prevention in oral healthcare…Because Safety Matters!

OSAP supports oral healthcare workers and the public through quality education and timely, relevant infection-prevention and safety information. We also provide resources to better manage regulatory and safety challenges, foster "community" among those who are interested in dental safety and infection prevention, and identify, develop and support leaders in dental infection prevention and patient safety.

OSAP is a 501c6 membership association providing a voice for leadership and compliance with dental infection prevention and safety policy development, education, research and service.

OSAP also maintains the OSAP Foundation, a 501 c3 tax-exempt educational charity to amplify and expand the Association's efforts by raising funds from the healthcare industry, foundations and the public sector.

OSAP is privileged to have a strong group of OSAP Friends who further integrate the mission into global health initiatives.

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The 2014 OSAP Annual Symposium will be in Minneapolis, MN June 5-8, 2014.  Please mark your calendars now to join us in 2014.

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