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OSAP 2018 Annual Conference Information



   2018 OSAP Annual Conference

   May 31 - June 3, 2018

   Fairmont Dallas, Dallas, TX 



   Conference Information & Pricing


What is the OSAP Annual Conference?  











The 2018 OSAP Annual Conference is the premier infection prevention and control, patient safety education, and networking event in dentistry. This action-packed conference will deliver the latest updates on evolving guidance and emerging infection prevention and safety issues. Customize your experience at OSAP 2018 through multiple topic tracks. 

Who Should Attend?                                    

If you are responsible for infection control and
safety, this conference is for you. This rich
educational conference is targeted to:

  • Educators
  • Infection Control Coordinators
  • Consultants & Lecturers
  • Compliance Officers of State Dental Boards
  • Risk Managers
  • Researchers
  • Policy Makers
  • Sterilization Technicians
  • Large Group Practices
  • Hospitals and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) with Dental Clinics
  • Companies Engaged in Infection Control & Safety Products and Services

And, view the organizations who have already registered to attend the conference. Register to join them. 

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Three Promises            

After attending the 2018 OSAP Annual Conference, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe current and emerging issues related to infection prevention and safety in oral healthcare settings.

  2. List new resources, tools and networks to optimize compliance.

  3. Identify important attributes to develop and enhance global leadership for the optimal delivery of infection prevention and safety.  

OSAP has identified content for the following audiences to help attendees ensure they have the most productive, impactful experience possible. The programming will the gated for:

  1. EDUCATORS/TRAINERS: educators, consultants, trainers and lecturers on infection prevention and control and patient and occupational safety and health
  2. CLINICAL PRACTICE/COMPLIANCE: infection control compliance officers of large group practices and state dental boards, policy makers, clinicians responsible for instrument processing in large institutions, infection control coordinators of FQHCs and hospital dental clinics
  3. SALES & MARKETING: corporate representatives who aspire to sell more consultatively

Check back for the release of the full session schedule. 

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 Registration Fees
 *Early Bird*
 by 4/17/18 
 After 4/17/18  After 5/15/18
 OSAP Member
 $555  $579  $655
 Non-member  $705  $735  $779
 Additional Attendees from Same Facility
 $455  $479  $555
 Student (Full-time only)
 $100  $150  $200

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Exhibitors and Sponsors           

The top companies in infection prevention and safety will be featuring both time-tested and new products and services. Attendees will have the opportunity to understand the important aspects of these quality products and take home contact information and valuable product resources.

Learn more about the benefits of exhibiting and sponsoring.


VIP Tour of the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium 


Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 6:15 p.m.

Join experienced tour guides for a VIP guided tour of AT&T Stadium. You will receive the full experience with tour stops at a private suite, print media press box, Cotton Bowl Office, post-game interview room and the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders locker room. Included with the tour is transportation to and from the stadium, dinner plus a drink ticket and a commemorative 5x7 photo. Add the tour to your registration for $75. Limited to 30 attendees.

To see what the VIP Tour is like, feel free to watch the following video:

5:30pm – Bus departs from the hotel
6:15pm – Dinner at Stadium Club
7:00pm – VIP Tour starts
8:30pm – Tour concludes, and bus departs for hotel

Optional Pre-Conference Off-Site Workshop: 
What's Right With this Picture? Interactive Learning Session
Thursday, May 31, at 8:15 a.m.

Note: Pre-registration and $20 fee required; limited seats available (30). 
Fee includes round-trip transportation from Fairmont Hotel to Texas A&M University College of Dentistry and a thumb-drive with the approved photos available for the participant to use for educational purposes.
Facilitator: Raghunath Puttaiah, BDS, MPH 
Audience: Educators, Consultants, Clinicians, Corporate
Demonstrate what you know and learn important new lessons about how to ensure the camera tells the right infection prevention story. Attendees will have an opportunity work through several scenarios to stage high quality infection prevention and control photographs during a visit to Texas A&M Dental School in Dallas. Note…it’s much harder than it looks! 

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Policies and Permissions

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by May 15, 2018. An 80% refund of conference fees will be given for cancellations received by March 16, 2018. A 50% refund of conference fees will be given for cancellations received between March 17, 2018 and May 15, 2018. No refunds will be granted for requests postmarked after May 15, 2018. Submit all requests to OSAP via email at  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 no later than May 15, 2018. After that time, no refund considerations will be made. 

Substitutions within this program are gladly accepted. A substitution of your full registration is permitted prior to the conference by submitting a written request to Please note there will be a $25 substitution fee for any change made to registrations. Onsite transfers are not permitted. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution before the change can be made. Badge sharing, splitting, and reprints are strictly prohibited.

OSAP offers registrants contact information to facilitate networking after the course. 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 15, 2018.

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

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