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2019 OSAP Annual Conference

OSAP 2019 Annual Conference


2019 OSAP Annual Conference

The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa  | Tucson, AZ
May 30 - June, 2 2019



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The 2019 OSAP Annual Conference is the premier infection control and 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. You can customize your experience at OSAP 2019 through multiple topic tracks.

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Space is limited so register online today! OSAP member registration fees apply to all membership levels above Basic. You must log into your OSAP account to receive the member rate.

IHS Mini Boot Camp

  • IHS Mini Boot Camp = $325
  • IHS Mini Boot Camp ($325) + Annual Conference ($470) = $795

Please note, the prices below include the welcome barbecue, but do not include the Saturday evening social activity, Under the Tucson Sun.
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2019 OSAP Annual Conference Early Bird
(by 2.28.19)
Regular Rates
(3.1.19 - 5.17.19)
On-Site Rates
(after 5.17.19)
OSAP Member $595 $675 $755
Additional Attendees from Same Facility $495 $575 $655
Non-Member $750 $830 $910
Additional Attendees from Same Facility $650 $730 $810
Student (Full-time only) $100 $180 $260

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Read about our policies regarding cancellations, refunds, and substitutions.

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This course is targeted to: 

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

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You will leave with new information, resources and products to help you better address your infection prevention and safety challenges. You also will meet new colleagues who share your interest in this critically important topic area.

After attending the 2019 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.

View Program Schedule*

 *Please note, this schedule is subject to change and will be regularly updated.


OSAP has partnered with Indian Health Services (IHS) to offer an IHS/Tribal Health Organizations (including Tribal Urban Clinics) only dental infection prevention and safety program, in the days leading up to the 2019 OSAP Annual Conference. This mini Boot Camp course is Wednesday and Thursday, May 29th-30th, and offers up to 9 hours of CE credit. IHS/OSAP mini Boot Camp attendees are invited to stay Thursday afternoon for bonus preconference sessions for educators and consultants (additional CE available). For questions regarding the IHS mini Boot Camp, contact:

LCDR Matthew R. Ellis, MPH, CIC, REHS
Institutional Environmental Health Officer
Public Health Emergency Management Coordinator
U.S. DHHS/ Indian Health Service-Portland Area
Office of the Director
Office Phone: (503) 414-7788


View IHS Program Schedule

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For 2019,OSAP is inviting infection control clinicians, educators, and researchers from around the world and at all career stages to submit abstracts for poster presentations at our 2019 Annual Conference. 

Abstracts that are accepted for presentation at the OSAP Annual Conference may be published in a special issue of the OSAP Journal of Dental Infection Control and Safety.

Submission deadline is Monday, April 1, 2019.

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The 2019 OSAP Annual Conference will be held in Tucson, AZ at the Westin La Paloma.  We are offering special OSAP discounted room rates, group transportation options, and more!

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The OSAP Annual Infection Prevention and Control Conference is the only course in the country that focuses solely on developing leaders in this critical topic. If you sell any infection control or patient safety products, you need to be at the 2019 Annual Conference.

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities


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OSAP’s biggest fundraiser of the year is a charity auction held during Annual Infection Control Conference. In addition to generous donations, our future depends on the auction to fund new resources.

Whether or not you plan to attend Annual Conference, you can help by donating a new, unused item or service for the auction.

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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 32.50 continuing education credits.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at  Please email the OSAP central office at 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.

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.

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Budgets are always top of mind and meeting attendance is especially scrutinized to ensure the investment of time and money is worth the price. We've put together a letter to help participants prepare a thoughtful justification that clearly demonstrates the value of attending the 2019 OSAP Annual Conference.

Download the OSAP Annual Conference justification letter.

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If you have questions about the program, logistics, or registration:
Phone: +1 (410) 571-0003 | US & Canada: +1 (800) 298-6727
Mailing Address:  3525 Piedmont Road | Building 5, Ste 300 | Atlanta, GA 30305 | USA

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All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by May 15, 2019. An 80% refund of conference fees will be given for cancellations received by March 15, 2019. A 50% refund of conference fees will be given for cancellations received between March 18, 2019 and May 15, 2019. No refunds will be granted for requests postmarked after May 15, 2019. 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, 2019. 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 takes photos and videotapes during this event. By registering you give OSAP permission to use any images taken at the conference in which you appear, as well as any written comments you submit on evaluation forms.
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, 2019.

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