Written by Dentistry Today Wednesday, 02 October 2013 12:51
ANNAPOLIS, MD—October 1, 2013—Recent breaches, including the first documented patient-to-patient transmission of hepatitis C in a U.S. dental practice, underscore the importance of understanding and complying with safe infection control practices. Dental professionals will obtain a solid foundation in just three days by attending the CORE Infection Prevention and Safety Conference presented by the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP). Mark your calendars now to attend the course in Tampa, FL, January 6-8, 2014, at the Wyndham Tampa Westshore.
“The CORE Infection Prevention and Safety Conference is considered essential training for dental professionals,” said Therese Long, OSAP executive director. “It’s rigorous and delivers 24 hours of continuing education credits, a comprehensive resource binder, checklists, tools and more in three days…that’s why it’s a ‘boot camp.’ Attendees will receive the right information delivered by national experts in a convenient and cost-effective package. Plus, we are offering an optional exam so attendees can demonstrate their competency in this critical function to ensure the safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare.”
As part of OSAP’s 30th anniversary, members and federal employees are eligible for a special discounted rate of $300. The non-member rate is $450. Registration is open, and the deadline to register is December 20, 2013. Space is limited. OSAP has negotiated a special rate at the Wyndham Tampa Westshore.
The course is designed for infection control coordinators, educators responsible for infection prevention and safety instruction, state compliance officers, risk managers, federal service employees responsible for infection control duties, and consultants and sales representatives who want to demonstrate a CORE level of infection control competency.
For more information and to register, visit http://www.osap.org/?page=CoreICMain.
For the latest infection control information, guidelines and resources, visit www.OSAP.org.
The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention is the world’s leading membership association exclusively dedicated to preventing disease transmission and ensuring the safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare for all. As a nonprofit organization, OSAP helps dental practitioners close the gap between policy and practice. Its members include dental and other healthcare professionals, consultants, researchers and nongovernmental organizations, manufacturing and distribution companies, policy makers, and academia. For more information, visit www.OSAP.org.