OSAP Supports International Infection Prevention Week October 16-22



ANNAPOLIS, MD—September 15, 2011—The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) has signed on as a Supporting Partner with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) and other associations to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 16-22, 2011.
“IIPW activities bring greater attention to the importance of infection prevention and honor the professionals who deliver healthcare to patients safely,” said Therese Long, OSAP Executive Director.  OSAP is proud to be part of a global network that is targeting this week to highlight and promote the importance of patient and provider safety,” she said.
OSAP will kick-off IIPW on October 16 with the drawing of the winning entry in OSAP’s Contagion movie tie-in contest. Look for more details on this and other IIPW activities at www.OSAP.org.

About OSAP
The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention is the world’s leading membership association exclusively dedicated to preventing disease transmission and ensuring the safe delivery of oral healthcare for all.  As a non-profit organization, OSAP helps dental practitioners close the gap between policy and practice.  Its members include dental and other healthcare professionals, consultants, researchers and non-governmental organizations, manufacturing and distribution companies, policy makers and academia.  For more information, visit www.OSAP.org.