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OSAP To Host 2015 Infection Control Boot Camp For Dental Professionals

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) announced that they will host the 2015 Boot Camp: Infection Control Basic Training in Atlanta, Ga. from Jan. 12-14, 2015. The conference will feature educational courses covering all of the core infection prevention fundamentals for dental practitioners and offer a total of 24 continuing education (CE) hours[1]. Registration is now open at http://bit.ly/OSAPBootCamp. Only four hundred registrations are available.

This year's conference will feature two special events highlighting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On Monday evening Dr. Harold Jaffe, a CDC scientist who participated in CDC's early AIDS investigations, will host a screening and discussion of "And the Band Played On" – a television movie about the early days of the AIDS epidemic. Second, OSAP will offer a unique opportunity for attendees to tour the CDC David J. Senser Museum on Thursday morning following the conclusion of boot camp.

"The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a dramatic reminder that healthcare workers face risks. OSAP is devoted to helping oral healthcare workers minimize disease transmission risks during every day practice and in emergency outbreaks," said Therese Long, Executive Director of OSAP. "Our annual Infection Control Boot Camp provides the most comprehensive dental infection control education available in a three-day workshop so that dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and educators can master the material and put it into practice as soon as possible."

At the conference, national and international experts on infection prevention and patient safety will present a curriculum focused on:

  • knowledge of disease transmission and principles of infection prevention and control in a variety of oral healthcare settings.
  • relevant infection control laws, regulations, guidelines and best practices.
  • principles of quality assurance in infection control practices.

Registration for the 2015 Boot Camp: Infection Control Basic Training is $350 for OSAP members and $525 for non-members. The deadline for reserving hotel rooms and registering for the conference is Dec. 21, 2014. Discounted room rates are available for attendees at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, where the educational course is taking place. For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/OSAPBootCamp.

Companies are invited to showcase innovative products and services related to dental infection control and patient safety at the vendor fair on Wed. Jan. 14. Exhibition space is still available and OSAP Corporate members are eligible to receive a discounted rate. For more information and to register for the exhibition visit: http://bit.ly/OSAPBootCampExhibit.

About OSAP
The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) is the voice for leadership and compliance of dental infection prevention and safety policy development, education, research and service. Serving the oral healthcare profession for 30 years, the organization offers many continuing education opportunities and training resources such as the Infection Control in Practice Team Huddle™ training newsletter; symposium; and charts and checklists that guide professionals to deliver the safest dental visit for each patient. OSAP's membership program offers many online resources, publications, discounts, toolkits and continuing educations credits for dental professionals. For more information, or to join OSAP, visit www.OSAP.org.

The 501(c)(6) membership association also maintains the OSAP Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt educational Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to augment the Association's ability to provide information and education by raising funds from the healthcare industry, private sector businesses, foundations and the government. The Foundation is dedicated to education, research, service, and policy development to promote safety and the control of infectious diseases in dental healthcare settings worldwide.

[1] OSAP is an American Dental Association (ADA) Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP).

SOURCE The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)

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