Monday, May 11, 2009

OSAP Symposium to Address Flu Pandemic

ANNAPOLIS, MD: May 11, 2009 - The Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP) has added bonus content to its 2009 Symposium, “Infection Prevention: Spread the Word, June 11-14 at the Marriott at Legacy Town Center, Plano, Texas. The OSAP Symposium will now include up-to-the-minute information on Influenza A (H1N1), previously referred to as “swine flu,” and its potential impact now and in the future.

The recent flu outbreak is a reminder of how important proper infection control procedures are for keeping dental professionals and their patients safe. The OSAP Symposium is a must-do for anyone concerned with infection control and safety in dentistry. Internationally-known experts will teach attendees how to make infection control practices “stick” and help professionals do things right the first time.

The 2009 OSAP Symposium will give attendees essential information on current and emerging diseases, disease prevention, “Never” events in dentistry, legal issues to understand, “green” infection control, new infection control guidelines, and much more. Educators, speakers, and consultants can participate in special workshops and break-out sessions. A new series, “InfoBites,” will provide information on four popular and pragmatic asepsis topics in digestible segments. Technical posters and product exhibits will inform attendees of the latest advances and newest products. Up to twenty hours of CE credit are available.

The Symposium provides many opportunities for networking and peer support. The agenda also includes social events, such as the John Molinari Charity Golf Tournament at the Tribute Golf Links in The Colony. The popular OSAP auction adds excitement and offers an impressive array of vacation packages, gourmet baskets, artwork, apparel, jewelry, literary and sporting goods, and much more.

Details of the Symposium as well as a reservation form are available online at www.osap.org or can be requested by calling 800-298-OSAP (6727). Check the website frequently; additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

OSAP is the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2009, the non-profit association is dentistry’s premier resource for infection control and safety information. Through its publications, courses, website, and worldwide collaborations, OSAP and the tax-exempt OSAP Foundation support education, research, service, and policy development to promote safety and the control of infectious diseases in dental healthcare settings worldwide.

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