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Friday, September 5, 2014

Back to School - Education is not just for kids!

I'm guessing for many of you Tuesday was a bittersweet day.  Some of you may have been teary-eyed as you sent your child off to school for the first time (kindergarten or college / university).  For others it may be that the first day of school could not come soon enough to get your bothersome kids out of your hair and regain the opportunity to actually enjoy your morning coffee and read the paper.  The really good parents even took pictures and posted them to Facebook.  For me, Tuesday was just another day because my poor son spent most of the summer in his Montessori program and I plum forgot to take a picture, post it to Facebook and brag about how darn cute he is. Shocking, I know.

Not unlike our back to school focus, September also signals the start of Fall tradeshow and education conference season.  Kids are not the only ones who get the opportunity to learn!  The Infection Prevention Teleclass education sessions hosted by Webber Training promises to have a jam packed fall season of learning.  As noted in previous blogs, the Teleclass Education series is an international lecture series on infection prevention and control topics with the objective of bringing the best possible infection prevention and control information; to the widest possible audience; with the fewest barriers to access.  Here's the line up for September and October. 

Title of Teleclass
Sept. 4th
Antimicrobial Impregnated Surfaces in Preventing Healthcare-Acquired Infections: Differentiating the Hype from the Hope
Prof. Hillary Humphreys, Ireland
Sept. 11th
Economic Analysis of VRE: Assessing Attributable Cost and Length of Stay
Dr. Marc Romney, Canada
Sept. 16th
Key Measures for the Prevention and Control of Ebola Virus Disease (Free Teleclass)
Dr. Sergey Romualdovich Eremin, WHO
Sept. 16th
Infection Prevention and Control: The Argentina Experience (Free Teleclass)
Carolina Gluffré, Argentina
Sept. 18th
Health Economic Evaluation of An Infection Prevention and Control Program
Dr. Elizabeth Bryce, Canada
Sept. 29th
The Times They Are a Changing (Free Teleclass)
Dr. Evonne Curran, Scotland
Oct. 2nd
Infection Prevention & Control in Cystic Fibrosis
Prof. Lisa Salman, USA
Oct. 8th
Public Reporting and Disclosure of HAI Rates: Positive Impact or Confusion? (Free Teleclass)
Dr. Maryanne McGuckin, USA
Oct. 9th
Enhanced Environmental Cleaning in Controlling Clostridium difficile Infections in the Hospital Settings: Does it Matter?
Prof. Farrin A. Manian, USA
Oct. 16th
Healthcare Laundry: Epidemiology and Microbiology Issues
Dr. Lynne Sehulster, CDC
Oct. 23rd
Infection Prevention in Outpatient Oncology Settings
Dr. Alice Guh, CDC

I hope many of you will take the opportunity to join in and be educated!  

Bugging Off!


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