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20 Jan. 16(FREE … WHO Teleclass - North America)
EBOLA OUTBREAK IN WEST AFRICA: LESSONS LEARNED FOR INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL

Speaker: Prof. Benedetta Allegranzi, Dr. Anthony Twyman, and Dr. Joyce Hightower, World Health Organization, Geneva
Sponsored by the World Health Organization First Global Patient Safety Challenge - Clean Care is Safer Care (www.who.int/gpsc/en)
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21 Jan. 16(FREE Teleclass)
EPIDEMIOLOGY, PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF GRAM NEGATIVE ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANT RODS

Speaker: Prof. Elaine Larson, Columbia University School of Nursing
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28 Jan. 16MRSA IN THE HOSPITAL AND THE COMMUNITY
Speaker: Dr. Geoffrey Taylor, University of Alberta
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17 Feb. 16(FREE … WHO Teleclass - North America)
SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY FOR THE PREVENTION OF SURGICAL SITE INFECTIONS

Speaker: Prof. Sean Berenholtz, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore
Sponsored by the World Health Organization (www.who.int/gpsc/en)
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24 Feb. 16(South Pacific Teleclass)
PATIENT EMPOWERMENT AS PART OF AN ASIAN HAND HYGIENE PROGRAMME

Speaker: Prof. Yee Chun Chen, National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine
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03 Mar. 16MERS-COV: IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
Speaker: Prof. Sotirios Tsiodras, University of Athens Medical School, Greece
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10 Mar. 16(FREE Teleclass)
BARRIERS TO TB INFECTION CONTROL IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Speaker: Dr. Eltony Mugomeri, National University of Lesotho
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16 Mar. 16(FREE … WHO Teleclass - Europe)
THE GLOBAL MYCOBACTERIUM CHIMAERA OUTBREAK IN CARDIAC SURGERY

Speaker: Dr. Hugo Sax and Dr. Barbara Hasse, University of Zurich Hospitals
Sponsored by the World Health Organization (www.who.int/gpsc/en)
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31 Mar. 16SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF CATHETER-ASSOCIATED URINARY TRACT INFECTION BUNDLES: LESSONS LEARNED
Speaker: Prof. Sarah L. Krein, University of Michigan
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07 Apr. 16PREVENTING INVASIVE CANDIDA INFECTIONS - WHERE COULD WE DO BETTER?
Speaker: Dr. Philippe Eggimann, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Switzerland
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13 Apr. 16(South Pacific Teleclass)
UTILIZATION OF METHYLGLYOXAL IN MANUKA HONEY TO REDUCE S. AUREUS NASAL COLONISATION

Speaker: Dr. Julian Ketel, Waiariki Institute of Technology, New Zealand
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20 Apr. 16(FREE … WHO Teleclass - Europe)
THE CORE COMPONENTS FOR INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL PROGRAMS AND ACTION PLAN

Speaker: Julie Storr, World Health Organization, Geneva
Sponsored by the World Health Organization (www.who.int/gpsc/en)
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26 Apr. 16(FREE British Teleclass … Denver Russell Memorial Teleclass Lecture)
INFECTION PREVENTION - IT’S NOT JUST WASHING HANDS

Speaker: Dr. Peter Hoffman, Public Health England
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28 Apr. 16(FREE Teleclass)
INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL WITH ACCREDITATION CANADA QMENTUM PROGRAM

Speaker: Chingiz Amirov, Canadian Journal of Infection Control
Sponsored by GOJO (www.gojo.com)
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04 May. 16(FREE … Special WHO Teleclass Lecture for May 5 - Europe)
HAND HYGIENE SUPPORTS SAFE SURGICAL CARE

Speaker: Prof. Didier Pittet & Dr. Benedetta Allegranzi, World Health Organization, Geneva
Sponsored by the World Health Organization (www.who.int/gpsc/en)
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12 May. 16INFECTION PREVENTION RESOURCES: TOO FEW? TOO MANY? A DISCUSSION OF STRATEGIES TO CALCULATE APPROPRIATE IP PERSONNEL RESOURCES
Speaker: Kate Gase, BJC Learning Institute, St. Louis
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16 May. 16(FREE Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2016 IPAC-Canada conference)
PHYSICIANS, FARMERS, AND THE POLITICS OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

Speaker: Dr. Laura H. Kahn, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Live broadcast sponsored by Virox Technologies Inc (www.virox.com)
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17 May. 16(FREE Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2016 IPAC-Canada conference)
WHAT’S NEW IN NUMBER 2? UPDATE ON DIARRHEAL DISEASE FROM A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Speaker: Dr. Dave Goldfarb, BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver
Live broadcast sponsored by GOJO (www.gojo.com)
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26 May. 16IMPLEMENTATION OF CLINICAL INDICATION DWELL TIME FOR PERIPHERAL IV - CHECK THE PATIENT NOT THE CLOCK
Speaker: Chellie DeVries, Methodist Hospital, Schererville, Indiana
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02 Jun. 16ARE YOUR CLEANING WIPES SAFE? EVIDENCE SUPPORTING THE “ONE ROOM - ONE WIPE” APPROACH IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS
Speaker: Dr. Laura Gavaldà. Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain
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09 Jun. 16CONTROLLING THE SPREAD OF VRE: IS ACTIVE SURVEILLANCE WORTHWHILE?
Speaker: Prof. Hilary Humphreys, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
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13 Jun. 16(FREE Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2016 APIC conference)
BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN LONG-TERM CARE: AN INNOVATIVE MODEL FOR SUCCESS

Speaker: Sharon Bradley, RN, CIC- Senior Infection Prevention Analyst, Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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13 Jun. 16(FREE Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2016 APIC conference)
BEING HEARD: THE INFECTION PREVENTIONIST AND THE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

Speaker: Janet Glowicz, MPH, MSN, RN, CIC- Coordinator of Infection Prevention and Control, Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital of Denton, Denton, Texas
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16 Jun. 16STRATEGIES TO REDUCE SKIN INJURY IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS
Speaker: Kathleen M Vollman, ADVANCING NURSING LLC
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23 Jun. 16EXPLORING THE ROLE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SURFACES IN OCCUPATIONAL INFECTION PREVENTION
Speaker: Dr. Amber Mitchell, International Safety Center, Florida, and Barbara DeBaun, Cynosure Health
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29 Jun. 16(South Pacific Teleclass)
SHARPS INJURY PREVENTION

Speaker: Dr. Terry Grimmond, Grimmond & Associates Ltd, New Zealand
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14 Jul. 16RESULTS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH ON IMPLEMENTATION OF INFECTION CONTROL BEST PRACTICE IN EUROPEAN HOSPITALS
Speaker: Lauren Clack and Dr. Hugo Sax, University Hospital Zurich
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21 Jul. 16BEHAVIOURAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL DETERMINANTS OF SUCCESSFUL INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL INTERVENTIONS
Speaker: Dr. Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Imperial College London, England
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10 Aug. 16(FREE South Pacific Teleclass)
CAN PATIENT EMPOWERMENT BE USED AS A STRATEGY TO IMPROVE INFECTION CONTROL COMPLIANCE?

Speaker: Dr Holly Seale, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Australia
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18 Aug. 16(FREE Teleclass)
USE OF HYPOCHLORITE (BLEACH) IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

Speaker: Prof. William A. Rutala, University of North Carolina Hospitals
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25 Aug. 16APPLICATIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF DIPSLIDES AND PCR FOR REAL-TIME ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION EVALUATION
Speaker: Dr. Tobias Ibfelt, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
Sponsored by Virox Technologies Inc, (www.virox.com)
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15 Sep. 16INFECTION CONTROL AND PET THERAPY
Speaker: Prof. Scott Weese, University of Guelph, Canada
Sponsored by Virox Technologies Inc. (www.virox.com)
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22 Sep. 16HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE? INTERVENTIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE INFECTION CONTROL PROGRAM
Speaker: Prof. Joost Hopman, Radboud University, The Netherlands
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26 Sep. 16(FREE British Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2016 IPS conference)
E.M. Cottrell Lecture: HOW CAN WE IMPROVE IMPROVEMENT?

Speaker: Prof. Mary Dixon Woods, University of Cambridge Academy of Social Sciences and the Academy of Medical Sciences, UK
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27 Sep. 16(FREE British Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2016 IPS conference)
Debate: ARE CONTACT PRECAUTIONS ESSENTIAL FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH MDROs?

Speaker: For the motion - Prof. Eli Perencevich University of Iowa
Against the motion - Dr. Fidelma Fitzpatrick, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
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28 Sep. 16(FREE British Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2016 IPS conference)
Ayliffe Lecture: USING SCIENCE TO GUIDE HAND HYGIENE SURVEILLANCE AND IMPROVEMENT

Speaker: Prof. Eli Perencevich, University of Iowa
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29 Sep. 16ADHERENCE ENGINEERING TO REDUCE CENTRAL LINE ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS
Speaker: Prof. Frank Drews, University of Utah
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13 Oct. 16UPDATE ON STRATEGIES FOR CLEANING AND DISINFECTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL SURFACES IN HEALTHCARE
Speaker: Prof. John Boyce, J.M. Boyce Consulting, LLC
Sponsored by Sealed Air Diversey Care (www.sealedair.com)
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19 Oct. 16(South Pacific Teleclass)
TECHNOLOGY FOR MONITORING HAND HYGIENE IN THE 21ST CENTURY - WHY ARE WE USING IT?

Speaker: Prof. Mary-Louise McLaws, University of New South Wales, Australia
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20 Oct. 16(FREE Teleclass)
COLLABORATION AND SUPPORT OF THE CIC CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION

Speaker: Karen Anderson and Chris Zirges, Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology Inc.
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27 Oct. 16ANTIMICROBIAL ENVIRONMENTAL SURFACES IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS - CAN THEY REALLY BE BENEFICIAL?
Speaker: Prof. Jean-Yves Maillard, University of Cardiff, Wales
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10 Nov. 16(FREE Teleclass)
NOROVIRUS AND HEALTHCARE FACILITIES: HOW TO KEEP THE VIRUS OUT AND WHAT TO DO WHEN IT GETS IN

Speaker: Dr. Ben Lopman, Emory University, and Prof. Miren Iturriza-Gomara, University of Liverpool
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14 Nov. 16(FREE … WHO Teleclass - Europe)
NEW RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION TO FIGHT ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE

Speaker: Dr. Benedetta Allegranzi, World Health Organization
Sponsored by the World Health Organization (www.who.int/gpsc/en)
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21 Nov. 16(FREE South Pacific Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2016 ACIPC conference)
ACIPC CONFERENCE PATRON ADDRESS

Speaker: Professor Peter Collignon, Australian National University
Teleclass broadcast sponsored by Schulke Australia (www.schulke.com.au)
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21 Nov. 16(FREE South Pacific Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2016 ACIPC conference)
WHY IS IMPROVING INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL SO HARD?

Speaker: Prof. Mary Dixon-Woods, University of Cambridge
Teleclass broadcast sponsored by Schulke Australia (www.schulke.com.au)
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21 Nov. 16(FREE South Pacific Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2016 ACIPC conference)
INFLUENCING DECISION MAKERS

Speaker: Prof. Didier Pittet, WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, The University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine
Teleclass broadcast sponsored by Schulke Australia (www.schulke.com.au)
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22 Nov. 16(FREE South Pacific Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2016 ACIPC conference)
MOVING FROM EVIDENCE TO INNOVATIONS IN PRACTICE

Speaker: Prof. Gillian Harvey, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Teleclass broadcast sponsored by Schulke Australia (www.schulke.com.au)
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22 Nov. 16(FREE South Pacific Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2016 ACIPC conference)
LATEST INNOVATIONS IN INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL

Speaker: Prof. Didier Pittet, WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, The University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine
Teleclass broadcast sponsored by Schulke Australia (www.schulke.com.au)
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22 Nov. 16(FREE South Pacific Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2016 ACIPC conference)
AN UPDATE FROM THE AUSTRALIAN COMMISSION ON SAFETY AND QUALITY IN HEALTH CARE

Speaker: Professor Marilyn Cruickshank, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
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22 Nov. 16(FREE South Pacific Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2016 ACIPC conference)
WHAT ARE THE ISSUES AROUND ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP IN AGED CARE?

Speaker: Prof. Karin Thursky, The University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Teleclass broadcast sponsored by Schulke Australia (www.schulke.com.au)
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23 Nov. 16*** CANCELLED *** AIR TRAVEL AND INFECTION TRANSMISSION
Speaker: Dr. Paul Edelson, CDC JFK Airport Quarantine Station, New York
Sponsored by GOJO (www.gojo.com)
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08 Dec. 16VIABILITY OF BACTERIA ON FABRICS
Speaker: Prof. Jerry H. Kavouras, University of Illinois at Chicago
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15 Dec. 16(FREE Teleclass)
INFECTION CONTROL IN ELDERLY CARE INSTITUTIONS - WHERE SHOULD WE GO?

Speaker: Prof. Andreas Voss, Radboud University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
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19 Jan. 17THE ROLE OF INTERSECTIONAL INNOVATIONS IN PREVENTING INFECTION
Speaker: Prof. Sanjay Saint, University of Michigan Medical School
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26 Jan. 17HEATER-COOLER UNIT ASSOCIATED MYCOBACTERIUM CHIMAERA INFECTIONS: AN OUTBREAK IN SLOW MOTION
Speaker: Prof. Michael Edmond, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
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02 Feb. 17(FREE Teleclass)
KNOWLEDGE GAP ABOUT EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE AMONG HEALTH WORKERS IN HOTSPOTS IN SUDAN

Speaker: Musaab Mohamed Nour Abdelrahim Alfaki, Daoud Research Group and Charity Clinic, Sudan
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22 Feb. 17(South Pacific Teleclass)
CATHETER-ASSOCIATED URINARY TRACT INFECTION PREVENTION IN THE CONTINUUM OF ACUTE CARE

Speaker: Jan Gralton, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare
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23 Feb. 17USING EXPERT PROCESS TO COMBAT CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTIONS
Speaker: Isabelle Guerreiro and Camille Achonu, Public Health Ontario, Canada
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28 Feb. 17(European Teleclass)
THE ROLE OF DRY SURFACE CONTAMINATION IN HEALTHCARE INFECTION TRANSMISSION

Speaker: Prof. Jon Otter, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London
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09 Mar. 17EVALUATION OF INFECTION CONTROL TRAINING
Speaker: Martin Kiernan, University of West London
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16 Mar. 17(FREE Teleclass)
HOW TO BECOME CIC CERTIFIED WITHOUT BECOMING CERTIFIABLE

Speaker: Sue Cooper, Public Health Ontario, Canada
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28 Mar. 17(European Teleclass)
TREATMENT OF SEVERE MRSA INFECTIONS: CURRENT PRACTICE AND FURTHER DEVELOPMENT

Speaker: Dr. Philippe Eggimann, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Switzerland
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30 Mar. 17SCREENING FOR STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS BEFORE SURGERY ... WHY BOTHER
Speaker: Dr. Hilary Humphreys, The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
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06 Apr. 17TECHNOLOGIC INNOVATIONS TO PREVENT CATHETER-RELATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS
Speaker: Prof. Mark Rupp, University of Nebraska Medical Center
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25 Apr. 17(FREE European Teleclass … Denver Russell Memorial Teleclass Lecture)
DO'S AND DONT'S FOR HOSPITAL CLEANING

Speaker: Dr. Stephanie Dancer, Health Protection Scotland
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27 Apr. 17COST ANALYSIS OF UNIVERSAL SCREENING VS. RISK FACTOR-BASED SCREENING FOR MRSA
Speaker: Dr. Virginia Roth, University of Ottawa
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05 May. 17(FREE … WHO Teleclass - Europe)
SPECIAL LECTURE FOR 5 MAY

Speaker: Prof. Didier Pittet, World Health Organization, Geneva
Sponsored by the World Health Organization Infection Control Global Unit (www.who.int/gpsc/en)
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18 May. 17THE AIRBORNE SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS AGENTS: SURVIVAL AND DECONTAMINATION OF HUMAN PATHOGENS IN INDOOR AIR
Speaker: Prof. Syed A. Sattar, University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine
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07 Jun. 17(South Pacific Teleclass)
THE IMPACT OF CATHETER ASSOCIATED URINARY TRACT INFECTION

Speaker: Prof. Brett Mitchell, Avondale College of Higher Education, Australia
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08 Jun. 17(FREE Teleclass)
ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL IPC PROGRAM ON A SHOE STRING BUDGET

Speaker: Prof. Shaheen Mehtar, Infection Control Africa Network, and Stellenbosch University, Cape Town
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20 Jun. 17(FREE Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2017 IPAC-Canada conference)
MAKING SENSE OF ALPHABET SOUP

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Simor, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto
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13 Jul. 17THE PSYCHOLOGY OF HAND HYGIENE: HOW TO IMPROVE HAND HYGIENE USING BEHAVIOUR CHANGE FRAMEWORKS
Speaker: Dr. Jocelyn Srigley, Public Health Ontario, Canada
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10 Aug. 17LEARNING INFECTION CONTROL VIA GAMES
Speaker: Prof. Anne-Gaëlle Venier, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeux, France
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24 Aug. 17(FREE Teleclass)
SOCIAL MEDIA: USELESS OR USEFUL IN INFECTION PREVENTION?

Speaker: Barley Chironda, IPAC Canada National Social Media Manager
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14 Sep. 17RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PATIENT SAFETY CLIMATE AND ADHERENCE TO STANDARD PRECAUTIONS
Speaker: Dr. Amanda Hessels. Ann May Center for Nursing, Columbia University
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19 Sep. 17(European Teleclass)
THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY METHODS FOR BEDPAN MANAGEMENT

Speaker: Gertie van Knippenberg-Gordebeke, International Consultant Infection Prevention, The Netherlands
Sponsored by CleanIs (www.cleanis.com)
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28 Sep. 17HOW TO PUBLISH IN THE JOURNALS AND WHY IT MATTERS
Speaker: Prof. Elaine Larson, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
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05 Oct. 17(FREE Teleclass)
INFECTION CONTROL GUIDELINES THAT DID NOT WORK AGAINST EBOLA

Speaker: Prof. Bjørg Marit Andersen, Oslo University Hospital
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26 Oct. 17INFECTION CONTROL IN PARAMEDIC SERVICES
Speaker: Jennifer Amyotte, City of Greater Sudbury Paramedic Services, Canada
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31 Oct. 17(FREE European Teleclass)
INFECTION PREVENTION CHALLENGES AMONG HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN AND NEONATES IN AFRICA

Speaker: Prof. Dr Angela Dramowski, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town
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09 Nov. 17CLEANING THE GREY ZONES OF HOSPITALS: LESSONS FROM A COMMUNITY-BASED TEACHING HOSPITAL
Speaker: Prof. Makeda Semret, McGill University, Montreal
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21 Nov. 17(European Teleclass)
THE ROLE OF RAPID DIAGNOSTICS IN PREVENTING HEALTHCARE INFECTION

Speaker: Dr. Hilary Humphreys, The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
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14 Dec. 17(FREE Teleclass)
ENHANCED PERFORMANCE FEEDBACK AND PATIENT PARTICIPATION TO IMPROVE HAND HYGIENE COMPLIANCE

Speaker: Dr. Hugo Sax, University of Zurich Hospitals, and Dr. Andrew Stewardson, Hand Hygiene Australia
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