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16 Jan. 14HAND HYGIENE OVER THE DECADE: 2004-2014
Speaker: Dr. Elaine Larson, Columbia University, New York
Teleclass broadcast sponsored by GOJO (www.gojo.com)
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21 Jan. 14(FREE British Teleclass) HUMAN ERROR THEORY - CAN IT HELP US UNDERSTAND AND MINIMISE THE INCIDENCE AND IMPACT OF OUTBREAKS?
Speaker: Dr. Evonne Curran, Glasgow University, Scotland
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29 Jan. 14(FREE … WHO Teleclass - Europe) INNOVATION AND IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIC APPROACHES TO REDUCE CATHETER-RELATED BACTERAEMIA: THE RESULTS OF A EUROPEAN MULTICENTRE STUDY (PROHBIT)
Speaker: Dr. Walter Zingg, University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland
Sponsored by the World Health Organization
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30 Jan. 14UNIVERSAL MRSA SCREENING - IS IT WORTHWHILE, AND FOR WHOM?
Speaker: Dr. Barry Cookson, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and University College London
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06 Feb. 14HAND HYGIENE - IS IT THE 100% SOLUTION?
Speaker: Dr. Yves Longtin, Infectious Disease Research Centre, Quebec City
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12 Feb. 14(South Pacific Teleclass) PREVENTING CATHETER ASSOCIATED URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS: WHAT’S NEW
Speaker: Prof. Paul A Tambyah, National University of Singapore
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13 Feb. 14(FREE Teleclass) ELIMINATING PREVENTABLE HARM THROUGH BUILDING A RELIABLE CULTURE OF SAFETY
Speaker: Dr. Denise M. Murphy, VP Quality & Patient Safety, Main Line Health System, Pennsylvania
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27 Feb. 14RAPID BACTERIAL DIAGNOSTICS- IMPACT ON PATIENT CARE AND INFECTION CONTROL
Speaker: Dr. Stephen M. Brecher, VA Boston Health Care System
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07 Mar. 14(FREE … WHO Teleclass - Europe) HOW TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF MULTIRESISTANT BACTERIA
Speaker: Dr. Stephan Harbarth, University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland
Sponsored by the World Health Organization
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20 Mar. 14FRIDAY OUTBREAKS – FACT OR FICTION?
Speaker: Chingiz Amirov, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Toronto
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27 Mar. 14(FREE Teleclass) INTEGRATING HUMAN FACTORS WITH INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL
Speaker: Jules Storr and Claire Kilpatrick, KS Healthcare Consulting
Dr. Neil Wigglesworth, Welsh Healthcare Associated Infection Program Team
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31 Mar. 14(FREE Teleclass - Broadcast Live from the German Hospital Hygiene Society Conference)
INFECTION PREVENTION IN HIGH AND MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES

Speaker: Bruce Gamage, Provincial Infection Control Network, British Columbia, Canada
Dr. Pierre Parneix, Centre de Coordination de Lutte Contre les Infections Nosocomiales
Prof. Dr. Li Han, Center for Disease Control & Prevention of Chi
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03 Apr. 14HOW TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE
Speaker: Gertie van Knippenberg-Gordebeke, Chair, APIC International Section, Netherlands
Teleclass sponsored by MEIKO (www.meiko.de)
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08 Apr. 14(FREE British Teleclass ... Denver Russell Memorial Teleclass Lecture)
ANTIBACTERIAL EFFICACY OF ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE NON-THERMAL PLASMA

Speaker: Dr. Brendan Gilmore, Queen's University, Belfast
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09 Apr. 14(FREE … WHO Teleclass - North America)
HIGHLIGHTS ON SURGICAL SITE PREVENTION: THE NEW CDC GUIDELINES (AND MORE)

Speaker: Dr. Joseph Solomkin, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, USA
Sponsored by the World Health Organization
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16 Apr. 14(South Pacific Teleclass) PREVENTION OF MRSA BACTERAEMIA IN EUROPEAN HOSPITALS: SECRETS OF SUCCESS
Speaker: Dr. Michael Borg, St. Luke’s Hospital, Malta
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17 Apr. 14CHLORHEXIDINE PATIENT BATHING AS A MEANS TO PREVENT HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTION
Speaker: Prof. Mark Rupp, University of Nebraska Medical Center
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24 Apr. 14(FREE Teleclass) ARE WE TOO CLEAN FOR OUR OWN GOOD? THE HYGIENE HYPOTHESIS AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR HYGIENE, LIFESTYLE, AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Speaker: Dr. Sally Bloomfield, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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05 May. 14(FREE … WHO Teleclass - Europe) WORLD HAND HYGIENE DAY ... CLEAN YOUR HANDS - STOP THE SPREAD OF DRUG-RESISTANT GERMS
Speaker: Prof. Didier Pittet, World Health Organization, Geneva
Sponsored by the World Health Organization
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08 May. 14VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED EVENTS: A PATIENT SAFETY OPPORTUNITY
Speaker: Dr. Michael Klompas, Harvard Medical School
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13 May. 14(British Teleclass) VENTILATION IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
Speaker: Peter Hoffman, Health Protection Agency, UK
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15 May. 14METHODS TO EVALUATE HAND HYGIENE PRODUCTS
Speaker: Dr. Timothy Landers, Ohio State University
Dr. David Macinga, Principal Scientist, GOJO Industries Inc.
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26 May. 14(FREE Teleclass - Broadcast Live from IPAC-Canada Conference)
TOO POSH TO WASH ........ followed by ICP EDUCATION PANEL

Speaker: Martin Kiernan, Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust
Panel: Sharon Wilson representing Alberta, Cathy Egan representing Ontario, Lucie Beaudreau representing Quebec, Bernadette DeMone representing New Brunswick
Teleclass broadcast sponsored by GOJO (www.gojo.com)
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27 May. 14(FREE Teleclass - Broadcast Live from IPAC-Canada Conference)
INFECTION CONTROL IN LONG TERM CARE

Speaker: Tina McNamara, Queen Elizabeth II Health Science Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Jim Gauthier, Providence Care, Kingston, Ontario
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05 Jun. 14COME HELL OR HIGH WATER - INFECTION CONTROL DURING AND AFTER FLOODS
Speaker: Gwyneth Meyers & Barbara Long, Alberta Health Services, Calgary
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09 Jun. 14(FREE Teleclass - Broadcast Live from APIC 2014 Conference)
THE INFECTION PREVENTIONIST AS A LEADER: REFINING COMMUNICATION SKILLS, BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS, AND BREAKING DOWN SILOS

Speaker: Catherine A. Adamson, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento
Laura Showers, Jefferson Healthcare, Port Townsend, WA
Teleclass broadcast sponsored by Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) www.aspjj.com
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25 Jun. 14(FREE South Pacific Teleclass) HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS AND THEIR PREVENTION AFTER EXTENSIVE FLOODING
Speaker: Dr. Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Thammasat University Hospital, Thailand
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08 Jul. 14(British Teleclass) CONTROLLING THE SPREAD OF MULTIDRUG-RESISTANT ORGANISMS IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS: IS IT REALLY POSSIBLE?
Speaker: Prof. Pierre Parneix, Center de Coordination de Lutte Contre les Infection Nosocomiales, Bordeaux, France
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10 Jul. 14Postponed CHEMOTHERAPY - HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WASTE MANAGEMENT ISSUES
Speaker: Ed Krisiunas, WNWN International, Connecticut
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17 Jul. 14(FREE Teleclass) USING SOCIAL MARKETING TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE QUALITY
Speaker: Jason Tetro, MI-SCI Consulting and Communications, Canada
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24 Jul. 14HAND HYGIENE TECHNOLOGIES 2005-2014: ARE TODAY’S ELECTRONIC HAND HYGIENE MONITORING SYSTEMS THE MISSING LINK IN HAND HYGIENE COMPLIANCE?
Speaker: Dr. Maryanne McGuckin and Mr. John Govennik, McGuckin Methods International, USA
Teleclass broadcast sponsored by GOJO (www.GOJO.com/SMARTLINK)
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14 Aug. 14(FREE Teleclass) INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL - THE ARGENTINA EXPERIENCE
Speaker: Carolina Giuffré, Buenos Aires British Hospital, Argentina
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27 Aug. 14(South Pacific Teleclass) DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF PROSTHETIC JOINT INFECTIONS - A SURGEON’S PERSPECTIVE
Speaker: Prof. Gary Hooper, University of Otago, New Zealand
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03 Sep. 14(FREE … WHO Teleclass - Europe) NEW WHO GLOBAL CAMPAIGN TO ELIMINATE UNSAFE THERAPEUTIC INJECTIONS
Speaker: Dr. Benedetta Allegranzi, World Health Organization, Geneva
Sponsored by the World Health Organization
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04 Sep. 14ANTIMICROBIAL-IMPREGNATED SURFACES IN PREVENTING HEALTHCARE-ACQUIRED INFECTIONS - DIFFERENTIATING THE HYPE FROM THE HOPE
Speaker: Prof. Hilary Humphreys, Beaumont Hospital, Ireland
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11 Sep. 14ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF VRE: ASSESSING ATTRIBUTABLE COST AND LENGTH OF STAY
Speaker: Dr. Marc Romney, Providence Health Care, Vancouver
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18 Sep. 14HEALTH ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF AN INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL PROGRAM
Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Bryce, Vancouver Hospital
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02 Oct. 14INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL IN CYCSTIC FIBROSIS
Speaker: Prof. Lisa Saiman, Columbia University Medical Center, New York
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08 Oct. 14(FREE … WHO Teleclass - North America)
PUBLIC REPORTING AND DISCLOSURE OF HAI RATES: POSITIVE IMPACT OR CONFUSION?

Speaker: Dr. Maryanne McGuckin, McGuckin Methods International, USA
Sponsored by the World Health Organization
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09 Oct. 14ENHANCED ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANING IN CONTROLLING CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTIONS IN THE HOSPITAL SETTING: DOES IT MATTER?
Speaker: Prof. Farrin A. Manian, Harvard Medical School
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16 Oct. 14HEALTHCARE LAUNDRY: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY ISSUES
Speaker: Dr. Lynne Sehulster, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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23 Oct. 14INFECTION PREVENTION IN OUTPATIENT ONCOLOGY SETTINGS
Speaker: Dr. Alice Guh, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta
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05 Nov. 14(FREE … WHO Teleclass - Europe) GLOBAL APPLICATION OF BEHAVIOUR CHANGE MODELS AND INFECTION CONTROL STRATEGIES
Speaker: Dr. Michael Borg, St. Luke’s Hospital, Malta
Sponsored by the World Health Organization
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13 Nov. 14EMERGING RESPIRATORY VIRUSES: ARE HEALTHCARE WORKERS PROTECTED?
Speaker: Dr. Virginia Roth, The Ottawa Hospital, Canada
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20 Nov. 14THE ROLE OF COMPANION ANIMALS IN INFECTION TRANSMISSION
Speaker: Prof. Timothy Landers, Ohio State University
Prof. Jason Stull, University of Guelph, Canada
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02 Dec. 14(British Teleclass) UPDATE OF CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTIONS IN EUROPE
Speaker: Prof. Ed Kuijper, Leiden University Medical Center, Germany
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04 Dec. 14(FREE Teleclass) CDC/HICPAC UPDATE TO THE GUIDELINE FOR PREVENTION OF SURGICAL SITE INFECTION
Speaker: Dr. S. I. Berríos-Torres, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC
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11 Dec. 14ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANING IN HEALTHCARE: IS MONITORING OF CLEANING COMPLIANCE REALLY NEEDED?
Speaker: Dr. Michelle Alfa, Diagnostic Services of Manitoba, Canada
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