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January 19, 2017THE ROLE OF INTERSECTIONAL INNOVATIONS IN PREVENTING INFECTION
Speaker: Prof. Sanjay Saint, University of Michigan Medical School
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January 26, 2017HEATER-COOLER UNIT ASSOCIATED MYCOBACTERIUM CHIMAERA INFECTIONS: AN OUTBREAK IN SLOW MOTION
Speaker: Prof. Michael Edmond, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
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February 2, 2017(FREE Teleclass)
KNOWLEDGE GAP ABOUT EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE AMONG HEALTH WORKERS IN HOTSPOTS IN SUDAN

Speaker: Dr. Musaab Mohamed Nour Abdelrahim Alfaki, Daoud Research Group and Charity Clinic, Sudan
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February 23, 2017USING EXPERT PROCESS TO COMBAT CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTIONS
Speaker: Isabelle Guerreiro and Camille Achonu, Public Health Ontario, Canada
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February 28, 2017(European Teleclass)
THE ROLE OF DRY SURFACE CONTAMINATION IN HEALTHCARE INFECTION TRANSMISSION

Speaker: Dr. Jon Otter, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London
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March 9, 2017EVALUATION OF INFECTION CONTROL TRAINING
Speaker: Martin Kiernan, University of West London
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March 16, 2017(FREE Teleclass)
HOW TO BECOME CIC CERTIFIED WITHOUT BECOMING CERTIFIABLE

Speaker: Sue Cooper, Public Health Ontario, Canada
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March 28, 2017(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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March 29, 2017(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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March 30, 2017SCREENING FOR STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS BEFORE SURGERY ... WHY BOTHER
Speaker: Dr. Hilary Humphreys, The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
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April 6, 2017TECHNOLOGIC INNOVATIONS TO PREVENT CATHETER-RELATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS
Speaker: Prof. Mark Rupp, University of Nebraska Medical Center
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April 12, 2017(FREE … WHO Teleclass - Europe)
EMERGING ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE - A VIEW (AND RESPONSE) FROM "DOWN-UNDER"

Speaker: Professor Lindsay Grayson, World Health Organization, Melbourne, Australia

Sponsored by the World Health Organization Infection Control Global Unit (www.who.int/gpsc/en)

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April 25, 2017(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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April 27, 2017COST ANALYSIS OF UNIVERSAL SCREENING VS. RISK FACTOR-BASED SCREENING FOR MRSA
Speaker: Dr. Virginia Roth, University of Ottawa
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May 5, 2017(FREE … WHO Teleclass - Europe)
FIGHT ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE: IT'S IN YOUR HANDS

Speaker: Prof Didier Pittet, WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, Geneva
Prof. Benedetta Allegranzi, WHO, Geneva

Sponsored by the World Health Organization Infection Control Global Unit (www.who.int/gpsc/en)

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May 18, 2017THE 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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May 30, 2017(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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June 1, 2017USING UNOFFICIAL SOURCES TO MONITOR OUTBREAKS OF EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES: LESSONS FROM PROMED
Speaker: Prof. Lawrence Madoff, Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Editor of ProMED Mail
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June 20, 2017(FREE Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2017 IPAC-Canada conference)
MAKING SENSE OF ALPHABET SOUP - ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE IN GRAM-NEGATIVE BACILLI

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Simor, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto

Sponsored by Sealed Air Diversey Care  (www.sealedair.com)

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July 13, 2017THE PSYCHOLOGY OF HAND HYGIENE: HOW TO IMPROVE HAND HYGIENE USING BEHAVIOUR CHANGE FRAMEWORKS
Speaker: Dr. Jocelyn Srigley, BC Children’s & Women’s Hospitals, Canada

Sponsored by GOJO (www.gojo.com)

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July 26, 2017(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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August 10, 2017LEARNING INFECTION CONTROL VIA GAMES
Speaker: Prof. Anne-Gaλlle Venier, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeux, France
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August 24, 2017(FREE Teleclass)
SOCIAL MEDIA: USELESS OR USEFUL IN INFECTION PREVENTION?

Speaker: Helen Evans, IPAC Canada National Social Media Manager
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September 14, 2017RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PATIENT SAFETY CLIMATE AND ADHERENCE TO STANDARD PRECAUTIONS
Speaker: Dr. Amanda Hessels. Ann May Center for Nursing, Columbia University
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September 18, 2017(FREE European Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2017 IPS conference)
Cottrell Lecture ... IGNITING PASSION, SPARKING IMPROVEMENT

Speaker: Julie Storr, World Health Organization
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September 20, 2017(FREE European Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2017 IPS conference)
10 YEARS OF IPC EVIDENCE – ARE WE BETTER INFORMED?

Speaker: Prof. Heather Loveday, Professor of Evidence-Based Healthcare and Director of Research, College of Nursing and Midwifery, University of West London
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September 20, 2017(FREE European Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2017 IPS conference)
INFECTIONS WITHOUT BORDERS

Speaker: Professor Leo Visser, Professor in Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine, Leiden University, The Netherlands
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September 28, 2017HOW TO PUBLISH IN THE JOURNALS AND WHY IT MATTERS
Speaker: Prof. Elaine Larson, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
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October 5, 2017(FREE Teleclass)
INFECTION CONTROL GUIDELINES THAT DID NOT WORK AGAINST EBOLA

Speaker: Prof. Bjψrg Marit Andersen, Oslo, Norway
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October 12, 2017(FREE Teleclass)
STRENGTHENING IPAC STRUCTURES THROUGH EDUCATION IN LOW-INCOME OR MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES

Speaker: Prof. Shaheen Mehtar, Infection Control Africa Network, and Stellenbosch University, Cape Town
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October 17, 2017(FREE South Pacific Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2017 IPCNC conference)
HAND HYGIENE PROGRAM SUCCESSES IN MEMBER COUNTRIES OF THE INICC

Speaker: Dr. Victor Rosenthal, Founder and Chairman, International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC), Buenos Aires, Argentina

Teleclass broadcast sponsored by Schülke (www.schuelke.com)

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October 26, 2017INFECTION CONTROL IN PARAMEDIC SERVICES
Speaker: Jennifer Amyotte, City of Greater Sudbury Paramedic Services, Canada
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October 31, 2017(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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November 13, 2017(FREE … WHO Teleclass)
FACING THE THREAT OF CARBAPENEM-RESISTANT ORGANISM SPREAD: THE NEW WHO INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL GUIDELINES

Speaker: Professor Lindsay Grayson, University of Melbourne, Australia

Sponsored by the World Health Organization Infection Control Global Unit (www.who.int/infection-prevention/en)

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November 16, 2017CLEANING THE GREY ZONES OF HOSPITALS: LESSONS FROM A COMMUNITY-BASED TEACHING HOSPITAL
Speaker: Dr. Makeda Semret, McGill University, Montreal
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November 20, 2017(FREE South Pacific Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2017 ACIPC conference)
EVIDENCE CHALLENGES IN INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL

Speaker: Prof. Frank Bowden, Dr. Chong Ong, and Emily Larsen

Broadcast live from the 2017 conference of the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control

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November 21, 2017(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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December 7, 2017BEYOND HIGH-TOUCH SURFACES: FLOORS, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, AND OTHER POTENTIAL SOURCES OF HEALTHCARE INFECTION TRANSMISSION
Speaker: Prof. Curtis J. Donskey, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
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December 14, 2017(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

Sponsored by GOJO (www.gojo.com)

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January 18, 2018USING THE RIGHT MODEL TO CALCULATE THE FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTION
Speaker: Dr. Mairead Skally, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
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January 24, 2018(FREE … WHO Teleclass - Europe)
GLOBAL INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL PRIORITIES 2018-2022: A CALL FOR ACTION

Speaker: Prof. Benedetta Allegranzi, World Health Organization, Geneva


Sponsored by the World Health Organization, Infection Prevention and Control Global Unit

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January 25, 2018PRACTICAL APPROACHES FOR MONITORING CLEANING IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
Speaker: Prof. Curtis Donskey, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
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February 8, 2018(FREE Teleclass)
PATIENTS ARE YOUR PARTNERS - WHY AND HOW THIS PARTNERSHIP WORKS

Speaker: Ioana Popescu, Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Judy Birdsell and Kim Neudorf, Patients for Patient Safety Coalition
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February 15, 2018REFUGEE HEALTH: A NEW PERSPECTIVE FOR INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL
Speaker: Prof. Ruth Carrico, University of Louisville
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February 21, 2018(South Pacific Teleclass)
IMPROVING THE KNOWLEDGE AND RECEPTIVENESS OF MEDICAL STUDENTS TOWARDS HAND HYGIENE: EXPLORING NEW APPROACHES

Speaker: Dr. Rajneesh Kaur, Research Associate, University New South Wales, Australia
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February 22, 2018ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS TO SUPPORT INFECTION CONTROL IN HEALTHCARE PREMISES
Speaker: Dr Anne-Gaλlle Venier, University Hospital Centre of Bordeux, France

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March 8, 2018INFECTION PREVENTION IN NURSING HOMES AND PALLIATIVE CARE
Speaker: Prof. Patricia Stone, Columbia University
, New York
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March 15, 2018CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIERS – THE HIDDEN PART OF THE ICEBERG
Speaker: Dr. Yves Longtin, McGill University, Montreal
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March 22, 2018CHALLENGES AND FACILITATORS TO NURSE-DRIVEN ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP: RESULTS FROM A MULTISITE QUALITATIVE STUDY
Speaker: Prof. Eileen J. Carter, Columbia University School of Nursing
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April 10, 2018(FREE European Teleclass … Denver Russell Memorial Teleclass Lecture)
HOPES, HYPES, AND MULTIVALLATE DEFENCES AGAINST ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE

Speaker: Prof. Neil Woodford, Imperial College London and Public Health England

 

Broadcast annually in memory of our very good friend and tireless Teleclass Education supporter, Prof. A. Denver Russell.

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April 12, 2018UNDERSTANDING RISK PERCEPTIONS AND RESPONSES OF THE PUBLIC, HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, AND THE MEDIA: THE CASE FOR CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE
Speaker: Dr. Emma Burnett, University of Dundee, Scotland
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April 18, 2018(South Pacific Teleclass)
GENETIC SIMILARITIES BETWEEN ORGANISMS ISOLATED FROM THE ICU

Speaker: Prof. Slade Jenson, Western Sydney University, Australia
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April 19, 2018TOPICAL ANTIBIOTICS TO PREVENT POST-OPERATIVE SURGICAL INFECTION ... IS THE PARADIGM CHANGING?
Speaker: Dr. Hilary Humphreys, The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

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May 3, 2018(FREE … WHO Teleclass - Europe)
SPECIAL LECTURE FOR 5 MAY

Speaker: Prof. Didier Pittet, University of Geneva Hospitals
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May 10, 2018(FREE CBIC Teleclass)
HOW THE CERTIFICATION BOARD OF INFECTION CONTROL (CBIC) WORKS FOR YOU

Speaker: To be announced
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May 17, 2018THE SILENT TSUNAMI OF AZOLE-RESISTANCE IN THE OPPORTUNISTIC FUNGUS ASPERGILLUS FUMIGATUS
Speaker: Prof. Paul E. Verweij, Radboud University Center of Expertise in Mycology, The Netherlands

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May 28, 2018(FREE Teleclass – Broadcast live from the IPAC Canada conference)
TREKKING SAFELY THROUGH THE STORM – MANAGING COMPLEX IPAC ISSUES

Speaker: Dr. Mark Joffe, Alberta Health Services
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May 29, 2018(FREE Teleclass – Broadcast live from the IPAC Canada conference)
SIMULATION AS AN EDUCATION TOOL

Speaker: Dr. Ghazwan Altabbaa and Dione Kolodka, Rockyview Hospital, Calgary, Alberta
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June 13, 2018(South Pacific Teleclass)
INVOLVING PATIENTS IN UNDERSTANDING HOSPITAL INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL USING VIDEO-REFLEXIVE METHODS

Speaker: Dr. Mary Wyer, University of Sydney, Australia 

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June 21, 2018(FREE Teleclass)
THE FUTURE OF INFECTION CONTROL – BRIGHT OR BLEAK?

Speaker: Martin Kiernan, University of West London

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July 17, 2018(FREE European Teleclass)
HOSPITAL INFECTION CONTROL FROM A DEVELOPING COUNTRY’S PERSPECTIVE

Speaker: Dr. Aamer Ikram, Director, National Institute of Health, Islamabad, Pakistan

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July 19, 2018FLOOD REMEDIATION IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES – INFECTION CONTROL IMPLICATIONS
Speaker: Andrew Streifel, University of Minnesota

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August 16, 2018(FREE Teleclass)
INTERPRETING RESEARCH EVIDENCE: A KEY SKILL FOR INFECTION CONTROL PROFESSIONALS

Speaker: Prof. Donna Moralejo , Memorial University School of Nursing, Newfoundland

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August 22, 2018(South Pacific Teleclass)
CONTROL OF CARBAPENEMASE-PRODUCING ENTERBACTERIACEA IN AN ENDMEIC SETTING: DO CLASSICAL IPC METHODS WORK FOR NEW AGE BUGS?

Speaker: Dr. Kalisvar Marimuthu, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

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September 6, 2018MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS AND ITS ROLE IN INFECTION PREVENTION
Speaker: Sanchita Das, University of Chicago
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September 13, 2018(FREE Teleclass)
NEONATAL SEPSIS PREVENTION IN LOW-RESOURCE SETTING

Speaker: Prof. Dr Angela Dramowski, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town
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September 27, 2018CHLORHEXIDINE USE AND BACTERIAL RESISTANCE
Speaker: Prof. Jean Yves Maillard, Cardiff University, Wales

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October 11, 2018(FREE CBIC Teleclass)
INFECTION CONTROL CHAMPIONS ARE MADE, NOT BORN

Speaker: To be announced
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October 17, 2018(South Pacific Teleclass)
BIOFILMS IN THE HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT - INFECTION CONTROL IMPLICATIONS

Speaker: Prof. Karen Vickery, Macquarie University, Australia

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October 18, 2018INFECTION PREVENTION CORE PRACTICES: RESETTING THE BAR FOR SAFE PATIENT CARE
Speaker: Prof. Ruth Carrico, University of Louisville

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October 25, 2018(FREE Teleclass)
”AHEAD” – A CONSOLIDATED FRAMEWORK FOR BEHAVIOURAL INFECTIOUS RISKS IN ACUTE CARE

Speaker: Prof. Hugo Sax and Dr. Lauren Clack, University of Zurich Hospitals
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November 8, 2018MYTHS AND FACTS REGARDING INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL IN OUTBREAK SETTINGS
Speaker: Prof. Adriano Duse, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
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December 6, 2018INFECTIOUS DISEASE HIGHLIGHTS AND LOWLIGHTS IN 2018, AND WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2019
Speaker: Dr. Larry Madoff, ProMED Editor, Director, Division of Epidemiology and Immunization, Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health
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