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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: Judy Birdsell and Kim Neudorf, Patients for Patient Safety Canada, Ioana Popescu, Canadian Patient Safety Institute
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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-Gaëlle Venier, University Hospital Centre of Bordeux, France

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February 28, 2018(FREE … WHO Teleclass - Europe)
WHY LEADERSHIP MATTERS FOR EFFECTIVE INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL

Speaker: Julie Storr, World Health Organization

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

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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 14, 2018(South Pacific Teleclass)
CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE IMPACT ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Speaker: Prof. Mark Birch, University of Otago, New Zealand
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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)
WHO GLOBAL HAND HYGIENE CAMPAIGN 2018: “IT'S IN YOUR HANDS - PREVENT SEPSIS IN HEALTH CARE”

Speaker: Prof. Didier Pittet, University of Geneva Hospitals, and Prof. Benedetta Allegranzi, World Health Organization

Sponsored by the World Health Organization

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May 10, 2018(FREE CBIC Teleclass)
HOW THE CERTIFICATION BOARD OF INFECTION CONTROL (CBIC) WORKS FOR YOU

Speaker: Ivan W. Gowe, CBIC Director, and Lita Jo Henman, CBIC Past President
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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

Live broadcast sponsored by GOJO Canada (www.gojocanada.ca)

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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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July 12, 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: Michael Buck, 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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September 6, 2018MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS AND ITS ROLE IN INFECTION PREVENTION
Speaker: Sanchita Das, University of Chicago
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September 20, 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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September 27, 2018CHLORHEXIDINE USE AND BACTERIAL RESISTANCE
Speaker: Prof. Jean Yves Maillard, Cardiff University, Wales

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September 30, 2018(FREE European Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2018 IPS conference)
Cottrell Lecture ... SURVEILLANCE BY OBJECTIVES: USING MEASUREMENT IN THE PREVENTION OF HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS

Speaker: Prof. Jennie Wilson, University of West London
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October 2, 2018(FREE European Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2018 IPS conference)
Ayliffe Lecture ...THE IMPACT OF DISINFECTANTS ON ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE - AN AYLIFFE PREDICTION

Speaker: Prof. Shaheen Mehtar, Infection Control Africa Network, Cape Town, South Africa
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October 11, 2018(FREE CBIC Teleclass)
INFECTION CONTROL CHAMPIONS ARE MADE, NOT BORN

Speaker: Ivan Gowe, CBIC Director, UNC Pardee Hospital, North Carolina
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October 17, 2018(South Pacific Teleclass)
(POSTPONED) ... BIOFILMS IN THE HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT - INFECTION CONTROL IMPLICATIONS

Speaker: Prof. Karen Vickery, Macquarie University, Australia

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


Sponsored by GOJO (www.gojo.com)

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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 1, 2018(FREE South Pacific Teleclass - Broadcast live from the 2018 IPCNC conference, New Zealand)
THE HAWTHORNE EFFECT IN HAND HYGIENE RESEARCH AND ROUTINE AUDITS

Speaker: Prof. Dinah Gould, Cardiff University
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November 8, 2018(POSTPONED) ... MYTHS 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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November 14, 2018(FREE … WHO Teleclass - Europe)
PREVENTION OF SURGICAL SITE INFECTIONS - TURNING RECOMMENDATIONS INTO PRACTICE WITH A PROVEN IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY

Speaker: Claire Kilpatrick, World Health Organization, Geneva

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

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November 15, 2018HEPATITIS C IN PRISONS - FROM INDIVIDUAL CARE TO VIRAL ERADICATION STRATEGY: A BENEFIT FOR THE COMMUNITY
Speaker: Dr. Roberto Ranieri and Dr. Ruggero Giuliani, Penitentiary Infectious Diseases Unit, Santi Paolo e Carlo Hospital, University of Milan, Italy
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November 22, 2018(FREE Teleclass)
NEONATAL SEPSIS PREVENTION IN LOW-RESOURCE SETTINGS

Speaker: Prof. Dr Angela Dramowski, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town
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November 26, 2018(FREE Teleclass – Broadcast live from the Healthcare Infection Society conference)
DECOLONISATION TO REDUCE MULTI-DRUG RESISTANT PATHOGENS IN HEALTHCARE: WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, AND WHY?

Speaker: Professor Susan Huang, Professor and Hospital Epidemiologist, University of California Irvine School of Medicine

Live broadcast sponsored by Clinell (www.clinell.com)

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November 27, 2018(FREE Teleclass – Broadcast live from the Healthcare Infection Society conference)
SPOROCIDES AND HOW TO TEST THEM

Speaker: Professor Jean-Yves Maillard, Professor of Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Cardiff University

Live broadcast sponsored by Clinell (www.clinell.com)

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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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December 12, 2018(South Pacific Teleclass)
CONTROL OF CARBAPENEMASE-PRODUCING ENTEROBACTERIACEA IN AN ENDEMIC SETTING: DO CLASSICAL IPC METHODS WORK FOR NEW AGE BUGS?

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

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December 13, 2018(FREE Teleclass)
THE BEST WAYS TO GET YOUR HOSPITAL TO TALK ABOUT INFECTION CONTROL

Speaker: Prof. Andreas Voss, Radboud University, The Netherlands

Sponsored by Lonza (www.lonza.com

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December 19, 2018(FREE … WHO Teleclass - Europe)
NEW PERSPECTIVES ON INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL PROGRAM ASSESSMENTS IN THE SPIRIT OF IMPROVEMENT

Speaker: Prof. Benedetta Allegranzi, World Health Association Global Infection Prevention and Control Unit

Sponsored by the World Health Association

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January 17, 2019(FREE Teleclass)
THE FALLOUT OF FAKE NEWS IN INFECTION PREVENTION, AND WHY CONTEXT MATTERS

Speaker: Prof. Didier Pittet, University of Geneva Hospitals, and Dr. Pierre Parneix, Hôpital Pellegrin, CHU de Bordeaux, France
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January 31, 2019BARRIERS AND FACILITATORS TO CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTION PREVENTION, A NURSING PERSPECTIVE
Speaker: Dr. Nasia Safdar, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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February 5, 2019(European Teleclass)
ISSUES IN ANTIFUNGAL STEWARDSHIP: AN OPPORTUNITY THAT SHOULD NOT BE LOST

Speaker: Dr. Ramasubramanian, The Capstone Clinic, Tamil Nadu, India

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February 7, 2019(FREE Teleclass)
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TUBERCULOSIS INFECTION CONTROL STRATEGY IN HIGH HIV/TB-BURDEN SETTINGS

Speaker: Dr. Eltony Mugomeri, Africa University in Zimbabwe
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February 13, 2019(South Pacific Teleclass)
THE INTRODUCTION OF RISK-BASED ASSESSMENT FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF ESBL-E PATIENTS IN ACUTE CARE

Speaker: Julianne Munro, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Infection Prevention & Control, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand
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February 21, 2019COLLABORATIVE CLINICAL RESEARCH TO REDUCE INFECTIONS
Speaker: Prof. Elaine Larson, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

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March 7, 2019GOING BEYOND THE 5 MOMENTS
Speaker: Prof. Colin D. Furness, University of Toronto
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March 21, 2019INFLUENZA AND VIRAL PNEUMONIA
Speaker: Prof. Rodrigo Cavallazzi, University of Louisville
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March 26, 2019(European Teleclass)
TAMING THE BUGS: CONTAMINATION AND INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO STETHOSCOPE DISINFECTION

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

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April 3, 2019(South Pacific Teleclass)
HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTION SURVEILLANCE IN THE ERA OF ELECTRONIC HEALTH DATA

Speaker: Prof. Phil Russo, Deakin University, Australia
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April 25, 2019INFECTION CONTROL ISSUES IN HEALTHCARE CONSTRUCTION, PART 1 - RENOVATION
Speaker: Andrew Streifel, University of Minnesota
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May 2, 2019(FREE Teleclass)
MEAT, MONKEYS, AND MOSQUITOES: A ONE HEALTH PERSPECTIVE ON EMERGING DISEASES

Speaker: Prof. Laura Kahn, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
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May 3, 2019(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

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May 16, 2019IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE POPULATIONS: A PUBLIC HEALTH AND POLICY PERSPECTIVE ON A CONTINUTING GLOBAL CRISIS
Speaker: Prof. Sotirios Tsiodras, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
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May 27, 2019(FREE Teleclass – Broadcast live from the IPAC Canada conference)
To be announced

Speaker: To be confirmed
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May 28, 2019(FREE Teleclass – Broadcast live from the IPAC Canada conference)
To be announced

Speaker: To be confirmed
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June 5, 2019(FREE South Pacific Teleclass)
THE ROLE OF ACTIVE SURVEILLANCE CULTURE IN RESOURCE-LIMITED SETTINGS

Speaker: Prof. Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Thammasart University Hospital, Pratumthani, Thailand
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June 25, 2019(European Teleclass)
COMING TO GRIPS WITH HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED E. COLI BLOODSTREAM INFECTION SOURCES

Speaker: Prof. Jon Otter, Imperial College London

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July 16, 2019INFECTION CONTROL IN PEDIATRICS
Speaker: Dr. Shahnaz Armin, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
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July 18, 2019(FREE Teleclass)
BED BUG PREVENTION IN THE HEALTHCARE SETTING

Speaker: Dr. Marcia Anderson, Environmental Protection Agency

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July 25, 2019DIAGNOSTIC STEWARDSHIP: MODIFIED CULTURE TESTING TO ENHANCE ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP
Speaker: Robert Garcia, Stony Brook University Medical Center, New York City

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August 22, 2019HOW TO ENGAGE AND EDUCATE NURSES IN EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
Speaker: Eileen J. Carter, Columbia University School of Nursing
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September 5, 2019MEASURES TO PREVENT AND CONTROL VRE: DO THEY REALLY MATTER?
Speaker: Dr. Hilary Humphreys, The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

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September 22, 2019(FREE European Teleclass – Broadcast live from the Infection Prevention Society conference)
Cottrell Lecture

Speaker: To be confirmed
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September 24, 2019(FREE European Teleclass – Broadcast live from the Infection Prevention Society conference)
Ayliffe Lecture

Speaker: To be confirmed
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September 26, 2019POSITIVE DEVIANCE AND HAND HYGIENE: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE BEST?
Speaker: Josiane Létourneau, University of Montreal

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October 3, 2019BEWARE OF DRY BIOFILMS: THE NEXT CHALLENGE IN INFECTION CONTROL
Speaker: Prof. Jean-Yves Maillard, Cardiff University, Wales

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October 10, 2019ENDOSCOPE REPROCESSING: PARADIGM SHIFT
Speaker: Dr. Michelle Alfa, University of Manitoba 

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October 16, 2019(South Pacific Teleclass)
SELF-REPORTED BEHAVIORS AND PERCEPTIONS OF AUSTRALIAN PARAMEDICS IN RELATION TO HAND HYGIENE AND GLOVING PRACTICES IN PARAMEDIC-LED HEALTHCARE

Speaker: Prof. Nigel Barr, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

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October 24, 2019INFECTION CONTROL ISSUES IN HEALTHCARE CONSTRUCTION, PART 2 – NEW BUILDS
Speaker: Andrew Streifel, University of Minnesota
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November 7, 2019HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA THAT IS NOT VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED: BIG PROBLEM, BUT GUIDELINE-FREE ZONE
Speaker: Martin Kiernan, University of West London
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November 14, 2019(FREE Teleclass)
AHEAD – A CONSOLIDATED FRAMEWORK FOR BEHAVIOURAL INFECTIOUS RISKS IN ACUTE CARE – PART 2

Speaker: Prof. Hugo Sax and Dr. Lauren Clack, University of Zurich Hospitals, Switzerland

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November 21, 2019PRIORITIZING RESEARCH AREAS FOR ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMS
Speaker: Dr. Kathryn Suh, The Ottawa Hospital 

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December 5, 2019HOW TO COMMUNICATE ABOUT HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTION WITH X, Y AND Z GENERATIONS
Speaker: Dr Anne-Gaëlle Venier, Hôpital Pellegrin - CHU de Bordeaux, France
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December 18, 2019(FREE Teleclass)
CLEANING IN HEALTHCARE

Speaker: Prof. Andreas Voss, Radboud University, The Netherlands
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