Legionnaires Disease and Waterborne Healthcare Associated Infections: Strategies to Reduce Risk

Thursday, November 9, 2017 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lincoln Financial Field | 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way | Philadelphia, PA 19148

This leadership conference is designed for senior level professionals specializing in Infection Prevention, Engineering or Risk Management.  Attendees will include healthcare, college, university, hotel and commercial building professionals.

  • Conference participants will get up-to-date information on:
  • Evidence-based, public health concerns associated with Legionnaires’ disease (LD) and waterborne healthcare-associated infections (WHAIs)
  • Role of biofilms as a source of pathogens in engineered water systems
  • CMS S&C 17-30 and ASHRAE 188, strategies to reduce infection risk and how to develop and implement a water safety plan
  • Legal risks associated with outbreaks of LD and WHAIs
  • Philadelphia Department of Health – Review of CDC Pilot Program
  • Strategies on managing an outbreak crisis and protecting your brand image
  • 2015 outbreak of LD in New York and the new cooling tower regulations
  • Panel discussion – Ask the expert

Presenters are well-respected professionals in their fields.  They include engineering and public health experts with Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company, as well as leading legal and crisis communications professionals:

  • Nalco Water, Public Health, Water Safety and Engineering Professionals Philadelphia, PA; Naperville, IL; St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN 
  • Bob T. McNaney, Senior Vice President Crisis and Critical issues Padilla – a public relations, branding and crisis communications firm in Minneapolis, MN 
  • Susan E. Smith, Esq. Attorney-at-Law, Partner Goldberg Segalla in Baltimore, MD 
  • Lauren Finn, Surveillance Coordinator Department of Health in Philadelphia, PA 
  • Frank Connelly, Executive Director Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA 

Space is limited – early registration is recommended.

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