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GOJO and global thought leaders share future of healthcare hand hygiene compliance at APIC
Date:5/22/2014

AKRON, Ohio, (May 20, 2014) The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is holding its 41st Annual Conference June 7-9. GOJO Industries, the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions, is hosting at APIC, the GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium: The Present and Future of Hand Hygiene Compliance Measurement: Addressing the Challenge and Opportunities on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 5:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. at the Hilton Anaheim Pacific.

The keynote speakers are global healthcare leaders in the field of medicine and hand hygiene. The speakers are:

  • Didier Pittet, MD, MS, Hospital Epidemiologist, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety at the University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Claire Kilpatrick, RN, PGDip, Registered Nurse with an MSc who managed the World Health Organization's First Global Patient Safety Challenge and WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands. She is currently a consultant to the World Health Organization.

  • Phil Polgreen, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology at The University of Iowa and leads the Infectious Disease Society of America's Emerging Infections Network.

  • William Jarvis, MD, Board-certified in pediatrics and board-eligible in pediatric infectious diseases. He worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a number of leadership roles and established Jason and Jarvis Associates, a consulting company in epidemiology, infectious diseases and HAI prevention and Control.

Moderated by Kelly Pyrek, Editor-in-Chief, Infection Control Today, the symposium will begin with Professor Didier Pittet presenting the World Health Organization measurement tools for direct observation and the 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene. Claire Kilpatrick will describe new approaches to staff
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Contact: Samantha Williams
willisam@gojo.com
330-255-6397
GOJO Industries
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