Puzzled by Legionella & Waterborne Pathogens? A Solutions Workshop for Healthcare

Wednesday, May 08 2019, 7:45 AM - 3:00 PM [EST]

401, 7th Avenue, New York, NY, 10001, United States

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Wednesday, May 08 2019, 7:45 AM - 3:00 PM [EST]

About the Event

Puzzled by Legionella and Waterborne Pathogens?*

Need to address infection risks, patient safety and comply with New York Regulations?

Participants will get practical information and evidence-based solutions from experts in the fields of public and environmental health, engineers, microbiology and infection prevention. Learn the ins and outs of developing water management plans for compliance with New York regulations, ASHRAE 188 and CMS. Learn more about regulatory requirements and expectations from local and state health officials. Participate at interactive learning centers to gain firsthand knowledge about topics ranging from the microbiology of Legionella and waterborne pathogens to how cooling towers work and how plumbing materials and design can contribute to Legionella colonization.

*Register early! Space is limited.

Accommodations

Hampton Inn Manhattan-Madison Square Garden, 116 W 31st St., New York, New York, 10001

Conference rate $339/night, May 7-9.

Deadline to book at conference rate:  April 20

Group Name: SPL Legionella Conference 2019

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About the Organizer

Special Pathogens Laboratory, The Legionella Experts®, provides an integrated platform of evidence-based solutions to detect, control, and remediate Legionella and other waterborne pathogens. More than a lab, our interdisciplinary team from microbiology, engineering, infection prevention, infectious diseases, public health and communications offers a proactive, comprehensive and validated approach to prevent disease and save lives--to end Legionnaires' disease! 4 Nursing CEUs.

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Event Speakers

Mary Gates
Principal Sanitarian, NY DOHS

Mary Gates is Principal Sanitarian for the Central Office of the Office of Primary Care and Health Systems Management of the New York State Department of Health. Her position is split between the Long Term Care Quality Bureau and the Bureau of ICF/IID Surveillance. Mary has been surveying with the ICF/IID Bureau since 2012, for Health and Life Safety Code compliance. She is certified by New York State as a Code Enforcement Office.

Dr. Janet Stout
President and Director, Special Pathogens Laboratory

Janet E. Stout, PhD is the director of Special Pathogens Laboratory and research associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. A clinical and environmental microbiologist, she is recognized worldwide for more than 30 years of pioneering research in Legionella. The author of more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as textbook chapters on Legionella and Legionnaires’ disease.

https://specialpathogenslab.com/janet-e-stout-phd.php
Frank Sidari
Technical Director, SPL Consulting Services

Frank P. Sidari III, PE, BCEE, is Technical Director for SPL Consulting Services. A professional and board-certified engineer, Sidari brings more than 18 years of experience in all phases of water engineering projects with a specialty in Legionella in building water systems.

https://specialpathogenslab.com/leadership-team.php#Frank
Laura Morris
Education Coordinator, Special Pathogens Laboratory

Laura Morris MT (ASCP), CIC, is the education coordinator at Special Pathogens Laboratory. A certified infection control professional since 2009, Morris has 15 years of clinical microbiology experience and more than five years’ experience in clinical and environmental research in Legionella. An active member of the Three Rivers Pittsburgh Chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (TRAPIC) and has served on the chapter’s board for directors or eight years.

Ursula Lauper
Research Scientist, Water Systems Control & Analysis, New York Department of Health

Ursula Lauper is an environmental epidemiologist and applied social scientist, Ursula’s work has touched on a broad range of topics. For the past two years Ursula has been with the Bureau of Water Supply Protection at the New York State Department of Health, where she oversees research, evaluation, policy, and resource development efforts related to New York State’s regulation, Protection Against Legionella.

John Letson
Vice President Plant Operations, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

John T. Letson is vice president plant operations at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Experienced in organizational management, compliance, technical engineering and operations for infrastructure, construction, and renovations, Letson authored MSK’s Legionella monitoring, prevention and control policies, procedures and plans. He is a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s committee on Management of Legionella in Building Water Systems.

https://blogs.cdc.gov/safehealthcare/authors/john-t-letson/
Nana Mensah-English
Public Health Epidemiologist, NYC DOHMH

Nana Mensah-English is a public health epidemiologist at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH), working in the Bureau of Communicable Disease Waterborne Disease Unit. Mensah-English leads a research project exploring the impact of New York City’s first-in-the-nation cooling tower legislation on Legionnaires Disease incidence.

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Event Schedule

  • May 8, 2019
07:45 AM
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08:20 AM

Registration /Continental Breakfast

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08:20 AM
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08:30 AM
08:30 AM
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08:45 AM

Legionella in Healthcare Facilities

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Dr. Janet Stout

08:45 AM
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09:15 AM

Water Management Plans,Construction

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Frank Sidari

09:15 AM
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09:45 AM

Facilities Perspective on Legionella: Outbreaks, Disinfection and Water Safety Plans

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John Letson

09:45 AM
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10:15 AM

Break and Learning Centers

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10:15 AM
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10:45 AM

Navigating CMS in Long Term Care Facilities

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Mary Gates

10:45 AM
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11:15 AM

Infection Preventionist's Role in Legionella and Waterborne Pathogen Prevention

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Laura Morris

11:15 AM
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11:45 AM
11:45 AM
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12:45 PM

Lunch and Learning Centers

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12:45 PM
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01:15 PM

New York State’s Legionella Regulation and Guidance for Healthcare Facilities: Past, Present, and Future

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Ursula Lauper

01:15 PM
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01:45 PM

Cooling Towers and Legionella Colonization in New York City

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Nana Mensah-English

01:45 PM
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02:00 PM

Break and Learning Centers

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02:00 PM
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03:00 PM