Puzzled by Legionella & Waterborne Pathogens? A Solutions Workshop for CMS & ASHRAE 188

Friday, August 24 2018, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM [EST]

652 Ridge Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15205, United States

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Friday, August 24 2018, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM [EST]

About the Event

Puzzled by Legionella and Waterborne Pathogens?*

Need to address infection risks, patient safety and comply with ASHRAE Standard 188 and CMS?

Participants will get practical information and evidence-based solutions from experts in the fields of public and environmental health, CMS compliance, engineers, microbiology and infection prevention. Learn the ins and outs of developing water management plans for ASHRAE 188/CMS. Learn more about regulatory requirements and expectations from local, state and federal health officials, including the Joint Commission. 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

Courtyard Pittsburgh Airport Settlers Ridge, 5100 Campbells Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA  15205

Conference rate $109/night, August 23 to August 25.

Deadline to book at conference rate: August 2

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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!

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Event Speakers

Laura Morris, MT (ASCP), CIC
Education Coordinator, Special Pathogens Laboratory

Laura Morris, MT (ASCP) CIC, is the education coordinator for Special Pathogens Laboratory. A certified infection preventionist, Laura brings more than 30 combined years of experience in the areas of infection prevention and clinical microbiology.

Janet E. Stout, PhD
President & 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.

http://specialpathogenslab.com/janet-e-stout-phd.php
Frank P. Sidari, PE, BCEE
Technical Director for SPL Consulting Services, Special Pathogens Laboratory

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
Shatha Salah, MSCE
Environmental Manager, University of Birmingham Hospital

Shatha Salah is the Environmental Manager at UAB Medicine where she is responsible for directing and managing the UAB Medicine Water Safety Plan and serves as a member on the UAB Medicine water safety team. She is responsible for managing all supplemental water treatment systems at UAB Medicine and authorizer of Water System Construction Risk Assessments for all construction and maintenance projects in the hospital.

https://www.uabmedicine.org/locations/uab-hospital
Lauren Orkis, DrPH,CIC
Epidemiologist, Allegheny County Health Department

Lauren Orkis is an applied epidemiologist at the Allegheny County Health Department and a Visiting Instructor at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health. She completed her DrPH in Epidemiology in 2017 from Pitt Public Health where she studied the epidemiology of sporadic community-acquired Legionnaires’ disease. She teaches an applied epidemiology course at Pitt Public Health and she conducts applied epidemiology research.

https://www.publichealth.pitt.edu/home/directory/lauren-t-orkis
Ursula Lauper, MA, MPH
Research Scientist, New York State 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.

Rebecca Fugitt, MS, RS
Assistant Chief, Bureau of Environmental Health and Radiation Protection , Ohio Department of Health

Rebecca Fugitt has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geological Sciences from Ohio University with specialization in hydrogeology, and is a Registered Sanitarian in the state of Ohio. Rebecca is the Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Environmental Health and Radiation Protection and is responsible for supervising the Residential Water and Sewage, X-Ray, Radiation Health and Safety and Agreement State (radiation materials handling inspection and licensing) Programs at the Ohio Department of Health.

Sylvia Garcia-Houchins, MBA, RN
CIC Director Infection Prevention and Control Division of Healthcare ImprovementSylvia Garcia-Houchins is theDirector, Infection Prevention and Control in the Division of Healthcare Improvement

Sylvia Garcia-Houchins is the Director, Infection Prevention and Control in the Division of Healthcare Improvement. In this role, she is responsible for the oversight of infection prevention and control for The Joint Commission.

https://www.jcrinc.com/directory/sylvia-garcia-houchins/
LuAnn Brink, PhD, MPH
Chief Epidemiologist, Allegheny County Health Department

LuAnn Brink has more than eight years of experience working for the Allegheny County Health Department. She has served as its Chief of Epidemiology since April of 2014. In this capacity, she manages a staff that includes infectious disease investigation and reporting, as well as analysis and reporting of all chronic disease and vital statistics, which includes environmental investigations.

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Event Schedule

07:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

07:30 AM - 08:15 AM
08:15 AM

Welcome Remarks

08:15 AM - 08:30 AM
08:30 AM

Legionella 101

08:30 AM - 09:15 AM
09:15 AM

Water Management Plans

09:15 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM

Break and Learning Centers

10:00 AM - 10:30 AMAtrium
10:30 AM

From an Outbreak to Compliance : UAB Medicine's Experience with Water Safety Plans

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
11:30 AM

Infection Preventionist Role in Legionella and Waterborne Pathogens Management

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM

Lunch and Learning Centers

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
01:00 PM

Legionnaires' Disease Surveillance, Response and Prevention, Allegheny County

01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM

Legionella Guidance and Regulation: The New York Experience

01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
02:30 PM

The Ohio Experience

02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
02:30 PM

Legionella: A Regulatory Perspective

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
03:30 PM

Panel Discussion

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
07:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

07:30 AM - 08:15 AM
08:15 AM

Welcome Remarks

08:15 AM - 08:30 AM
08:30 AM

Legionella 101

08:30 AM - 09:15 AM
09:15 AM

Water Management Plans

09:15 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM

Break and Learning Centers

10:00 AM - 10:30 AMAtrium
10:30 AM

From an Outbreak to Compliance : UAB Medicine's Experience with Water Safety Plans

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
11:30 AM

Infection Preventionist Role in Legionella and Waterborne Pathogens Management

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM

Lunch and Learning Centers

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
01:00 PM

Legionnaires' Disease Surveillance, Response and Prevention, Allegheny County

01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM

Legionella Guidance and Regulation: The New York Experience

01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
02:30 PM

The Ohio Experience

02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
02:30 PM

Legionella: A Regulatory Perspective

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
03:30 PM

Panel Discussion

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM