OSAP symposium set for June

March 12, 2003
A who's who of infection control will be present in Tucson

Dentistry's premier infection control and safety resource, the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP) is pleased to announce plans for its upcoming annual symposium for clinicians and staff, researchers, educators, policymakers, and industry representatives.

With its focus on the revised Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) dental infection control guidelines, the continuing-education accredited OSAP 2003 Symposium will be held June 19-22 at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, Ariz. The 2003 OSAP Symposium offers unprecedented opportunities for learning, noted OSAP Executive Director Therese Long, CAE. "The OSAP registration fee entitles attendees to all OSAP has to offer including a special session featuring the authors of the revised guidelines," she said.

A special Thursday preconference program consisting of a "Who's Who" of infection control will offer attendees a rare opportunity. With the CDC slated to introduce new infection control guidelines for dentistry in 2003, this special interactive series of lectures is among the first to put attendees in touch with the new public health recommendations. Experts address changes to the 1993 guidelines (format, rationale, and terminology) and preview new issues not included in the previous guidelines, for example, waterlines, postexposure management, and program evaluation. New educational tools will be introduced, and ample time will be allowed for Q&A. CE credits will be offered for attending the preconference meeting, which will have a small additional fee.

For more information, call the OSAP Central Office at 800-298-OSAP/ 410-571-0003. Or click here

The Westin La Paloma is already accepting reservations for the rooms at the OSAP rate ($110/night). Call 800-WESTIN-1 (or direct 520-742-6000) to book.