ANNAPOLIS, Maryland--The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention has announced that Dr. Marion Bergman will make the keynote presentation June 21-23, 2012, for the Dr. John S. Zapp Memorial Lecture during the OSAP annual symposium in Atlanta, Ga. The theme of the 2012 conference is “Connecting to Drive Compliance.”Established in 2006, the Dr. John Zapp Memorial Lecture’s purpose is to build bridges for global leaders to promote the exchange of knowledge regarding infection and safety for dental patients and providers. Dr. Bergman is scheduled to address the symposium June 22.“Dr. Marion Bergman’s credentials and extensive expertise are second to none, and we are delighted to welcome her as our speaker for the Dr. Zapp Memorial Lecture,” said OSAP Executive Director Therese Long. “The Dr. Zapp Memorial Lecture is one of the many highlights of our symposium, and the addition of Dr. Bergman will make this a ‘must-attend’ conference for all of those responsible for ensuring infection prevention in an oral health-care setting. This year’s theme is about building those connections with global leaders to drive compliance in infection prevention throughout the world. Dr. Bergman’s work to provide quality, safe health care in the developing world is the epitome of this theme, and we are thrilled that she will be sharing her knowledge and experience with our attendees.”Dr. Bergman is the director of health-care projects for Miracle Corners of the World. In addition, she serves as a trustee for the Global Child Dental Fund, the American Jewish World Service, and Physicians for Human Rights. While continuing to practice medicine part time, she devotes the majority of her time and energy to rural health and improvement projects in the developing world. She also serves as a governor of the American Jewish Committee, a cofounder of its Africa Institute, and a member of its Jacob Blaustein Institute for Human Rights Administrative Council. She is an advisory board member of Tel Aviv University’s Harold Hartog School of Government and Public Policy, and a member of the board of visitors for Temple University’s Komberg School of Dentistry.Dr. Bergman, a 1974 graduate of the Witwatersrand Medical School in South Africa, has served as treasurer of the Board of Directors of Medical Education for South African Blacks, which provided scholarships to train black health-care professionals in South Africa. She specialized in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease at SUNY Downstate (Brooklyn) and Stony Brook and practiced Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care in Patchogue, N.Y. She also served a term as medical staff president of Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, and as its medical director of respiratory care services.The OSAP symposium will be conducted at the new Loews Atlanta Hotel. The program will feature more than 20 speakers who will discuss diseases, vaccinations, trends, regulatory updates, research technologies, and training tools. Infection prevention and safety companies will also highlight applicable products and resources, and participants will be able to socialize and network at specially designed events.Registration is only available online, and can be accessed by visiting www.OSAP.org.To comment on this topic, go to community.pennwelldentalgroup.com/.