ANNAPOLIS, Marland--The Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures has announced that Dr. Burton Conrod, president of the FDI World Dental Federation, will be the keynote speaker at its 2008 symposium.
The symposium will take place June 12-15 at the Westin Mission Hills Resort and Spa in Palm Springs, Calif. The speech, which will be the Third Annual John Zapp Memorial Lecture, is being sponsored by Sunstar Americas, Inc.-- manufacturer of G.U.M. and Butler branded oral care and dental materials.
OSAP recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with FDI and is a supporting member of the federation. The FDI represents more than 190 member associations in more than 135 countries. It is the worldwide, authoritative, and independent voice of the dental profession.
"We are delighted to have Dr. Conrod address our symposium," said Therese Long, executive director of OSAP. "Our relationship with FDI is vital to furthering our goal of promoting infection control and safety in dentistry worldwide."
Dr. Conrod will review global initiatives and how OSAP has and can contribute to increasing the safety of oral care around the world.
The 2008 OSAP symposium will feature internationally known experts on infection control and occupational health and safety discussing the latest developments regarding key dental infection prevention and safety issues, infectious diseases and their impact on systemic health, training tools and techniques, and current developments such as salivary diagnostics.
Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about dental and infection control trends, find out how to set up infection control programs at their own facilities, and understand how to increase compliance.
The OSAP Symposium is designed for infection control and safety instructors, lecturers, authors, and consultants, researchers, dentists, hygienists, assistants, lab technicians, nurses in dental clinics, and dental sales and marketing personnel.
Details of the symposium, as well as a reservation form, are available online at OSAP or can be requested by calling (800) 298-OSAP (6727).
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