News | November 19, 2007

Kimberly-Clark Hosts Conference on Infectious Diseases Dec. 4-6 in Atlanta

November 20, 2007 – Kimberly-Clark Healthcare will host its 12th annual conference on infectious diseases Dec. 4-6 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Ravinia in Atlanta.

This year’s conference includes the gathering for the first time some of the top associations that are on the forefront of infection control. The conference will bring together the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN), Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). The year also marks the first time attending medical professionals will have the opportunity to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits. The conference is sponsored by Pfiedler Enterprises with grant funds and technical support provided by Kimberly-Clark Health Care.

The conference is designed to provide updates and promote collegial dialogue about contemporary challenges in the prevention and management of high risk, high volume infectious diseases encountered in healthcare institutions. The esteemed faculty attending will discuss hot topics such as pandemic flu and multi-drug resistant organisms, as well as the cost implications of infections and future technologies.

Program topics include updates on the CDC and the global fight against infectious disease, the Joint Commission’s take on surgical site infections, regional collaboration to reduce infections, pandemic flu, probiotic, costs associated with healthcare acquired infections, and new technologies.

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