Ebola and lessons learned: AC2015 opening keynote announced

Join experts from the CDC, University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Texas at Dallas, and Trinity Health this June in Nashville to hear how the Ebola episode can convince leaders about the value of infection prevention preparedness.

Preparing globally, acting locally: Applying infection prevention lessons learned from the Ebola crisis

This session will examine Ebola preparedness from several different perspectives with a focus on the ways in which Ebola can help convince healthcare leaders, policy makers, and the public of the value of infection prevention preparedness. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the lessons that can be learned from Ebola preparation and what they can teach us about other more day-to-day issues such as HAI reduction, antibiotic resistance, and what’s needed to strengthen infection prevention preparedness overall.

Michael Bell, MD, Deputy Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Philip W. Smith, MD, Medical Director, Nebraska Biocontainment Unit, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Russell N. Olmsted, MPH, CIC, Director, Infection Prevention and Control, Patient Care Services, Unified Clinical Organization, Trinity Health

Seema Yasmin, MD, Professor of Public Health, University of Texas at Dallas; Staff Writer, The Dallas Morning News

Moderator: Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, CIC, FAAN, Associate Professor at the Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing and 2015 President of APIC

Visit the AC2015 website for additional information and to register.