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Massachusetts Nurses Association & Health Watch USAsm
Webinar July 15th, 2020



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Kevin T KavanaghUnited States: Dr, Kevin Kavanagh is Board Chairman of Health Watch USAsm, Associate Editor for the Journal of Patient Safety and Editorial Board member of Infection Control Today. He serves on CMS’ Hospital Harm/Hospital-Acquired Condition  Reduction Program Technical Expert Panel and on NQF's Consensus Standards Approval Committee.  The Perfect Storm, The History of the Ineffective Disease Policy:

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Matthias MaiwaldSingapore:  Dr. Matthias Maiwald a Senior Consultant and the Head of Service, Microbiology, at KK Women's and Children's Hospital, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Microbiology Service & Senior Consultant (Microbiology), National University of Singapore, and at Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School in Singapore.   Singapore from the Front Lines:

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Christina Vandenbroucke-GraulsNetherlands:  Dr. Christina Vandenbroucke-Grauls,
Editor of Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control and
Professor of Medical Microbiology, VU University Medical Center, Netherlands.  Netherlands from the Front Lines:

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Jesus Rodrizuez-BanoSpain:  Dr. Jesus Rodriguez-Baño is the immediate Past President of the ESCMID (European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) and Associate Editor of Associate-Editor of Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Spain.  Spain from the Front Lines:

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Dr. Elaine BenardUnited States:  Dr. Elaine Bernard served as Executive Director of the Labor and Worklife Program from 1989-2017 at Harvard University. She has a BA from the University of Alberta, a MA from the University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University, United States.  United States from the Front Lines:

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Jodi SugermanJodi Sugerman-Brozan is MassCOSH’s Executive Director.   Before joining MassCOSH in April 2017, she was the Executive Director of Bikes Not Bombs which uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change. Leadership development and community and youth organizing have been central to her work for decades.

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Understanding important
evidence based strategies in the prevention of emerging epidemics

  • Identify infection Control strategies that prevent and mitigate the spread of disease among both workers and patients.

  • Understanding public acceptance and role of Public Health Policy on mitigating epidemic spread.

Infection Control TodayInterview discussing highpoints of the conference.   

Continuing Education

Contact hours will be provided for this educational webinar. The program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing for a total of 7.68 contact hours for re-licensure. In terms of a specialty certification, this program will provide a total of 6.4 contact hours. MNA is accredited as a provider of nursing education by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.