Friday ID Conference: “Safer Healthcare Environments for Infection Prevention”

Title: Friday ID Conference: “Safer Healthcare Environments for Infection Prevention” – Bill Rutala, MD, MPH
Date: November 16, 2012
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Location: 1131 Bioinformatics (directions)

Description: Last month, Dr. Bill Rutala delivered the SHEA Lectureship at the ID Week meeting in San Diego, California. The SHEA Lectureship award is given annually to recognize the career contributions of a senior investigator in healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention and control. The title of the presentation was “Safer Healthcare Environments for Infection Prevention.” Rutala will present his SHEA lecture this week at Friday ID Conference.

Rutala is a professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at the UNC School of Medicine and serves as director of the Hospital Epidemiology, Occupational Health and Safety Program for the UNC Health Care System. He is also director and co-founder of the Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology at the UNC School of Medicine and a retired Colonel with the U.S. Army Reserve.

Certified in infectious control, Rutala is an advisor to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Federal Trade Commission. He has more than 500 publications in the fields of infectious diseases, infection control, disinfection, sterilization and medical waste.

About Friday ID Conference

The Division of Infectious Diseases, Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, and Center for AIDS Research at UNC co-sponsor a weekly conference series which features distinguished clinicians and scientists from UNC, local universities, and other national and international institutions. The topics are varied and appeal to not only infectious disease specialists, but also professionals in epidemiology, public health, microbiology, biostatistics and other global health-related disciplines.

The conference takes place every Friday, September through June, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in 1131 Bioinformatics (first floor auditorium) on the UNC campus. For more information, or to suggest a speaker, please contact the conference coordinator, Kathy James. To sign-up to receive weekly announcements of the conference, click here.

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