2019 OSAP Annual Conference

2019 OSAP Annual Conference

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) – a community of clinicians, educators, policy makers, consultants and industry representatives who advocate for the Safest Dental Visit™ – hosted its 2019 OSAP Annual Conference May 30 – June, 2, 2019 at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa in Tuscan, Arizona. Billed as the premier patient infection and patient safety education networking event, the conference delivered the latest updates on evolving guidance and emerging infection prevention and safety issues.

Attendees had the opportunity to customize their experience through multiple topic tracks, gaining valuable information, resources and products designed to help them better address infection prevention and safety challenges, as well as meet new colleagues who share their interest in this critically important topic area.

In addition, OSAP partnered with Indian Health Services (IHS) to offer an IHS-only dental infection prevention and safety program May 29 – 30.  The private event offered up to nine hours of CE credit. Preconference sessions were available for educators and consultants to earn additional CE credits.

The 2019 OSAP Annual Conference was targeted to:

  • Educators.
  • Infection control coordinators.
  • Consultants and lecturers.
  • Compliance officers of state dental boards.
  • Risk managers.
  • Policy makers.
  • Sterilization technicians.
  • Compliance officers of state dental boards.
  • Hospitals and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) with dental clinics.
  • Companies engaged in infection control and safety products and services.

Participants left the conference with the ability to:

  • Describe current and emerging issues related to infection prevention and safety in oral healthcare settings.
  • List new resources, tools and networks to optimize compliance.
  • Identify important attributes to develop and enhance global leadership for the optimal delivery of infection prevention and safety.

Continuing dental education
OSAP is an ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

To receive continuing education credit, participants were required to sign in at the conference, attend the sessions, record the assigned CE number for each lecture attended (note: CE verification numbers are announced at the end of each session), and complete the required evaluation forms. Attendees maintained their CE verification form as proof of participation in the educational programming.

For more information about the 2019 OSAP Annual Conference, email [email protected] or call +1 (410) 571-0003 | US & Canada: +1 (800) 298-6727.

Editor’s note: OSAP focuses on strategies to improve compliance with safe practices and on building a strong network of recognized infection control experts. The organization offers an online collection of resources, publications, FAQs, checklists and toolkits that help dental professionals deliver the Safest Dental Visit for their patients. Plus, online and live courses help advance the level of knowledge and skill for every member of the dental team. For additional information, visit www.osap.org.