2020 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™ – will host its 2020 OSAP Annual Conference May 28-30, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN. The conference is expected to bring together the most innovative thinkers in dental infection prevention, occupational health and patient safety, and will cover a wide variety of topics relevant to dental infection control, including evolving guidance, compliance, and emerging infection prevention and safety issues. Topical and authoritative information will be provided on the most relevant science, policies, procedures and resources for patient and provider infection control and safety.

After attending, participants will be able 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 The Safest Dental Visit.

The target audience will include:

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

This year’s Zapp Lecturer (keynote speaker) will be Dr. Matt McCarthy. A New York-based infectious disease doctor and New York Times best-selling author, Dr. McCarthy most recently published his third book, Superbugs: The race to end an epidemic. In addition, he is an associate professor at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. McCarthy will bring a different dynamic to the conference: After playing baseball at Yale University, he played minor league baseball for one year. After he was cut from the minor leagues, Dr. McCarthy went to Harvard for medical school. For more information visit www.drmattmccarthy.com.

Pre-conference course
A pre-conference course – The Basic Training – Dental Infection Prevention and Safety Course – will be offered May 27-28, 2020. The fast-paced 1.5-day course will be presented by national and international experts in dental infection prevention and patient safety, and will provide a comprehensive review of the basics in dental infection control. Participants are expected to leave with new information and resources to help them better address their infection prevention and safety challenges, as well as meet new colleagues who share their interest in this critically important topic area.

This course offers 11 hours of CE credit plus a copy of the newly updated OSHA & CDC Guidelines: OSAP Interact Training System – 6th Edition workbook ($175 value), checklists, tools, and much more. Successful completion of the Interact workbook and corresponding assessment counts toward the education requirements for two certifications:

  • OSAP-DANB Certified in Dental Infection Prevention and Control (CDIPC) – A clinically focused professional certification.
  • OSAP-DANB Dental Industry Specialist in Infection Prevention and Control (DISIPC) – An industry-focused professional certification.

The target audience for this course includes Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Indian Health Services (IHS), public health departments, and others. To learn more visit: dentalinfectioncontrol.org.

As of press time, the pre-conference agenda will include the following:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27
TIME SESSION
6:30 – 7:30 AM Registration/Check-In and Refreshments
7:30 – 7:45 AM Course Overview and Greetings

LCDR Matthew R. Ellis, MPH, CIC, REHS and Joyce Moore, BSDH, RDH, CRCST

7:45 – 8:45 AM Introduction to Patient Safety

CAPT Stephen “Miles” Rudd, MD, FAAFP, CPPS

8:45 – 9:15 AM Principles of Infection Control

Shannon Mills, DDS

9:15 – 9:45 AM If Saliva Were Red Exercise Eve Cuny, MS
9:45 – 10:15 AM Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10:15 – 11:00 AM Infection Control Coordinator Regulatory Guidance & Standards Overview

Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP

11:00 – 11:30 AM Sharps Safety

Eve Cuny, MS

11:30 – 11:45 AM Panel Questions and Answers

All speakers from morning

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Lunch with Exhibitors
12:45 – 2:00 PM Sterilization & Disinfection of Patient Care Instruments

Eve Cuny, MS

2:00 – 2:45 PM Personal Protective Equipment, Respiratory Hygiene/Cough Etiquette and Hand Hygiene

Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP

2:45 – 3:15 PM The ABC’s of Infection Prevention in Dental Settings

Diane Cullen, RN, MSN, MBA, CIC

3:15 – 3:45 PM Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
3:45 – 5:00 PM Surveillance & Breaches in Infection Control in Dentistry

Patty Montgomery, MPH, RN, CIC

5:00 – 5:15 PM Panel Questions and Answers

All speakers from afternoon

THURSDAY, MAY 28
TIME SESSION
6:45 – 7:30 AM Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
7:30 – 8:30 AM Dental Unit Waterlines

Shannon Mills, DDS

8:30 – 9:15 AM Environmental Infection Control

Eve Cuny, MS

9:15 – 10:00 AM Immunizations and Work Restrictions

Shannon Mills, DDS

10:00 – 10:30 AM Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10:30 – 11:00 AM Preview of the OSAP-DALE Foundation Dental Infection Prevention and Control CertificateTM Program
Eve Cuny, MS and Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Leading Your Team to The Safest Dental VisitTM

Eve Cuny, MS, Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP, LCDR Matthew R. Ellis, MPH, CIC, REHS, and Shannon Mills, DDS

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM Closeout/Panel Questions and Answers

All speakers from morning

 

As of press time, the 2020 OSAP Annual Conference agenda will include the following:

THURSDAY, MAY 28
TIME SESSION TITLE
6:30 AM – 5:00 PM Check-In/Registration
1:00- 1:30 PM OSAP First Timers Orientation

Michelle Lee, CPC

1:30 – 2:00 PM OSAP Membership Business Meeting

Michelle Lee, CPC

2:00 – 3:00 PM Do You See What We See? Common Accreditation Findings in Dental Clinics and What You Can Do to Prepare
Diane Cullen, RN, MSN, MBA, CIC
3:00 – 4:00 PM Amalgam Separator Rule

Fred Eichmiller, DDS, MS

4:00 – 5:00 PM Surface Disinfectants

John Molinari, PhD

6:00 – 9:00 PM Welcome Dinner

Included in “Annual Conference ONLY” and the “Basic Training and Annual Conference” registration fee. Guest tickets are available for an additional fee.

FRIDAY, MAY 29
SESSION TITLE
7:00 AM -5:30 PM Check-In/Registration
7:00 – 8:30 AM Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
8:30 – 9:30 AM Dr. John S. Zapp Global Lecture- Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic

Matt McCarthy, MD

9:30 -10:00 AM Opening Ceremonies and Awards

Michelle Lee, CPC

10:00 -10:30 AM Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10:30 -11:30 AM Eye Protection Panel Discussion

James R. Harris, PhD, PE, and James Mace, DDS Moderator: Shannon Mills, DDS

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch with Exhibitors
12:00 -1:00 PM Abstract Poster Presentations
1:00 -2:30 PM State Waterline Regulations Panel Discussion

Matthew J Arduino, MS, DrPH, FSHEA, M(ASCP)CM and David L. Carsten, DDS Moderator: Shannon Mills, DDS

2:30 -3:00 PM Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
3:00 -4:00 PM The Role of Bacterial Biofilms in Compromised Cleaning and Sterilization Failure

Greg Whiteley, PhD

Danger Things: Patient Safety Hot Topics

Jen Hawley Price, MS, Ginny Jorgensen, CDA, EFDA, EFODA, AAS and Michele Lash, RDH, BA

Space is limited.

Creating a Culture of Safety in Dentistry: One Specialty’s Journey

Paul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS

Update in Dental Traumatology

Juan Yepes, DDS, MD, MPH, MS, DrPH

4:15 -5:15 PM TB Program Management

Sapna Bamrah Morris, MD, MBA

6:00 – 8:00 PM Reception and Live Fund Raising Auction!
SATURDAY, MAY 30
SESSION TITLE
6:30 AM – 5:00 PM Check-In/Registration
7:00 – 8:00 AM Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
8:00 – 9:30 AM CBCT: Good, Bad and Sometimes……Ugly!

Juan Yepes, DDS, MD, MPH, MS, DrPH

9:30 -10:30 AM Occupational Exposures

Brie Blackley, MS, PhD

10:30 – 11:00 AM Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
11:00 – 12:00 PM Antibiotic Stewardship

Sanjay Chand, MD

The Role of Bacterial Biofilms in Compromised Cleaning and Sterilization Failure (Repeat) Greg Whiteley, PhD
Danger Things: Patient Safety Hot Topics (Repeat)
Jen Hawley Price, MS, Ginny Jorgensen, CDA, EFDA, EFODA, AAS & Michele Lash, RDH, BA Space is limited.
Update in Dental Traumatology (Repeat) Juan Yepes, DDS, MD, MPH, MS, DrPH
12:00 – 1:15 PM Lunch
12:15 – 1:15 PM Breakout Discussion: Update on ADA, AAMI and ISO Standards

Fiona Collins, BDS, MBA, MA and Shannon Mills, DDS

Breakout Discussion: How to Handle a Breach

Patty Montgomery, MPH, RN, CIC

1:30 -2:30 PM Dental Unit Waterlines – All the Options

Shannon Mills, DDS

2:30 -3:00 PM Stretch Break
3:00 – 4:00 PM Hidden Dangers in Dental Patient Safety

Steven Yun, MD

Antibiotic Stewardship (Repeat) Sanjay Chand, MD
Make Your Safety Message Stick: Top 5 Strategies for Building Safety Culture

Kandis V. Garland, RDH, MS

Space is limited.

Balancing Infection Control and Clinic Efficiency: Finding the Sweet Spot Where Risk Mitigation Meets Profitability in the Dental Clinic
Olivia Wann, JD
4:15 -5:15 PM Opioid Safety and Alternatives in Dental Pain Management

Steven Yun, MD

6:00 -9:00 PM OSAP Saturday Night Social – River Cruise

Not included in registration – additional fee required.

Registration
OSAP member registration fees apply to all membership levels above Basic. Members must log into their OSAP account to receive the member rate. The Welcome Dinner will be included in the Annual Conference and Basic Training/Annual Conference registration fee only. It will not be included in the Basic Training/Dental Infection Prevention and Safety Course fee. However, guest tickets are available for purchase.

In addition, conference participants will be able to purchase tickets to a Saturday Night river cruise.

Conference rates are as follows:

 OSAP Member * Early-bird Rate
(by 3.31.20)
Regular Rate
(by 5.14.20)
On-Site Rate
(after 5.14.20)
 Annual Conference ONLY  $645 $725 $805
 Annual Conference ONLY – Additional Attendee $545 $625  $705
 Basic Training: Dental Infection Prevention and Safety Course ONLY   $345 $345 $345
 Basic Training + Annual Conference   $845 $845 $845
 Welcome Dinner – Additional Guest (per person) $100 $100 $100
 Saturday Night Social – River Cruise (per person)  $100 $100  $100

*Those with Basic (online membership) will receive Non-Member pricing.

Note: Students please contact OSAP for the student rate.

Non-Member  Early-bird Rate
(by 3.31.20)
Regular Rate
(by 5.14.20)
On-Site Rate
(after 5.14.20)
Annual Conference ONLY $800 $880 $960
Annual Conference ONLY – Additional Attendee $700 $780 $860
 Basic Training: Dental Infection Prevention and Safety Course ONLY $345  $345 $345
 Basic Training + Annual Conference $845  $845 $845
 Welcome Dinner – Additional Guest (per person) $100 $100 $100
 Saturday Night Social – River Cruise (per person) $100 $100 $100

To ensure they can accommodate everyone’s needs, OSAP requests registrants indicate any requirements on the registration form. Questions may be directed to OSAP at Office@OSAP.org.

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.

Participants requesting professional continuing education credits will receive a CE verification form to record the CE numbers for the specific courses they attend. To receive continuing education credit, participants must 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 maintain their CE verification form as proof of participation in the educational programming.

Cancellations, refunds and substitutions
All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by May 14, 2020. An 80 percent refund of conference fees will be given for cancellations received by March 31,2020. A 50 percent refund of conference fees will be given for cancellations received between April 1, 2020, and May 14, 2020. No refunds will be granted for requests postmarked after May 14, 2020. Submit all requests to OSAP via email at office@osap.org. OSAP regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. All requests for exceptions to the cancellation/refund policy must be submitted in writing by the registrant with appropriate documentation no later than May 14, 2020. After that time, no refund considerations will be made.

Substitutions within this program are gladly accepted. A substitution of one’s full registration is permitted prior to the conference by submitting a written request to office@osap.org. Onsite transfers are not permitted. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution before the change can be made. Badge sharing, splitting and reprints are strictly prohibited.

OSAP is not responsible for airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by participants in the event of a program or registration cancellation. As added protection against unforeseen circumstances, OSAP suggests travel insurance.

OSAP’s Code of Conduct outlines OSAP’s expectations for anyone attending or contributing to an OSAP meeting or educational activity, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. If one is the subject of unacceptable behavior or has witnessed any such behavior during conference events, please contact Michelle Lee, OSAP’s Executive Director at 404-944-4824 or MLee@osap.org.