Satellite Symposium:
The Antimicrobial Efficacy of Copper and its Role in Touch Surfaces in Clinical Settings (Not Offical IDWeek Programming Supported by The Copper Development Association, Inc See Affliated Event Guide for More Information)
Wednesday, October 2, 2013: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Room: The Moscone Center: 130-131 (Hall E)

Learning Objectives:

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Faculty:
Joseph John Jr., MD, MS
Associate Chief of Staff for Education, Department of Medicine
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina
Fellow, Infectious Disease Society of America, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

Cassandra Salgado, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Epidemiologist
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

Michael G. Schmidt, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

Program Objectives:
At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • describe the risk that the microbial burden associated with frequently touched objects within clinical environments represents to patient safety and the role cleaning plays in controlling burden and mitigating risks to patients
  • describe the effectiveness with which components made from solid copper alloys can continuously complement routine cleaning and disinfection of the hospital environment resulting in enhanced patient safety
  • recognize that through the introduction of a limited number of objects made from continuously active antimicrobial copper metals, it will be possible to significantly reduce the rate with which hospital associated infections/colonizations will be contracted

    Accreditation Statement—This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Center for Independent Healthcare Education (Center) and The Copper Development Association. Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Agenda subject to change and was provided by:
    Copper Development Association; 260 Madison Ave. 16th FL; New York, NY, 10016; Phone: (212) 251-7200; Fax: (212) 251-7234; E-mail: questions@copperalliance.us
     
    Please contact Wilton Moran directly at (212) 251-7212 or Wilton.Moran@copperalliance.us for more information.

Target Audience: infectious diseases physicians

CME Credits: Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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