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HQI Conference Session to Focus on Infection Prevention’s Changing Role
For Quality & Patient Safety Staff

The 2019 Hospital Quality Institute Conference — themed Respect, Reliability, Resilience — features sessions on the most pressing issues facing quality and patient safety leaders and professionals. This year, the conference will be held Oct. 14-15 in Sacramento at the Golden One Center and The Kimpton Sawyer Hotel.

Session Spotlight: Getting Ahead of Infectious Threats — Infection Prevention’s Changing Role 
As soon as hospitals suppress an infectious threat, another more powerful one often emerges. Staying ahead of the threat requires new strategies that expand the role of infection prevention (IP) within and beyond the hospital’s walls. In this session, four prominent infection preventionists will share their collective knowledge and approaches to antimicrobial stewardship, controlling emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, and leveraging IP processes to improve outcomes across the patient care continuum.

Nationally known infection prevention experts leading the panel include Arjun Srinivasan, MD, associate director, Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Programs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Loren Miller, MD, MPH, faculty member, Division of Adult Infectious Diseases, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and director, Infection Control Program, Harbor-UCLA; Rekha Murthy, MD, FRCP(C), FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, vice president for medical affairs, acting chief medical officer, and professor of medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; and Philip Robinson, MD, FIDSA, medical director, Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology, Hoag Orthopedic Institute.

New Compact Program, Lower Tuition
Day one of the event will be held at the Golden 1 Center and features an outstanding lineup of keynote speakers. Day two is a half day of nine breakout sessions. Tuition for members is $550; for nonmembers, $750. Sign up early and save, as tuition increases by $100 after Sept. 13.

To register or view the full agenda, go to www.hqinstitute.org.

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