Northeast GA Regional Infection Prevention Symposium 2018

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Northeast Georgia Medical Center - Walters Auditorium

743 Spring Street, NE

Gainesville, GA 30501

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Join us for the Northeast GA Regional Infection Prevention Symposium.

We welcome physicians, infection preventionists and other healthcare professionals for an opportunity to advance their knowledge in the prevention of healthcare-associated infections.

CEUs will be offered to physicians and nurses.

Schedule of Events

7:00 a.m. Registration Opens

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

Sam Johnson, MD

Chief Medical Officer/VP, Medical Affairs

Northeast Georgia Health System

8:15 – 9:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker

Maryn McKenna

Award Winning Science and Medical Journalist and Author

9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Using Safety Behavior to Prevent HAIs

Michael Appel, MD

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Chief Patient Safety Officer

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Break

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Surgical Site Infection Prevention

Sujata Gill, MD

Surgery– Northeast Georgia Physicians Group

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Microbiology and Infection Prevention, Working Together in Healthcare

Sarah Orstadius MBA, MLS (ASCP)

Microbiology Supervisor

Northeast Georgia Medical Center

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Clinical Cases

Supriya Mannepalli, MD

Medical Director, Infectious Disease

Northeast Georgia Physicians Group

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Exhibit Hall

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Sepsis

Carol Ann Gelderman, MS, BSN, RN

Sepsis Coordinator

Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Jason Konzelmann, MD

Gainesville Emergency Department Services

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Hand Hygiene-Challenges with Compliance

Bonnie M. Jennings PhD, RN, FAAN

Emory University

1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Break

1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Pharmacy’s Role in C. difficile Prevention

Barry Barns, PharmD, BCPS

Northeast Georgia Health System

2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Legionella/Water Management Program

Chris Edens, PhD

Epidemiologist – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2:45– 3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may call Susan Davis at 770-219-3098 or email at

What is the refund policy?

The event is free.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Paper tickets are not required. Please stop by the registration table to sign in and receive your name badge.

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Northeast Georgia Medical Center - Walters Auditorium

743 Spring Street, NE

Gainesville, GA 30501

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