Northeast Georgia Regional Infection Prevention Symposium 2019

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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 Georgia 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.

CMEs and CEUs will be offered for 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

Armando Nahum

Creator of the Safe Care Campaign.

Was named the Patient Safety Hero in 2007 by CNN.

Published book entitled "How to be Safe While Receiving Medical Care".

Works with hospitals and health care systems to prevent healthcare associated infections as well as help hospitals learn how to work with patients and their families to the benefit of all.

9:15 – 9:45 a.m. EVS and Infection Prevention

Dan Beaver, MBA, CHFM, CHESP

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 (NGPG)

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Outbreaks

Caitlin Biedron, MD, MS

Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer for Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Device-Related Infection Prevention through Interdisciplinary Rounding

Teresa Scoggins, MSN, RN, TCRN, NE-BC

Nurse Manager, Surgical Trauma ICU

Northeast Georigia Medical Center

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

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Clinical Cases

Supriya Mannepalli, MD

Medical Director, Infectious Disease

Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Infection Risk During Construction

Jim Gauthier, MLT, CIC

2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Sepsis

Shravan Kethireddy, MD

Director of Critical Care

Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG)

3:00 - 3:15 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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