• Date: October 19, 2021
  • Start Time: 9:00 am
    End Time: 10:00 am
  • Location: Online

Nurses and other health care workers are often hailed as heroes. However, these pillars of the health care system are often treated as expendable — placed in vulnerable positions with limited resources, training, or skills required to perform their jobs safely when emergencies strike. This is especially true when it comes to Infection Prevent and Control (IPC), a critical and practical vehicle for protecting health care workers.

Despite impressive gains in IPC globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has spotlighted the challenges many countries face in implementing IPC precautions. In this latest installment of ICAP’s Grand Rounds series of webinars, a distinguished lineup of experts consider fundamental questions about how this essential evidenced-based practice can be improved globally: How can IPC precautions be employed to prevent epidemics, not just used as tools to end them? What IPC training opportunities should be offered to health care workers to improve IPC? Which policies, plans, and guidelines need to be in place to build a culture of IPC across the low- and middle-income countries that most need them?

This webinar is co-hosted by Resolve to Save Lives, an Initiative of Vital Strategies.

Featured presenters and panelists

Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, President & CEO, Resolve to Save Lives
Landry Kabego, MD, MSc, Infection Prevention and Control Officer, World Health Organization/ Regional Office for Africa/ Brazzaville
Ann Marie Pettis, RN, BSN, CIC, FAPIC, President, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
Eugene S. Schneller, Ph.D., Dean’s Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar, Department of Supply Chain Management, Arizona State University
Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, Director, ICAP at Columbia University and Columbia World Projects
Susan Michaels-Strasser, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Senior Director, Human Resources for Health (HRH) Development, ICAP at Columbia University
Maureen Syowai, MBChB, MSc, Regional Technical Specialist – ARV Optimization, ICAP at Columbia University


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