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Nov. 13, 2015 Four-Points Sheraton, Lexington, KY
 
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 Setting Standards for Ebola & Infections
Oversight and Safety of Medical Devices


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2014 Presentation before the Kentucky State Health and Welfare Committee: The Need for State Engagement to Control Healthcare Acquired Infections:  
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Courier Journal Op-Ed:
What we can learn from the Veterans Administration Scheduling Scandal.
 
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MRSA Surveillance in Surgical Patients: A review of the utility of MRSA Surveillance in Surgical Patients
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Exhibits for 2015 Conference 

Continuing Education

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Peter Eisler, USA TodayPeter Eisler
Investigative Reporter for USA Today, presenting on the the assurance of medical device quality. 

   
Briana Aguirre, RNBriana Aguirre, RN
Nurse and Healthcare Quality Advocate who treated the first patient with Ebola in Texas 

   
Kaci Hickox, RN, MPHKaci Hickox, RN, MPH
Healthcare Advocate who treated Ebola patients in Africa and underwent mandatory quarantine, despite being asymptomatic. She won her court battle against home quarantine in Maine.   

 

   
Dr Joycelyn EldersJoycelyn Elders, MD 
Former US Surgeon General.  Presentation on The Importance of Healthcare Transparency.

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David AntoonDavid Antoon
A retired Air force Colonel and Patient Advocate who suffered an adverse event at one of the Nations Leading Hospitals.   His investigation uncovered what appeared to be a culture of "Defend and Deny".  His story was recently covered in Modern Healthcare and has had national implications.    View Resume

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Richard Wild MD, Medical Director CMSRichard Wild, MD
Chief Medical Officer,
CMS Atlanta Region.  Presentation on The CMS Hospital Acquired Conditions Initiative and an Update on Value Purchasing.   View Resume

  
Kraig Humbaugh, MD, MPHKraig Humbaugh, MD, MPH
Director, Epidemiology and Health Planning Kentucky Department for Public Health.   Presenting on Revisions to the KY Infectious Disease Reporting Regulations.      

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Steven Tower, MD, President: The Alaska Arthroplasty Initiative (AAI).  Affiliate Professor University of Alaska
Presenting on safety issues and heavy metal poisoning with metal-on-metal implants.   View Resume

 
Due to unforeseen circumstances, speakers and topics may change without notice.

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Continuing Education

The following are the Continuing Education Credits which were will be applied for at the 2014 Conference.  6.25 hours

Physician/Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner/Nursing Home Administrator
( AMA Category I Credits ) -
Pending

Nursing - Pending

Physical Therapy:  Pending

Occupational Therapy:  Pending

Social Service:  Pending

Pharmacy:  Kentucky Pending

Continuing Legal Education:  Pending by the Ohio Bar and Kentucky Bar