Continuous Quality Improvement

Concurrent Education Session - 60 minutes

2603 - Top Outbreaks of 2016

Thursday, June 15
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: Oregon Convention Center, A 105-106

This session presents a discussion of recent healthcare-associated infection (HAI) outbreaks in which the CDC assisted and the lessons learned from these investigations, which will be targeted toward healthcare facilities and health departments.

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Shannon Novosad

Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia

Shannon Novosad, MD, MPH is an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She received her medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed internal medicine residency training at Duke University and subspecialty training in pulmonary/critical care medicine at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) where she also received a Master of Public Health with a concentration in epidemiology/biostatistics. At OHSU, Dr. Novosad conducted research focusing on the epidemiology and natural history of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) pulmonary disease. While at CDC, she has been involved in outbreak investigations in healthcare facilities as well as projects focusing on the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection and epidemiology of sepsis.

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Amber Vasquez

Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia

Amber Vasquez is an infectious diseases physician and epidemiologist working in her second year as an epidemic intelligence service officer at the CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Prevention and Response Branch.

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Janet NAU. Franck

Infection Preventionist / Consultant
Consulting Professionals, Inc.
Bradenton, Florida

Janet Nau Franck MBA, BSN, CIC acts as an interim or full time Infection Prevention consultant to hospitals, healthcare agencies and industry to provide expertise to advance program development. Successful strategies to "jump start" program success have included program assessments, policy development, survey preparation, staff orientation and facility wide training as needed. Janet has served APIC in numerous leadership positions, including as National President of APIC (1999), National BOD, founding president of the St. Louis chapter and also proud member of the Chicago and Central Florida Chapters. She has authored a number of publications, including the APIC Text and having received a blue ribbon award as the lead author of the APIC abstract entitled "The Red Box, An Innovative Method to Improve Isolation Precaution Compliance and Reduce Costs," for innovation and creativity. Janet is an author, speaker, and healthcare consultant in the field of Infection Prevention.

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