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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Support Means Individuals Will Pay Less to Attend Upcoming Infection-Prevention Conference





Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy can offer $10 “People’s Price” to attend symposium — while seats last.

​Patient safety education group Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education and Advocacy (formerly PULSE of NY) announces an unbeatable offer on registration for its May 1 Symposium, Infection Prevention: It Begins with You. Private individuals who register early will pay only $10, thanks to the support of the event sponsors.

(PHOTO pictured at left; CAPTION: Kent A. Sepkowitz, MD, Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Quality and Safety at Sloan Kettering)

“We believe anyone attending this event will gain enough knowledge to help keep themselves and their families safer. . .”

Ilene Corina

One of the principal sponsors whose support made this offer possible is Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Kent A. Sepkowitz, MD, Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Quality and Safety at Sloan Kettering, comments: “Enormous reductions in hospital-acquired infection rates have been seen in the US over the last decade due to the hard work of hospital staff, patients, and their families. But the problem continues. Continued collaboration between patients and staff can help drive the numbers down even further.” 

According to the CDC, every year at least two million people in the US become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. 

Pulse President Ilene Corina notes, “We believe anyone attending this event will gain enough knowledge to help keep themselves and their families safer, and can share what they’ve learned with others in their communities. Let’s save some lives!”

Speakers at the Symposium are:

Janet Eagan RN
Manager, Infection Control
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Bruce E. Hirsch MD, FACP, AAHIVS
Attending Physician
Division of Infectious Diseases, North Shore University Hospital

Lisa A. Waldowski DNP, PNP, CIC
Infection Control Specialist
Standards Interpretation Group, The Joint Commission Enterprise

Pulse also thanks the other sponsors of the Symposium:

Northwell Health
Adelphi University
The Joint Commission
Nassau Suffolk Hospital Council
NY State Nurses Association

The event will be held at the Holiday Inn, 215 Sunnyside Blvd., Plainview, NY. Dinner and networking begin at 5pm; the program begins at 6pm. The price includes a hot buffet dinner, coffee and dessert. The event begins at 5:00 PM and the official program at 6:00.
 

To register, visit: https://www.research.net/r/InfSym2017.

For further details about the event and speakers: patientsafetyevent.org.

For more information call 516-579-4711.

About PULSE Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy:
PULSE Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 community-based organization dedicated to raising awareness about patient safety through support, education and advocacy.  Visit http://www.pulsecenterforpatientsafety.org.

Source: Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy





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