Time: 11:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Central / 2:00 p.m. Eastern.
Join us for a complimentary webinar, Cold and Flu Season—A Focus on Prevention, presented by ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, NIOSH Total Worker Health®, and featuring a special guest speaker from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
When: Sept. 21, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Central / 2:00 p.m. Eastern.
What: Each year the common cold and the flu adversely impacts the health and well being of tens of millions of workers, students, and the general public, as well as having a significant negative impact on our nation’s economy and businesses in general. And now with school back in session, cold and flu season is right around the corner.
That is why ISSA has teamed up with the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and CDC to present a complimentary webinar that provides a comprehensive approach that employers and others can use to prevent the spread of the cold and flu.
The Sept. 21 webinar features guest speaker Lynne Sehulster, PhD, M(ASCP) who has been with the CDC for close to 20 years as a Health Scientist in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion within the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.
Ms. Sehulster will share with our audience the CDC’s comprehensive approach to cold and flu prevention, a cornerstone of which is a high performing cleaning regimen and hand hygiene program:
- Magnitude of the Problem
- Key Microbiologic Characteristics of Cold and Flu Viruses
- Chain of Infection—Implications for Prevention Programs
- Core Preventative Measures
Speaker: Lynne Sehulster, PhD, M(ASCP) has been with the CDC for almost 20 years, working as a Health Scientist in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) within the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID). Prior to her coming to CDC, she served as an infectious disease epidemiologist for 15 years at the Texas Department of Health (currently known as the Texas Department of State Health Services). Her current area of expertise focuses on environmental infection control, microbial inactivation, and transmission of infectious diseases. She has advised CDC and other federal and state health agencies, healthcare professionals, and the public on issues concerning environmental cleaning, sterilization and disinfection, healthcare laundry issues, prion disease epidemiology, and environmental management of emerging diseases. She is the coordinator of and contributor to the CDC/HICPAC “Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities” that was released in 2003, and has assisted federal colleagues and other entities in the development of their infection prevention guidelines.
She received her PhD and MS in Microbiology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, completed a postdoctoral appointment in viral immunology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX, and has her certificate as a Microbiologist with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (M[ASCP]). She also serves as an Editorial Board member for the journals Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology and Applied and Environmental Microbiology.
date:September 21 , 2016