Prevention of Disease and Injury from Waterborne Pathogens in Health Care

The third annual Legionella Conference, themed Prevention of Disease and Injury from Waterborne Pathogens in Health Care, is coming to Chicago, Illinois this summer.

The theme of this year’s conference will bring together members of academia, industry, health care, government and regulatory to discuss the important topic of waterborne pathogens in building water systems, specifically in health care settings.

Legionella and other harmful waterborne microorganisms have appeared in many health care facilities across the globe. There are many reasons for these outbreaks, most of which can be linked to lack of a comprehensive water management plan.

During the event, these industry leaders and stakeholders will discuss a path forward toward healthier, safer health care facilities.

Topics covered will include:

  • Preventing health care-associated waterborne disease outbreaks
  • Infection prevention in sterile processing
  • Sampling strategies
  • Lessons learned from conducting outbreak investigations (surveillance, reporting and response)
  • Reducing energy and water demand
  • Design, commissioning, construction and renovations
  • Regulatory frameworks for managing waterborne disease risks in building water systems
  • State and local inspection of water systems
  • Updates on federal, state and local legislation and regulations

For more information or to register, visit legionellaconference.org.