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Current Trends in Environmental Decontamination: Effective Use of Guidelines, Evidence and Newer Technologies – Are We There Yet?

APIC 2012 Educational Symposium

ASP’s educational symposium – Current Trends in Environmental Decontamination: Effective Use of Guidelines, Evidence and Newer Technologies – Are We There Yet? – will be taking place on Monday, June 4 from 6:00 – 7:15 a.m. at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 007 (ABCD). This session aims to offer information regarding automated environmental decontamination (AED), including the need for environmental decontamination, different decontamination technologies and real-world insights on the implementation of decontamination technology in a healthcare setting. The following key opinion leaders will be a part of the discussion:

  • Russell Olmsted, MPH, CIC
    Director, Infection Prevention & Control Services, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Allan J. Morrison, Jr., MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA
    Infectious Disease Specialist, Annandale, Va.
  • Charles Roberts, MS, RM (AAM)
    Director of Research, Microbiology and Chemistry, ASP, Irvine, Calif.
  • Kristen Kelley, MPH, CIC
    Infection Control Practitioner, Indiana University Health, Bloomington, Ind.

CE Study Guides and Workshop Schedule

Understanding the Role of the Environment Related to HAIs

ASP’s continuing education workshop will focus on the role of the environment in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). All workshop participants will receive a supporting study guide with a quiz that may be mailed in to receive two (2) CE credits*.

Available Workshop Sessions at ASP Booth #500:

  • Monday, June 4: 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 5: 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 6: 11:00 a.m.

Workshop Instructors:

  • Amber Hogan Mitchell, DrPH (c), MPH, CPH
    Director, Professional Education at ASP
  • Sherry Fua, DNP, MBA, RN
    Manager, Professional Education at ASP

Data Presentation

A study that examines the disinfection capabilities of two methods of automated surface disinfection – ultraviolet light and hydrogen peroxide fog – will also be presented at the conference on Monday, June 4 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The study titled “Comparison of the Surface Disinfection Capabilities of Two Different Methods Using Automated Devices: Ultraviolet Light versus Hydrogen Peroxide Fogging Machine” will be led by Harriet Chan-Myers BS, RM, Manager Microbiology, ASP and Gladys Chang, Senior Scientist, ASP.

ASP Booth Featuring Infection Prevention Solutions

Conference attendees are encouraged to visit ASP’s exhibit booth to see the latest technology solutions for medical device sterilization and environmental decontamination – including trusted STERRAD® Systems, CIDEX® Solutions and the ground-breaking GLOSAIR™ 600 Automated Area Decontamination System. ASP’s knowledgeable infection prevention experts will be available at the booth throughout the conference to answer questions and support conference attendees in the quest to reduce HAIs at their facilities.

*Pfiedler Enterprises is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP14944, for 2.0 contact hours.


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