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Workshop: Infection Prevention by Design – A Systems Approach for Surfaces in Healthcare Facilities

When: September 15 - September 16, 2016
Time: 12:00am Eastern
Where: Arlington, VA United States
What: Agenda
Price: $795
  • 1.5-day workshop
  • 1 cocktail reception
  • 1 lunch
  • 10+ continuing education units - EDAC/AIA HSW


Join us for this one and a half day intensive workshop that will explore a systems-based approach to infection control through new design approaches, clinical methods, technologies, and protocols.

Attendees will participate in an interactive forum lead by industry experts including infection preventionists, environmental services leaders, facility managers, industry partners, and design specialists and will explore the importance of integrating the available options to continually improve outcomes and mitigate the risk of infection. 

Infection control has been a critical consideration in the design and construction of the built environment for decades with environmental surfaces being a focal point for infection control interventions. However, even with routine and terminal cleaning of room surfaces and medical equipment, these measures are frequently inadequate. The solution is ultimately linked to an integration of design, policies and protocols, and compliance and behavior – a systems approach.


Event Venue:

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Arlington, VA 22202
United States

Location Information


Discounted rooms available:
9/14/16 - 9/15/16
(703) 418-1234 or click HERE to book

Mention “The Center for Health Design”

Learning Objectives

Day One:

  • Assess the current challenges in infection control and promising approaches for prevention.

  • Obtain an overview of Healthcare Reform and Infection Control.

  • Discuss the role and impact transmission from environmental surfaces.

  • Explore considerations for design and its implication for infection control.

Day Two:

  • Hear about the role of key technologies in cleaning systems, enhanced cleaning systems, hand hygiene, environmental services and surfaces.

  • Discover how these technologies fit into a systems-based approach.

  • Participate in discussions that address an evidence-based approach, the business case for new methods and how to monitor cleanliness.

  • Further explore the systems-based approach from the perspective of Infection Control Specialists, the C-Suite, Environmental Services, Architects and Designers and Industry representatives. 


Who Should Attend

  • Healthcare owners
  • Architects/designers
  • Clinical practitioners
  • Industry representatives
  • Environmental services/facilities management professionals
  • Risk management professionals
  • Finance
  • Suppliers Academia/EBD Research


Presenting Faculty


Eileen Malone, RN, MSN, MS, EDAC
Senior Partner
Mercury Healthcare Consulting





Director, Epidemiology & Infection Prevention
University of California, Irvine Healthcare
Senior Infection Prevention Analyst, Risk Management Group
ECRI Institute: Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Shari L. Solomon, Esq.
President and Founder
CleanHealth Environmental, LLC.




Peter Sharpe

Vice President
Irwin P. Sharpe & Associates




Laurie Waggener, BSRC, RRT, BID, IIDA, CHID
Research and Evidence Based Design Director
WHR Architects 





Pamela Redden, MS, BSN, RN, EDAC
Executive Director, Clinical Planning and Development
University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School 





Beth Duffy 
Chief Operating Officer
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery 




John LaRochelle

Senior Director of Facilities Offer Development and Deployment, On-Site Service Solutions
Sodexo Health Care




Ella S. Franklin, RN, CRC, EDAC
Director, Infection Prevention Research and Innovation,
MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2)







"Extremely valuable to to hear the latest industry data and trends regarding cleaning and disinfection. I will be incorporating this information into the training and programs I provide to my healthcare client base." 

"With hospitals under increasing pressure to address this problem, it's critical to understand which interventions are ineffective, costly, and may have unintended consequences."

"Thrilled to know that The Center is making this topic a focus of its research. I believe the care/cleaning of the healthcare physical environment is among the top 2 or 3 patient safety issues of our time."


– 2015 workshop attendees