July 12–13, 2018

Please Note: This event has already occurred.

July 12–13, 2018
2018 Las Vegas Legionella Summit

Office of Continuing Medical Education

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 Overview

Sponsored by the Southern Nevada Health District, the 2018 Las Vegas Legionella Summit will provide attendees the opportunity to learn from leading experts in epidemiology and environmental health. On Day 1 experts from governmental agencies, hospitals, and industry will provide attendees with practical tools for identifying risks and implementing prevention and mitigation strategies.

Day 2 of the Summit will be a full day ANSI-accredited certificate course titled Sustainable Comprehensive Water Management Programs for the Built Environment. The course will educate facility management, design, and public health professionals on how to develop a water management program that optimizes the total cost of water systems through improving safety and efficiency. Learners will earn a certificate indicating completion of an ANSI-accredited certificate course, which will also provide 8 hours of professional development training that can be submitted for consideration of CEU's.

Who should attend:

  • Building Managers
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Hospital Administrators
  • Environmental Health Inspectors
  • Safe Drinking Water Specialists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Infection Control Personnel

Learning Objectives

Following the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the elements that make up an infectious disease surveillance system
  • Describe cluster detection methods for community-associated Legionnaires' disease clusters
  • Describe response to community-associated Legionnaires' disease clusters
  • Describe New York City's Cooling Tower Regulation and its implementation
  • Describe how a Cooling Tower regulation can be evaluated
  • Explain current emphasis and regulatory landscape of Legionella and building water systems management
  • Review and lead to current, science-based, knowledge of Legionella & Legionnaires' disease
  • Provide a microbial, environmental, engineering and risk management understanding of Legionella and Legionellosis
  • Review the current Nevada epidemiology of Legionellosis
  • Explain the process of CDC notifications for travel associated Legionella cases
  • Describe with the investigation process in Nevada and Outbreak response
  • Explain the epidemiology of healthcare associated Legionnaires' disease
  • Define the pros and cons of diagnostic testing methodologies
  • Implement of primary prevention in healthcare
  • Review the current national epidemiology of Legionellosis
  • Implement methods for conducting a public health response to a community outbreak of Legionellosis
  • Review the standards for evaluating a cooling tower for potential Legionella contamination
  • Discuss mitigation of hazards and hazardous conditions
  • Explain regulatory approaches to water management
  • Understand that sickness from waterborne hazards is preventable
  • Summarize what is involved with building a water management program in a healthcare environment
  • Review of CDC toolkit and available templates for key features of the water management program
  • Coordinate independent consultants and water treatment contractors in the process of developing a water management program
  • Define a Sustainable Comprehensive Water Management Program
  • Identify the relevant industry standards and guidance for building water safety and efficiency
  • Apply hazard analysis principles to determine safety hazards and efficiency opportunities in a building water system
  • Describe the process for developing a Comprehensive Water Management Program based on industry standards and guidance
  • Identify what methods are available to control the hazards and realize the efficiency opportunities in a building water system
  • Develop the documentation necessary for a Sustainable Comprehensive Water Management Program
  • Describe how to develop program goals for their own building water systems for safety, efficiency, and cost optimization
  • Define verification and validation of a Sustainable Comprehensive Water Management Program
  • Explain cooling tower efficiency and how to calculate cycles of concentration

Registration

The registration fee includes lunch both days, course materials and continuing education credit.

Early Registration Fee (on or before June 15, 2018): $150
Late Registration Fee (after June 15, 2018): $175

Online registration is now closed.  

For questions, please contact ocme@med.unr.edu. 

Continuing Education Credit

Physicians: The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing: The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for 13.00 hours of nursing continuing education credit.

Drinking Water Operator Certification: This program has been approved for 13.0 contact hours of instruction for Drinking Water Operator Certification through the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NEDP) Bureau of Safe Drinking Water.

NEHA: This Summit has been approved for 13.0 contact hours of continuing education credit with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA).

Day 2 is an ANSI-accredited certificate course, which will also provide 8 hours of professional development training that can be submitted for consideration of CEU's.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing by the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education by June 15, 2018 will receive a full refund less a $25 administrative fee. Cancellations after June 15, 2018 are non-refundable. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine reserves the right to cancel the program, in which case a full refund will be granted. The University of Nevada, Reno reserves the right to substitute faculty or to cancel or reschedule sessions due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation, no refunds will be made for lodging, airfare, or any other expenses related to attending the conference.