Healthcare Surfaces Summit To Welcome Keynote Speaker EPA’s Dr. Stephen Tomasino

The healthcare industry’s leading nonprofit, focused on the role of surfaces in the transmission of healthcare-associated infections, announces keynote speaker at the Summit

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SEATTLE (July 11, 2018) – Healthcare Surfaces Summit, the industry’s leading nonprofit focused on the prevention of the spread of pathogens via surfaces, announced today the keynote speaker for their 3rd annual Summit event: Dr. Stephen Tomasino, Senior Scientist at the EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Microbiology Laboratory located at the Environmental Science Center, Fort Meade, Maryland.

Dr. Tomasino’s address will include the role antimicrobial product registration, method development strategies, new guidance documents and label claims play in protecting public, patients and healthcare personnel. He will also share ongoing Agency work on quantitative test methods for antimicrobial products.

“We are honored and thrilled to have Dr. Tomasino attend this year’s Summit. His contributions to support EPA’s goal to advance the science of antimicrobial product efficacy testing by adoption of new quantitative methods are invaluable in our efforts to put an end to hospital acquired infections” said Linda Lybert, Healthcare Surfaces Summit’s Founder and Executive Director.

Dr. Tomasino will be addressing global leaders in the fields of infection prevention, microbiology, clinical laboratory sciences, environmental sciences, occupational health, manufacturing, architecture and design, and patient advocacy at the 2018 Healthcare Surfaces Summit. This year’s meeting will take place Tuesday, August 21st and Wednesday, August 22nd at the newly renovated Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington in Bloomington, Minn. In his role at EPA, Dr. Tomasino has expertise in consensus-building collaborations with stakeholders, standards-setting organizations, other federal agencies, and the international community. He is perfectly suited to inspire and empower the ongoing mission of the Healthcare Surfaces Summit.

Each year, leaders come together from the disciplines of science, technology, manufacturing, research, advocacy, regulatory agencies, and government institutions to actively collaborate on solutions and best practices to prevent the spread of infection and illness in healthcare. Interested attendees and sponsors can learn more about the 2018 program at www.healthcaresurfacessummit.org.

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About Healthcare Surfaces Summit©:

Healthcare Surfaces Summit (HSS) is a cutting-edge collaboration between organizations and professionals working to mitigate the spread of healthcare-associated infections with a focus on surfaces. Its mission is to reduce preventable diseases through a partnership of industry, academia, science, regulatory, and service sectors by interrupting the transmission of surface-related pathogens in healthcare in support of community health. Its mission is accomplished with an annual meeting and initiative workgroups that carry out projects throughout the year. The Healthcare Surfaces Summit© is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization operated exclusively for scientific, educational, and charitable purposes.

Linda Lybert