Burton Conrod, DDS, president of the FDI World Dental Federation, will be the keynote speaker at The Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures’ (OSAP) 2008 Symposium, which will take place June 12–15 at the Westin Mission Hills Resort and Spa, in Palm Springs, Calif. Conrod’s speech, which is the 3rd Annual John Zapp Memorial Lecture, is sponsored by Sunstar Americas Inc.

OSAP recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with FDI and is a supporting member of the Federation. The FDI represents more than 190 member associations in more than 135 countries. It is the worldwide and authoritative voice of the dental profession. 

“We are delighted to have Dr. Conrod address our symposium,” said Therese Long, executive director of OSAP. “Our relationship with FDI is vital to furthering our goal of promoting infection control and safety in dentistry worldwide.”

The 2008 OSAP symposium will feature internationally known experts on infection control and occupational health and safety, who will discuss the latest developments regarding dental infection prevention and safety issues, infectious diseases and their impact on systemic health, training tools and techniques, and current developments, such as salivary diagnostics. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about dental and infection-control trends, find out how to set up infection control programs at their own facilities, and understand how to increase compliance. 

For more information, contact OSAP, (800) 298-OSAP; www.OSAP.org

[Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures, April 9, 2008]