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GOJO and global thought leaders share future of health care hand hygiene compliance at APIC

GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium brings together global leaders in field of medicine and hand hygiene

AKRON, Ohio, (May 20, 2014) – The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is holding its 41st Annual Conference June 7-9. GOJO Industries, the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions, is hosting at APIC, the GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium: The Present and Future of Hand Hygiene Compliance Measurement: Addressing the Challenge and Opportunities on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 5:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. at the Hilton Anaheim Pacific.

The keynote speakers are global healthcare leaders in the field of medicine and hand hygiene. The speakers are:

Moderated by Kelly Pyrek, Editor-in-Chief, Infection Control Today, the symposium will begin with Professor Didier Pittet presenting the World Health Organization measurement tools for direct observation and the 5 Moments for Hand Hygiene. Claire Kilpatrick will describe new approaches to staff engagement in hand hygiene. Dr. Phil Polgreen will provide the audience with information on emerging technologies used to measure hand hygiene electronically including iScrub, Activity Monitoring Systems and Real Time Locator Systems. Dr. William Jarvis will present lessons from recent studies and discuss accountability in healthcare related to hand hygiene compliance.

"We know how critically important hand hygiene is in preventing hospital associated infections and are pleased to have internationally renowned thought leaders participate in the GOJO symposium," said David Mackay, GOJO vice president sales and marketing, healthcare. "Our objective with the symposium is to give APIC attendees an opportunity for interactive discussion with these key thought leaders to learn how to best implement compliance measurement tools, learn about recent advancements in hand hygiene compliance and share personal challenges and opportunities for shared learning."

Breakfast will be provided at the symposium and CE credits are available for those that attend. Register for the GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium today. For information about the GOJO Booth 901 at the APIC 2014 Annual Conference go to http://tradeshows.gojo.com/Home.aspx

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About GOJO

GOJO Industries is the inventor of PURELL® Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer and the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings. The broad GOJO product portfolio includes hand cleaning, handwashing, hand sanitizing and skin care formulas under the GOJO®, PURELL® and PROVON® brand names. GOJO formulations use the latest advances in the science of skin care and sustainability. GOJO is known for state-of-the-art dispensing technology, engineered with attention to design, sustainability and functionality. GOJO programs promote healthy behaviors for hand hygiene, skin care and compliance in critical environments. GOJO is a privately held corporation headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with offices in the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Japan and Brazil.



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