Webber Training - Upcoming Teleclasses

    • Barriers and facilitators to Clostridium difficile infection prevention, a nursing perspective

      Date: January 31st, 2019

      Time: 10:30 am PST

      Speaker: Dr. Nasia Safdar, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health


    • The effectiveness of tuberculosis infection control strategy in high HIV/TB-burden settings

      Date: February 7th, 2019

      Time: 10:30 am PST

      Speaker: Dr. Eltony Mugomeri, Africa University in Zimbabwe


      – Discuss the rate of initiation and retention on isoniazid preventive therapy in a high HIV/TB burden setting of Lesotho, Africa

      – Discuss the effectiveness of isoniazid preventive therapy

      – Evaluate health system challenges affecting the implementation of isoniazid preventative therapy as a tuberculosis infection control strategy in Lesotho

    • The fallout of fake news in infection prevention, and why context matters

      Date: February 14th, 2019

      Time: 10:30 am PST

      Speaker: Prof. Didier Pittet, University of Geneva Hospitals, and Dr. Pierre Parneix, Hôpital Pellegrin, CHU de Bordeaux, France


      Although misinformation has always existed, the scope and speed at which fake news can reach even the most remote corners of the globe is a modern phenomenon. In the field of infection prevention and control we like to believe that our dedication to the field and the process of conducting science protects us from the ravages of ‘bad buzz’ and fake news. This misconception leads medical professionals to underestimate the negative effects of misinformation on public health. This teleclass aim is to examine how information gets distorted and amplified between the medical community and the public, and outline some of the issues that deserve further attention. It will look at a number of case studies which show that even one badly conducted study can have a severe negative impact on public health. 

    • Collaborative clinical research to reduce infections

      Date: February 21st, 2019

      Time: 10:30 am PST

      Speaker: Prof. Elaine Larson, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health


      – Discuss interdisciplinary collaboration
      – Provide examples of collaborative clinical projects to reduce infections
      – Identify what you will contribute to improved patient care


PICNet posts the Webber Teleclass schedule 1-2 months ahead; if you’d like to see the full year’s schedule, you can view it on the Webber Training website.