Join Utah state and local public health experts and stakeholders for information on case investigation and outbreak response and effective water safety management plans to reduce exposure to Legionella.

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Conference Flyer
Conference Agenda
Guest Speakers

Conference Presentations
Legionnaires’ Disease Prevention and Outbreak Control – Allyn Nakashima
Legionnaires’ Disease Public Health Role – Andrea Price, Kerry Cramer
Legionella Outbreak Response and Prevention in Skilled Nursing Facilities — LA County – Prabhu Gounder
Managing Legionnaires’ Disease Through Water Safety Management Planning – Patsy Root, Chelsa Schlabra
Managing Legionella Risk in Buildings Through Water Safety Management Planning – Bill Pearson
Colorado Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreaks — Lessons Learned – Tori Burket
PCR Methodologies and Innovative Testing Platform — BioFire FilmArray Pneumonia Panel – Usha Spaulding
Legionella Water Testing at Utah Public Health Laboratory – Othman Jaber
Whole Genome Sequencing of Legionella Species – Kelly Oakeson
Water Management Program in Skilled Nursing Facilities – Jeremy Macleod, Prabhu Gounder
Water Management Plans in Skilled Nursing Facilities – Handout
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Legionella Environmental Hazard, Recognition and Mitigation – Joe Stagg
Outbreak 101 Investigating a Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in a Hotel – Tori Burket
Outbreak 101 Investigating a Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in a Hotel – Handout

Thursday, June 27, 2019
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration and breakfast: Begins at 7:30 am

Salt Lake County Government Center
2001 South State Street
North Building, Council Chambers
Salt Lake City, Utah 84190

Guest Speakers
Speakers from the Utah Department of Health, Utah Public Health Laboratory, Salt Lake County Health Department, Colorado Department of Public Health, Los Angeles County Health Department, BioFire Diagnostics, BPEARSON Consulting and IDEXX Corporation will be presenting.

Who should attend?
Public health officials and inspectors, laboratorians, public facility licensing staff, engineers and infection preventionists from acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities, quality improvement specialists, environmental specialists

Travel Reimbursement
Mileage reimbursement and one or two night’s hotel stay is available for attendees traveling >50 miles from their
home base. Non-state employees MUST complete and submit the Non-state Employee Travel Agreement via email to Maureen Vowles at to obtain approval PRIOR to the conference. Once approved and following the conference, non-state employees MUST complete and submit the Non-state Employee Travel Reimbursement Form to receive reimbursement for travel expenses. For more information, contact Maureen Vowles at 801-538-6172.