Megan Canright, MPH, CIH, is one of the instructors for the introductory course on Legionella and other Waterborne Pathogens. This course runs from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday, May 21. It is worth 8 CM Credit Hours/0.8 CEU/0.5 CMP.
This PDC will provide the basic framework for understanding the principles of the recognition, evaluation, and control of waterborne pathogens (such as Legionella, Pseudomonas, Klebsiella, etc.) in various water systems. The main emphasis of the course will be placed on technical strategies for environmental exposure and risk assessment in order to provide an understanding of data collection and interpretation in support of environmental source identification. Particular attention will be paid to the review of core competencies and environmental sampling and evaluation techniques as well as chemical or physical treatment approaches designed to control waterborne pathogens in water systems. A combination of in-depth discussion, lecture, hands-on exercises with real data sets, and review of case studies will equip the participants with a breadth of resources to meet learning objectives. International standards and guidelines will also be covered.