Prevention of Disease and Injury From Waterborne Pathogens in Health Care
August 19 - 21, 2020 Sheraton Grand Chicago
NSF Health Sciences, an NSF International company, and the National Environmental Health Association will bring together professionals from a wide variety of industries, including health care, to discuss the growing concern of Legionella outbreaks at the third annual Legionella Conference, to be held in August 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.
The 2020 Legionella Conference theme, Prevention of Disease and Injury From Waterborne Pathogens in Health Care, centers on how hospitals, water utilities, health departments, industry and regulators can work together to identify best practices for prevention of disease in hospitals, long-term care centers and skilled nursing homes. Join the conversation on how we can work toward safer health care facilities.
Legionella Conference 2020 will be held in Chicago Aug. 19-21, 2020, with an emphasis on preventing deadly outbreaks in hospitals and health care settings. NSF Health Sciences, an NSF International company, and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) are partnering as conference co-hosts to help stem this rising public health threat.
Managing the operation of water systems can be especially challenging for facilities that do not have the support of their network to implement needed repairs or replace equipment. Consequently, inadequately maintained health care facilities have been the source of waterborne diseases such as Legionnaires’ disease, an acute respiratory disease caused by Legionella bacteria.
Representatives from public health agencies, water utilities, water industry organizations, regulatory bodies and academia were among 360 international attendees at Legionella Conference 2019, Building Water Systems: The Sustainability and Public Health Nexus, co-hosted by NSF International and the National Environmental Health Association.