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Seth Kahan Moderates Panel at the 2012 Hand Hygiene Symposium

Executive change expert, Seth Kahan, served as moderator at APICís Annual Hand Hygiene Symposium in San Antonio, TX, sharing thought leader perspectives on implementing an effective hand hygiene program.

Bethesda, MD, July 04, 2012 --( Seth Kahan moderated a three-hour program, “Implementing an Effective Hand Hygiene Program: Current Thought Leader Perspectives,” at the 2012 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) Hand Hygiene Symposium, on Sunday, June 3 in San Antonio, TX. Five of the world’s leading experts in infection prevention from around the world spoke before an audience of five hundred practitioners.

Kahan, a change leadership expert, bestselling author and highly regarded speaker, shared learning objectives that included an “Ask the Experts” session on the following topics: 1) a review of the science of alcohol-based hand rubs (ABHR) and the critical variables which influence their antimicrobial efficacy and clinical effectiveness; 2) understanding key principles of point of care hand hygiene implementation; (3) strategies and recent advances in hand hygiene compliance monitoring; and 4) an overview of the challenges & opportunities of hand hygiene implementation in long-term care settings.

“It was an honor to be asked to moderate such an esteemed panel on a critical safety topic. Effective hand hygiene is a major issue in hospitals today. There are still many doctors and hospital leaders not implementing effective hand hygiene – it must be changed. This panel presented the data and known solutions. I am proud to be associated with their work.”

The event, sponsored by GOJO, the latest in hand hygiene dispensing technology solutions, offered best practices and current industry information needed to create a world-class hand hygiene program at healthcare facilities.

About Seth Kahan
Seth Kahan has worked with top-level executives in companies that include World Bank, Peace Corps, Royal Dutch Shell as well as over 40 associations and public sector agencies. Kahan's book, Getting Change Right: How Leaders Transform Organizations from the Inside Out is a Washington Post bestseller and identified by American Express OPEN Forum as a Top 20 of 2010. He writes online for Fast Company ( His next book, Getting Innovation Right, is due out in early 2013.

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