What's Past Is Present: What Medical History Can Teach Us About Infection Prevention and Control March 13, 2024 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM


National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC

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Those who do not know the past are doomed to repeat it. While the history of medicine is full of... questionable decisions... many advances and responses to incidents decades or centuries ago guide our best practices today.

MSDC is proud to present a panel discussion on medical history and medical best practice before one of its biggest events. Join MSDC for an in-person conversation Wednesday, March 13 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM at the National Press Club. This event immediately precedes our popular Capital Healthcare Honors event.

Attendees will hear from a distinguished panel information from medical history and how those cases can guide practical infection control plans in today's healthcare environment. Attendees will take away from this session:

  • What data changed after the end of the 2020 public health emergency and how is it used today?
  • How should a facility track RSV and influenza activity?
  • What are practical steps for deciding on masking in healthcare settings during resp viral season?

This session is designed for healthcare professionals, practice managers, and those involved in healthcare facility safety. Attendees will be required to complete a pre- and post-event survey.

This event is part of the AMA and CDC's Project Firstline. Project Firstline is a national collaborative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide infection control training and education to frontline health care workers and public health personnel. AMA has partnered with Project Firstline, as supported through Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-CK20-2003.  MSDC is proud to collaborate with AMA and Project Firstline in this educational activity.  CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this event do not necessarily represent the policies of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.