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Allan J. Morrison Jr., MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA

Opening Keynote Monday, June 4 | 8-10:30 a.m.

Allan J. Morrison, Jr., MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, is a professor and distinguished

senior fellow at George Mason University and serves on their Advisory Board for the Center for the Study of International Medical Policies and Practices at the School of Public Policy. Further, he is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and is the Hospital Epidemiologist for Inova Health System. He serves as medical advisor for local fire and rescue as well as law enforcement pertaining to occupational exposures. He has been honored as one of Washington, D.C.’s Top Doctors in Infectious Diseases continuously since 1993. He has published multiple articles in journals, as well as authored several chapters in medical textbooks. Dr. Morrison has received an array of leadership and teaching awards from Inova Health System.

William Rutala, MPH, PhD, CIC

Elaine Larson Lectureship Monday, June 4 | 8-10:30 a.m.

Bill Rutala, MPH, PhD, CIC, is a professor for the Division of Infectious

Diseases at the University of North

Carolina's (UNC) School of Medicine, and serves as the director of Hospital Epidemiology, Occupational Health and Safety Program at the University of North Carolina Health Care System. He is also director and co-founder of the Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology at the UNC School of Medicine and a retired colonel with the U.S. Army Reserve. He has more than 450 publications in the fields of infectious diseases, infection control, disinfection and sterilization to include several guidelines. Dr. Rutala has been an invited lecturer at more than 300 state, national, and international conferences (in more than 40 states and 25 countries) and has testified twice before the U.S. Congress.

Kathleen M. Vollman MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN Closing Keynote Wednesday, June 6 | 4-5:30 p.m.

Kathleen Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN, is a critical care clinical nurse specialist, educator and consultant. Ms. Vollman has published and lectured throughout North and South America and overseas on a variety of pulmonary, critical care, prevention of healthcare-associated injuries, work culture and professional nursing topics. From 1989 to 2003 she functioned in the role of clinical nurse specialist for the medical ICU’s at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan. Currently her company, Advancing Nursing LLC, is focused on creating empowered work environments for nurses through the acquisition of greater skills and knowledge. In 2009, Kathleen was inducted into the American Academy of Nurses. In addition she designed and developed the Vollman Prone Positioner. Ms. Vollman is listed in Who’s Who of American Inventors.


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