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Upcoming Meetings and Symposia
OSD Staff
Publish Date: June 9, 2008   |  Tags:   News

Ambulatory Surgery

American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers Annual Meeting
March 12-15, 2003
New Orleans, La.
Ph: (800) 237-3768

Federated Ambulatory Surgery Association Annual Meeting
May 8-11, 2003
Boston, Mass.
Ph: (703) 836-8808


American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators Annual Symposium and Congress
June 1-5, 2002
Philadelphia, Pa.
Ph: (866) 878-5588

American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting
October 20-23, 2002
Orlando, Fla.
Ph: (415) 447-0320


Plastic Surgery

American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting
October 12-16, 2002
Orlando, Fla.
Ph: (847) 825-5586

American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Scientific Meeting
November 2-6, 2002
San Antonio, Tx.
Ph: (888) 4-PLASTIC


Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
May 17-22, 2002
Phoenix, Az.
Ph: (800) 245-7462

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
June 3-8, 2002
Chicago, Ill.
Ph: (847) 290-9184
Fax: (847) 290-9203

American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course
October 18-23, 2002
Seattle, Wash.
Ph: (703) 820-7400


The last line of the April 2002 Infection Prevention article titled "What You Need to Know About Viruses" was cut off. Here is how the final paragraph should have read: It is important to know the bioburden you are attempting to control. If the object to be decontaminated has a high level of heat-resistant organisms (spore-forming bacteria and certain viruses) there is a need for thorough cleaning and terminal sterilization. If, on the other hand, the bioburden consists of less heat-resistant organisms, cleaning and disinfection may be adequate.

In the March 2002 Product News, the manufacturer of the Stretchair was listed as Patient Transfer Systems. It is actually Stretchair Patient Transfer Systems. Their phone number was also incorrect. It is 1-800-237-1162, not 1-800-273-1162 as was published.

The article "A Guide to Colon Preps" in the February 2002 issue stated that the regimen for the Fleet Phosphosoda required that patients be on a clear liquid diet for two days prior to a colonoscopy. The company actually recommends that the patient eat a low residue breakfast and clear liquids for lunch and dinner the day before the test. For more information you can call Fleet at (888) 999-9711 or visit their website at www.phosphosoda.com.

Outpatient Surgery regrets these errors.