Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013
Special Pathogens Laboratory Director Janet E. Stout, PhD, (http://www.specialpathogenslab.com/Janet-Stout.htm) has been invited to speak at the 8th International Conference on Legionella in Melbourne, Australia.
Stout, who is also an associate research professor at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/civil/) will be speaking on the theme of prevention during the Legionella Control Measures in Hospitals session.
The conference, held in October, will provide an opportunity for scientists and professionals from across the globe to share information on Legionella, the waterborne bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease. Topics to be discussed at scientific symposia include: global trends in Legionnaires’ disease, infection, microbiology, control measures in hospitals, and diagnostics and detection.
A clinical and environmental microbiologist who has been researching Legionnaires’ disease for more than 30 years, Stout is the author and co-author of numerous research articles and book chapters, including Legionella chapters in the Manual of Clinical Microbiology (American Society for Microbiology) and Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control. Her expertise includes: Legionella detection, disinfection, remediation and control strategies for the prevention of Legionnaires’ disease.
This is the third time Stout has been honored to speak at the International Conference on Legionella (http://www.legionella2013.com/). Her previous talks occured in 2009 (Paris) and 2005 (Chicago).
Special Pathogens Laboratory, (http://www.specialpathogenslab.com),The Legionella Experts®, specializes in the detection, control, and remediation of Legionella and other waterborne pathogens in building and utility water systems. Internationally recognized for clinical and environmental expertise in Legionnaires’ disease prevention, SPL provides laboratory and consulting services to commercial and private industries especially: water treatment, healthcare and hospitality. SPL’s laboratory is A2LA and NELAP accredited, and CDC-ELITE certified for Legionella testing.