The International Society for Respiratory Protection

Conference Spotlight | Healthcare Roundtable

We are pleased to spotlight our Healthcare Roundtable being held on September 17 at the ISRP 2018 Conference in Denver.

Roundtable: Respiratory Protective Device Innovations in Healthcare and Emergency Response Events

Roundtable Chair: Maryann D’Alessandro, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, ISRP Americas Section Chair

Respiratory protective device (RPD) innovations in healthcare and emergency response events include a number of strategies. Strategies include innovation advancements associated with 1) approved RPDs, 2) prototype RPDs, and 3) materials and strategies for next generation RPDs. A fourth component supports the development of models concerning early advanced notice to manufacturers and hospitals to improve the matching of supply and demand of RPDs and facemasks during a pandemic event. This Roundtable will include invited speakers from all four aspects of innovation. National and International partners have been involved in a number of activities to address RPD innovation. The activities were developed as lessons learned from the H1N1 pandemic and the subsequent H7N9 crisis, as well as from recommendations provided in the Institute of Medicine 2008 and 2011 reports. The two reports collectively provided over 20 recommendations to innovate and strengthen personal protective equipment design, testing, and certification. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention Influenza Coordination Unit, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Strategic National Stockpile, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority as well as non-governmental partners led and continue to direct advancements described below.

More information on the roundtable may be found on the conference website.

Conference Registration Limited Time Discount

Until 31 August our early bird rates have returned, subject to specific terms and conditions*.  The Full Conference, Non-Member registration is available at $1,080; a $120 discount when using the coupon code 'L9DENNM120'.  The Full Conference, Member registration is available at $899; a $100 discount when using the coupon code 'M8DENM100'.  Also for those attending the conference we are offering bragging rights and a special mystery prize (~$20 value) to the person who refers the most people to register for the conference.  Just ask the person registering to send a short email to with your name.  This only applies to registrations after 21 August.

*Discount is available to those new registrations as of 5:00 PM EDT 21 AUG 2018.  We cannot offer this discount to those whom have already registered.  The discount is limited to 10 registrations for the non-member code and 35 registrations for the member code.  This discount will end on 31 August.

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