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Dr. Cheung Speaks at AIHA Fall Conference on Leadership and Management

At last month’s AIHA Fall Conference on Leadership and Management in Tampa, FL, Cogency’s President and Founder, Dr. Hung Cheung, taught an professional development course entitled The Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Legionella in Building Water Systems. The main emphasis of the course was on the technical strategies for environmental exposure and risk assessment. Dr. Cheung, along with two other panel experts, taught how to use these tools in order to provide a better understanding of data collection and interpretation of the results in support of environmental source identification.

The Course Outline included:

  • Introduction to Waterborne Pathogens
  • History and Background
  • Core Competencies
  • Microbiology of Legionella
  • Introduction to Water Systems
  • Assessment of Water Sources
  • Interpretation of Environmental Data
  • Control of Waterborne Pathogens
  • Outbreak Investigation
  • Prevention and Water Management Plans
  • Case Studies

The Learning Outcomes were:

  • Develop an understanding of the microbiology and growth conditions of waterborne pathogens.
  • Compile knowledge of various water systems that may be impacted by waterborne pathogens.
  • Identify strategies for risk assessments associated with waterborne pathogen contamination.
  • Describe current approaches to controlling Legionella in building water systems.

Viewers will be able to watch a video of this lecture in December.

For more information about Legionella, Legionnaire’s disease outbreaks and how to reduce your facility’s risk, contact the experts at Cogency at