Feb 15, 2018

NSF International and National Science Foundation to Host Legionella Conference

Conference brings together experts from diverse fields of study to discuss proper management of building water systems for prevention of Legionella outbreaks

Legionella conference to be held in Baltimore

The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) International, a global public health and safety organization, is hosting the Legionella Conference 2018 – Managing Legionella and Other Pathogens in Building Water Systems on May 9 to 11, 2018, in Baltimore, Md. The three-day conference is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and marks the first time experts from industry, academia, public health, medicine and government will meet to discuss Legionella and other pathogens found in water distribution systems, building water plumbing systems and cooling towers.

Legionella Conference attendees will discuss and learn the latest monitoring, treatment and management approaches for successfully preventing the spread of Legionella in buildings, hospitals and other at-risk facilities.

The conference will feature more than 40 speakers, including representatives of the U.S. EPA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state organizations and various technical, mitigation and plumbing groups. Topics will cover biofilms, analytical techniques for detection and quantification, management technologies, prevention techniques, risk assessment, and state and federal guidance and requirements.

For more information or to register to attend the conference, please visit www.legionella2018.org. Conference attendees are encouraged to present new innovations, research and data. The call for submissions is open until Feb. 23, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST.