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2022 IUVA Americas Conference: Wednesday Program

Wednesday, September 28

GUVI Technologies for Healthcare: Looking Ahead 10 Years - What Can We Expect, and What Should We Be Doing


The International Ultraviolet Association Healthcare Working Group invites you to join a special interactive panel session on day 3 of the 2022 IUVA Americas Conference to discuss the latest trends in germicidal ultraviolet irradiation technologies (GUVI) for healthcare. This session is featuring invited speakers to provide relevant perspectives from the Federal sector, updates on infectious disease, and dialogue on GUVI sources and devices in the context of germicidal applications and looking ahead in the next ten years. In addition, updates on programs and resources available from industry associations will be highlighted. This will be a half-day session taking place from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT.

Why attend?

The design, development and deployment of GUVI sources and devices for infection control and prevention are of great interest to the GUVI industry, healthcare, and public health communities. Having to keep up with the changing biological threats, public health needs, guidance, and compliance requirements for GUVI technology deployment is a constant effort. At this session, learn the latest infectious disease intel and threats relevant to GUVI sources, devices, and operations and find out how businesses in the ever-changing public health landscape can connect with industry associations and government agencies for resources and assistance with GUVI applications, guidance, and policy.

Who should attend?

All stakeholders interested in the design, development or use of GUVI sources and devices for infection control and prevention are welcome to participate. This session is designed to connect commercial companies of all sizes with subject matter experts on infection control and prevention, UV industry markets and trends, and government programs, measures and policies.

8:30-9:00 AM
Opening Keynote Session
Welcome Remarks: Dr. Stephanie Hooker,Acting Director, Material Measurement Laboratory, NIST
Keynote Presentation: Dr. Stephanie Guerra,Assistant Director for Health Security and Biodefense, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
9:00-12:00 PM
Panel Session
Co-chairs: Dr. Dianne Poster, NIST and Troy Cowan, IUVA
9:00-9:30 AM
Opening Moderating Panel, Dr. C. Cameron Miller, lead
Panel consist of the following subject matter experts
  • Gabe Arnold, P.E.,Senior Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Christopher Dugard,Team Lead, Sterility Devices Team, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Office of Surgical and Infection Control Devices, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Dr. Stephanie Guerra,Assistant Director for Health Security and Biodefense, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • CAPT Stephen B. Martin, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., Research Engineer, Field Studies Branch, Respiratory Health Division National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Warren Merkel,Services Group Leader, Standards Coordination Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Matthew Meyer, P.E.,Ph.D., Mechanical Engineer, Health Response Team, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Yvette Hopkins, FIFRA Enforcement Coordinator/Device Determination Co-Chair/ State and Regional Liaison, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, US EPA
These experts will provide brief presentations on their area of expertise and what trends and developments they see coming in the next 10 years
  • Dialogue led by Dr. Miller will help provide insights into what they see as the primary challenges over the next 10 years and how they would consider working with industry to mitigate these
  • Experts will provide continuity with presenting panels and insights going from one panel to the next throughout the session.
9:30-11:45 AM
Presenting Panels

Note: Each person presenting is a Subject Matter Expert, invited as a knowledgeable resource to share information and respond to questions. The purpose is not for presentation of any official policy statements or position papers; it is just open & positive information exchange in an informal, non-confrontational setting.

Time will be available at the end of the session for informal questions from the audience to get additional information/clarification of points raised.

9:30-10:15 AM
Panel 1: Infectious Disease Experts – Dr. Richard Martinello, lead
(e.g., 3-5 nationally recognized infectious disease physicians and researchers)
  • These experts specialize in the infectious disease world from the medical diagnostic & treatment side.
  • Experts will provide their insights and expertise on the latest biological threats and thoughts for looking ahead.
10:15-11:00 AM
Panel 2: GUVI Product Suppliers/SME’s– Dr. Ashish Mathur, lead
(e.g., upper air/ceiling mounted, whole room, HVAC, Far-UV, UV in box, pulsed xenon)
  • Product manufacturers will describe where and how their products are being used currently and what pressing challenges are being faced in adoption of their technologies andwhat they see as industry trends in adapting to the new situations predicted in the previous panel.
11:00-11:45 AM
Panel 3: GUVI-related Industry Associations, T. Cowan, lead
Panel will include representatives from IUVA [O. Lawal/R. Martinello], IES [M. Lien], ASHRAE [W.Bahnfleth], NEMA [J. Wang], IEC [C. Bloomfield], ISO-TC/142 [Y. Huang] and GLA [A. Konrad. invited]
  • These associations and organizations will describe where they and their members are going and
  • what they see as industry trends in adapting to the new situations predicted the previous sessions.
11:45-12:00 PM
Wrap up and Closing Remarks
Led by Moderating Panel, Panel Leads, and Session Chairs
12:00 PM
12:30-4:00 PM
Local Tours
  • Greater Cincinnati Water Works
  • Taylor Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • US EPA Testing and Evaluation Facility
  • Aquisense Technologies: UV-LED device manufacturing facility
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