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Attendees Praise OR Today Webinars

by John Wallace

More and more OR Today readers and industry professionals from throughout the United States are jumping online to take advantage of the free OR Today Webinar Series. More than 120 people registered for the webinar presented March 19.

It was the first-ever OR Today roundtable webinar with a panel of experts that covered everything OR professionals need to know when it comes to the very important topic of surface disinfection.

The webinar, titled “What’s New in Surface Disinfectants,” included experts from Clorox Healthcare, Allied BioScience and UMF Corporation.

Dr. Katherine Velez, a scientist at the Clorox Professional Products Company where she serves as a technical liaison for the healthcare business, discussed UV-C and manual surface disinfection approaches and how they can be combined.

Timothy S. Goedvolk, RN, B.Sc.N., MSN, senior director of clinical solutions at Allied BioScience shared his experiences working in infection control and provided insights into surface disinfection processes and products for the OR setting.

George Clarke, CEO and founder of UMF Corporation, is a nationally recognized subject matter expert and spoke about the benefits of multimodal intervention — enterprise-wide initiatives to reduce hospital-associated infections. He also shared success stories where these processes have produced positive results.

Attendees gave the webinar high marks in a survey and many complimented the webinar on surface disinfection, as well as the webinar series as a whole.

The webinar was “well worth attending,” wrote Irene C.

“Thank you for great information,” Michele M. stated.

For more information about upcoming webinars or to view recordings of previous webinars, visit



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