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NSPA Conference


Tenth Anniversary of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act:
Mapping Progress, Charting a Future Path

A conference organized by the
International Healthworker Safety Center, UVa,
and sponsored by UVa's Office of Continuing Medical Education

November 5-6, 2010 - Charlottesville, Virginia

The following resources from the conference are currently available:

- Conference program (includes agenda, speaker directory, abstracts, and list of steering committee members)

- Speaker presentations
[Powerpoint slides in PDF Portfolio file; size: 7.52 mb. Works best with Acrobat or Adobe Reader vs 9 or later.]

- Keynote address by John Howard (Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health); includes introduction by Janine Jagger.
[Video is in Windows Media format; may not play well on Macs or mobile devices.]

- Conference slide show

- Notes by session "scribes"

This conference was made possible by a grant from


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Funding for this conference was made possible, in part, by cooperative agreement award number 1R13OH009924-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Major support was also provided by our platinum partner:


We also thank these conference exhibitors:

  • BD
  • B Braun Medical
  • Covidien
  • Daniels SharpSmart, Inc.
  • Ethicon Inc.
  • MYCO Medical
  • Sandel Medical Industries

... and gratefully acknowledge assistance from the Premier Healthcare Alliance.

Thanks to all for their generous support.



Note to Visitors

As of January 2013, this website is no longer being
actively updated. It will continue to be accessible 
as a UVA site for its research and historical value.

The information and documents available on the site continue to be relevant for researchers in the area of sharps safety and protection of healthcare workers from bloodborne pathogen exposures.

EPINet Data for 2010 and 2011

Available here. 

Consensus Statement and Call to Action on Sharps Safety Released March 2012