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- Denise Murphy Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety at Main Line Health System in suburban Philadelphia.
- Arjun Srinivasan, MD Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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