Satellite Symposium

Satellite Symposia are offered as part of ISOPP's 2021 Virtual Symposium taking place April 23-24, 2021. For a complete outline of the program, please visit the Program at a Glance.


Friday, April 23

Satellite Symposium: BD

10:30-11:30 EDT (1 hour)
Developing HD Contamination Monitoring Guidelines: Global Perspectives

Chair: Ryan Forrey, Associate Director, Hazardous Drug Safety, BD, United States
Patricia C. Kienle, Director, Accreditation and Medication Safety, Cardinal Health, United States
Silvia Valero-García, Hospital Pharmacist, Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, Spain

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the importance of healthcare personnel awareness of surface monitoring to detect HD contamination
  2. Describe the process for developing guidelines or recommendations for HD contamination monitoring
  3. List high‐priority recommendations from the US consensus conference on hazardous drug (HD) surface contamination
  4. Identify key recommendations from the Spanish hazardous drug surface contamination monitoring guidelines
  5. Compare and contrast the guidelines in Spain to the recommendations in the US 


  1. Introduction (5 minutes)
    Ryan Forrey (Moderator)
  2. Building Consensus: Experience from the SafeToTouch Conference in the US (25 minutes)
    Patricia Kienle
  3. Developing HD Monitoring Guidelines for Hospital Pharmacy in Spain (20 minutes)
    Silvia Valero-García
  4. Questions and Answers (10 minutes)
    Ryan Forrey (Moderator)