Fight MRSA — the World MRSA Day Kickoff Event and Global MRSA Summit

CHICAGO, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Join us in the fight against MRSA at the Fourth Annual World MRSA Day Kickoff event and Global MRSA Summit on September 29, 2012 in Chicago. The annual event is organized by MRSA Survivors Network, the global leader in the fight against MRSA, healthcare-acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance. The 2012 global theme for World MRSA Day, October 2 and World MRSA Awareness Month, October is ‘The MRSA Epidemic – A Call to Action’.

“We are all in this together and must work together- we are the community of hope,” states Jeanine Thomas, founder of MRSA Survivors Network and national spokesperson. ‘MRSA survivors and their families are coming from across the United States to join in this uplifting event.’

Fourth Annual World MRSA Day Kickoff Event and Global MRSA Summit

The fourth annual World MRSA Day Kickoff Event and Global MRSA Summit will be held Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/Oak Brook in Oak Brook Terrace, Illinois from 10:30am to 12:00pm and will bring together world renowned MRSA and infectious disease specialists, MRSA survivors and their families along with healthcare professionals in the united effort to raise awareness to the global epidemic.

The Keynote Speaker is Dr. William R. Jarvis of Jason & Jarvis Associates LLC, formerly with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a leading MRSA expert and infectious disease specialist. Dr. Michael Pulia from the Loyola Medical Center will speak on community-acquired MRSA. Mr. Rob Stafford, evening news anchor for NBC5 Chicago is the emcee and Reverend Henry Soles, senior chaplain of the Chicago Bulls basketball team will lead in a prayer. MRSA survivors and their families will share their personal stories to help others understand the impact of preventable MRSA infections have on them and their families. This annual event brings all stakeholders together in hope and raising awareness.

Sponsors: Pfizer, the Copper Development Association and media sponsor NBC5 Chicago.

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