Event profs, how well do you know about infectious diseases?

New infection disease awareness course by GBAC Academy will be included as part of IAEE’s CEM learning programme.

The GBAC infection disease awareness course is offered in English, Spanish, French, Italian and simplified Chinese.
The GBAC infection disease awareness course is offered in English, Spanish, French, Italian and simplified Chinese. Photo Credit: GettyImages/SeventyFour

Event professionals will be able to expand their knowledge on infectious diseases, thanks to an expanded partnership between the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of the worldwide cleaning industry association ISSA.

The infection disease awareness course from the GBAC Academy will be included as part of IAEE’s Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) learning programme. The course is designed to increase participants’ knowledge of infectious disease basics, including how they spread and how people become sick. The course will supplement the security, risk, and crisis management module within the CEM learning programme curriculum.

The course is approximately 30 minutes, and covers the following: awareness on the chain of infection, the importance of infectious disease prevention programmes in the workplace, regulatory compliance, risk assessment, the hierarchy of control, and personal protective equipment (PPE). Individuals who successfully complete the course within 30 days will receive a certificate of completion from GBAC.

“With this new course offering, exhibitors, show organisers, and attendees can remain confident in their health and safety at these essential in-person events,” said IAEE president and CEO David DuBois.



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