Speaking Events

Linda speaks at national conferences and various events throughout the year on the issue of surfaces as they relate to infection control in healthcare.

World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress 2019

“Making sense of all the infection control guidelines for surfaces and environments in hospitals,” November 7-8, 2019, Washington D.C.

Silentia Training

“Working in a Dynamic Healthcare Industry,” June 12, 2019, Philadelphia, PA

NeoCon 2019

“Healthcare Surfaces Testing, Validation, and Selection: The Impact on Infection Prevention,” June 11, 2019, Washington, D.C.

MD&M West Expo 2019

Panelist, “Uncovering medical device failure modes and infection transmission pathways to inform better material testing methods, selection, and design,” February 2019, Aneheim, CA (link)

Healthcare Surfaces Summit 2018 

Keynote Address, August 21-22, 2018, Bloomington, Minnesota

Healthcare Surfaces Summit 2017 

Keynote Address, August 2017, Arlington, Texas

AHE Exchange 2016 

“Understanding the Challenges of Disinfection and Material Compatibility:  Proactive Approaches to Effective Cleaning and Disinfection,” September 26, 2016, Pittsburgh, PA (sponsored by: PDI)

AHE Webinar 2016

“Seven Aspects of Surfaces and Surface Selection,” February 25, 2016, Online webinar (on-demand registration here)

APIC Webinar 2015

“How clean is clean? The challenges of disinfecting porous and nonporous surfaces in healthcare environments," November 19, 2015, Online webinar (on-demand registration here)

Healthcare Surfaces Summit 2015

Keynote Address, October 2015, Tucson, Arizona

  • The summit is a cutting edge collaboration that brings together science, technology, manufacturing, professional healthcare organizations, regulating agencies and government institutions to foster communication between all areas of expertise, with the end goal of mitigating the spread of infection within healthcare facilities.

AHE Association For The Healthcare Environment Annual Conference

"Evaluation and Control of Infectious Microbes in Healthcare Environments: New Evidence for Best Practices," September 2015, Grapevine, Texas

Center for Health Design: A Pebble in Practice Workshop

"Surfaces are the Bottom Line in Infection Prevention," September 2015, Chicago, Illinois

Surface Medical LLC, Nurse Minute Podcast

"The Critical Role of Surfaces in Healthcare," September 2015 (listen to podcast)

APIC 2015 Annual Conference

"Rapid Microbial Tracer Movement to Soft Surfaces through Patient Care Areas and the Role of Mixed Surfaces in Infection Prevention," June 2015, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Primary Author/Presenter: Kelly Reynolds, PhD Associate Professor, University of Arizona

  • Co-Author: Jonathan Sexton, PhD – Research Specialist, University of Arizona

  • Co-Author/Presenter: Linda Lybert – Healthcare Surfaces Expert, Healthcare Surface Consulting

Infection Control Today Digital Summit 2015

"Environmental Surfaces and Infection Prevention," May 2015, Webinar (Register and watch now)
Presented by Linda Lybert and J. Darrel Hicks

APIC 2014 Annual Conference

"Surfaces are the Bottom Line in Infection Control," June 2014, Orange County, California