The 2012 Simon Institute Symposium is underway. We’ve never had the capability to live blog this event. We’re happy to bring this information to you as it happens. Keep checking back for live updates for the next two days as we’ll be bringing you live coverage from the proceedings including presentations, highlights from the Cleaning Industry Awards Banquet and break-out sessions.

This morning began with a presentation by John Lawter, Carie Kloack and Jim Ginnaty from The University of Michigan. Highlights of this presentation included lessons learned from a rapid, campus-wide cleaning program transition. The presenters covered the good, bad and a plan to move forward. Of particular interest is the third-party assessment of APPA cleaning levels in contrast with the existing cleaning transition.