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DSc 2005 - Decontamination Sciences Congress 2005

ISSM - Institute of Sterile Services Management DSc 2005 - Decontamination Sciences Congress 2005 IFSS - International Federation for Sterile Supply


Business Design Centre, London
Wednesday 30th March - Friday 1st April 2005

Jointly sponsored by the Institute of Sterile Services Management (ISSM)
and the International Federation for Sterile Supply (IFSS)
and hosting the European Forum for Hospital Sterile Supply (EFHSS)

A specialist conference for healthcare professionals in both acute hospital and primary care (doctors' offices, clinics, dentists etc) settings with responsibility for or involvement with preventing and controlling infection in healthcare organisations through decontamination of reusable medical devices.

NOTE: Simultaneous translation into French will be provided!

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Dear Colleague

We are delighted to invite you to attend this unique collaborative Decontamination Sciences Congress in London in March 2005 organised by the Institute of Sterile Services Management (ISSM) and the International Federation of Sterile Supply (IFSS) and hosting the annual meeting of the European Forum for Hospital Sterile Supply (EFHSS). The UK has taken significant steps forward in the management of decontamination processes, making it particularly appropriate that this meeting is being held in London. As you can see, the programme content is structured to reflect the many aspects of this rapidly emerging science. Speakers of note have been selected for recognized expertise on their given subject. The topics chosen are of current interest and will enlighten and engender debate.

London offers a wealth of social and cultural attractions which we hope you will be able to enjoy. The event venue is situated in Islington, a fashionable part of town, offering a wide selection of cafés and restaurants.

We look forward to welcoming you to this meeting.

Paul Holland
ISSM Chair
Gillian Sills
IFSS Chair
Wim Renders
EFHSS President

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Topics in the conference programme will include the following:

  • Strategic planning for decontamination services
  • Standard setting and application for decontamination processes
  • Building, services and equipping decontamination departments
  • Environmental control within decontamination departments
  • Ensuring accountability, qualification and training of sterile service personnel
  • Effective management of decontamination services, including risk assessment/management
  • Monitoring and validation of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization processes
  • Device traceability and tracking systems
  • Application of quality assurance practices within the decontamination service
  • Material management and inventory control systems for the decontamination service
  • New technology related to reprocessing reusable medical devices

NOTE: Simultaneous translation into French will be provided!

Registration and the exhibition will open each day at 8.00am, with the main plenary sessions starting at 9.00am. Daytime catering is included for all registered delegate.

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A full medical device exhibition will take place alongside the conference. It will attract key manufacturers and distributors of decontamination products in the sterile services sector. Exhibitors are keen to discuss their latest product advances in decontamination with you and in return, you will discover new and innovative ways of improving the quality of the services offered by your organisation.

Detailed information, booking forms, and floor plans for exhibitors:

DSc 2005 Exhibitors List (last update 28 January 2005):

613M Healthcare97Advanced Expert Systems
107Advanced Sterilization Products117Ahlstrom
39Alkapharm Healthcare Limited127Altomed Ltd
95Amcor Flexibles SPS101Atlantic Interim Services Limited
119B. Braun Medical Ltd3B.E.S. Decon
79BDF Ltd37Belimed Group Limited
25Bioquell UK Ltd125Bolton Surgical Ltd
123Browne Health Care Ltd63Clinipak Ltd
105Dawmed International Ltd5Dekomed Limited
43Eastwood Training & Conference Centre51Ebiox Limited
15Ebro Electronic103Ecolab
41Elga Process Water19Environmental Water Systems (UK) Ltd
27Getinge UK Ltd69Goldsworth Medical Ltd
109Health Edge Solution Limited71Hospital Infection Society
73Hospital Metalcraft45Interster International B. V.
111Kimberly Clark89Lancer
7LTE Scientific59Lubron UK Ltd
93Medisafe UK Limited67Meditrax
76Meekers Medical BV11Miele Co Ltd
33Minntech UK75MMM Medical Equipment UK Ltd
91Newgate Technology Ltd77Peacocks Medical Group
113Promedica UK Ltd115Promedica UK Ltd
55Purite Ltd17Robinson Healthcare
31Rocialle InHealth47Ruhof
10Scantrack Healthcare Systems (UK) Ltd1Serchem Ltd
29Seward Thackray53STEP Communications Ltd
21Steris Ltd57Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory
121Teasdale Surgical Ltd129The Scientific Instrument Centre Ltd
13Thermal Transfer Limited9Trak Hupfer
23Trisoft Limited131Uniplex UK Ltd
81Vanguard AG35Vernon-Carus Ltd
85VP Stericlin49Warwick Sasco Ltd
99Westfield Medical Limited83 

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Situated in vibrant Islington, the Business Design Centre (BDC) is one of London's most stylish venues and prides itself on its first class service. It was formerly The Royal Agricultural Hall, which was rescued from demolition in 1981 and fully restored. It re-opened as the UK's first integrated exhibition, conference and trade centre. The BDC is within walking distance of several tube and train stations and is serviced by numerous bus routes. Islington itself offers something for everyone, with over one hundred bars and restaurants, as well as local theatres and places of interest. This area caters for all shopping needs, from its famous antiques mall to its outdoor market and shopping mall. For more details visit website

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Social Events

On Tuesday evening there will be a pre conference Welcome Wine Reception. This is free to all registered full delegates. All we ask is that you tick the attendance box on the application so that we know how many will attend. Partners and one day or two day delegates are welcome and tickets can be purchased for £25.

Wednesday evening has been left free for you to explore some of the delights that London has to offer. You could go to a show, visit an art gallery or just soak up the atmosphere in Covent Garden or Trafalgar Square. Check out the following websites for ideas.

On Thursday evening the Gala Conference Banquet (black tie/business attire dress code) will be held in one of London's most exciting and historic venues. Tickets for the event have been significantly subsidised by the organisers and can be purchased for only £65 each. To ensure that you have a ticket booked for you, order them through the application form.

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Conference Registration

Please use the 'Delegate Application Form' to book your place at the conference.

All delegate applications received, will be processed and responded to within 14 days. You will receive a map directing you to the venue and an information sheet containing details of registration times, conference events and other important information.

If you are visiting from Norway and/or Scandinavia, then you might consider the following Group Travel arrangement from Oslo to the DSc 2005:

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Conference Papers & Poster Exhibition

Abstract for Oral Free papers and registration for Posters are invited. The deadline for submitting the Poster registration form is 14th February 2005. Registered posters must be sent to DSc2005 by 14th March 2005. There will be a price of 1000 Euro for the best poster. Please see the following document/form for more details: