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Annual WFHSS and ANES Conference 2011

Annual WFHSS and ANES Conference 2011
Conference Web Site
Conference organized by ANES and WFHSS

General Information

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Conference Web Site

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Call for Abstracts

The WFHSS welcomes the submission of abstracts for the Annual WFHSS and ANES Conference 2011 to be held in Estoril, Portugal, from 12 to 15 October. Accepted abstracts will form part of the scientific programme of oral and poster presentations.

  • Abstract submission online will open in October 2010
  • Deadline for online abstract submission: 31 December 2010
  • Abstract submission for posters continues until 30 April 2011
  • Review deadline: 31 January 2011
  • Notification deadline: 11 February 2011

The main topics to be addressed are:

  • Washing, disinfection and sterilization of medical devices
  • Validation of equipment
  • Risk management in the central sterile supply department (CSSD)
  • Training of professionals

Please visit the official conference web site for further information about abstracts and online abstract submission forms:

Scientific Programme

14:00 - 17:00Arrival and Registration
19:00 - 21:30Welcome Reception
09.30 - 10.00OPENING SESSION
Minister of Health, Portugal (tbc)
Elaine Pina, Portugal - PNCI Coordinator
Wim Renders, Belgium - WFHSS President
Luisa Nogueira, Portugal - Chair of the Local Organizing Committee
10.00 - 10.45Lecture
Moderator: Elaine Pina, Portugal
Sterilization - challenges in the 21st century!
Valeska Stempliuk, OPAS/WHO, USA
10.45 - 11.30Coffee Break
11.30 - 13.00Panel 1: Cleaning (I)
Moderator: Luisa Nogueira, Portugal
Validation of manual cleaning and desinfection procedures
Jurgen Gebel, Anke Carter, Germany
Cleaning with ultrasound: The secret life of bubbles
Robert Mettin, Germany
13.00 - 15.00Lunch
13:45 - 14:45Workshops are taking place in the parallel meeting rooms
15.00 - 16.00Panel 2: Cleaning (II)
Moderator: Isabel Malta, Portugal
New insights in cleaning of highly complex minimal invasive surgical instruments
Diana Bijl, The Netherlands
Are the cleaners safe for medical devices? Story of an unfortunate experience
Christine Denis, France
16.00 - 16:30Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30Panel 3: Traceability
Moderator: Duygu Percin, Turkey
Medical device tracking - Myth or reality
Cristina Rato, Portugal
Individual traceability of surgical instruments: guide of application
Christophe Lambert, France
09.00 - 10.45Panel 4: International practices
Moderator: Amália Espada, Portugal
Sterilization with limited resources, what is essential?
Ana Paula Coutinho, Who Europe, Portugal
Global warning - what next?
Gillian Sills, United Kingdom
The RUMED concept - a new WFHSS guideline
Tillo Miorini, Austria
10.45 - 11.30Coffee Break
11.30 - 13.00Panel 5: Environmental factors
Moderator: Judite Neves, Portugal
Environmental control
Manuela Cano, Portugal
Meeting the challenges of medical device packaging
Gisela Christina Mendes, Portugal
Specifications for temperature and humidity in sterile storage environments - Where's the evidence?
Terry McAuley, Australia
13.00 - 15.00Lunch
13.45 - 14.45Workshops are taking place in the parallel meeting rooms
15.00 - 16.00Panel 6: Advanced technologies
Moderator: Valeska Stempliuk, OPAS/WHO, USA
Once upon a time in a lumen after washing process
Herve Ney, Switzerland
Developing new sterilization methods of medical devices by supercritical fluids
Alberto Bertucco, Giulio Bertoloni and Keti Vezzu, Italy
16.00 - 16.30Coffee Break
16.30 - 18.00Panel 7: Training, psycho-social and other risks
Moderator: Maria Glória Aboim, Portugal
Standards are the instruments to manage risk and quality in the CSSD
Caroline Conneely, Ireland
Psycho-social risks in closed environments
Marisa Salanova, Spain
How to improve the training methodologies to be more efficient
Joao Leite, Portugal
20.00 - 23.00Congress Dinner
09.00 - 10.45Panel 8: Airborne microbial contamination risks
Moderator: Birte Oskarsson, Sweden
Ventilation and airborne contamination
Berit Reinmuller and Bengt Ljungkuist, Sweden
Clothing systems used in operating rooms
Berit Reinmuller, Sweden
Air movements and dispersion of contaminants
Bengt Ljungkuist, Sweden
10.45 - 11.30Coffee Break
11:30 - 12.30Panel 9: Best poster presentations
Moderator: Wim Renders, Belgium
Best Poster Award
Presentation of the 2012 Conference - JSMI, Japan