As we now approach the final stages of preparation for this meeting, we are pleased to announce the following technical programme which brings together many focus topics for those involved in the processing of medical devices used in hospitals and elsewhere in the healthcare field.
Monday 26 March 2001
Official Opening of Conference by Malaysia's Minister of Health
& delivery of
KEYNOTE ADDRESS by David J Hurrell, UK
'To be or not to be' - How to make the most of yourself & achieve
Norma Norrell, Malaysia
Tuesday 27 March 2001
'Infection Control - Global Concerns'
Dr Shaheen Mehtar, South Africa
Infection control requirements in SSD
Patricia Ching, Hong Kong
'Controls Assurance applicable to decontamination of medical devices'
Darren Kerr, UK
'How to achieve effective management of SSD;
Paola Friedmann, Chile
'Quality control issues relating to SSD;
Dr M Kamitami,Japan
'Improving team performance & outcomes in SSD;
'Outsourcing sterile processing - Essentials;
Thomas Abraham, Singapore
'Development of SSD on a shoe string'
Dr Adrian Duse, South Africa
'Facing the challenges of today & tomorrow'
Suzanne Zaya-Buil, Australia
followed by a
Selection of Free Papers
Wednesday 28 March 2001
'Specification, testing & validation of washer-disinfectors for medical use'
John Crispin, UK
'Safe reprocessing of narrow lumened medical devices'
Dr Michelle Alfa, Canada
'Improved testing for cleaning control'
Adrie de Bruijn, Netherlands
'Application of bio-luminescent monitoring'
Dr M Takashima, Japan
'Chemical additives and their influences on conditions of cleaning performance'
Dr W Michels, Germany
'Standardization, Automation & validation of reprocessing cycles'
Klaus Roth, Germany
Round Table Discussion
'Joint Loan Set initiatives & practice standards'
Susan Ison, Australia
'A Manufacturer's Approach to Providing Loan Sets'
followed by a
Selection of Free Papers
Thursday 29 March 2001
'Microbiocidal and in-use activity of Steriliox® - An alternative for reprocessing medical devices'
Dr Nandini Shetty, UK
'Product recall - A pack traceability project'
Jennifer Grainger, Australia
'Validation of heat sealing equipment'
Hans Wolf, Germany
'A new concept for sterilization monitoring'
Dr Brian Kirk, UK
'Benchmarking of small sterilizers'
Ing Joost van Doormalen, Netherlands
'Sterilization is IT'
Ing Jack van Asten, Netherlands
Closing Ceremonies & presentation of
Final Address by
Deputy Minister of Health, Malaysia
In addition to the published programme there will be daily Poster Sessions. Poster spaces need not be reserved so if you have information to share, please bring your poster with you. (Poster spaces will be approximately 1 x 1 metre). Opportunities will also be given for networking and daily buzz groups.
Workshops will be planned to run twice during the session thus giving you the opportunity of attending two workshops.
Advanced Sterilization Products Johnson & Johnson in conjunction with the International Federation for Sterile Supply are holding an educational symposium 'RECENT ADVANCES IN CENTRAL SERVICE STERILIZATION SERVICES'
on Sunday 25 March 2001 in the Sunway Lagoon Hotel.
There is no charge for admission and lunch will be provided.
If you would like to attend this meeting, please contact:
Ms Kathy Tomczik,
Professional Education Administrator,
ASP Johnson & Johnson,
33 Technology Drive,
USA (Fax: +1 949 450 6853,)
or contact your local ASP representative for details.
The meeting will commence with continental breakfast at 0800 hours and conclude around 1600 hours.
We now have over 40 companies represented in the Trade Exhibition accompanying our meeting. The exhibition site is immediately adjacent to the meeting room so there will be ample opportunity to visit each stand during the meeting.
Due to the support we are receiving for this conference, we are pleased to announce that our registration fee can be held at the 'early bird rates' described on the delegate registration form. To ensure a place at this prestigious meeting, please let me have your application form as soon as possible.
Every good wish for the Festive Season and the New Year,
For conference bookings, please use the IFSS Conference Registration Form. We provide the registration form in both MS-Word and PDF format. Simply click either of the following links to download the registration form:
Hotel accommodation at reduced rates are available at the Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel, Petaling Jays for participiants of the IFSS First International Conference. Room reservation request is to be sent directly to the hotel by partipicant and is subject to room availability. Please fill in and fax or mail either of the following reservation forms to the Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel to secure your room: