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ANES - Portuguese Association for Sterilization

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Portuguese Association for Sterilization

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ANES - Associação Nacional de Esterilização, the Portuguese Association for Sterilization was established in 1997 with the following objectives:

  • To promote good practice for the prevention and control of infection transmission through the centralization of Sterilization Services.
  • To disseminate European and International Standards related to the correct use and re-use of medical devices produced for multiple use.
  • To collaborate with the Ministry of Health in developing national guidelines.
  • To promote education of professionals working in Sterilization services in all Health Care Institutions.

ANES has 200 members, mostly nurses but also including doctors, hospital administrators and pharmacists. Amongst its activities is the annual organization of a National Conference.

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ANES Events

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Past Events

Annual WFHSS and ANES Conference 2011
12 October 2011 to 15 October 2011
Estoril Congress Center, Estoril, Portugal
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6th National Sterilization Days
28 May 2010 08:00h to 29 May 2010 15:00h
Paços de Ferreira, Portugal
5th National Sterilization Days
30 May 2008 08:00h to 31 May 2008 15:00h
Torre do Tombo, Portugal
4th National Sterilization Days
02 June 2006 to 03 June 2006
António Cupertino de Miranda Foundation, Portugal
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ANES Contact

Amália Espada
ANES - Associação Nacional de Esterilização
Avenida do Brasil n.º1, 5º andar - sala 1
1749-008 Lisboa

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Portugal - FlagInformation about Portugal


  • Area: 92,391 km² (land: 91,951 km², includes Azores and Madeira Islands; water: 440 km²)
  • Population: 10,084,245 (July 2002)
  • Capital: Lisbon
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 94%, Protestant
  • Climate: maritime; cool and rainy in the north, warm and dry in the south
  • Time Zone: UTC/GMT
  • Currency: Euro [EUR]


Portugal is in Southwestern Europe, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Spain. Portugal has a 1,793 km North Atlantic Ocean coastline and shares a border of 1,214 km with Spain. Portugal's territory is mountainous north of the Tagus River, rolling plains in the south.

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