World Sterilization Congress 2024

The WFHSS is pleased to announce that the 25th edition of the World Sterilization Congress will take place on 20th to 23rd November in beautiful Santiago, Chile, the southern star of the world.

For more information regarding location, registration and much more, please visit the congress website:



Call for Application to join the Executive Committee of WFHSS

WFHSS renews its current Executive Committee (EC) for the next four years (autumn 2024 – autumn 2028). This is your chance to get involved in an international network of professional experts aiming the promotion of the worldwide harmonization of sterilization departments and of decontamination practices.

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Candidacy for Organization of 2026 WFHSS Annual Congress

It is time to launch the procedure to select the host country for our Annual Congress due to be held in 2026 in European zone.

Read the full letter by Dr. Christine DENIS (WFHSS President)

Guidelines for the Organization of the WFHSS Annual Congress


Video WFHSS Members

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Dear Colleagues, dear Friends,

the WFHSS Executive Committee is pleased to put the WFHSS Guidelines at your disposal.
They have been written for all the professionals working directly or indirectly in the field of the reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices (RMD) used in health care facilities.

They are the result of a consensus from a review of national practices, standards, regulations.
They are intended to provide guidance and the state of the art recommendations from an academic world society focused on science but their purpose is not to supersede local regulations, standards or guidelines.
They will be updated regularly to follow the evolution of the science and the evolution of the RMD as well as technologies.

Your feedback is essential to contribute to the improvement of the Guidelines, feel free to use the form to send your comments or suggestions.

We wish you interesting reading!

On behalf of the Executive Committee

Dr Christine DENIS

WFHSS President