World Congress 2023 – Bruxelles, Belgium

24th WORLD STERILIZATION CONGRESS

18th – 21st of OCTOBER 2023

Congress Website: wfhss-congress.com


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Paul Vanabelle: Revolutionizing Hospital Sterilization: Harnessing AI, Industrial Insights and Digital Transformation

Anita Cassell: The Power of Automation and Stateof-the-Art Technology to Promote Staff Safety & Efficiency

Niamh McGrath: Safety, cost and environmental impact of reprocessing single use medical devices (SUDs)

Lionel Pineau: Comparison of endoscope sampling and culturing methods

Martina Pinilla Reija: Automation to battle current endoscope reprocessing issues & missing field knowledge

Corinne Riekwel, Bart van Straten, Tim Horeman & Joost van der Sijp: Circular Economy Strategies to reduce Medical Waste Streams

Matthias Tschoerner: Hygiene safety and resource savings in automated cleaning – A contradiction?

Mads Granlie: Surgical Instrument Tray Optimization and Standardization at AUH

Mireille Ferlita: Reprocessing Dental Handpieces: A Hope for all and dental Practices?

Hannah Siwe: Evaluation of a UV-C LED device for disinfection of medical instruments

Christophe Lambert: Influence of sodium bicarbonate pre-treatment on final cleaning performance in a washer-disinfector

Randal Eveland: Hospital Sterilization of 3D printed devices

Hugh O’Connor: Global Warming of PCDs

Xin Zhao: A Study of Establishment and Evaluation of a Risk Prediction Model for Steam Sterilization

Jolanda Buijs and Jolyn van der Beek: Agreement on standardised, automated and global sharing of CSSD information

Richard Bancroft: Global Medical Device Standards & Their Acceptability for Regulatory Purposes

Philippe Destrez: ISO 22441 standard for validation of the H2O2 sterilizers explained

Cheron Rojo: Findings of an Internal Auditing Study of Insulation Testing Practices to Improve Healthcare Facility Testing Practices and Patient Outcomes

David De Baets: Surgical Instrument Traceability in Sterilization: Legal Obligation vs Necessity?

Chan Kyuong Park: Patients safety through the development of surgical instruments tracking system with RFID technology

Hamid Zare: Sterilization Risk Management in developing countries

Livia Sentes Zuniga: The Development of the Sterile Processing Profession through the years in Mexico and Latin America

Roel Beltran Castillo: Mental Health in the department: Lessons Learned from the pandemic

Bart Debeir: BEFAST EMT initiative

Ali Hachem: CSSD and Disaster

World Congress 2022 – Barcelona, Spain

23st WORLD STERILIZATION CONGRESS

Date: 16th / 19th NOVEMBER 2022

Congress-Website: www.wfhss-congress.com


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Wednesday, 16th Nov. 2022

Christine Denis: Opening Speech

 

Thursday, 17th Nov. 2022

Session 01:

Nicolas Lavielle: The physics of sterilization

Sandoval Barbosa Rodrigues: Performance evaluation of chemical, biological and physical indicators in the process of sterilization…

Nathan Ronsse: Low temperatur steam formaldehyde sterilization

Session 02:

Rodolphe C. Hervé: Endoscopy in the 21st century

Michael Beekes: Alpha-Synuclein Seeds of Parkinson´s Disease…

Session 03:

Kaumudi Kulkarni & Mary Ann Drosnock: Validation of a Cleaning Verification Test for Lumened Medical Devices

Frank Daniels: To Borescope Or Not To Borescope

Klaus Roth: Cleaning of robotic instruments: Can we reduce the work load in the CSSD and improve patient safety?

Session 04:

Matthias Buhmann: New insights into chemical passivation of stainless surgical steel…

Mathias Tschoerner: Methods for the decontamination of process chemical residues…

Karen Seekamp-Schnieder: Statistical evaluation of protein levels of test objects…

 

Friday, 18th Nov. 2022

Session 05:

Annette Rittich: Duodenoscope Reprocessing and Verification of Interdependencies in Clinical Settings

Lionel Pineau: Endoscope reprocessing: Retrospective analysis of 90311 samples

William Leiva: Assessment of novel antimicrobial material to prevent biofilm formation…

Session 06:

Anke van Rosmalen: Implementing an evidence based parametric load release for steam sterilisation in practice

Sandra Patricia Rodríguez Bonilla: Effectiveness of disinfection and sterilization in laparoscopes and arthroscopes

Francesco Tessarolo: Monitoring steam penetration in channeled instruments…

Session 07:

François Barbier: Individual surgical instrument traceability…

Youngsook IM: Improvement of management efficiency by verifying the expiration date of sterilized products

Olivier Willieme: Modeling a tool for planning a new CSSD

 

Saturday, 19th Nov. 2022

Session 08:

Dayane de Melo Costa: Contamination and surface damage on reprocessed robotic system surgical instruments in clinical use

Terra Kremer: The Impact of Time and Environmental Conditions on Contaminated Instrumentation

Sulisti Holmes: Investigation of the Release of Particles During Phacoemulsification Procedures

Session 09:

Mayra Samara Ordoñez Díaz: Sustainable development in sterilization departments: A first approach

Mercedes García Haro: Safety within the RUMED Debunking myths (Spanish)

World Congress 2018 – Mexico City, Mexico

19th World Sterilization Congress – Mexico City, Mexico

Date: October 31th to November 3rd, 2018

Presentations:

Momentos para la higiene de manos

Mexico WFHSS 10.2018 How to Reduce Patient Defenses (1)

Leccion Aprendida de Incidentes de Descontaminacion-

Lean Production meets Hygienics

THE VIRUCIDAL EFFICACY OF VARIOUS METHODS OF LARYNGEAL MASK AIRWAY DECONTAMINATION

Sulisti Holmes-WHFSS -2018-English- Final

Shelf life of sterilized medical devices-LBerger-Congres Mondial Mexico 1-3.11.2018COMM

Estudio para evidenciar la mejor posicion para estandarizar una cargaYANGHAIYI 1003

Comparison of Different Low Temperature Sterilization Methods

Automation in the CSSD

Risk mgt in CSSD LEGENTIL

How to Reduce Patient Defenses