World Congress 2023 – Bruxelles, Belgium


18th – 21st of OCTOBER 2023

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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


Date: 16th / 19th NOVEMBER 2022


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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


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


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


How to Reduce Patient Defenses