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International Annual Meeting and Scientific Workshop 25-28 March 2009 - Sterilisation and Disinfection

HUMS-te
WFHSS

March 25th to March 28th, 2009
Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta, Opatija, Croatia

Workshop organized by
HUMS-te - Croatian Association for Hospital Sterile Supply - Hrvatska Udruga Medicinske Sterilizacije
and
WFHSS - World Forum for Hospital Sterile Supply.


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First Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that the gathering called the "International Annual Symposium and Scientific Workshop on the topic of Sterilization and Disinfection in Health Care Organizations" is going to take place in Opatija (Croatia) from 25 to 28 March 2009.

The organizers of the symposium are the World Forum for Hospital Sterile Supply (WFHSS) and the Croatian Association for Hospital Sterile Supply (HUMS-te).

This gathering is intended for:

  • CSSD managers and workers,
  • physicians,
  • dentists,
  • pharmacists,
  • health care inspectors,
  • representatives of the Ministry of Health,
  • hospital management

    and for all those professionally interested in this topic.

The most respectable experts in the field of sterilization and disinfection from all over the world will deliver their lectures in accordance with the enclosed programme and the topics.

One of the goals of this gathering is the founding of the regional association for commencing the initiative to establish an educational centre for training of CSSD managers.

Enclosed please find the registration form and all the necessary information based on which you can register your participation in the symposium.

For all further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are looking forward to our joint meeting in Opatija.

Yours faithfully,
Wim Renders
Chairman WFHSS
Vlatka Turcic, MD, MSc
President HUMS-te

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Second Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

The enclosed programme is final with regard to the title and the schedule of the lectures, whereas the printed programme containing the information on the patronage, sponsors and the organizing committee will be the component part of the materials to be handed over to the participants during their registration.
The lectures will be held in English with simultaneous translating and Power Point presentations shown on two screens in Croatian and in English.
A book of abstracts will be printed in both languages and the presentations will be available at the web site of the World Forum (www.wfhss.com).

Croatian Medical Chamber, Croatian Chamber of Pharmacists, Croatian Chamber of Medical Biochemists and the Croatian Chamber of Nurses will award points to the participants according to their Regulations on the professional training.

For the period of the symposium the exhibition of the sponsors will be opened and the participants will be able to see it during the coffee and lunch breaks.
The business centre will be open all the time, and the friendly hostesses will make sure that you do not loose your way.

For the participants to arrive in Zagreb by plane the organizer is going to offer transportation to Opatija by organizing groups in accordance with the arrival schedule in Zagreb.

Therefore you are kindly asked to deliver the itinerary of your trip to our Email address soonest possible:


copy to:

or to send it by post to the following address:

"Promo studio"
Avenija Dubrovnik 15
10 000 Zagreb
Croatia
Phone: +385 1 6550 636
Fax: +385 1 6550 456

Apart from hard work the organizer has made a special effort to provide the participants with many pleasant and memorable moments.

We very much look forward to seeing you.

Yours sincerely,
Organizing Committee

For all other information please do not hesitate to turn to the following addresses.

For registrations, payments and hotel accommodation:


Secretary: Mrs. Martina Popara
Phone: +385 1 2334 301
Fax: +385 1 2334 353

For transportation and organization of the exhibition space:


Secretary: Mrs. Lidija Voloder
Phone: +385 1 6550 636
Fax: +385 1 6550 456

For other information:


Secretary: Mrs. Maja Velickovic
Phone/Fax: +385 1 2388 137

ABOUT OPATIJA

Opatija often called the Nice of the Adriatic, is one of the most popular tourist resorts in Croatia and a place with the longest tourist tradition on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. In 1844 the powerful merchant Higinio von Scarpa erected Villa Angiolina, with beautiful green and a lavish park around it, visited by distinguished guests the Croatian Viceroy Josip Jelacic, the Austrian empress Maria Anna which soon made Opatija a popular excursion destination of the inhabitants from Rijeka, then of the Italians and Austrians.

Named after the Benedictine abbey of St James first mentioned in 1449. Between 1560 and 1723 owned by the Augustinians from Rijeka, and since 1774 a property of the chapter of Rijeka. The present chapel of St James was built in 1506 and extended in 1937.

Already in 1889 Opatija was declared the first climatic seaside resort on the Adriatic, which strengthened its position as the most fashionable tourist resort. Numerous tourists and owners of the villas contributed by planting exotic plants to the horticultural grandeur. Opatija was so attractive that, at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20 centuries, it was visited by the then most prominent personalities of the noble rand Princess Luise von Sachsen Coburg, the Romanian king Charles I, the Swedish- Norwegian king Oscar, etc. Tourist development is Opatija's main feature even today.

Favorable climate, well maintained landscape, maintained beaches and lively entertainment throughout the year make this place one of the most elite summer resorts in Croatia today. The offer includes 20-odd hotels, a large number of catering establishments, sports and recreational facilities, and especially entertainment opportunities. By the hotel Admiral there is a marina open throughout the year. Very many events in Opatija have a long tradition and offer a high-level entertainment; carnival (January/February), International Yachting Regatta (in May), the Opatija Yachting Cup (in November). Opatija is also one of the most important congress centers in Croatia.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Grand Hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta, that in its 4 villas (Camellia, Magnolia, Melia und Wisteria) offer you the intimacy and comfort of a small and all the benefits of a large hotel. The hotel provides a total of 262 rooms with spacious balconies and a magnificent view of the hillsides of Ucka on one side and Kvarner Bay and its islands on the other.

Within the 'Tamaris' Congress centre, Grand Hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta provides its business guests with 7 multipurpose air-conditioned congress halls and lounges. The congress halls and their pleasant atmosphere, the most modern technical equipment, a total capacity of 1000 seats, and a configuration that can be adjusted to the needs of any event taking place, provide a perfect place where of all sorts of events like seminars, workshops, big congresses, cocktail parties and gala dinners can be organised.

At the Wellness Centre in Grand Hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta we have formed a special offer based on maintaining one's vitality, reaching harmony of the body and the soul, stress relieving and regaining energy. In this spacious Wellness Centre offering a rich range of treatments, a real wellness oasis, each of your visits will be a unique experience interwoven with relaxing background music, the aromas of pure essence oils and the scent of herbal teas and fruit. At Grand Hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta our excellent chefs take you on a gourmet trip around Kvarner and the Kvarner islands, across Istria to the Mediterranean. Top-quality Croatian wines and sweet surprises from our patisserie will certainly make it a unique trip.

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Final Announcement

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Associates,

Thank you for your registration and contribution to the International Annual Symposium and Scientific Workshop in Sterilization and Disinfection in Health Care Organizations.

As the opening day is approaching the Organizing Committee would like to notify you about the following:

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is organized at the Grand Hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta (Camellia, Magnolia, Wisteria, Melia) Hotel Milenij and Agava. Package includes welcome drink, gala dinner and the excursion. All meals are included daily.
Extras are not included!

TRANSPORTATION

A complimentary shuttle bus service for transport to Opatija is provided for participants arriving at the Zagreb airport.
Precise information will be given at the info desk with the label HUMS-te that will be placed at the airport.
For participants from Zagreb, and those who come to Zagreb from other destinations, the bus will leave from Branimirova Street (in front of the Croatian post office) on Wednesday, 25.03.2009. at 12.00pm.
The bus from Opatija to Zagreb will leave on 28.03.2009. About the exact time, you can ask the Congress Center.
For participants who come to Opatija by car - the car can be left in the hotel garage, which is to be paid at the reception.

REGISTRATION

Registration will be at the Registration desk situated in the hotel.
Registration fee include the use of symposium materials, opening reception and coffee breaks.

BADGES

Each participant will be given a name accreditation at the registration desk. All participants are kindly requested to wear the accreditation throughout the congress. Only accreditation wearers will be admitted to the sessions and social events.

CLOTHES

During the welcome dinner and gala dinners, stylish clothes.
During excursion, casual clothing

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

A certificate of attendance will be available on request at the registration desk on the last day of the congress.

All information concerning the Symposium can be obtained at the Congress center or by members of the Organizing Committee, which will be identified by the green accreditation.
At the hotel reception you can get all the tourist information.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact.
We look forward to meeting you in Opatija.

Organizing Committee

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Workshop Programme

WFHSS and HUMS-te Workshop 2009 in Opatija, Croatia
Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
Afternoon Arrival of Participants
16:00 - 18:00 Intersectional Meeting of Regional Associations
17:00 - 19:00 Registration
19:00 Official Opening Ceremony
20:00 Welcome Cocktail
Dinner
Thursday, March 26th, 2009
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome Addresses
09:30 - 10:00 Place and role of sterilisation and disinfection in health care system
(Bengt Ternström)
10:00 - 10:30 Profile of sterilisation managers and workers - educational programme
(Anke Carter)
10:30 - 11:00 Validated procedures in CSSD - Basic knowledge and requirements
(Anke Carter)
11:00 - 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 - 12:15 Qualification of equipment for washing and disinfection - validation
(Winfried Michels)
12:15 - 12:45 Validation of washing and disinfection procedures
(Winfried Michels)
12:45 - 13:15 General information on application technologies, disinfection and detergents in medicine
(Jürgen Staffeldt)
13:15 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 15:30 Sterilisation equipment characteristics - validation
(Günter Dotter)
15:30 - 16:00 Sterilization - recent changes to EN 285 and ISO 11140
(Peter Newson)
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:00 Reprocessing of flexible endoscopes
(Ecolab)
17:00 - 17:30 Manual reprocessing of instruments
17:30 - 18:00 Discussion and Conclusions of the First Day
20:00 Dinner
Friday, March 27th, 2009
09:00 - 09:30 Low temperature steam ethylene oxide and low temperature steam formaldehyde sterilisation
(Rudi Salzbrunn)
09:30 - 10:00 New advancements in gas plasma sterilisation
(Tatyana Yermakova)
10:00 - 10:30 VHP sterilisation and the inactivation of Prions
(John Mills)
10:30 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 11:45 Penetration tests according EN ISO 11140
(Joost van Dornmallen)
11:45 - 12:15 New methods to monitor steam penetration into complex medical devices using medical device simulators(MDS) and batch monitoring systems (BMS)
(Dr. Ulrich Kaiser)
12:15 - 12:45 Discussion and Conclusions
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 Start of Excursion
20:00 Gala Dinner
Saturday, March 28th, 2009
Workshop
Hall A - Representatives of the Ministry of Health, Hospital Management and Health Inspectors
09:30 - 11:00 Round Table:
- Legislation and Harmonization with EU Standards
- CSSD, Organisation and Equipping
- Surveillance over Hospital Sterile Supply Departments
Hall B - Others
09:30 - 10:00 Sterilisation and disinfection in small clinics, private practices and dentistry
(Gert Linder)
10:00 - 10:30 Reprocessing of complex surgical instruments
(Ben Siegmund)
10:30 - 11:00 Total solution for endoscope reprocessing
(Dr. Lionel Pineau)
11:00 - 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 - 12:15 Pack Safely! Properties and Demands of Good Packaging Materials
(Mr. Sc Hanna-Kaisa Kyyrönen)
12:15 - 12:45 Container packaging system
(Daniel Soell)
12:45 - 13:15 Biological and chemical indicators
(Matijaž Prešern)
13:15 - 14:.. Discussion, Conclusions and Questions

This programme is also available for download in PDF format:


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Registration Form

Please use the following registration form if you want to participate in this workshop (please don't forget to fill out the questionaire on the last page):


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Exhibition

Dear Industrial Partners,

The WFHSS dedicates itself to the promotion of the worldwide harmonization of decontamination practices in the sterilization departments of hospitals.

After the success of previous workshops, held in different countries, the World Forum for Hospital Sterile Supply in close cooperation with the Croatian Association for Hospital Sterile Supply will organise a workshop on ‘Sterilization and Disinfection in Health Care Organisations’ in Opatija, Croatia.

As chairman of the WFHSS it is my pleasure to invite you to participate. The workshop will take place from March 25 till March 28 2009, at the Croatia Hotel Milenij, Opatija, Croatia.

This workshop is intended for:

  • CSSD managers and workers,
  • physicians,
  • dentists,
  • pharmacists,
  • health care inspectors,
  • representatives of the Ministry of Health,
  • hospital management

    and for all those professionally interested in this topic.

Our industrial partners are given the opportunity of booking a booth in the industrial exhibition. The price a booth is € 2000 per 6 m², and € 3000 per 10 m², inclusive of the full conference participation fee for two persons. Enclosed please find all necessary information regarding the booking. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Companies are also given the opportunity to submit a proposal for a scientific presentation. These proposals should be submitted to the WFHSS Secretariat (Email ) at the latest on 31 December 2008.

For all further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are looking forward to meeting in Opatija, Croatia.

Yours faithfully,
Wim Renders
Chairman WFHSS
Vlatka Turcic, MD, MSc
President HUMS-te

The above letter/invitation to our industrial partners is also available for download in PDF format:

Please use the following form for exhibition space bookings:


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Lectures

WFHSS - World Forum for Hospital Sterile Supply / Courses & Seminars / Past Seminars / International Annual Meeting and Scientific Workshop 25-28 March 2009 - Sterilisation and Disinfection