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IDI Annual Conference 2015
"To Single Use, Re-Use or Reprocess?"

05 November 2015 to 06 November 2015
Silver Springs Hotel, Cork City, Ireland

IDI - Irish Decontamination Institute

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IDI - Irish Decontamination Institute


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Conference Invitation

IDI Annual Conference 2015

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Irish Decontamination Institute to invite you to attend the IDI Annual Conference 2015
"To Single Use, Re-Use or Reprocess?"
which will take place on November 5th and 6th, 2015 at the Silver Springs Hotel in Cork. A Pre-Conference Symposium in conjunction with GS Medical is scheduled for November 5th, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Kind Regards,
Tony McLoughlin

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Pre-Conference Symposium

The IDI in conjunction with GS Medical are pleased to announce details of the 'Thursday Evening Symposium' on Thursday, November 5th, 2015:

  • "The Next Generation of Instrument & A.E.R. Washers and their Economic Benefits"

followed by a 'Taste of Cork' reception with Live Music.


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Conference Programme

IDI Annual Conference 2015
"To Single Use, Re-Use or Reprocess?"

6 November 2015

Conference Programme

07:30 ‐ 08:30Registration, Exhibition Viewing, Tea & Coffee
08:30 ‐ 08:45Official Opening of the Conference
Dr. Ronnie Russell, IDI President
Mr Tony Mc Loughlin, IDI Chair
08:45 ‐ 09:00Keynote Address
Ms Caroline Conneely, National Decontamination Quality Lead

Session 1

Moderator: Dr Ronnie Russell

09:00 ‐ 09:50Monitoring the Sterilisation Process - Are we OTT?
Mr Brian Kirk, 3M UK
Mr Jan Oort, Interster Netherlands
09:50 ‐ 10:15Residual Protein Testing
Prof. David Perrett, Barts London
10:15 ‐ 10:40Environmental Monitoring - How you doin'?
Mr Mark Hichens
Q & A
10:45 ‐ 11:30Exhibition Viewing, Tea & Coffee

Session 2

Moderator: Ms Trudi Abernethy

11:30 ‐ 11:55Implementing GS1 on the floor
Mr Andrew Smith, St James Hospital
11:55 ‐ 12:20Consequences of antibiotic resistance for CSSD and Endoscopy Reprocessing Facilities
Dr Gerard Colleran, ITT Dublin
12:20 ‐ 12:45Low Temperature Sterilisation
Mr Wayne Spencer, Spencer Nixon Ltd
12:45 ‐ 13:00Q & A
13.00 ‐ 14.30Lunch & Exhibition Viewing

Session 3

Moderator: Ms Thelma Byrne

14:30 ‐ 14:55Improving Customer Service
Ms Michelle Rankin, St Vincets
14:55 ‐ 15:20Quality Cirles/QA for CDU
Mr Shane Corbett, Temple Street
15:20 ‐ 15:30Coffee Break

Session 4

Moderator: Ms Tracey Scott

15:30 ‐ 15:55Reprocessing Screws & Plates - A Scottish Example!
Mr Mark Higgins, NHS Scotland
15:55 ‐ 16:20Endoscopy Update-JAG
Mr Sean Connolly, Mater Hospital
16:20 ‐ 16:45Reprocessing of Complex Medical Devices - The Way of the Future
Mr Robert Schroedel, Pioneer Medical Devices Germany
16:45 ‐ 17:00Q & A
17:00Close of Conference

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Lectures and Presentations

Conference Opening
Session 1

Moderator: Dr. Ronnie Russell (IDI President)

Session 2

Moderator: Trudi Abernethy

Session 3

Moderator: Thelma Byrne

Session 4

Moderator: Tracey Scott


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