Decontamination and Sterilisation (CSSD) Conference


CSSD operates 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. It aims at assuming total responsibility for processing hospital items, thereby assuring that all of these items receive the same degree of cleaning and sterilisation. In addition, the professional expertise employed in CSSD is not only to manage efficiency, economy and patient safety, but also to maintain consistent high standards for sterilisation technique and decontamination process quality throughout the hospital.

The 12th edition of the Decontamination and Sterilisation Conference is a three-day scientific meeting tailored to address basic but comprehensive CSSD procedures used in the healthcare industry in the Middle East. The conference explores practical application of basic scientific knowledge, how and why specific cleaning and sterilisation methods are used in particular applications, how the methods are validated, and the strengths and weaknesses of different sterilisation methods. 

Benefits of attending:

  • Explore advances in decontamination and sterilisation procedures to provide a safe environment for patients and staff
  • Review basics on microbial destruction, sterility sampling, sterility assurance, and sterilisation cycle development to improve infection control
  • Discover trends in microbial monitoring techniques for provision of better patient care
  • Discuss new methods in inventory of supplies and equipment to deliver quicker and accurate services
  • Appraise new architectural designs of CSSD to decrease risk of contamination, increase efficiency and reduce cost of handling instruments
  • Identify sources of sterilisation failures and develop risk management to control errors

Key topics:

  • Achievement report 2017 – Clinical compliance with CSSD quality
  • Effective design of the decontamination area
  • Staff engagement
  • Updates on cleaning standard
  • Validation of steriliser processes
  • Importance of logistics
  • Monitoring of the decontamination environment
  • Sterilisation practices and infection control
  • Advances in eliminating infection risk reservoirs

Who shall attend:

  • CSSD Managers
  • CSSD Supervisors
  • CSSD Technicians
  • Head of CSSD
  • Sterile Service Managers
  • Sterile Processing Technicians
  • Hospital Decontamination Coordinators
  • Decontamination & Sterilisation Personnel
  • Operating Theatre Personnel
  • Infection Control Nurse
  • Dental Technicians
  • Endoscope Decontamination Technician/Nurses
  • Infection Prevention & Control Personnel
  • Critical Care Personnel

Local Chair:
Jason David Unger,
Manager, Sterile Processing, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE