Decontamination and Sterilisation (CSSD) Conference

Wednesday, 27 October | Online


Online: 25-29 October 2021 | from your office or home

Decontamination and Sterilisation (CSSD) Conference

(5 Clinical Points)


The 7th edition of the Decontamination and Sterilisation (CSSD) Conference is a scientific agenda carefully designed to equip delegates with the knowledge of the standards, complexities and challenges associated with the CSSD function and the comprehensive working skills required to deliver a high standard of care for patients and the healthcare community. The esteemed faculty comprising of local and international speakers will explore and share unique insights on the latest developments surrounding the issue of sterilisation and infection control in healthcare facilities.

Conference chair:

Xana Jardine
President, CSSD Forums of South Africa (CFSA), Johannesburg, South Africa

Scientific committee

Dr Ashraf Reda, Consultant Dermatologist, Mediclinic Welcare Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Benek Civelek, Scientific Affairs Manager, Sterilization Platform, Europe, Middle East and Africa, 3M Medical Solutions Division, Health Care Business Group, Member, Turkish Standard Institute Sterilization Committee, Istanbul, Turkey

Briette du Toit, ICAN IPC Training Coordinator, Infection Control Africa Network, Cape Town, South Africa 

Dr Christine Delebecque Denis, President, WFHSS, Lille, France

Christina Fast, CRCST, Founder and Executive Director, Sterile Processing Education Charitable Trust (SPECT), Alberta, Canada

Lulama Mashaba, CSSD Manager, Life Groenkloof Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa

Jasmine Hoosen, Theatre Manager, Life Kingsbury Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

Maruanda Liebenberg, Theatre Nursing Specialist, Life Healthcare, Johannesburg, South Africa

Sarona Mahlasedi Matlala, Deputy Campus Head, Gauteng College of Nursing, Rahima Moosa Campus, Johannesburg, South Africa

Stephen Kovach, Clinical Educator Emeritus, Healthmark Industries, Michigan, USA

Key topics:

  • Learning and teaching in the CSSD 
  • The role of CSSD in the prevention of SSIs
  • Enhanced visual inspection 




Benefits of attending:

  • Understand the importance of lifelong learning in CSSD 
  • Evaluate why it is important to remove the use of 0.5% hypochlorite solution when decontaminating surgical instruments 
  • Realize how theatre optimization can benefit the OR and CSSD 

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