7th Decontamination and Sterilisation (CSSD) Conference

13 - 14 October | Gallagher Convention Centre

Theme: Life-long learning

13 - 15 October 2020

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

7th Decontamination and Sterilisation (CSSD) Conference

The 7th edition of the Decontamination and Sterilisation (CSSD) Conference is a two-day 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

  • Stephen Kovach, Educator Emeritus, Healthmark Industries, Detroit, USA
  • Sulisti Holmes, Head of Decontamination and Incident Reporting Investigation Centre, Health Facilities Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Adele Colyn, GNE Regional Infection Prevention & Control Manager, Netcare Hospitals
  • Lesley Devenish, Infection Prevention and Control Project Co-ordinator, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, NHLS, Univeresity of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa


Key topics:

  • The Design of a Medical Device – Challenge of the Decontamination Process
  • Decontamination of dental instruments in NHS Scotland
  • The importance of Life Long Learning
  • How to choose the right person for the right job
  • Self-directed learning, embracing the technology available
  • Panel discussion: What I learnt when I had a patient in theatre in South Africa with CJD
  • Embracing new technology, using enhanced visual inspection methods




Benefits of attending:

  • Maintain and adhere to a high level of aseptic techniques practices, disinfection, sterilisation standards and processes
  • Establish procedures to operate cleaning and sterilisation equipment in the CSSD department

Who should attend:

  • Nurses (general/surgical/theatre)
  • CSSD Managers/Supervisors /Technicians
  • Infection Prevention & Control Personnel
  • Unit/Operational Managers/HOD/C-LEVEL
  • Doctors/GPs
  • Product specialist

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