18th World Sterilization Congress
October 04-07, 2017 | Bonn, Germany
Poster abstract submission deadline
July 31, 2017
Abstract system


It is our honor and pleasure to invite you to attend the 18th World Congress for Sterilization in German city of Bonn in October 2017.

From October 4th to 7th in the World conference centre in Bonn we all have the opportunity to share experiences and knowledge about the reprocessing of Medical Devices.

It is a long time ago that Germany was the host of an international congress for sterilization sciences. Back in the year 2000 the first WFHSS conference, at that time EFHSS (European Federation for Hospital Sterile Supply) meeting, took place in Potsdam near Berlin. 18 years ago everything took place on a much smaller scale and it is amazing how much happened since then.

Not only the federation has grown to a “World Federation” level, also the yearly conferences have gained in size and importance over the past years.

We have chosen Bonn to be the venue for the congress, because Bonn is situated close to three international Airports (Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Cologne/Bonn) and offers a brand-new World Conference Center with a lot of space for participants, presentations and the supporting industrial exhibition.

Our foremost motivation is to show everyone the outstanding development in sterilization sciences over the past years and to strengthen the role of medical device reprocessing in health care. The scientific board will carefully choose the lectures to offer every participant a very high educational value during the conference. Be assured that the scientific program will contain a widespread mix of topics about reprocessing of medical devices.

The 18th World Sterilization Congress in 2017 will be definitely a reason not only to experience and enjoy the scientific program but also a reason to celebrate this 18th birthday of the Federation and the 18th international congress taking place across the world. Furthermore, also in 2017 the German Society of Sterile Supply (DGSV) will celebrate its 21th birthday, so we will celebrate a huge party in Bonn.

The participants have the most importance for the success of the 2017 World Sterilization Congress. You are warmly invited to accompany the congress actively by submitting a scientific paper. So please join us next autumn in Germany. The City of Bonn, the DGSV board and all members of our society are looking forward to warmly welcome you!


Scientific committee
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Dr. Christine Denis (France)
Pharmacien Responsable Secteur Stérilisation
Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire
Lille, France
Prof. William Keevil (UK)
Chair in Environmental Healthcare, Principal Investigator (Microbiology & environmental health), Director of the Environmental Healthcare Unit, Chair of the University Genetic Manipulation and Safety Committee, Member of the University Safety & Occupational Health Committee
Prof. Duygu Percin, MD (Turkey)
Department of Microbiology
Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine
Kayseri, TURKEY
Francesco Tessarolo, PhD (Italy)
Healthcare Research and Innovation Program (IRCS), BRUNO KESSLER FOUNDATION
& Department of Industrial Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF TRENTO
Mattarello Trento, Italy
Anke Carter (Germany)
State Registered Nurse operating theatres
Former CSSD manager, at present Consultant Health Care with specialization on CSSD and OR
Vice chairwoman German Society for Sterile Supply (DGSSV), Chair of Education Committee of DGSV
Cologne, Germany
Dr. Maria-Theresia Linner (Germany)
Infection control: Hospitals, clinics, out-patient-treatment
Advisory board member of DGSV Member of education committee of DGSV
Munich, Germany
Prof. Heike Martiny (Germany)
Professor for Hygiene, Convenor of the German Mirror Group for CEN/TC 102 WG 8 and ISO 198/WG 13 on 15883 “Washer-Disinfectors” and leader of the German delegations, member of the executive board (treasurer) of the German Society of Hospital Hygiene (DGKH)
Berlin, Germany
Dr. Winfried Michels (Germany)
Head of testing laboratory and consultant, focused on cleaning of medical devices and appropriate assessment methods. Member of several societies, i.e. DGSV (member of advisory board), ÖGSV (member of scientific board), DGKH and the working group AKI as well as the standardisation groups DIN NA Med D09 (deputy convenor), CEN/TC 102 WG 8 (since 1995) and the ISO/TC 198 WG 13
Warburg, Germany

Organization committee
Dr. Christine Denis, President of WFHSS
Maik Roitsch, President of DGSV
Klaus Wiese, Vice President DGSV
Anke Carter, Vice President DGSV
Frank Deinet, Treasurer of DGSV
Adelheid Jones, Coordinatior Advisory Board DGSV

Participation fees
Non Member | Member DGSV Early bird* Normal On site
Full Registration 350 | 275 € 500 | 400 € 550 | 450 €
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 free free free
Thursday, October 05, 2017 190 | 150 € 270 | 220 € 300 | 250 €
Friday, October 06, 2017 190 | 150 € 270 | 220 € 300 | 250 €
Saturday, October 07, 2017 170 | 130 € 250 | 200 € 280 | 230 €
* Until June 30, 2017

Gala Dinner - Friday, October 06, 2017
90 € per Person

DGSV e.V. - German Society
for Sterile Supply
Potsdamer Allee 8
14641 Wustermark

World Federation for Hospital
Sterilization Sciences – WFHSS
c/o Graf und Partner AG
Tribschenstrasse 7
6002 Luzern | Switzerland

Organization, registration and information
Congress Compact 2C GmbH
Thomas Ruttkowski, Janine Koschel,
Anne Klein, Leoni Kretzschmar,
Joachimsthaler Straße 10 | 10719 Berlin

Phone +49 30 32708233
Fax +49 30 32708234
E-Mail info@congress-compact.de

World Conference Center Bonn
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 2
53113 Bonn

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