2018 Annual Scientific meeting

Topics to include: Endoscope decontamination and staff training Storage and transportation requirements Washing optimization Medical Device Equipment processing Tracking and traceability systems – instruments and devices to patients

Case study: A multidisciplinary approach to managing decontamination in a large teaching hospital.

Featuring: The Kelsey Lecture, in memory of Professor Graham Ayliffe Historical perspectives of testing the efficacy of hand antiseptics, by Professor Manfred L. Rotter, University of Vienna

Early bird discount:

Members have been emailed an early bird discount code to use when registering before 14 February for the Gold and Silver packages. This code can only be used by members and is a benefit of membership. If you have not received your discount code by email please contact [email protected]

Registration fees:

** SOLD OUT ** Gold Package – Sunday B&B, Monday conference (including refreshments and lunch), Conference Dinner, Monday B&B, Tuesday conference (including refreshments and lunch)
£450 early bird fee for members up to and including 14/2/18
£480 non-members and all bookings from 15/2/18

Silver Package – Monday conference (including refreshments and lunch), Conference Dinner, Monday B&B, Tuesday conference (including refreshments and lunch)
£340 early bird fee for members up to and including 14/2/18
£370 non-members and all bookings from 15/2/18

Bronze Package – Monday AND Tuesday conference days only (including refreshments and lunch)

One day only – Monday OR Tuesday conference day (including refreshments and lunch)

Conference Dinner – Monday evening, for day delegates or accompanying guests

Study Day 2018

What could possibly go wrong? Lessons learned in decontamination

An excellent learning opportunity for all those involved in decontamination from hands-on operatives, decontamination managers, infection prevention practitioners and associated professionals to extend their knowledge and improve practice.

On the day

09:30 - Registration and refreshments

10:00 -  Welcome and introduction by Val O’Brien, CSC Chair

Chairman: Gill Ellis-Pow – What could possibly go wrong?

10:10 -  Surgical instruments – what you see is what you get, but is it fit for purpose?
Paul Anderson, Regional Operations Manager, STERIS Instrument Management Services
and Sharon Fox, Trust Decontamination and Sterile Service Manager, University Hospitals
Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

10:50 - What could possibly go wrong – very difficult situations that involved the AE(D) to try
and resolve
Graham Stanton, Retired Senior Decontamination Engineer, Shared Services, and currently
Chair of IHEEM AE(D) Registration Board

11:20 - Coffee break

Chairman: Gillian Hill - How to investigate and manage risk

11:50 - Linking incident assessment and patient risk
Peter Hoffman, Public Health England

12:20 - Human factors: culture and why things go wrong
Martin Kiernan, Visiting Clinical Fellow, Richard Wells Research Centre, University of West

12:50 - Discussion and questions

13:00 - Lunch

Chairman: David Jenkins - Lessons learned and planning ahead to reduce risk

14:00 - Serious untoward incident investigation: lessons learned
Shirley Hoskins, Assistant Service Manager for Clinical Support Services, Abertawe Bro
Morgannwg University Health Board

14:30 - Major Trauma Network: maintaining availability of trauma sets in a mass casualty event
Bob Winter, National Clinical Director, Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response NHS England

15:10 - It’s all in the planning: how to close sterile services without anybody noticing
Alison Gee, Nottingham University Hospitals

15:50 - Questions and closing remarks

16.00 - Close of meeting


The venue

Nestled within and surrounded by some of the most fascinating and beautifully landscaped gardens in the country, Birmingham Botanical Gardens offers a striking event space, just 1.5 miles from central Birmingham. The venue is easily accessible from the M6, M5 and M42, and a few minutes by taxi from New Street Station.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Westbourne Road,
B15 3TR

By car:
From the M40: Take M42 West to M5 then:
From the M5: Leave at junction 3 and take A456 signposted City Centre. Turn right onto B4129 (Norfolk Road) signposted Botanical Gardens.
From the M6: Leave at junction 6 and take A38(M) to City Centre. Follow underpasses signposted Birmingham West to A456. At Five Ways island turn left onto B4217 (Calthorpe Road) signposted Botanical Gardens.
Locally: Follow signs for Edgbaston then brown tourist signs to Botanical Gardens.

By bus:
Buses 10, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 29 stop in Westbourne Road (westbound) and Harborne Road (eastbound).

By train:
From Five Ways Station – 15 minutes walk/bus. Turn left on leaving the station, walk to the roundabout (8 mins.), take bus 22 from the stop in Calthorpe Road to Westbourne Road (4 mins.) and then alight near the Gardens (1 min.).
From Birmingham New Street Station – Buses (as above) from Colmore Row or 20 minutes’ taxi ride.

The on-site car park has space for 120 cars. These spaces are available on a first come first served basis. The car parking is free of charge, however, delegates must enter their vehicle registration in the touch screen stand in the reception. The car park is monitored with ANPR, and failure to enter the correct registration will result in a penalty notice.

Annual Scientific Meeting - April 2019

An excellent learning opportunity for all those involved in decontamination from hands-on operatives, decontamination managers, infection prevention practitioners and associated professionals to extend their knowledge and improve practice.

Featuring the Kelsey Lecture: Failure of cleaning and disinfection of endoscopes; prevalence, impact and (future) solutions, by Margreet C. Vos, Professor in Medical Microbiology, Infection Prevention, Erasmus MC, The Netherlands

New for 2019! Arrive on Sunday to take part in the CSC Golf Day or to have a mini spa treatment!

Early Bird Deadline 15th February 2019

The venue

Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club delivers the very best of both worlds: a tranquil escape amidst 200 acres of scenic parkland, as well as easy access to central Manchester, just a short drive away. Worsley Park Golf Club has an 18-hole championship course, a driving range and a putting green. In addition, the hotel features a luxury on-site spa, and excellent dining at Grill in the Park.

Worsley Park Marriott Hotel and Country Club
Worsley Park
Manchester, M28 2QT

By car:
Take exit 13 from the M60, follow the A575 for 0.5 miles to the hotel.

The on-site car park has space for 250 cars and is complimentary.

By bus:
Manchester Piccadilly bus station is 14.5km from the hotel.

By train:
The nearest train station is Walkden, 1.9km from the hotel.

By plane:
Manchester airport – 22.7km, Leeds Bradford airport – 75.6km, Liverpool John Lennon airport – 45.2km

CSC Study Day September Nottingham

First, do no harm: A study day to explore the essentials of medical device decontamination

This year’s Study Day will cover some of the challenges we face in trying to improve compliance and strategies for overcoming barriers to safe and effective decontamination. The Study Day is an excellent learning opportunity for :

• Hands-on decontamination operatives
• Decontamination managers
• Infection prevention practitioners
• Providers of healthcare services, products and equipment

Programme includes:
Dr Vanessa McGregor, Public Health Consultant), and Tracey Lamming, Senior Health Protection Practitioner, from Public Health England will describe their own experience of decontamination in a community dental practice John Prendergast, AE(D), NHS Wales, will give his own personal experiences reviewing decontamination practises for ENT provision within the NHS

View study day program


The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust jointly brings you a brand new event - DECON UK 2020.  Taking place on 28 April at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, DECONUK UK will bring you the latest in the field with renowned speakers and a large exhibition.

Who should attend?

This event will be relevant to sterile services managers, decontamination leads, GPs, theatre nurses, infection control and endoscopy staff.

This conference is free to attend and places are limited so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Register Here


Wednesday 16th September at 1630h via HIS conference facilities (ZOOM).


FIS/HIS International

The Federation of Infection Societies conference is a multi-theme, international conference that attracts over 700 delegates. It is a must-attend event for those working in infection prevention and control, infectious diseases, clinical microbiology and biomedical science.

Registration and fees

60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

Our 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting was postponed from March 2020 to October 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak. With the pandemic uncertainties that still face us, and the continuing pressures our healthcare industry faces, we have made the decision to regretfully move the date to Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th March 2021 (at the same venue, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Stratford Upon Avon).

We will be reviewing our program however we wish to maintain the content as far as possible and the Committee are in the process of finalising the speaker availability and ASM program and full details will be communicated over the coming weeks.

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The 2021 CSC Annual Scientific Meeting will feature:

  • The Annual Kelsey Lecture, The Story of Decontamination in Endoscopy - Gluteraldyhyde and Beyond. Presented by Dr Helen Griffiths, Decontamination Advisor for the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)
  • The debate – to be or not to be? do AE(D)s have a long-term future? Wayne Spencer and Sulisti Holmes come face to face – a spectacle not to be missed!
  • CJD guidance update: changing our approach to device processing, including Dr K Sinka, CJD Lead, Public Health England
  • A focus on environmental issues relative to decontamination of medical devices
  • Water quality testing, the complete life-cycle – or is it? Dr David Jenkins, Consultant Medical Microbiologist and Lead Infection Control Doctor at Leicester Royal Infirmary
  • Decontamination equipment testing – a step too far?


This event is perfect for all individuals with an interest in decontamination and infection prevention, including:

  • Decontamination Technicians
  • Decontamination Managers
  • Infection Prevention Practitioners
  • Engineers
  • Providers of Healthcare Services, Products and Equipment


This event not only presents the chance to learn, but it also provides the opportunity to network with multi-disciplinary decontamination practitioners from across the UK.

In addition to our conference programme, we are also offering delegates an exciting opportunity to play golf on Sunday 29th.

Please select the package you’d like to book by selecting the number of each package you require:

If you are encountering any issues with the booking system, please download this manual booking form, complete it and email it to [email protected]