The Worsley Suite

Worsley Park Marriott Hotel and Country Club,

Manchester, M28 2QT



Monday 1 April 2019


09:00               Registration and refreshments


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


10:30               Kelsey Lecture: Failure of cleaning and disinfection of endoscopes;

   prevalence, impact and (future) solutions

Professor Margreet C. Vos, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


11:30               Tea and coffee


Chair:              John Prendergast


12:00               Corporate presentation 1: The use of test soils and surrogate devices to validate

                                                                    endoscope & surgical instrument decontamination

                                                                    Gary Wright, Steris


12:30               Corporate presentation 2: Risk factor considerations for reusable wrap

                                                                     Joy Markey, Clinipak


13:00               Lunch


14:00               Debate: This house believes that existing arrangements for external audit of decontamination quality management systems delivers critical assurance and value for money


Moderator:       Alison Gee

For:                  David Pickard

Against:           Paul Jenkins


15:15               Tea and coffee


Chair:              Gillian Hill


15:45               Sterilisation of flexible endoscopes: take it or leave it?

Paul J Caesar, Tjongerschans Regional Hospital, Heerenveen, Netherlands


16:15              The medical device manufacturing program – low temperature hydrogen peroxide validation process

Damien Barrel, Advanced Sterilization Products


16:45               Final questions and close


17:00               Annual General Meeting


19:30               Mike Emmerson Drinks Reception


20:00               Annual Scientific Meeting Dinner, followed by Quiz hosted by Mike Bowden




Tuesday 2 April 2019


08:30               Registration and refreshments


Chair:            David Jenkins


09:30               Biofilms and how to remove them              

Dr Thomas Vanzieleghem, OneLife


10:00               Surfaces and surface disinfection: how clean is clean, how dead is dead?

Professor Bill Keevil, Southampton University


10:30               Tea and coffee


Chair:              Karen Tweed


11:00               Role of the Principal Engineer and plans to update the HTMs

Mike Ralph, NHS Improvement


11:30               Cardio-pulmonary bypass and mycobacterium chimaera endocarditis:

a perfusionist’s perspective 2003-2019

John Campbell, Nottingham University Hospitals


12:00               Sustaining the NHS

Rose Gallagher MBE, Royal College of Nursing


12:30               Lunch


Chair:              John Prendergast


13:30               Corporate presentation 3: ASP Sterrad ALLClear – the new rhythm of reprocessing

Damien Barrel and Stuart McGerty, Advanced Sterilization Products



14:00               Corporate presentation 4: TOE probe decontamination and disinfection

                                                                      Speaker to be confirmed, Wassenburg


14:30               Tea and coffee


Chair:              Gill Ellis-Pow


15:00              Evaluation of a new PCD – performance versus protein removal

Wayne Spencer, Authorised Engineer Decontamination


15:45               Registration for decontamination units – onwards and upwards

Fiona Kennedy, Applied Management Systems Limited


16:15               Close of meeting

Val O’Brien, CSC Chair