Infection Prevention 2019

Infection Prevention 2019

22 – 24 September
ACC, Liverpool, United Kingdom

This is the premier educational event for all those working and interested in infection prevention and control.

The three-day conference will present the latest scientific evidence from around the globe to enable you to recognise, understand and address current and emerging risks. You will learn from experts about practices which are optimising outcomes and increasing the safety of patients.

Visit the website to view the scientific programme, abstract submission information and details of the second Infection Prevention Show.  IP2019 is also hosting two one-day conferences, DIPC Day 2019 and Infection Prevention in Paediatrics, which can be attended on their own or as part of main conference.

Full details and registration can be found online:

Annual Scientific Program April 1-2, 2019

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


Corporate Presentations. Annual Scientific Meeting 2019

The Annual Scientific Meeting has been arranged at the Worsley Marriott Hotel, near Manchester from the 1st to 2nd April 2019.

Worsley Park Marriott and Country Park Hotel
Walkden Road
Worsley, M28 2QT
Tel No’ 0161 975 2011

The CSC committee have put together a programme which we hope will be of considerable interest to all
members and this can be viewed on the CSC website: As in previous
years, the meeting gives our Corporate Members an opportunity to make a presentation to the audience.
Four such presentations are allocated in the programme.

Whilst not wishing to prescribe content it is our advice that these presentations work best when
introducing innovations in techniques, research or development work. Straightforward commercial
presentations tend not to work so well.

Where we have more than four possible presentations the committee reserves the right to select those
they think most appropriate. If your company is interested in presenting, a brief paragraph on the content
would help the committee make this decision.

These should be sent to me by email in the first instance by the 8th January 2019 and we will confirm your place by the 31st January 2019.

The club makes a charge of £750 for the presentation slot. Corporate members presenting have a two day
delegate fee gratis to cover attendance at the event (no accommodation included).
Corporate Members taking advantage of the opportunity must be fully paid up for the 2018/19 year.

Best wishes

John Prendergast
CSC Treasurer

Central Sterilising Club Events

May Study Day

Our chosen theme is:

Our next event will be the CSC Study Day at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on 17th September 2018.   

“What could possibly go wrong?  Lessons to be learned in Decontamination! 

This is 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.

We are currently planning the program of speakers which we intend to publish at the end of the May. 

The content will be focused on:

  • real life experiences
  • describing the problem
  • how it was managed
  • the people involved
  • the process followed to achieve a satisfactory outcome
  • whether those involved would have approached their challenge differently with hindsight

We are seeking to include information on a recommended way to approach problem solving in healthcare.

This will include:

  • how to define what issues might be evident in certain situations
  • how to determine a critical path to determine the root cause
  • to take corrective action

We know from our own experiences that many of us working across the healthcare sector, face the same or similar challenges, however often do not have the opportunity from learning from each other. 

We hope this Study day will be a catalyst for change in practice to avoid similar mistakes being made by individuals and organisations but more importantly to develop an understanding of what went wrong and how solutions were reached. 

By holding this event it is also hoped that this can begin a process of sharing common challenges faced in our daily working lives such that continuous improvements can be made to patient safety.

You can register and find our more details here