Bookings for the 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting are now closed, but the event is being recorded and you will have the option to purchase the presentation recordings about one month after the event.
Themes include manufacturer’s instructions, decontamination accidents and incidents, mobile decontamination units and endoscopy and dental decontamination.
Kelsey Lecture: Joost Hopman – Sterilisation and Decontamination in low resource settings.
Debate: This house believes that manufacturer’s instructions are restrictive and detrimental to instrument reprocessing
HSIB investigation on sterile services departments: Neil Alexander, Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch, with Elaine Cloutman-Green discussing Human Behaviours.
Mobile endoscopy decontamination units: John Prendergast, Jim Tinsdeall and Helen Griffiths
Dental decontamination: this year we are going to be taking a serious look at how the four nations are approaching this hot topic and the following will be covered: history (Andrew Smith), research (David Coleman – Ireland), updates in Scotland (Alice Miller) and Wales (Ilona Johnson) and a view from the dentist’s chair (Ian Mills – England).
We look forward to welcoming you, our delegates to Newcastle upon Tyne and hope that following our autumn study day that as many of you as possible will be able to make the journey in a sustainable way.
This event carries 14 CPD points for the two days.
DAY 1: Monday 3rd April 2023
|9:00||Registration and refreshments|
|10:25||Welcome and introduction|
Jimmy Walker, CSC Chair
|10:30||Kelsey Lecture: |
The challenges of decontamination in low resource settings
|11:30||Tea and coffee|
|12:00||Trials and tribulations of a DIPC|
|12:30||Corporate presentation 1:|
Assessing transmission risks and use of an Infection Prevention toolkit for reprocessing ultrasound probes
Elise Wishart, Nanosonics
|14:00||Debate: “This house believes that manufacturer’s instructions are restrictive and detrimental to instrument reprocessing”|
Moderator: David Jenkins
For: Sharon Fox
Against: Richard Bancroft
|15:15||Tea and coffee|
|15:45||HSIB’s investigation relating to the decontamination of surgical instruments|
|16:15||Human Factors: How people bring uncertainty to any system|
|16:45||Final questions and close|
|17:00||Annual general meeting|
|19:30||Mike Emmerson drinks reception followed by the ASM Gala dinner and quiz hosted by Mike Bowden|
DAY 2: Tuesday 4th April 2023
|8:30||Registration and refreshments|
|9:15||Corporate presentation 3: Mobile decontamination units: How we’ve supported 23 NHS Trusts with endoscope reprocessing capacity.|
Jenny Anderton EMS
|9:45||Corporate presentation 4: Endoscopy rinse water – where have we come from, where are we now, where are we going?|
Mett Smart, 20/30 Labs
|10:15||Tea and coffee|
|Chair:||Karen Johnson – Mobile Decontamination Units|
|10:45||Mobile treatment units – essential quality requirements or best practise?|
|11:15||Interim solutions – reasons to be cheerful!|
|12:00||Clinical perspectives on mobile endoscopy units|
|Chair:||Andrew Smith – The Alphabetti Spaghetti of Dental Decontamination|
An introduction to dental decontamination across the UK
|14:00||“The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”:|
Not so well known risk factors in dental instrument and equipment decontamination
|14:30||“A Fistful of Dollars”|
Evolving and embedding guidance – factors that facilitate uptake and progress
|15:00||Tea and coffee|
|15:15||“For a Few Dollars More”:|
Dental decontamination in Wales: evidence, policy and practice
|15:45||“Once Upon a Time in the West”:|
IPC challenges, risks and opportunities in primary dental care
|16:30||Close of meeting|
Jimmy Walker, CSC Chair
Thank you very much for your interest, these have now been agreed for this year.
The venue for our 2023 ASM will be the Crowne Plaza in the Stephenson Quarter of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Just steps away from Newcastle Central Station, this is a smart, city-centre hotel with refined meeting spaces, a spa and a renowned gin bar.
Visit historic Newcastle Castle, just a seven-minute walk from the hotel. The site comprises the 12thcentury stone fortress, the Castle Keep and the Black Gate, which was a later addition. You can wander through centuries-old passageways and discover royal chambers once occupied by kings. Displays along the way recount the castle’s history, through Roman and medieval times to the modern day. The city centre shops and nightlife are within a short walk too!
Address: Hawthorn Square Forth Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 3SA
Tel: 0191 562 3333
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: 11 am
The closest car park is Stephenson Quarter Car Park located on Forth Street behind the hotel. Car parking is subsidised to £12 per 24 hours for hotel guests. Please ensure a ticket is collected from the hotel reception to validate your parking token.
The hotel can be accessed from Level 10. Train: From Newcastle Central Station:
Turn left onto Neville Street/A186 Left onto Marlborough/A695 (The South A1M, Gateshead A189, Blaydon) Left at the lights onto B1600 (Quayside) Under the bridge then left. The hotel is on the right. The car park is down the hill, on the left