A specialist conference for healthcare professionals in both acute hospital and primary care (doctors' offices, clinics, dentists etc) settings with responsibility for or involvement with preventing and controlling infection in healthcare organisations through decontamination of reusable medical devices.
NOTE: Simultaneous translation into French will be provided!
We are delighted to invite you to attend this unique collaborative Decontamination Sciences Congress in London in March 2005 organised by the
Institute of Sterile Services Management (ISSM) and the
International Federation of Sterile Supply (IFSS) and hosting the annual meeting of the
European Forum for Hospital Sterile Supply (EFHSS). The UK has taken significant steps forward in the management of decontamination processes, making it particularly appropriate that this meeting is being held in London. As you can see, the programme content is structured to reflect the many aspects of this rapidly emerging science. Speakers of note have been selected for recognized expertise on their given subject. The topics chosen are of current interest and will enlighten and engender debate.
London offers a wealth of social and cultural attractions which we hope you will be able to enjoy. The event venue is situated in Islington, a fashionable part of town, offering a wide selection of cafés and restaurants.
A full medical device exhibition will take place alongside the conference. It will attract key manufacturers and distributors of decontamination products in the sterile services sector. Exhibitors are keen to discuss their latest product advances in decontamination with you and in return, you will discover new and innovative ways of improving the quality of the services offered by your organisation.
Detailed information, booking forms, and floor plans for exhibitors:
Situated in vibrant Islington, the Business Design Centre (BDC) is one of London's most stylish venues and prides itself on its first class service. It was formerly The Royal Agricultural Hall, which was rescued from demolition in 1981 and fully restored. It re-opened as the UK's first integrated exhibition, conference and trade centre. The BDC is within walking distance of several tube and train stations and is serviced by numerous bus routes. Islington itself offers something for everyone, with over one hundred bars and restaurants, as well as local theatres and places of interest. This area caters for all shopping needs, from its famous antiques mall to its outdoor market and shopping mall. For more details visit website www.businessdesigncentre.co.uk.
On Tuesday evening there will be a pre conference Welcome Wine Reception. This is free to all registered full delegates. All we ask is that you tick the attendance box on the application so that we know how many will attend. Partners and one day or two day delegates are welcome and tickets can be purchased for £25.
Wednesday evening has been left free for you to explore some of the delights that London has to offer. You could go to a show, visit an art gallery or just soak up the atmosphere in Covent Garden or Trafalgar Square. Check out the following websites for ideas.
On Thursday evening the Gala Conference Banquet (black tie/business attire dress code) will be held in one of London's most exciting and historic venues. Tickets for the event have been significantly subsidised by the organisers and can be purchased for only £65 each. To ensure that you have a ticket booked for you, order them through the application form.
All delegate applications received, will be processed and responded to within 14 days. You will receive a map directing you to the venue and an information sheet containing details of registration times, conference events and other important information.
If you are visiting from Norway and/or Scandinavia, then you might consider the following Group Travel arrangement from Oslo to the DSc 2005:
Abstract for Oral Free papers and registration for Posters are invited. The deadline for submitting the Poster registration form is 14th February 2005. Registered posters must be sent to DSc2005 by 14th March 2005. There will be a price of 1000 Euro for the best poster. Please see the following document/form for more details: