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Medical Devices Forum – October 2016

Standards Australia

Standards Australia has collaborated with the Medical Technology Association of
Australia to facilitate a discussion on international standards in the area of medical

In line with our mission to develop contemporary, internationally‐aligned Standards and
our commitment to simplifying our processes (making things Simpler | Faster | Better
for our stakeholders), we have taken steps to streamline identical (direct text) adoption
of international standards.

Standards Australia will now accept and assess proposals for identical adoptions of
international standards at any time throughout the year, even outside of our twiceyearly
Project Prioritisation Rounds. This only applies to identical adoptions without
modifications to the text. Proposals to adopt international standards with modifications
will have to go through the Project Prioritisation process.

All proposals will still be assessed against the criteria of net benefit and stakeholder
support. Further information may be found on the “Proposing a Project” page on our

Click here to view the Medical Devices Forum Presentation PDF

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Loan Surgical Instruments Survey

Dayane Costa is a PhD student at Macquarie Uni in NSW they are conducting a survey of ‘Loan Surgical Instruments’ and require our assistant to help collate the information.

This may have some advantages for our industry for when receiving, processing and despatching loans sets. Please take a moment to participate in this survey.

You are invited to participate in a study investigating protocols associated with supply of heat resistant surgical instruments used in orthopaedic surgery. As orthopaedic instruments are very expensive, many surgeries are conducted using loaner instruments.

The purpose of the study is to determine the role companies play in supply and reprocessing of loaner orthopaedic instruments. We aim to evaluate the processes your company is involved in when loaning surgical instruments used in orthopedic implant surgeries to hospitals. We will determine the process of inputs and outputs and quality control used by your company when reprocessing instruments and supplying them to hospitals. If you decide to participate, you will be required to fill out a questionnaire which asks questions on the input and output flow of instruments.


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WFHSS 17th World Sterilization Congress 26-29 October 2016 BRISBANE Australia


In 2016 Brisbane, Australia will host the annual Congress of the World Federation for Hospital Sterilization Sciences from 26 – 29 October, 2016 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Visit the official congress website for more information.

For the first time ever the world of Sterilization will travel to the land down under, because in 2016 Brisbane, Australia will host the annual Congress of the World Federation for Hospital Sterilization Sciences (WFHSS). The Federation of Sterilizing Research & Advisory Councils of Australia (FSRACA) wish to warmly and formally invite you to participate in the WFHSS 17th World Sterilization Congress in Brisbane from 26th to 29th October 2016.

The focus of this event is to ensure that prominent professionals and Trade partners from all continents have the opportunity to exchange their knowledge and expertise globally. This is a wonderful occasion to share knowledge and technology that leads to evidence-based best practice, standardization and innovation of key concepts. To exchange ideas and discuss issues and standards that effect our profession. In addition, we all have a common goal: the reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices (RMD) is performed efficiently and with patient safety as our priority.

It is beneficial to network and learn from people just like yourself from around the world. You will find that wherever you are in the universe we all have similar issues, and you will learn strategies to those issues by attending and participating at the Congress in Brisbane, Australia in 2016.

Brisbane has been selected because of its spectacular location, weather, and friendly, warm culture. It is not far from the beautiful Gold Coast beaches, wildlife and theme parks, and the Great Barrier Reef. Just one hour by air travel to Sydney and Melbourne, and little further to Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania. Enjoy alfresco gourmet international cuisine or just cruising the Brisbane River. Whatever you like to enjoy you will find it in Brisbane, Australia.

FSRACA is excited and is looking forward to welcoming you at the WFHSS Congress in Brisbane 2016.

So please take this opportunity to see and experience our beautiful country.

Lynne Noring
President FSRACA and Committee members

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AS/NZS 4187 – 2014


We are pleased to bring to your attention the long awaited release of AS/NZS 4187:2014.

Reprocessing of reusable medical devices in health service organizations

Published 15 December 2014 it is now an available resource. You can locate the standards document by Clicking here to visit the standard website.

Please contact us for more information.

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2015 WFHSS Conference – France


Annual WFHSS and AFS Conference 2015

Date and Location

  • Date: October 7 to October 10, 2015
  • Location and Venue: Lille Grand Palais Congress Center, Lille, France

Conference Website

Please visit the official conference web site for more information about the Annual WFHSS and AFS Conference 2015:

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2014 World Sterilization Congress of the World Forum for Hospital Sterile Supply (WFHSS)

The 2014 World Sterilization Congress of the World Forum for Hospital Sterile Supply (WFHSS) will take place between 15 – 18 October 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Important Dates:

On-line abstract submission open – December 1, 2013


Abstract submission deadline – May 31, 2014

Early bird registration deadline – July 15, 2014

Regular registration deadline – September 15, 2014

The World Sterilization Congress is organized annually as a major and very prestigious professional event for specialists working in the field of decontamination and sterilization services as well as in infection control and all other related areas e.g. at CSSDs, clinical departments of health-care institutions, their managements, universities, governments etc.

For the first time of the WFHSS history its World Congress is to take place in the teritorry of the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) that is presenting large and yet still growing market ever since the change of the political systeme in late 80s and early 90s. This congress will be therefore labelled also as the 1st Central and Eastern European Congress of its kind and will be prepared with a close cooperation with other CEE member associations and its leaders.

More than 1000 participants will be expected – among them many opinion leaders, representatives of important health-care institutions, medical universities, government, and other professionals from the entire world that will have a chance to witness not only interesting and useful lectures and posters but also to learn about new ideas, products, solutions and technologies. Not to mention professional networking that is undoubtedly very important part of such events.

Your participation in this one and only annual event of its kind in the world will hopefully bring you many up to date information on various fields of infection prevention in a nosocomial environment.

More information about congress and Prague, please follow via FACEBOOK.

Official website –

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