The Central Sterilising Club Annual Scientific Meeting provides an excellent learning opportunity for all those involved in decontamination. With a focus on extending knowledge and improving practice, this year’s event promises to provide a platform for discussion around the key challenges ahead, as well as reflections on lessons learnt. CSJ provides an insight into the hot topics being discussed
The Central Sterilising Club (CSC) holds two educational events every year, both being accredited for continuing professional development (CPD), which is currently organised through the Royal College and Pathologist’s scheme. The programme is submitted for review and an appropriate number of CPD points allocated to the content. The first of the CSC events is a two-day Annual Scientific Meeting which held in the Spring. This year, it takes place at the Crowne Plaza, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 3-4 April 2023.
The event comprises a formal programme of lectures, from invited speakers, and a selected number of corporate presentations, which combine to cover a broad range of hot topics. It also includes the ‘Kelsey Lecture’ which was established in 1980 through a donation made by Dr. Jos Kelsey to enable a guest lecturer of international repute to be invited to speak at the conference
This year, the Kelsey Lecture covers: ‘Sterilisation and decontamination in low resource settings: Tales from the frontline’, presented by Joost Hopman, a medical director and consultant microbiologist at the Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands. Hopman acts as a consultant for Doctors without Borders (Médecins sans Frontières) Amsterdam. He is an advisory board member of the Infection Control African Network (ICAN) and a board member of the Dutch IPC section of the Netherlands Society of Medical Microbiology (NVMM).
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