In 1999, the EFHSS was founded with the aim of disseminating knowledge about sterilization on the basis of the European norms. The member states of the European Union formed its core membership. But soon it became evident that 'sterilization' does not stop at the borders of the old continent. The interest of non-European countries was very big. Globalization, too, apparently had a forceful impact on the CSSD. The board of EFHSS recognized this phenomenon and took the decision at the meeting on the occasion of the European congress in Lillehammer to reflect in its name this new reality. From now on EFHSS will be known as WFHSS - World Forum for Hospital Sterile Supply.
The big success in Bulgaria and Latvia confirmed us to carry out the "Middle East Workshop" under the flag of the WFHSS.
The Middle East Workshop will take place in Muscat, Oman, from November 1st to November 2nd, 2006.
We would be pleased to welcome you to this event as a participant and a partner.
We would like to give you the possibility, as a closely associated industrial partner, to participate with a stand in the industry exhibition and perhaps to present with your products in a presentation with direct reference to the topic:
WFHSS - Decontamination in the Gulf - The role of the CSSD.
The annual workshop shall bring the partners from practice, science, politics and industry together as kick off to a partnership in the future. We expect approx. 200 participants out of CSSD, epidemiology, microbiology and the medical leaders of the large hospitals as well as participants from the WFHSS.
We are looking forward to your announcement.
With best regards,
for the organization committee,
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Mr. Edward Palmer
International Sales Director, Medisafe Decontamination of Complex / Critical Surgical Instruments
Presentation of Prizes for the assessment of the "Early Bird Award"
Handing over of the "Early Bird Award"
Thursday, November 2nd, 2006
Mr. Reyad Al-Darawsheh
Consultant for Middle East, Bode Chemie Decontamination - the role of the CSSD
Managing Director, Aqua free Membrane Technology Biofilm
Ms. Anke Carter
Quality Management Consultant, MMM Group Quality Management in CSSD
Coffee break and Exhibiton
11:30 - 13.30
Plenum / Podium ISO 11607 - How to translate into action
Mr. Tim Galekop, Director of Global Business Development, Ahlstrom Malmedy
Dr. Stefan Manhart, Development Indicators, Regulatory Affairs, VP-Group
Mr. Hans Wolf, Managing Director, Hawo
Mr. Elmar Heid, Sales Manager, Aesculap
Mr. Michael Fangon, Marketing Manager, Amcor SPS
Mr. Lorenz Gabele, Director R&D, KLS Martin Group
Lunch break and Exhibiton
Ms. Gilian Sills
former Chairperson IFSS Historical Review
Ms. Susan Borden
CSSD Manager , Saudi Arabia Where do we go from here? National and Regional Objectives.
HealthCare Division, 3M Gulf Ltd. Electronic Test System
Mr. Toni Zanette
CSSD Manager, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany
Director Education WFHSS Closing Session
Until 7 October 2006, delegates can book rooms at special rates at the Al Falaj Hotel, Muscat:
Single Room: RO.25.000 plus 17% taxes and service charge per room per night
Double / Twin Room: RO.35.000 plus 17% taxes and service charge per room per night
The above-mentioned rates are inclusive of buffet breakfast at the Coffee Shop only. The delegates may book/register their accommodation with the hotel directly, all reservations have to be guaranteed by credit card. For room bookings at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Muscat please contact:
Al Falaj Hotel
P.O. Box 2031
Ruwi, Postal Code: 112
Sultanate of Oman Tel: (+968) 24702311 Fax: (+968) 24795853 Email: