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Return to SeminarsThe Validation of Sterile Medical Devices Chicago 2018 – September 11 to 13

Event

Sep 11, 2018 to Sep 13, 2018

Price

Early bird: $799.00 per person Registration completed after August 10, 2018 is $925.00

Location

Hilton Orrington/Evanston
1710 Orrington Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

Contact Information

Mike Pizzi
801-290-7524
mpizzi@nelsonlabs.com



Learn how to achieve more successful testing outcomes by attending Nelson Laboratories’ The Validation of Sterile Medical Devices: Sterilization, Packaging, Biocompatibility, Toxicology, and Reprocessing seminar in Chicago, IL. The aim of this three-day seminar is to provide MedTech professionals the opportunity to establish or refresh their fundamental testing knowledge and, thereby, achieve more efficient, accurate, and effective testing outcomes.

Seminar participants will enjoy classes taught by Nelson Laboratories’ and Sterigenics’ industry-leading scientific advisors including Martell Winters, Audrey Turley, Paul Littley, Pal Khangaldy, Matt Jorgensen, Emily Mitzel, Russ Gonsiorowski, and Kevin O’Hara.

The Nelson Laboratories’ The Validation of Sterile Medical Devices seminar is RAPS and ASQ approved, eligible for 12 RAC and 1.2 ASQ credit hours. Course may also qualify for AAMI credit hours.*

Agenda (times and topics subject to change).

 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Introduction to Microbiology & Sterilization:

This course offers attendees an opportunity to brush up on the basics of sterilization, microbiology, and important medical device industry terms.

Speaker: Martell Winters, SM (NRCM)
Senior Scientist, Nelson Laboratories
Member of AAMI Sterilization Committee

Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Validation:

Learn how to develop, optimize, and validate a successful ethylene oxide sterilization process that delivers the necessary sterility assurance level and ensures repeatability.

Training starts with the fundamentals of the Ethylene Oxide process beginning with the history, purposes, and uses of it. The training then leads into the steps involved in completing a validation including comparative resistance testing, the use of biological indicators in combination with process challenge devices (PCD) and cycle development. Lastly the topic covers several of the standards along with case studies and examples.

Speaker: Paul Littley, ASQ, ISPE
Nelson Labs
Member of AAMI Sterilization Working Group

Speaker: Russ Gonsiorowski
Sterigenics

Biocompatibility / ISO 10993:

With 24 possible categories, the biocompatibility testing experience can be intimidating. This course will help you understand the testing requirements of ISO 10993 and how to choose the correct test methods for your product.

In addition to a biocompatibility overview, this course will highlight key terms and definitions, a general overview of each of the test options, and applicable case studies. Lastly, this course will teach you how to categorize your product according to the ISO 10993 table.

Speaker: Audrey Turley, RM (NRCM), CBA(ASQ)
Biocompatibility Technical Expert, Nelson Labs

Chemical Characterization:

This course will help you understand the analytical chemistry techniques that can be used to characterize device materials and evaluate extractable/leachable compounds.

This testing is being used in the industry to evaluate changes made to device materials and processing as well as supplement biocompatibility testing. These test methods are becoming a popular alternative for animal testing.

Speaker: Matt Jorgensen, PhD
Nelson Labs
Chemistry & Materials Scientist and Expert Advisor

Packaging Overview / ISO 11607:

Focused on the requirements outlined in ISO 11607, this course will help you understand packaging validations and how to successfully navigate the package testing arena.

This topic is designed to provide a general background of the packaging standards and what options are available for completing a validation. Several of the different types of tests are discussed along with the purposes and data they provide.

Speaker: Pal Khangaldy
Packaging Expert, Nelson Labs
Member of ASTM Working Groups

Radiation Sterilization Validation:

This class teaches students how to perform radiation validations, review bioburden data, deal with sterility test failures, and understand the various radiation options (gamma, electron beam, and X-ray).

Training begins with the fundamentals of Radiation including the background of gamma and radiation, and key terms and definitions. This training then highlights how and why bioburden testing is completed. The different types of methods for doing radiation sterilization including VD Max, Method 1 and Method 2 are discussed in detail. Lastly, the topic covers several of the standards along with case studies and examples.

Speaker:Martell Winters, SM (NRCM)
Nelson Labs
Member of AAMI Sterilization Committee

Speaker: Kevin O’Hara
Sterigenics

Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization Validations of Reusable Medical Devices:

This training will teach attendees the information and processes involved in the validation of healthcare device reprocessing instructions. Highlights include discussion of the guidance documents, standards, industry trends, and the acceptance criteria including contamination, cleaning, extraction, and residual testing for cleaning validations. Course will also cover how to plan for and perform each of these validations as well as simulated use and end of life testing. The disinfection training will include disinfection classifications and acceptance criteria as well as neutralization, inoculation, disinfection methods and solutions, extraction, and testing methods. The sterilization validations training will include inoculation, parameters for sterilization, dry time testing, and temperature profiling.

Speaker: Alpa Patel
Nelson Labs
Member of AAMI Sterilization Committee

Cleaning Validations for Newly Manufactured Devices and Single Use Implants:

The importance of manufacturing clean devices will be discussed during this course, and how cleanliness should be evaluated in addition to the sterility and biocompatibility of a device.

Topics of discussion will include test methods to evaluate manufacturing and cleaning residues, along with information regarding sampling, routine monitoring, and determining acceptance criteria.

Speaker: Matt Jorgensen, PhD
Nelson Labs
Chemistry & Materials Scientist and Expert Advisor

 

Event Registration:

  • Early bird registration: $799.00 per person
  • Registration completed after August 10, 2018 is $925.00
  • Registration deadline is August 24, 2018.

Lunch and refreshments will be served daily and are included in the seminar package. Please note, however, that the registration fee does not include hotel accommodations.

Hotel Accommodations:

Guests planning to stay on location may coordinate their hotel reservation online. Click here to make a reservation by entering the code NELI in the box marked “Group/Convention Code”. You may also call the hotel directly at 800-445-8667 (8:00 AM- 5:00 PM PST) and identify themselves as being with the group, Nelson Laboratories- Introduction to the Validation of Sterile Medical Devices seminar. The cut-off date for your reservations will be August 27, 2018 (or until full). A negotiated rate of $159.00 per night has been worked out with the hotel.

Group Event Registration:

Groups of three or more may contact Mike Pizzi at mpizzi@nelsonlabs.com or 801-290-7524 for discounted pricing information.

*As with all RAPS, ASQ, and AAMI credit hours, it is the responsibility of the individual to keep record of course participation and materials.

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