Join STERIS Isomedix Services for a TechTeam seminar on topics critical to success in medical device sterilization. In this two-day event, industry experts will help attendees gain an in-depth understanding of the relationship between sterilization and medical device design, validation, manufacturing and packaging.

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Seminar Topics Include:
The Evolution of Sterilization Validation
Fundamentals of Radiation Processing
Ethylene Oxide (EO) Sterilization Review
Materials Compatibility & Selection
Laboratory Services & Techniques
Packaging for Sterilization
Cleaning Programs for Medical Device Cleanrooms

Who Should Attend:
Manufacturing/Engineering | Research & Development
Quality/Regulatory | Validation/Sterilization Specialists
Microbiology | Product/Project Management
Product/Packaging Design | Product/Packaging Engineering
Marketing/Branding | Supply Chain/Distribution

Seminar Schedule:
Tuesday, October 1
8:00 am: continental breakfast
9:00 am: seminar begins
5:00 pm: seminar day one concludes
8:30 pm: reception/fireworks viewing at Epcot

Wednesday, October 2
7:00 am: continental breakfast
8:00 am: seminar begins
12:00 pm: lunch
1:00 pm: seminar concludes

Evolution of Sterilization Validation
History of sterilization microbiology and how we got to where we are now

Fundamentals of Radiation Processing
Overview of radiation and how gamma and E-beam are used. Comparison of technologies, product validation and materials selection, dosimetry, and process validation

Ethylene Oxide (EO) Sterilization Overview
Introduction to ethylene oxide sterilization, standards and guidelines, process challenge devices, parametric release, and process validation

Laboratory Services and Techniques
Testing techniques, laboratory procedures, and laboratory services

Materials Compatibility and Selection
Materials selection criteria, effects of radiation, the chemistry of plastics, materials issues, and qualification testing / shelf life testing

Packaging for Sterilization
Effects of irradiation and EO sterilization processes on packaging materials and packages

Cleaning Programs for Medical Device Cleanrooms
Types of bacteria found in cleanrooms, differences in cleaning chemistries and their appropriate application

*Note: seminar agenda and schedule subject to change

Dessert Reception at Epcot | October 1, 8:30pm
Join us for a dessert reception on Tuesday night to view IlluniNations, Epcot's nightly fireworks show. The reception will be held in a private viewing area in Epcot's United Kingdom pavillion and includes park admission from 4:00pm until the park closes. The reception is included within the seminar fee.

Seminar Fee:
$350 per person if registered by August 27, 2013
$425 per person if registered August 28 - September 24, 2013

Group discounts are available for groups of four or more people. Please contact us at isomedix_seminars@steris.com for more details.

The registration fee includes attendance for the seminar, all materials, and meals.

Payments are fully refundable if STERIS Isomedix Services is notified of cancellation prior to September 24, 2013. Notification must be in writing and may be sent to isomedix_seminars@steris.com.

Accommodations:
A block of rooms has been reserved at Disney's Yacht Club Resort at the discounted rate of $199 per night. Rooms are available on a limited basis and reservations must be made by August 30, 2013. Please go here or call 407.939.4686 to make room reservations, book complimentary airport shuttle transportation and purchase discounted theme park tickets.

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Date: October 1-2, 2013
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Disney's Yacht Club Resort 1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Fee: $350.00