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Annual EFHSS and NfS Conference 2006

May 18th to May 20th, 2006
Lillehammer, Norway

NfS - Norwegian Association of Sterile Supplies - Norsk Forening for Sterilforsyning EFHSS - European Forum for Hospital Sterile Supply

This conference in Lillehammer is organized by the Norwegian Association of Sterile Supplies (NfS - Norsk Forening for Sterilforsyning) in close cooperation with the European Forum for Hospital Sterile Supply (EFHSS).


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Invitation

The Annual EFHSS and NfS Conference 2006 is a specialist congress for healthcare professionals in both hospitals and primary care such as doctor's offices, clinics, dentist, etc. Persons with responsibility for or involvement with preventing and controlling infection in healthcare organisations through decontamination of reusable medical devices.

Dear Colleague,

We are delighted to invite you to Lillehammer in Norway to the Annual EFHSS Conference 2006 which is organized by the Norwegian Association of Sterile Supplies (NfS).
Our association has changed its name and it's now possible for anyone with interest in sterile supplies to become a member.
We hope you find our program interesting and we are looking forward to seeing you in Lillehammer!


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Competition

Participate in the EFHSS Conference Competition and win an i-pod Nano. See the following document for details:


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General Information

More detailed general information about this conference, the conference venue and how to get there is available in PDF format:

For information about Lillehammer (sights, activities, pictures, maps/transport info, etc.), please visit the web site of the Lillehammer Tourist Office:

Special Information for Visitors from Belgium

Special information for V.S.Z members and attendees/visitors from Belgium:

How to get to Lillehammer

Lillehammer does not have an airport, but Norway's main international aiport, Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL), is located only 145 km (90 miles) from Lillehammer. There are frequent train departures from the airport terminal, and you can also rent a car at the airport.

Travelling to the Lillehammer area is easy. The town is located right off the E-6 highway which is the major travel artery from southern to northern Norway. By car, Lillehammer only two hours from Oslo, four hours from Trondheim and five hours from Ålesund. If you are arriving by plane, just take the bus or train from the Oslo International Airport to Lillehammer.

The railway station is located in the basement of the airport terminal - easily accessible by escalator from the arrival hall. There are separate platforms for the Airport Express Trains and other trains. All InterCity trains between Skien in the south and Lillehammer in the north (via Oslo) serve Oslo Airport Gardermoen at intervals of 1 hour during most of the day. Travel distance from from Gardermoen airport to Lillehammer is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Train Time Table / Departure Times
Gardermoen to Lillehammer Lillehammer to Gardermoen
17 May 2006 18 May 2006 19 May 2006 20 May 2006 18 May 2006 19 May 2006 20 May 2006
08.33
10.05
12.05
14.05
15.05
15.24
16.05
16.33
17.05
18.05
19.05
20.05
21.05
22.05
23.54
07.05
08.05
08.33
09.05
10.05
11.05
12.05
13.05
14.05
15.05
15.24
16.05
16.33
17.05
18.05
19.05
20.05
21.05
22.05
23.45
07.05
08.05
08.33
09.05
10.05
11.05
12.05
13.05
14.05
15.05
15.24
16.05
16.33
17.05
18.05
19.05
20.05
21.05
22.05
23.45
08.05
08.33
10.05
11.05
12.05
13.05
14.05
15.24
...
04.02
04.20
05.20
06.20
07.18
08.20
09.13
10.19
10.59
11.14
12.57
13.15
14.08
15.12
16.11
17.14
18.11
18.45
19.20
20.15
20.45
04.02
04.20
05.20
06.20
07.18
08.20
09.13
10.19
10.59
11.14
12.57
13.15
14.08
15.12
16.11
17.14
18.11
18.45
19.20
20.15
20.45
04.20
05.20
07.18
08.20
09.13
10.19
11.14
12.57
13.15
15.12
17.14
19.20
20.45

Download (PDF) train time table Oslo-Lillehammer. It takes about 10 minutes with the Taxi from the Lillehammer railway station to the Conference Hotel.

Torp Airport Sandefjord/Oslo (Ryanair, KLM)

Torp Airport (TRF) is located about 10 km from the Sandefjord train station south of Oslo. From Sandefjord to Oslo and on to Lillehammer there are many train departures. Between Torp Airport and Sandefjord train station there are bus/taxi connections and the travel time is about 20 minutes. You can travel from Sandefjord to Lillehammer by train. Please see www.nsb.no for further information. Point-to-point tickets can be purchased on the internet. Download (PDF) train time table from Sandefjord via Oslo to Lillehammer and return.


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Programme

Translation: Norwegian - English. English - Norwegian

Thursday, 18th May, 2006
10.00 - Registration and Lunch  
  Symposiums by the Main sponsors
please see separate programme(s)
B. Braun Medical AB Norway
Getinge Lunatronic ApS
ASP Johnson & Johnson
15.00 - 16.00 Opening of Conference
Opening remarks by NfS Chairman
Presentation of the Committee
Kari Sletten Helgesen
Mayor of Lillehammer Synnøve Brenden Klementrud
  EFHSS Chairman Wim Renders
16.15 - 16.45 University Education of CSSD Managers in Norway Ann Margrethe Berg
Department Manager CSSD
16.45 - 17.15 Education of CSSD Technicians in Sweden Maria Tuulse
Health Care Teacher
17.15 - 18.30 Coffee and Exhibition  
20.00 - Dinner at the Radisson SAS Lillehammer Hotel  
  Free Evening / Dancing at the Hotel  
Friday, 19th May, 2006
09.00 - 09.45 Working with certification - Experience from Sweden Marie Banck
Manager CSSD
09.45 - 10.30 Danish Standard for CSSD Torben Abilgaard Pederson
Deputy Director
MSc, PhD
10.30 - 11.30 Coffee and Exhibition  
11.30 - 12.15 New cleaning processes: Oxivario and two other component procedures Klaus Roth
Managing Director
12.15 - 13.00 "Our own cleaning ecperiences and its Parameters - The Value of Ultrasound Thomas Fengler
Dr. Med. Dipl.-Ing.
13.00 - 14.30 Lunch and Exhibition  
14.30 - 15.15 "Experience of soil test use in two French hospitals: Hollow instrumentation and detergent validation" Anne Jacolot, Pharmacist
Manager of CSSD
Damien Talon, Pharmacist
Department Manager CSSD
15.15 - 15.45 Combi load experiences - a manager's view
Validation of Combi load
Heidi Garberg Gule
Department Manager CSSD
15.45 - 16.30 Textile technology - fundamental principles Elise Kulseth
Quality Manager
  A change from disposable to reusable textiles in the OR - experiences from a Norwegian University Hospital Anne Mette Koch
Health Protection Nurse
16.30 - 17.15 Job Satisfaction. Motivation. Confidence in CSSD workers. Dr. Sverre Fauske
Special Adviser HR Dep.
17.15 - 18.30 Coffee and Exhibition  
18.00 - Annual General Meeting NfS  
19.30 Apperitif  
20.00 - Gala Dinner, Dinner Show and Dancing  
Saturday, 20th May, 2006
09.00 - 09.45 Jack van Asten Memorial Lecture
"Standards under continuous development"
Meet your expectations
Joost van Dormalen
Manager Validation & Monitoring
09.45 - 10.00 Medisafe Ultrasound Desinfector Lawrence Dawson
10.00 - 10.15 Use of radiolabeled protein for detection of contamination of minimal invasive surgical instruments before and after cleaning and disinfection Diana Bijl
10.15 - 10.30 Advantages and limitations of class 5 and 6 chemical indicators according to EN-ISO 11140-1 Ulrich Kaiser
10.30 - 11.30 Coffee and Exhibition  
11.30 - 11.45 Bowie & Dick type testing Terry McAuley
11.45 - 12.00 Loan instruments, an avoidable problem Cornelia Hugo
12.00 - 12.15 Transparency of expenses by recording, calculation and billing of CSSD service Toni Zanette
12.15 - 12.45 "Humour at Work"
Sense of humour as working tool - clinical aspects
Kyrre Sæther
Head Nurse / Author
12.45 - Austria: Presentation of the Annual EFHSS Conference 2007  
13.15 Close of Conference  
13.30 Lunch  

Last Programme Update: 4 March 2006, 13:30 [UTC]
With reservations.


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Call for Papers

Conference sessions will focus on providing new science in the sterile supply field, education of CSSD managers and staff, certification of the CSSD, decontamination processes and systems. Proposals for a 15 min. presentation of related topics are invited.

Submission Deadlines:

Deadline for receipt of completed abstracts: February 1st, 2006
Electronic copies only to be submitted.

Articles should be submitted as email attachments to:


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Registration

Please use the following form for conference registrations and/or hotel bookings:


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Exhibition

Exhibitors please use the following form for exhibition space bookings, conference registrations and hotel reservations:


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Poster Price

A poster competition sponsored by 3M Health Care takes place at the conference.

We encourage you to send your poster and be listed as one of the candidates to the 3M Poster Price of 800 Euro.
Only one application is allowed per candidate.
The deadline for the registration of posters is April 10th, 2006

Information, Instructions and Application Forms:


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