The German Society for Sterile Supply e.V. was founded in Tübingen in November 1996.
The primary goal of the DGSV is to devise a uniform, high-quality standard for the entire sterile supply cycle. The intention is to extend and enhance to this effect the exchange of information and multidisciplinary cooperation with the medical and nonmedical disciplines involved in sterile supply, conduct expert discussions at a national and international level and initiate, develop and support at a European level programmes for education, training and continuing education as well as research projects.
To implement these goals, four expert committees for education, quality assurance, public relations and law have first of all been formed. The education committee, in particular, is working closely with the European association, the European Society of Hospital Sterile Supply e.V. Specialist training courses for sterilisation personnel, which comply with the guidelines formulated by these specialist societies, can be accredited by the DGSV. The training regulations of the DGSV are outlined in E-DIN 58946, Part 6 as "Requirements for Personnel".
Other bodies of the association in addition to the general meeting include the advisory board and the board of directors. Anyone employed in the domain of sterile supply or who is interested in the work of the association can apply for membership.
Annual DGSV Conference 2007 03 October 2007 to 05 October 2007 Fulda, Germany [ Conference Report ]
Annual DGSV Conference 2006 01 October 2006 to 03 October 2006 Potsdam, Germany [ Conference Report ]
DGSV Conference - Workshop: CLEANICAL FORUM 2006 - 7th International Forum "Medical Device Processing": Regulatory Affairs 01 October 2006 to 03 October 2006 Berlin, Germany [ More information: www.cleanical.de ]
Annual DGSV Conference 2005 01 October 2005 to 03 October 2005 Bad Boll, Germany [ More information: www.dgsv-ev.de ]
Annual DGSV Conference 2004 01 October 2004 to 02 October 2004 Seminaris-Seehotel, Potsdam, Germany [ Conference Report ]
DGSV Member Meeting with Elections 30 September 2004 Seminaris-Seehotel, Potsdam, Germany [ More information: DGSV Website ]
Annual DGSV Conference 2003 02 October 2003 to 04 October 2003 Tübingen, Germany [ Conference Report ]
Annual DGSV Conference 2002 02 October 2002 to 03 October 2002 Seminaris See-Hotel, Potsdam, Germany [ Conference Report ]
Annual DGSV Conference 2001 03 October 2001 to 05 October 2001 Tübingen, Germany [ Conference Report ]
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Population: 82,424,609 (July 2004)
Religion: Protestant 34%, Roman Catholic 34%, Muslim 3.7%, unaffiliated or other 28.3%
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Czech Republic 646 km,
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France 451 km,
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Poland 456 km, and
Switzerland 334 km.