January ended with a shock when we received the news that Anke Carter, long-standing board member of the DGSV, suddenly passed away. Many international colleagues had also known and worked with her for many years. She qualified and motivated many people in specialist courses for the field of reprocessing medical devices. Anke Carter was 60 years old.
While the 24th Congress of the German Society of Sterile Supply (DGSV) was held this year in Fulda, only the members of the board of directors and the speakers attended in person. Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, the audience had to stay away from the venue and tune in remotely to the lectures taking place at this hybrid event.