Annual Conference of the Infection Prevention Society, Manchester, England, 18 – 20 September 2017 The British Infection Prevention Society held its jubilee conference in Manchester. The delegates were able to choose from a varied block of topics in accordance with their professional background and level of knowledge. For example, there were special sessions on domiciliary care and for dentistry personnel, and as always also talks aimed at those who were “New to Infection Prevention”.

Guideline 05/2017

NEW: Guideline compiled by DGKH, DGSV and AKI for the validation and routine monitoring of automated cleaning and thermal disinfection processes for medical devices
5th Edition 2017
January 2018: Open Access Service for the VAH list online
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18th World Sterilization Congress in Bonn, Germany organized by the DGSV and the World Federation WFHSS
The 2nd annual Infection Control, Sterilization & Decontamination in Healthcare Congress was held on 21 and 22 March in London with some 150 delegates in attendance. Graham Stanton spoke about the new English HTM guidance. He said the CFPP document title was causing confusion and needed changing. When discussing protein detection, he said that traditional methods of detection were not sensitive enough. Referring to the TSE guidance and in particular Part 4, he stated that para's C3 and C4 were the driver for change. He also stated that the protein level should not be seen as absolute and that continuous improvement is required.