AAMI to Hold Industrial Ethylene Oxide Sterilization for Medical Devices Workshop

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) will hold a highly interactive, three-day advanced workshop for individuals who are experienced in working with an established ethylene oxide sterilization process but are now challenged with ensuring the continued effectiveness and assessing change for the product or process. The program combines classroom lecture with real life scenarios to illustrate concepts and situational analyses that provide participants with the opportunity to apply what they learn to actual sterilization scenarios.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Improve development and routine turn-around time
- Make changes to product, equipment, process, and sterilizer location
- Determine if validation or requalification is necessary
- Troubleshoot cycle anomalies
- Optimize the ethylene oxide sterilization process

This workshop is designed for professionals that have responsibility for making decisions related to the ethylene oxide sterilization process such as introduction of new/modified products, sterilization process improvements, failure investigation, requalification, and validation.  AAMI recommends this workshop for those who are experienced in working with an established ethylene oxide sterilization process and not professionals that are new to ethylene oxide sterilization.

The workshop will be held Sept. 17-19, 2012 at the Westin Casuarina Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa in Las Vegas.

 Workshop faculty are drawn from an experienced group of quality systems professionals. All faculty have completed an instructor training program to ensure consistency and quality from session to session. The mix of industry leaders, consultants, and FDA personnel helps to ensure a balanced presentation of the requirements and paths to compliance.

The cost for AAMI corporate and institutional members is $1,935; $2,035 for AAMI individual members; $2,435  for nonmembers and $635 for government employees.  Fee includes PowerPoint presentations and case studies; relevant standards and technical information reports; pertinent FDA documents and additional references; and continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. Click HERE to register.