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Analysis of the scientific strength of published data on the resistance of HPV type 16 to clinical disinfectants (Myers J et al JAC 2014). [prepared by Dr. M. Alfa; Sept 20, 2016] – Click here for full paper!


October 9-13, 2016 is dedicated to celebrating the necessary duties performed by qualified Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) technicians across Canada to deliver quality processed devices to their customers.

MRD Week is an opportunity for every MDR technician and manager to plan an open house, or a tour of your department, with the goal to educate staff, throughout their facility, of the work involved and the importance of the Medical Device Reprocessing departments and how this translates to patient safety and care.

This week is intended to raise awareness and to appreciate the efforts of these MDR professionals who work behind the scenes and are of vital importance to healthcare provision. If it were not for theses technicians, many front line procedures could not be performed.

Health care facilities require devices that have been through rigorous cleaning and high level disinfection & sterilization processes for procedures that will save lives; with the focus on reducing the spread of diseases and the proper & safe reprocessing of reusable medical and surgical instruments, patient care is of the utmost importance. This is possible because of Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) Departments!

Join us from October 9 – 13, 2016 as we celebrate “Quality You Can Count On” – Medical Device Reprocessing Week!

Individual facilities may choose to celebrate another convenient week within the month of October and that is okay, we welcome your ideas for celebrating to share with colleagues across our association!

Future dates:

  • October 8 – 14, 2017
  • October 8 – 12, 2018


The World Federation For Hospital Sterilisation Sciences (WFHSS) is willing to establish a special day to celebrate the CSSDs and their staffs all over the world; the date is 10th April (birthday of the new World Federation). We count on you to spread this information in your associations, in your hospitals to improve the recognition of our work!
For instance a open house presentation could be organized….