The CSC Annual Scientific Meeting 2024 is a two day event bringing together scientific, thought and practice leaders, who are in the field of decontamination of reusable medical devices and the built environment of healthcare.


  • Disinfection and Decontamination in Healthcare settings – critical aspects of microbial control
  • Innovative decontamination – saves 115 swimming pools, per year!
  • Manual cleaning of endoscopes: Looking ahead to the next gold standard
  • Surgeon’s perspective and patient benefits
  • Challenges of reprocessing robotic instruments
  • Risks associated with decontamination and the built environment
  • The underlying problem with dry surface biofilms on ‘healthcare surfaces’
  • Water supplies in the built environment – what are the risks?

There will be International and UK speakers sharing their experience, research, examples of best practice covering topics from Infection Prevention and Control in the built environment, the challenges of water in healthcare facilities, microsurgery and robotic instrument decontamination, dry surface biofilm research and the challenges they present to healthcare, a section on Education, training and competency finishing the event with The Great Debate: This house believes that “Passionate idealism for sustainable decontamination threatens patient safety.”


  • Decontamination Leads
  • Sterile Services Managers
  • Endoscopy Managers
  • Authorising Engineers (Decontamination) and (Water)
  • Infection Prevention and Control Leads
  • Clinical Microbiologists with a passion for decontamination and infection prevention and control
  • Organisations providing a service or equipment that contributes to decontamination and infection prevention and control
  • Individuals with an interest in decontamination , medical devices and IPC


  • Professor Martin Exner - Hygiene and Public Health at the University of Bonn
  • Fraser Sutherland - Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at Ross Hall Hospital
  • Stuart White - Independent Validation and Decontamination consultant
  • Dr Isabella Centeleghe - Post Doc Researcher at Cardiff University
  • Dr Jimmy Walker - Scientific Leader in water microbiology and decontamination
  • Patrick Dunn - Project & Partnership Manager for Ufi VocTech Trust
  • Lena Cordie-Bancroft -Sector Lead for Medical Devices on BSI’s Knowledge Solutions division
  • Val O'Brien - Independent Decontamination consultant
  • Jincy Jerry - Assistant Director of Nursing in Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) at the Mater University Hospital
  • Paul Kaye - QuigSolutions Quality Assurance Systems
  • Samantha Murray - qualified nurse of over 26 years, an infection prevention nurse of 22 years and decontamination manager
  • Dr Mike Simmons - consultant medical microbiologist
  • Mahmood Bhutta - inaugural Chair in ENT Surgery and Professor of Sustainable Healthcare at Brighton and Sussex Medical School
  • Ellie Wishart - Medical Affairs Manager for Nanosonics
  • Paul Chivers - Independant decontamination and sustainability consultant
  • Matt Fulford - Tristel Solutions

For more information, please contact: [email protected]

  • 08:30 - 15/04/2024 to 16:30 - 16/04/2024
  • Crowne Plaza Gerrards Cross, Oxford Road, Beconsfield, HP9 2XE, United Kingdom