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Events

AMDR actively promotes the trade interests of the reprocessing industry, as well as supporting the educational efforts of a wide variety of provider and clinical organizations around the practice of regulated third-party reprocessing.  A calendar of upcoming events of interest:

January 2020

Medline ReNewal: What Medical Device Reprocessing Looks Like Today

The medical device reprocessing industry assists healthcare organizations in achieving their financial and sustainability goals by reprocessing and remanufacturing medical devices for reuse through a multistep process. This process includes validated cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization [...]

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

March 2017

SVN Dutch Sterilization Association Spring Conference
SVN Dutch Sterilization Association Spring ConferenceMarch 17, 2017
The Netherlands

April 2017

OR Today Webinar
OR Today WebinarApril 20, 2017, 2pm
Thousands of U.S. hospitals leverage single-use medical device (SUD) reprocessing as a proven strategy to significantly reduce supply chain costs and the amount of regulated medical waste generated in the OR. SUD reprocessing safely saves hospitals hundreds of millions of dollars and diverts tens of millions of pounds of waste annually in the U.S.

As SUD reprocessing has grown in recent years, new trends have emerged that can dramatically impact the success of a program in the OR – both positively and negatively. This session will provide an overview of those developments and offer tips for how to maximize both financial and environmental savings in the OR. For example, we’ll look at newly published data that can increase clinician support for SUD reprocessing, as well as give examples of contract arrangements that could unnecessarily limit your reprocessing savings potential.

May 2017

8th EORNA Congress: The Colossus of Perioperative Nursing
8th EORNA Congress: The Colossus of Perioperative NursingMay 4-7, 2017
Rodos Palace International Convention Centre

Rhodes, Greece

June 2017

Informa MedTech Summit
Informa MedTech SummitJune 19-23, 2017
Hotel Akura

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Past Events

June 2017

Arizona Healthcare Materials Management Association (AHMMA) Quarterly Meeting
Arizona Healthcare Materials Management Association (AHMMA) Quarterly MeetingFebruary 17, 2017
Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

Environmentally Friendly Purchasing & Sustainability

March 2016

International Dead Sea Symposium (IDSS) on Innovations in Cardiac Arrhythmias and Device Therapy
International Dead Sea Symposium (IDSS) on Innovations in Cardiac Arrhythmias and Device Therapy13th Annual Meeting, March 6-9, 2016
Tel Aviv, Israel

April 2016

2016 CADTH Symposium
2016 CADTH SymposiumApril 10-12, 2016
AMDR President, Dan Vukelich, speaking at CADTH

Shaw Centre

Ottawa, ON

June 2016

Informa’s MedTech Summit
Informa’s MedTech SummitJune 13-17, 2016
AMDR President, Dan Vukelich, speaking at Informa’s MedTech Summit

Brussels, Belgium

August 2016

ORToday Live! Surgical Conference
ORToday Live! Surgical ConferenceAug. 28-30
Dan Vukelich to Present “SUD Reprocessing: A Primer on How Industry Growth is Impacting Financial and Environmental Savings in the OR” (Monday, August 29 3:15–4:15pm)

Chicago, IL

October 2016

CleanMed Europe 2016
CleanMed Europe 2016 October 19-21, 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark
7th Annual WFHSS World Sterilization Congress
7th Annual WFHSS World Sterilization CongressOctober 26-29, 2016
World Federation for Hospital Sterilization Sciences

Brisbane, Australia

December 2016

Biocompatibility for Medical Devices
Biocompatibility for Medical Devices December 6-7, 2016
Sofitel Berlin Kurfurstendamm Hotel

Berlin, Germany

AMDR Annual Board Meeting
AMDR Annual Board MeetingDecember 7-9, 2016
Berlin Melia Hotel

Berlin, Germany

March 2015

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Academy of Orthopedic SurgeonsMarch 24-28, 2015
Annual meeting

Las Vegas, NV

April 2015

MedTech Europe
MedTech EuropeApril 21 – 23, 2015
Stuttgart, Germany
Advancing Safety in Healthcare Technology (AAMI) Sterilization Standards Week
Advancing Safety in Healthcare Technology (AAMI) Sterilization Standards WeekApril 27–30, 2015
Annapolis, MD
IAMERS 22nd Annual Meeting
IAMERS 22nd Annual MeetingApril 29-May 1
Dan Vukelich, AMDR President, to present!

Willard Hotel

Washington, DC

May 2015

EORNA Congress
EORNA CongressMay 6-10, 2015
European Operating Room Nurses Association Congress.

Dan Vukelich, AMDR President, to present!

Rome, Italy

CleanMed Conference
CleanMed ConferenceMay 12-14, 2015
Oregon Convention Center

Portland, Oregon

June 2015

1st Ibero-American and 8th National Sterilization Congress
1st Ibero-American and 8th National Sterilization CongressJune 4-6, 2015
AMDR President, Dan Vukelich, to present!

Columbian Association for Professionals in Central Sterilization (ACPCE)

Barranquilla, Colombia

August 2015

National Conference of State Legislatures
National Conference of State LegislaturesAugust 2015
Seattle, Washington
American Society of Association Executives
American Society of Association ExecutivesAnnual Meeting, August 8-11
Detroit, Michigan

September 2015

Japanese Medical Materials Management Study Group
Japanese Medical Materials Management Study GroupSeptember 8, 2015
Japanese Medical Materials Management Study Group Meeting

AMDR President, Dan Vukelich, to present global pricing and reimbursement perspectives for reprocessed and remanufactured medical devices.

Tokyo, Japan

October 2015

World Sterilization Congress
World Sterilization CongressOctober 7-10, 2015
WFHSS Lille 2015

Lille, France

December 2015

ICI Meeting 2015
ICI Meeting 2015December 13-15, 2015
International Conference for Innovations in Cardiovascular Systems (Heart Brain and Peripheral Vessels) and High-Tech Life Science Industry

Tel Aviv, Israel

February 2014

ACE Summit and Reverse ExpoFebruary 3-5
AMDR President, Dan Vukelich, to present!

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

New Orleans, LA

March 2014

Practice Greenhealth WebinarMarch 4, 2014 2-3:00pm
AMDR President, Dan Vukelich to present!

Greening the OR Series: Single Use Device Reprocessing – Going Green Saves Green

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual MeetingMarch 11-15, 2014
New Orleans, Louisiana
AORN Surgical Conference and ExpoMarch 30 – April 2
McCormick Place

Chicago, IL

April 2014

IAMERS 21st Annual MeetingApril 30 – May 2
Willard Hotel

Washington, D.C.

May 2014

IAHCSMM 2014 Annual Conference & ExpoMay 4-7
Columbus Convention Center

Columbus, Ohio

Remanufacturing Industries RoundtableMay 7-8
Fogelman Executive Conference Center

Memphis, TN

CEDEST Congress May 14-16
AMDR President Dan Vukelich to present: Reprocessing of “Single-Use” Medical Devices: Experience in the U.S.A

Cartagena, Spain

Medical Device Conference – European Regulatory and Market Access TrendsMay 28-30
Hotel Ambassador

Opatija, Crotia

AAMI 2014 Conference & ExpoMay 31 – June 2
Pennsylvania Convention Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

June 2014

CleanMed 2014June 2-5
AMDR President Dan Vukelich to speak!

Global Center for Health Innovation

Cleveland, Ohio

Medtech EuropeJune 3-5
Messe Stuttgart

Stuttgart, Germany

Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) Annual ConferenceJune 7-9
Anaheim Convention Center

Anaheim, California

Medical Device Commercial Leaders ForumJune 10-11
Hyatt Regency Schaumburg

Chicago, IL

August 2014

ASAE Annual Meeting & ExpoAugust 9-12
Music City Center

Nashville, Tennessee

NCSL Legislative SummitAugust 19-22
Minneapolis, Minnesota

September 2014

International Conference on Single Use Devices: Practices, Ethics and PoliciesSeptember 3-4
AMDR President Dan Vukelich to present: Reprocessing of “Single-Use” Medical Devices: Legal, Liability and Ethical Aspects — Experience in the U.S.A

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

October 2014

WFHSS & Central and Eastern Europe CongressOctober 15-18
AMDR President Dan Vukelich to present: The Reprocessing of Single-Use Medical Devices: Regulations Coming to Europe

Clarion Congress Hotel Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

Medical Device Asia ConferenceOctober 28 – 31
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel

Singapore

December 2014

ECRI InstituteDecember 17, 2014
AMDR President, Dan Vukelich, speaks on single-use device reprocessing

Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI)

Philadelphia

January 2013

2nd Annual Medical Affairs Leaders ForumJanuary 28-29
Brussels, Belgium

February 2013

MEDTEC EuropeFebruary 26-28
Stuttgart, Germany

March 2013

AORN 60th CongressMarch 3-7
San Diego, California

April 2013

CleanMed 2013April 23-26
Boston, Massachusetts

May 2013

2013 International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) Annual Conference & ExpoMay 5-8
AMDR President, Dan Vukelich, to present!

Town & Country Resort

San Diego, California

Healthcare Materials Management Society of New Jersey (HMMS-NJ) hosts its annual conferenceMay 23 3:00-8:00pm
AMDR President, Dan Vukelich, to present on “Reprocessing and Sustaining your Bottom Line”. 1/2 day Program with Vendor Fair

If you are interested in a table at the vendor fair to highlight your business, contact Chris Voorhees @ 908-788-6127

Kenilworth Inn

July 2013

Health Forum and the American Hospital Association’s Leadership SummitJuly 25-27
Manchester Grand Hyatt

San Diego, California

August 2013

2013 American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Annual Meeting & ExpositionAugust 3-6
Georgia World Congress Center

Atlanta, GA

2013 National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) Legislative SummitAugust 12-15
Georgia World Congress Center

Atlanta, GA

September 2013

Practice Greenhealth: Greening the OR SymposiumSeptember 4, 2014
Tampa, FL
CleanMed EuropeSeptember 17-19
Oxford, England

December 2013

Veterans Health Council MeetingDecember 10
Washington, DC

January 2012

National Accounts ForumJanuary 7-11
Deer Valley, UT

February 2012

Medical Device Expert GroupFebruary 6
AMDR President Dan Vukelich will be testifying on behalf of the US third-party medical device reprocessing industry.

Centre Albert Borschette

Brussels, Belgium

Novation Supplier SummitFebruary 21-24
Las Vegas, NV
US International Trade Commission Public Hearing on US Remanufactured GoodsFebruary 28
AMDR President Dan Vukelich will be testifying on behalf of the US third-party medical device reprocessing industry.

Washington, DC

March 2012

EPLive ConferenceMarch 1-2
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute

Austin, TX

Federation for American HospitalsMarch 4-6
Washington, DC
MEDTEC EuropeMarch 13-15
Stuttgart, Germany
22nd Annual AAMI / FDA International Conference on Medical Device Standards and RegulationMarch 21-22
Hyatt Dulles Hotel

Herndon, VA

59th Annual Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) CongressMarch 24-29
New Orleans Convention Center

New Orleans, LA

April 2012

MedAssets Healthcare Business SummitApril 9-13
Las Vegas, NV
Spring IDN Summit and ExpoApril 23-25
Orlando, FL
Nursing 2012 SymposiumApril 25 – 28
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Lake Buena Vista, FL

2012 International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) Annual Conference & ExpoApril 29-May 2
Albuquerque Convention Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

CleanMed 2012April 30 – May 2
Colorado Convention Center & The Hyatt Regency

Denver Denver, CO

May 2012

2012 ASAE Association International ConferenceMay 1-3
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Washington, D.C.

Heart Rhythm 2012: 33rd Annual Scientific SessionsMay 9-12
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Boston, MA

Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) 2012May 9-12
Gaylord Texan

Dallas, TX

Ontario Hospital Association presents “Reprocessing Single Use Medical Devices: Weighing the Options”May 14
Novotel Toronto Centre

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Strategic Marketplace InitiativeMay 15-17
Dallas, TX
Amerinet Member ConferenceMay 15-18
Las Vegas, NV
2012 ASAE Annual Association Law SymposiumMay 16
The Conference Center at UBS Tower

Chicago, IL

Digestive Disease WeekMay 19-22
San Diego, CA
Society of GI Nurses and AssociatesMay 20-22
Phoenix, AZ
VHA Leadership ConferenceMay 20-23
Denver, CO
HospitalarMay 20-25
Sao Paulo, Brazil
The 5th Annual Conference on Sterilisation presented by Informa Life SciencesMay 23-24
AMDR President Dan Vukelich will also be a featured speaker for this event.

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

Dublin, Ireland

Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) 43rd Annual National ConferenceMay 23-27
Hilton Washington

Washington, DC

June 2012

2012 Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Conference and ExpoJune 2-4
Charlotte Convention Center

Charlotte, NC

Premier Breakthroughs ConferenceJune 5-8
Nashville, TN
Meeting of the 87th Japanese Society of Medical Devices June 7
Sapporo Convention Center

Sapporo, Japan

July 2012

HealthTrust University Vendor Conference and Vendor FairJuly 30-August 1
Las Vegas, NV

August 2012

Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) Annual Conference & ExhibitionAugust 5-8
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

San Antonio, TX

2012 National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) Legislative Summit
McCormick Place Convention Center

Chicago, IL

Florida International Medical ExpoAugust 8-12
Miami, FL
2012 ASAE Annual Meeting & ExpositionAugust 11-14
Dallas Convention Center

Dallas, TX

Hospital O.R. and Surgery Center ConferenceAugust 13-15
St. Louis, MO

September 2012

Fall IDN Summit and ExpoSeptember 11-13
Phoenix, AZ
CleanMed Europe 2012September 26-28
Slagthuset Conference Centre

Malmö, Sweden

American College of Surgeons (ACS) 98th Annual Clinical CongressSeptember 30-October 4
Chicago, IL

October 2012

Bloomberg Healthcare Innovations ConferenceOctober 2
Bloomberg L.P. Headquarters

New York, NY

OR Excellence sponsored by Outpatient Surgery MagazineOctober 17-19
Harbor Beach Marriott Resort and Spa

Fort Lauderdale, FL

5th World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare CongressOctober 24-26
Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa

Fort Lauderdale, FL

OR Manager ConferenceOctober 24-26
Caesar’s Palace

Las Vegas, NV

November 2012

Strategic Marketplace InitiativeNovember 6-8
Phoenix, AZ
Medical Devices Summit EuropeNovember 13-14
Ballsbridge Hotel

Dublin, Ireland

Environmental Excellence in Health Care ConferenceNovember 14
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Baltimore, MD

MEDICANovember 14-17
Dusseldorf, Germany
Medical Device Leaders ForumNovember 28-30
Berlin, Germany

April 2011

CleanMed 2011April 6-8, 2011
AMDR will speak at the annual CleanMed conference in Phoenix, April 6-8, 2011. On Wednesday, April 6, Dan Vukelichof AMDR, will speak with Jose Cardenas of the American Nurses Association and Lars Thording of Ascent, a Stryker Sustainability Solution on “Reprocesing and Healthcare Sustainability.” Full conference agenda.

Phoenix, AZ

Morgan Stanley Medical Device SummitApril 8, 2011
AMDR will speak at Morgan Stanley’s Medical Device Summit in Manhattan April 8, 2011. The event will feature a panel discussion focusing on the major macro trends that are affecting the medical device industry. AMDR will be there to show how FDA-regulated reprocessing had lowered healthcare costs, reduced hospital waste and promotes competition in the healthcare marketplace.
Special Processing of Medical Devices Symposium and Anniversary CelebrationApril 27, 2011
AMDR is proud to part-take in the 15th Anniversary and Special Processing of Medical Devices (in German) Symposium in Mannheim, Germany, April 27, 2011 in conjunction with the 77th annual meeting of the German Society of Cardiology. Former German Minister of Health A. Fischer and Dr. C. Jaekel will speak. AMDR congratulates Vanguard (Berlin) on its anniversary and it’s commitment to providing financially and environmentally sustainable reprocessing services in Europe.
European Medical Travel Conference 2011April 27-29
MTC will meet in Barcelona April 27-29, 2011 and AMDR will be there to discuss how lower-cost, environmentally-responsible reprocessed medical devices are helping to contain worldwidespiraling healthcare costs.

May 2011

MedCon Medical Device Conference 2011 May 3-6
MedCon host’s the Medical Device Conference 2011 in Cincinnati May 3-6 at Xavier University. AMDR will join the global medical device community to discuss the most pressing issues facing the medical device industry.
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumention (AAMI) Sterilization Standards MeetingsMay 16-18, 2011
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumention (AAMI) Sterilization Standards Meetings As a member of the Technical Working Group for the Cleaning of Medical Devices, AMDR will part-take in AAMI’s Sterilization Standards Meetings in Baltimore.

June 2011

FDA Public WorkShop – Reprocessing of Reusable Medical DevicesJune 8-9
AMDR will participate in FDA’s public workshop on the reprocessing of reusable medical devices, June 8-9 in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Healthy Hospitals: Changing Climate in Healthcare Facilities and InstitutionsJune 13-14
AMDR is proud to participate in the Association of Climate Change Officers event, Health Hospitals: Changing Climate in Healthcare Facilities and Institutions, June 13 and 14 in Washington, DC. Co-presented by Practice Greenhealth, among others, the event includes discussions examining opportunities to modernize healthcare institutions and facilities with respect to energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and improved patient response.
ABA’s Physician-Legal Issues ConferenceJune 16-17, 2011
The American Bar Association’s Physician-Legal Issues Conference will be held in Chicago June 16 and 17, 2011 at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. The forum is to address how healthcare reform will impact the current business of healthcare for physicians.
HTAi 2011June 27-29, 2011
The Health Technology Assessment Internation (HTAi) will hold its HTA for Health Systems Sustainability conference in Rio de Janeiro, June 27-29, 2011. AMDR believes reprocessing can address the challenge of sustainability in healthcare internationally, and encourages HTAi to promote further economic research into the potential savings.

August 2011

American Society of Association Executives August 6-9, 2011
The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) will hold its Annual Meeting and Expo in St. Louis, August 6-9.
Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM)August 7-10, 2011
AMDR members will exhibit at AHRMM’s annual conference in Boston August 7-10.
National Conference of State LegislaturesAugust 8-11, 2011
The National Conference of State Legislatures will hold its annual Legislature Summit in San Antonio, August 8-11. As always, AMDR will be there to make sure state legislators know that reprocessing, while not THE solution to rising healthcare costs, is a critical piece of the overall puzzle.

September 2011

FDA Public Workshop – Unique Device Identification (UDI) for Postmarket Surveillance and ComplianceSeptember 12-13, 2011
This meeting will be held September 12-13 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, MD. The purpose of this workshop is to engage multiple stakeholders to obtain information and comments on issues confronting the effective and efficient incorporation of UDIs into appropriate data sets, to identify barriers and incentives to their adoption and use, and to understand the best solutions and practices to resolve open issues.
FDA Public Meeting – Recommendations Proposed in Institute of Medicine Report: “Medical Devices and the Public’s Health, The FDA 510(k) Clearance Process at 35 Years”September 16, 2011
This meeting will be held on September 16, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at the Silver Spring Hilton Hotel in Silver Spring, MD. The purpose of the public meeting is to encourage public comment on the recommendations proposed in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report.
American Society of Association Executives, Annual Association Law SymposiumSeptember 16, 2011
ASAE will host its annual association law symposium in Washington, DC on Friday, September 16.
Managing Today’s OR Suite (MTORS)September 28-30, 2011
Managing Today’s OR Suite is the premier conference on perioperative management of the surgical suite. The 24th annual MTORS conference will be held September 28-30 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, IL. Click here to view Managing Today’s OR Suite Conference Schedule.

October 2011

AAMI/FDA Medical Device Reprocessing SummitOctober 11-12, 2011
AAMI and FDA co-host a medical device reprocessing summit October 11 and 12 in Silver Spring, Maryland. This event intends to build on FDA’s June 8-9 public workshop on reprocessing of reusable medical devices. Leaders from industry, regulatory bodies, and associations; clinicians from healthcare institutions; subject experts; patient safety officers; researchers; and others are all expected.
La Asociacion de Hospitales de Puerto Rico Convencion 2011October 13, 2011
AMDR President Dan Vukelich will speak at the Puerto Rico Hospital Association’s 2011 Annual Convention in San Juan, October 13, 2011 at the Sheraton Hotel & Casino.
2nd Healthcare Development ConferenceOctober 25-28, 2011
AMDR will be speaking at the 2nd Healthcare Development Conference in Chicago October 25-28, 2011. An international healthcare development conferencing focusing on sustainable healthcare and medical tourism, among other issues, Dan Vukelich, AMDR’s President, will provide an international regulatory update and discuss the environmental benefits of reprocessing.
American College of SurgeonsOctober 23-27, 2011
AMDR’s members will exhibit at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress October 23-27 in San Francisco.
AAMI/ST, Sterilization Standards Committee (U.S. Tag for ISo/TC 198) and Affiliated Working GroupsOctober 31 - November 2, 2011
As a member of the technical working group for TIR 30, AMDR will participate in AAMI’s Sterilization Standards Committee meetings October 31, to November 2 in Alexandria, VA.

November 2011

European Hospital ConferenceNovember 16-19, 2011
The world’s largest event for the medical industry will take place in Dusseldorf, November 16-19. Medica Congress, the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE) and the Gesellschaft Deutscher Krankenhaustag (GDK) will hold their Congresses together in the first joint European Hospital Conference.

December 2011

The Association for Healthcare Risk Management of New York, Inc. (AHRMNY)December 8, 2011
AMDR President Dan Vukelich will give a presentation to AHRMNY members and interested parties on the “History and Recent Developments in the Reprocessing of Single Use Devices” at a half-day conference on December 8, to be held in the Einhorn Auditorium on the Lenox Hill Hospital campus in New York, NY.