PDA 468 Validation of Moist Heat Sterilization Processes

Bethesda, MD
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Please note that this training course has hands-on lab activities. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.

Based on PDA Technical Report No. 1: Validation of Moist Heat Sterilization Processes: Cycle Design, Development, Validation and Ongoing Control, this training course will provide a foundational understanding of sterilization science that can be applied in the selection of a cycle design approach, sterilization process development, process performance qualification and ongoing process control. Hands-on activities will include actual sterilization cycle operations and execution with data review. The class will then participate in brainstorming over possible solutions to challenges. If the attendee can bring an example of the load item, it will be integrated into the autoclave execution.

Participants will also receive a free copy of PDA Technical Report No. 1: Validation of Moist Heat Sterilization Processes: Cycle Design, Development, Qualification and Ongoing Control.

Upon completion of this training course, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Discuss microbiology and sterilization science and apply these concepts in the development of a scientifically sound and regulatory compliant sterilization program
  2. Develop a decision tree to select the most appropriate sterilization process based on the attributes of the load type
  3. Utilize the semi-log survivor curve equation in support of the development and ongoing control of the sterilization program
  4. Assess risk associated with the cycle phases and identification of key and critical process parameters in the development of the sterilization process for liquid and porous/hard goods load types
  5. List the critical elements of process performance qualification

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Early Registration

Register by 25 August 2024

Member Price

$3,149

GovernmentMember Only

$2,449

Health AuthorityMember Only

$2,449

AcademicMember Only

$2,449

Non-Member

$3,779

Standard Registration

Register after 25 August 2024

Member Price

$3,499

GovernmentMember Only

$2,449

Health AuthorityMember Only

$2,449

AcademicMember Only

$2,449

Non-Member

$4,199

See Qualifying Criteria for Member Types.

GROUP REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: Register 3 people from the same organization as a group (at the same time) for the event and receive the 4th registration free. Other discounts cannot be applied.

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CANCELLATION: If a cancellation request is received 30 days before the event, a credit (registration fee paid minus a 200.00 USD/EUR processing fee) will be given. No credits will be given for cancellation requests received less than 30 days before the event. Cancellation requests must be emailed to [email protected].

Agenda is subject to change.

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The following hotels are located near the training course location:

Hilton Garden Inn
7301 Waverly Street
Bethesda, MD 20814

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814

Residence Inn Marriott Bethesda Downtown
7335 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 2081

How to Get Here
By Air The following airports are near the training course location: Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).
By Car There is a parking garage located at the training course location. The fee is $13/day. Please take your car with you once the training course has ended. After 18:00 hours, you will not be able to access the building or parking garage from the outside.
By Other Options Metro: Ride the Red Line of the Metro and depart at Bethesda station. It is a 5-minute walk from Bethesda station to the training course location. Amtrak: Ride Amtrak and depart at Union Station. From Union Station, ride the Red Line of the Metro and depart at Bethesda station. It is a 5-minute walk from Bethesda station to the training course location.