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Shutdown Recovery and Disinfectant Effectiveness Studies for Controlled Environments

Oct 29, 2019
Bethesda, MD

  • Education
  • The Americas


Please be advised that training course 594 Shutdown Recovery and Disinfectant Effectiveness Studies for Controlled Environments has been rescheduled to Oct 29.

This new training course addresses strategies for development of a “Shutdown Recovery Plan” for cleanroom manufacturing operations after a loss of environmental controls (planned and unplanned). This training course will cover fundamentals of environmental control and present key factors to consider to regain sufficient levels of microbial control after periodic shutdown of manufacturing facilities, as well as proven strategies to address unplanned loss of environmental controls after such events such as power-outages, mechanical failure, structural damages, and natural disasters.

A cornerstone element of environmental control programs is cleaning and disinfection; this training course will thoroughly cover the requisites of selection, qualification, and implementation of chemical disinfectants in order to establish a robust and compliant cleaning and disinfection program. There will be a special focus on Disinfectant Effectiveness (DE) studies including in-house and Contract Lab performance of DE studies, parameters of a suitable DE study, acceptance criteria, regulatory expectations, and tools for assessing and interpreting DE study data.


  • Training courses run from 8:30 to 16:00 each day, unless otherwise noted. An agenda will be provided on the first day of the training course.


Joseph E. McCall
Joseph E. McCall
ADMA Biologics
James N. Polarine, Jr.
James N. Polarine, Jr.
STERIS Corporation

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    1. Develop a shutdown recovery plan, and/or assess the scientific integrity of their current plan
    2. Develop and deploy a pre- and post-shutdown monitoring plan that definitively demonstrates suitable environmental control has been re-established after a planned or unplanned loss of aseptic control
    3. Describe disinfectant cleaning programs for regulated manufacturing environments and assess your own facility’s cleaning and disinfection program
    4. Explain regulatory requirements and expectations in the US and Europe, specifically regarding response plans for planned and un-planned shutdowns, disinfectant qualifications, and continuous improvement assessments
    5. Evaluate DE test protocols for suitability and accurately interpret disinfectant effectiveness test data
  • Who Should Attend

    This training course is intended for professionals who are responsible for cleanroom manufacturing operations after a loss of environmental controls.

    Facilities, Engineering, Validation, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Manufacturing

    Engineer, Specialist, Analyst, Technician, Supervisor, Manager

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4350 East West Highway, Suite 110
Bethesda, MD

How to Get Here

By Air

The Washington/Bethesda area is serviced by the following airports: 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 $12/day. Please do not leave your car in the parking garage past 6:00 p.m. as both the building and parking garage access doors are locked.

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.


Registration Fees

Early Registration
Registration Type Price By September 13, 2019
Member $1,259
Non-member $1,511
Gov't/Health Auth./Academic* $839

Regular Registration
Registration Type Price After September 13, 2019
Member $1,399
Non-member $1,679
Gov't/Health Auth./Academic* $839

* For this member type or discount, online registration is not available, please contact [email protected].

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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