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2019 Sterilization

Understanding Sterilization

Feb 26 - Feb 28, 2019
Albuzzano, Italy

This training course will be held at Fedegari’s Tech Center, where participants will be able to discuss real-life problems while using Fedegari equipment to apply their new knowledge and capabilities.

  • Education
  • Europe
Program Highlights

The course will be held at Fedegari’s Tech Center, where participants will be able to discuss real-life problems while using Fedegari equipment to apply their new knowledge and capabilities.


Three days fully dedicated to every sterilization aspect, from basic principles to validation activities. Starting from an overview of all sterilization methods, participants will have the opportunity to discover the secrets of moist-heat sterilization. Not only theoretical sessions, but also hands-on training with process machines for increasing your practical knowledge.

The course will be held at Fedegari’s Tech Center, where participants will be able to discuss real-life problems while using Fedegari equipment to apply their new knowledge and capabilities. Finally, attendees will have the opportunity to share their experiences and challenges with experts in sterilization and contamination control.


  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Tuesday, 26 February 2019

    Introduction to Current Decontamination Methods

    • Distinguish disinfection, sterilization and decontamination
    • E- Beam
    • EtO

    Coffee Break

    Introduction to Current Decontamination Methods (cont.)

    • ɤ-Irradiation
    • Hydrogen Peroxide: Principle and application in Pharma, Equipment
    • Regulations

    Lunch Break

    Plant Tour

    Coffee Break

    Hydrogen Peroxide Decontamination in Practice

    • Group session with practical examples of correct / wrong cycles
    • Correct placement of probes and indicators for various load types

    End of Day 1

  • Wednesday, 27 February 2019

    Wrap-up of Day 1 and Questions

    Moist-heat Sterilization Principles

    • Sterility assurance concept (PNSU or SAL), D-values, z-values, F0

    Coffee Break

    Moist-heat Sterilization, Load Types and Process/ Autoclave Selection

    • Steam sterilization: general concepts
    • Case studies

    Lunch Break

    Moist-heat Sterilization, Load Types and Process/ Autoclave Selection

    • Counterpressure cycles
    • Case studies

    Coffee Break

    Practical session: How to create the right cycle for a specific load

    Q&A Session

    End of Day 2
  • Thursday, 28 February 2019

    Wrap-up of Day 2 and Questions

    Biological Indicators and Validation – Parametric Release

    Coffee Break

    Temperature Mapping and Practical Sessions Common Loads

    Lunch Break

    Routinely and Operational Tests

    • Vacuum and pressure leak test
    • Bowie & Dick test
    • Equilibration time
    • Steam quality test

    Coffee Break

    Variables Affecting Validation

    Q&A Session

    End of Day 3


Darren  Beckett
Darren Beckett
Steritech Ltd
Maria Luisa Bernuzzi
Maria Luisa Bernuzzi
Fedegari Autoclavi
Annick Gillet
Annick Gillet

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    The participants:

    • Have understood concepts of decontamination, disinfection and sterilization
    • Have understood the principles of moist heat/dry heat sterilization
    • Have an overview of other sterilization methods (gamma irradiation, E-Beam, EtO)
    • Can calculate F and D values
    • Have understood the different cycle requirements for various load types (solid, porous, liquid)
    • Have understood approaches for qualification of equipment
    • Have understood challenges and solutions for biological and chemical indicators
  • Why Attend

    Why Attend

    Attendees will learn how to:

    • Create the perfect cycle for liquid and porous loads
    • Run biological and thermal validation
  • Who Should Attend

    Who Should Attend

    • Manufacturing Supervisors and Operators
    • QA Managers
    • QC Managers
    • Facility Managers/Technicians
    • Validation/Qualification Personnel
    • Equipment Manufacturers
    • Head of Production
    • Process Engineers
    • Process Developers
  • Accreditation


    Continuing Education for Pharmacists

    ACPE PDA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants may sign up to receive Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credits. To do so, participants must sign in at the beginning of the program, submit the provided evaluation forms and mail the CPE credit request to the address stated on the form. Attendees must be present at the full event to receive Continuing Pharmacy Education credit, which will be awarded as follows:

    PDA # / ACPE # / CEUs:
    Type of Activity: Not Applicable

    ALERT   ACPE and NABP developed the CPE Monitor that allows pharmacists to electronically track their continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits. The CPE Monitor will reject any CPE credit requests submitted past 60 days from date of ACPE-accredited activity. Always submit CPE activity claims as soon as possible. For more information, please visit the ACPE or NABP website.
    Continuing Education for Professional Engineers
    New Jersey

    PDA is an approved provider by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors to offer courses to New Jersey Professional Engineers for Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credit. Following the full participation in this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment specifying the number of CPC credits that may be awarded. This certificate can be submitted as verification of completion to the Board for license renewal.

    The credit value of this course is CPC credits.
    North Carolina

    PDA is recognized by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors as an Approved Sponsor of Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) activities for Professional Engineers licensed by North Carolina. To receive a Certificate of Accomplishment specifying the number of Professional Development Hours (PDH) that may be awarded, course participants must request the North Carolina Board of Examiners evaluation form from PDA staff. This form must be completed onsite at the conclusion of the course and returned to PDA staff.

    The credit value of this course is PDH credits.

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Fedegari Autoclavi s.p.a.

SS 235 km 8
Albuzzano, Italy

  • Accommodations

    Training Location

    Fedegari Group
    Fedegari Autoclavi s.p.a.
    SS 235 km 8
    27010 Albuzzano (PV), Italy

    Hotels Nearby

    PDA Europe recommends the reservation at the following hotel. A transfer during the event from and to this hotel is guaranteed.

    The general terms of business are valid at the event hotels.

    Viale Vittorio Emanuele II, 41
    27100 Pavia - Italy
    Tel.: +39 0382 303401
    Fax: +39 0382 25225
    Hotel Website
    Price per Room/Night: 130,00 Euro per room, per night, 10% Vat, Wi-Fi and Buffet Breakfast included, Direct Payment in Hotel

  • Amenities

How to Get Here

By Air

Nearest Airport: Linate Airport LIN

By Car

Transfer per Taxi to the Training Location
Distance: 52 km
Duration: 43 min
Estimated Fee: 88 Euros

Other Options

Transfer per Trains and Bus to the Training Location
Direction: 52 km
Duration: 2h 40 min
Estimated Fee: Check upon arrival at the airport


Registration Fees

Regular Price
Registration Type Price
Day 1 + 2: Sterilization Overview and Practice €1.595
Day 3: Validation and Qualification €895
Day 1 + 2 + 3: Sterilization – All You Need to Know €2.345

All fees given in Euro and excluding VAT (22%)

* For Government/Health Authority/Academic nonmembers, online registration is not available and must be faxed in.

All rates in US dollars. To receive the prevailing rate, PDA must receive your registration(s) by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before the date noted.

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