Thursday, October 11, 2018
Pre conference Education Day

0800-1130 Concurrent (3) Education Sessions

  1. Certification Exam Success: Improving Your Score on the CSA Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Exam, Barbara Bolding
  2. What’s new with CSA Standards (Higher level view explanation), Technical Committee Members, Colleen Landers, Sylvia Cleaver, Gale Schultz
  3. Practical Toolkits in MDR – LEAN by Shelley Oldham ; Using Audit Tools in MDR by Kelly Bell; Medical Device Reprocessing in a Mobile Unit by Stephenie Naugler
0930-1000 Refreshment Break
1130-1230 Lunch
1230-1615 Learning Annexes ( 24 sessions over 6 concurrent time slots):
Corporate Sponsors driven education on new concepts & products
1700-1900 Welcome – Opening Reception


Friday, October 12, 2018

0700-0800 Breakfast
0815-0900 Welcome – Opening Ceremonies – Merlee
Steele-Rodway, CAMDR President
0900-1030 Opening Keynote Speaker: Meg Soper
1030-1100 Refreshment Break
1100-1200 Featured Speaker Endoscope reprocessing – paradigm shift, Dr. Michelle Alfa
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1400 Concurrent sessions – Quality System Approach

  1. How do you ensure endoscope reprocessing – quality approach, Dr. Michelle Alfa
  2. Performance Qualification (Product & process),       Linda Jakeman
1415-1500 Featured SpeakerImportance of Water QualityDr. Herbert Kaiser
1500-1515 Refreshment Break
1515-1600 Featured SpeakerBiofilm – Myths & Risks, Dr. Gerry McDonnell
1615-1700 Expert PanelDr. Michelle Alfa, Dr. Gerry McDonnell, Dr. Herbert Kaiser, Linda Jakeman
1800-1900 Bus to Cunard Center
1800-1930 Cocktail Reception with Exhibits (cash bar)
1930-2300 Pirate Theme – Banquet Dinner & Social
2200-2330 Bus back to Marriott Halifax Harbourfront


Saturday, October 13, 2018

0700-0800 Breakfast
0800-0815 Welcome Back – Dianne Trudeau, CAMDR Conference Chair
0820-0920 Concurrent Sessions

  1. “We Do No Harm”, Stephen Kovac
  2. Inspection of endoscopes: how to interpret findings, Mary Ann Drosnock
0930-1015 Concurrent Sessions

  1. Are You Ready for Competency Assessment? Sue Lafferty
  2. Changing Behaviors and Infection Prevention and Control, Barley Chironda
1030-1100 Bus to Cunard Center
1100-1630 Vendor Exhibition
1200-1300 Lunch in Exhibition hall
1430-1500 Refreshments in Exhibition hall
1600-1700 Bus back to Marriott Halifax Harbourfront Hotel
1730 Free Evening


Sunday, October 14, 2018

0700-0815 Breakfast & Annual General Meeting
0830-0835 Welcome Back, Merlee Steele-Rodway, CAMDR President
0845-0945 Concurrent Sessions

  1. Bridging the Gap Between OR & MDR, Becky White & Beth Kingsbury
  2. Infection Prevention in Endoscopy, Keeping Patients and Practioners Safe, Cheri Ackert-Burr
0945-1000 Refreshment Break
1000-1100 Q & A panel – Provincial Advisors Thelma
Floyd, Deborah Paget, Pat Quinn & Becky White
Registrants to submit questions in advance
1115-1215 Closing Keynote Speaker: Bill Carr
1215-1230 Closing Remarks & CAMDR President Handover, Merlee Steele-Rodway, CAMDR President