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Annual Conference - Columbus, Ohio

The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) Annual Conference provides attendees with resources needed to elevate their knowledge and promote ongoing quality and professionalism within their healthcare department.

Focused on the professional growth of sterile processing professionals and allied department professionals, our goal is to provide everything from knowledge-building hands-on labs and workshops to timely management and technical updates taught by some of the profession's most renowned and respected experts. Poster sessions, discussion groups, and the largest vendor exposition for the sterile processing profession are also offered and it does not matter if this is your first conference or your twentieth: it will be one of your most memorable.

We look forward to welcoming you to Columbus, Ohio for the 2021 IAHCSMM Annual Conference and Expo.

Columbus Convention Center
400 N High St
Columbus, Ohio 43215

May 2 - 5, 2021
(Pre-Conference events available Saturday, May 1, 2021)

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May 3 - 4, 2021

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Call for Presentations

Our Call for Presentations is Now Closed.

All presentation submissions were due by 11:59pm CST, Monday, August 10, 2020.

Next year's conference will provide a mix of educational workshops and presentations to showcase new ideas and methods of improvement within the Sterile Processing (SP) field.

Details on the schedule and registration information will be released Fall, 2020.

2020 Annual Conference - Chicago, Illinois

For weeks, the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) has been carefully monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and its impact on the upcoming IAHCSMM Annual Conference & Expo, which was to be held in Chicago, Illinois, April 25-29, 2020. Today, the IAHCSMM Board of Directors made the decision to cancel the conference due to health and wellness concerns for attendees and the community.

On March 12, Illinois governor Pritzker officially ordered a 30-day shutdown of public events in the state that would draw more than 1,000 participants, and he encouraged cancellation or postponement of all private and social events of 250 or more people until May 1. This recommendation aligns with recommendations from epidemiologists and other health experts regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our attendees, speakers, vendors and community has always been IAHCSMM’s top priority. Cancelling our conference and expo was determined by IAHCSMM as the only prudent option and is in keeping with the Association’s mission and values of improving patient safety and meeting the needs of the healthcare environment.

International Association of
Healthcare Central Service Materiel 
Management (IAHCSMM)

55 West Wacker Drive
Suite 501
Chicago, IL 60601
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Toll Free: 800.962.8274
Direct: 312.440.0078
Fax: 312.440.9474
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