C1 | Reuse vs. single use medical devices

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 Presentation: Lowering Your Hospital’s Environmental Footprint with Remanufacturing of Single-Use Medical Devices

Speaker: Daniel Vukelich, President and CEO - Association of Medical Device Reprocessors

Daniel J. Vukelich is the President/CEO of the Association of Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR).  He has been with AMDR since 2000. AMDR represents the companies that conduct a majority of the commercial “single=use” medical device reprocessing and remanufacturing done in North American and Europe today. Mr. Vukelich joined AMDR in the same year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued requirements putting reprocessors on an equal regulatory footing with medical device manufacturers. During his time at AMDR, he has worked with regulators and legislators as they implemented the federal Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act of 2002 (MDUFMA), the Medical Devices Technical Corrections Act of 2004 (MDTCA), the Medical Device User Fee Stabilization Act of 2005 (MDUFSA), the FDA Amendments of 2007, the comprehensive healthcare insurance reform legislation of 2009-2010 and the comprehensive European Union Medical Device Regulation of 2016.


 Presentation: Environmental impacts of reuse versus single use

Speaker: Birgitte Lilholt Sørensen, Staff Representative, Educational Coordinator, Associate Professor, Ph.D. - University of Southern Denmark

Birgitte Lilholt Sørensen has been employed at the former University College of Engineering in Odense in 1997. Birgitte was hired as part of the strategy to develop a master level study in Environmental Engineering in collaboration with University of Southern Denmark. It has been the main part of her occupation since. She has been involved in the development of their current pedagogical principles used in their Engineering Educations using project based and problem based learning. Since the merge with the University in 2006 Birgitte has participated in research projects on environmental assessment of various systems eg. Wastewater treatment methods, waste management systems and single use versus multiple use products.


 Presentation: Reusable vs. disposable devices: Balancing infection control and pollution prevention

Speaker: Dr. Jodi Sherman, Physician Anesthesiologist - Yale University Hospital  

Dr. Jodi Sherman who is a Physician Anesthesiologist, has been involved in sustainability for many years and has had a large influence through her academic work. She is an associate professor of anesthesiology and epidemiology in environmental health sciences at Yale University Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. 


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