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Congress Invitation

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate to the 10th International Congress of DAS. As tradition wants it takes place in Antalya with the Mediterranean Sea as background. “Mediterranean” means “Center of the world”. For some, the central sterilization department (CSSD) is the center, the heart of the hospital. I do not want to go that far. The CSSD is an important facility services in the hospital. But it can only be as important as the quality it provides and as the service it offers. Therefore we always have to be 100% committed to the task of the provision of a high quality medical device to the health care provider and by extension to the patient. This is the “raison d'être” of the CSSD. At the same time it also ensures its survival as an independent department in the hospital. This is, in my opinion, still the preferred option!

The history of the Mediterranean region is the history of the interaction of the cultures and people of the lands surrounding the sea. This still is today an important lesson and warning. Indeed we live in times where people and countries are increasingly falling back on their selves, where one not only talks about protectionism but even about the building of walls. It, of course, is the fundamental duty of nation states to provide their citizens protection and to preserve culture, what makes the identity of a people. However, this obligation should not be an excuse for a total stand still in other domains.

Advances in science and technology should be embraced because they provide more welfare and prosperity. Moreover, intellectual progress does not confine itself within walls. The latter is especially the case in medicine where innovation has brought a significant improvement in the quality of life of our patients. Therefore, we must dare to look beyond the walls of our departments. Only by gaining insight and by comparing us with foreign countries we can improve quality of our service in the entire healthcare sector, including the sterilization department, antisepsis and disinfection.
Because we are convinced that this is the path to follow, we also, this time, have put together a program with international flavor. We not only hope that it can carry away your interest but also that it will make you reflect on your own practice.

The grand, heroic background of the Mediterranean Sea is the setting of choice to also try to revive the historical interaction between Asian countries. That's why we extend a special invitation to them. Hopefully you will accept it so we can open a dialogue on the occasion of this conference and establish partnerships for the future.

We look forward to welcoming you all in Antalya.

Prof. Duygu PERÇİN, MD
Congress President



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