the path that extends from being a volunteer to
professionalism, it is a great pleasure and honor to invite
you to join the 11th International DAS Congress in Antalya,
Turkey on November 27 - December 01 2019.
When we look at the past years, we were dealing with much
simplier facts and problems in medicine. Today we face more
complex problems and they are becoming more complex every
day with the development of technology and advances in
health. While especially global warming and resistant
microorganisms are escalating the threats for health
nowadays, we as DAS volunteers need to work hand in hand for
more effective, more standardized and non-destructive
disinfection, sterilization and antisepsis methods.
The Hippocrat, the pioneer of modern medicine who lived in
our region approximately 2500 years ago, said that giving
health to people is an artwork and that the first principle
should be “Primum non nocere” (first, to do no harm). We
continue this philosophy with standard and rational
approaches. Central sterilization units, central
disinfection units and infection control committees have
become one of the determining factors of quality in health
care facilities. In order to achieve our goal of zero harm
to patients, our applications need to be perfected and
information should be shared in order for using
technological developments in favor of patients.
At the International DAS congress, which will organize the
eleventh this year; in addition to basic education subjects,
many new and innovatory approaches will be talked about and
discussed. World Federation for Hospital Sterilization
Sciences (WFHSS), Azerbaijan DAS Association (AZDAS) and
international participants will make a significant
contribution and provide high-level value to the congress.
Congress will be an important cornerstone on behalf of the
sciences of sterilization and disinfection and will be a
good opportunity to answer your questions.
Hope to open our horizon, we offer our affection and respect. Prof. Gülden ERSÖZ, MD