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Event Registration - Radiation Sterilization for Medical Devices
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Friday, November 08, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

This 3.5-day program covers principles, processes, industry best practices, and industry standards in radiation sterilization for medical devices. Some of the topics covered are: FDA expectations regarding successful submissions and inspections, recalls, problem solving, and risk avoidance; scientific theory and principles of radiation sterilization; and the 11137 series radiation sterilization standards.

Registration Fees:

  • AAMI Members: $2335
  • Nonmembers: $2635
  • Government Employees: $950



Program Outline


DAY 1 | 8 AM-5 PM
Overview of ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11137-1
Microbiological Quality Tests
Gamma - Design & Operation
e-Beam & X-Ray
FDA Perspective Part 1

DAY 2 | 8 AM-5 PM
Process Definitions
FDA Perspective Part 2

DAY 3 | 8 AM-5 PM
Sterilizer Equipment Validation
Maintenance of Validation
Routine Processing
FDA Perspective Part 3
Process Definition Sterilization Doze Method

DAY 4 | 8 AM-12 PM
Contract Sterilizers & Laboratories
Maintenance of Validation - Equipment
Changing Radiation Sterilization and/or Manufacturing Sites
FDA Perspective Part 4



Program Objective

Participants will understand FDA expectations regarding successful submissions and inspections, recalls, problem solving, and risk avoidance and scientific theory and principles of radiation sterilization. The course examines the global ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11137 series on radiation sterilization standards. Participants will learn integration of industry standards with the Quality System regulation, auditing processes for contract laboratories and sterilizers, and radiation sterilization processing, including safety precautions, characteristics, constraints, and impact of radiation operations

Target Audience

This course is for professionals currently working in or with sterilization processes, particularly related to radiation sterilization. This includes design and process engineers, manufacturing and operations managers, and members of research and development or new product development teams. For participants to gain the maximum benefit from this course, it is recommended they have a working knowledge of general sterilization principles.



This course is designed to be highly interactive between faculty and participants and will include relevant real-life examples and “hands-on” exercises from a broad spectrum of medical device products.



Fee includes electronic versions of the PowerPoint presentations and case studies, pertinent FDA documents, and additional references.

  • Event Location
    • AAMI Center for Excellence (ACE)
      901 North Glebe Road Suite 300
      Arlington, VA 22203
  • Hotel Info

    • Course Location: AAMI Center for Excellence (ACE)
      901 North Glebe Road Suite 300
      Arlington, VA 22203
      Phone: (703) 525-4890

      For further information about the hotels near AAMI, transportation, and local attractions, please visit the AAMI website at Hotel Reservation Information

  • Event Notes
    • Substitutions, Transfers, and Cancellations. . . In the event you are unable to attend this course, you may transfer your registration to a qualified colleague or apply your registration fee to a subsequent program, on a space-available basis. All substitution, transfer, and cancellation requests must be made in writing to AAMI Customer Service.

      Send a colleague to attend in your place . . . Substitutions can be made at any time prior to a program without penalty. No substitutions will be honored once a program begins.

      Transfer to a subsequent program . . . AAMI allows a one time transfer to a subsequent program as an alternative to cancellation. Transfer requests must be received by AAMI in writing (via e-mail or fax) no later than one week prior to the start of the originally registered program. (Please note: for those requests received within one week of the program, AAMI will assess a $400 transfer penalty in addition to the registration fee). Transfer requests must state alternate name and date of the program choice. Since programs are not all priced identically, the registrant is responsible for any increases in registration fees resulting from the transfer. No refunds for the difference between program prices will be made should the price of the program choice be less than the price of the originally registered program. Any request for a transfer beyond this one-time allowance will be treated as a cancellation (See Cancellation Policy).

      Cancellation . . . If AAMI receives a cancellation request at least one week prior to the program date, the registration fee minus a $400 cancellation fee will be refunded. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received by AAMI less than one week before the program.

      No Shows . . . Failure to attend a program for which you are registered will result in forfeiture of registration fees.

      AAMI Membership . . . Are you entitled to the member discount? Please call (800) 332-2264, ext. 1214, before you register and find out. If you are not a member, join AAMI for a special rate of $250 for an Individual Membership and $310 for an International Individual Membership to receive a discount on your registration fees.

      Course Confirmation . . . Confirmation notices will be distributed one week after your registration has been processed. You must have this confirmation to ensure course attendance.

      Contact Information . . . Your contact information will be provided on an attendee roster that will be distributed to course attendees and faculty. If you do not want your telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address provided to course attendees and faculty please email AAMI Customer Service. (This does not apply to AAMI's on-line membership directory.)

      Note . . . Please confirm course availability prior to submitting payment and making travel reservations. AAMI is not responsible for any airline or hotel cancellation fees if course availability is not confirmed prior to making travel reservations.

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