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Within the walls of the Sterile Processing (SP) department, care and perspiration bridge the gap between skill and precision - and between hope and assuredness. The SP professionals hard at work every day strive and challenge themselves to make informed decisions that impact the patients whose lives are in their hands. SP professionals deserve the best education and that is what drives us to bring you access to industry experts, innovative products and services and the opportunity to interact with professionals who, like you, make a difference where it matters most - in the homes of people in their communities.


Join us in Columbus, Ohio! The state capitol is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation and is known for its wide variety of culinary and cultural attractions, public art on display throughout the city, and its warm and welcoming atmosphere.  We invite you to this vibrant and charming city to fuel your passion and commitment to the SP industry and bring home knowledge and insights to help your department succeed. 


The 2021 IAHCSMM Annual Conference & Expo theme is Great Expectations – Together Toward a Stronger Sterile Processing Future. Whatever your goals are for attending this conference, we are ready to help you meet them by offering educational topics taught by both industry leading experts and up-and-coming thought leaders. You'll discover new technology and innovations in products and services shown in the only Expo dedicated entirely to the SP profession. Meet and mingle with your fellow SP professionals, engage in problem-solving and best practice discussions, and stimulate new ideas and creative ways to better meet the needs of your customers and patients when you return home. 


We are planning an innovative approach to our can’t-miss event: one that marries safety and social distancing needs with attendees’ eagerness to network and attain industry-leading education in an in-person setting. The in-person Conference & Expo in Columbus, Ohio, is being planned for Saturday, Oct. 9 through Monday, Oct. 11, and then the conference repeats Tuesday, Oct. 12 through Thursday, Oct. 14 (so just pick the dates you wish to attend). And if an online Conference & Expo is your preference, we’ll also be offering a virtual option for attendees and exhibitors. IAHCSMM will continue to monitor, prepare for and communicate to you any safety requirements by the state, city, convention center and partnering hotels.

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