On October 16, 17 and 18, MATACHANA participated in the 20th National Congress and 9th International Congress of the Sociedad Española de Medicina Preventiva Salud Pública e Higiene (Spanish Society of Preventive Medicine, Public Health and Hygiene), held in Madrid.

On Thursday 17, the Congress organised an interesting round table dedicated to sterilization units with the participation of Spanish professionals closely linked to these services and with a high public visibility of all their communications.

Specifically, Dr. Vicente Zanón, Preventivist Doctor, advisor of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine of the VITHAS Group and president of the G3E, presented us with the issues we face with the Biological Indicators. Next, Mrs. Mercedes Garcia Haro, supervisor of the Central Sterilization Unit of the Ramón y Cajal University Hospital in Madrid, gave an attractive presentation on "Assembly and preparation: Those great aspects forgotten in sterilization", with very useful contents. Dr. Juan José Criado Álvarez, professor at the University of Castilla la Mancha and Vice President of CEDEST, spoke to us about the role of Preventive Medicine in sterilization units. And finally, Dr. Empar Carbonell Franco from the Arnau de Vilanova Hospital in Valencia, commented on the results of the online survey on the status of sterilization plants in Spain carried out by the G3E Group.

The Congress had a high number of attendees and during the three days, we were able to talk with many professionals related to the Medical Device Reprocessing Units who visited us at our booth to share their experiences and show interest in our products.

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