NZSSA Annual Conference

The Association was formed in 1974 and made a commitment to each year bring together a trade exhibition and international and national presenters to bring the world of medical device processing to the members doorstep.  The Annual General Meeting of the Association is also held during the conference.  This means members have a great opportunity to have their input into the business of the Association while continuing their education.

Conference 2021 postponed to 7 – 9 September 2022

Please visit the conference page for full information on the conference and register to attend. Click on the picture below for the conference page.

Meetings sponsored by the NZSSA

These opportunities are provided for people involved with reprocessing reusable medical devices in any health service organization.  Health service organizations include but are not restricted to hospitals, private practice clinics, general practice clinics, dental, tattoo and skin piercing studios, beauty therapy clinics.

The NZSSA will be providing these opportunities to Association members at no cost (except NZSSA conference for which registration is reduced for members). This is in recognition of the member’s annual fee being returned to education.  Non-members may be required to pay a nominal registration fee for the leaders meetings and regional seminar to aid in the covering of costs for their attendance.  Non-members pay a premium registration for the NZSSA conference.

The following education opportunities organized and facilitated by the Association in 2022 are:

Leaders meetings

These meetings are targeted at the person leading reprocessing of medical devices at an operational and strategic level.  There are many designations but if you have responsibility for running the service, coordinating or supporting staff then this meeting is for you.  Each meeting will have a speaker or speakers presenting on a key topics and the remainder of the day will be focused on discussion on operational issues and networking.

Due to COVID-19 these meetings will be provided online and approximately every 2 months. The first one for 2022 will be held by Zoom in February 2022.

If you have any queries please contact Shelagh Thomas. The programme for each meeting will be placed on this part of the website when they have been confirmed.

Want to join the Leaders contact list?

Email Alison Stewart at

If you wish to be notified by email have your name added to the contact list by providing your details to Alison. Being on the contact list also puts you in contact with other leaders in NZ and keeps you up with meeting agendas and any queries being placed to the group.

Midland CSSD Regional Seminar

This seminar started in the Bay of Plenty.  It has proved very popular and well supported by the Bay and surrounding regions. Unfortunately due to the interesting times we live in the meetings for 2022 are on hold until further notice.

Online Education

Rem System are offer a continuing Education for Clinicians. Over 200 Courses for Clinicians. Totally Free.

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Halyard has an online video series on insights and innovations in the safety and performance of CSSD Sterilization wraps so please click here to view more information. 

The Halyard education foundation is another opportunity for furthering education and understanding of reprocessing reusable medical devices.