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 programme as at 29 March 2021

Click on the title to open up the latest version of the programme. Check this site regularly for an updated version.

Keynote speaker: Dr Michelle Dickinson

Please access Dr Dickinson’s profile by clicking on her photo.

The Conference Registration link is live! Click on the purple button below.

Accommodation options

The options provided here are an easy 5-10 minute walk to the venue. There are no conference rates being provided so feel comfortable selecting accommodation other than that listed here.

Cosa Hotel

freephone: 0800 842 843

Cnr Colombo and Salisbury Street, Christchurch 8013


Fino Hotel & Suites

freephone: 0800 346 648

87 Kilmore Street, Christchurch 8013


Focus Motel and Executive Suites

freephone: 0800 943 0800

344 Durham Street North, Christchurch 8013


Amross Court Motor Lodge

freephone: 0800 426 7677

61 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch Central


Sudima City Hotel

freephone: 0800 783 462

49 Salisbury Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013

Meetings sponsored by the NZSSA

Secretary: June Isted,

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 will 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 2021 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.

June 18 June 2021 – Facilitator: Shelagh Thomas,

November 5 2021

Both meetings will be offered as zoom meetings to ensure the ability of leaders across NZ to participate. The programme for the meetings will include speakers as it has in the past. 

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

Lower North Island Regional Meeting – WELLINGTON

Venue: Wakefield Hospital Education Centre, Florence Street, Newtown
0900 – 1300hrs

Lower north Island regional meetings are sponsored By Intermed

Provisional Dates:

3rd July 2021

13 November 2021

Programmes will posted on the website when confirmed. 

South Island CSSD Regional Meetings

South Island CSSD Regional Meetings are sponsored By Rem Systems

The south Island has two study days planned. For the programme and venue please click on the links below. Space is limited at each venue so get your name down early! Email Maryanne Coyle to book your place:

Christchurch, Saturday 15 May 2021, 0900 – 1200hrs

SICRM Programme Christchurch 150521

Dunedin, Saturday 22 May 2021, 0930 – 1230hrs

SICRM Programme Dunedin 220521

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 so they are again running in 2021. The next meeting is on its way – Saturday 27 March 2021, Tauranga – Click on the picture for the programme

9th October 2021 in Hamilton

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.

Online Education

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

Click here to be redirected to the website

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.