AMDR actively promotes the trade interests of the reprocessing industry, as well as supporting the educational efforts of a wide variety of provider and clinical organizations around the practice of regulated third-party reprocessing.  A calendar of upcoming events of interest:


Upcoming 2017 Events


March 2017


SVN Dutch Sterilization Association Spring Conference 

March 17, 2017

The Netherlands


April 2017


56th NB-Med meeting: April 11- 12, 2017

AMDR to present at this meeting with representatives of Notified Bodies, of the Industry association and from European Commission.


Team NB logo

OR Today Webinar: April 20, 2017, 2pm

SUD Reprocessing

Thousands of U.S. hospitals leverage single-use medical device (SUD) reprocessing as a proven strategy to significantly reduce supply chain costs and the amount of regulated medical waste generated in the OR. SUD reprocessing safely saves hospitals hundreds of millions of dollars and diverts tens of millions of pounds of waste annually in the U.S.

As SUD reprocessing has grown in recent years, new trends have emerged that can dramatically impact the success of a program in the OR – both positively and negatively. This session will provide an overview of those developments and offer tips for how to maximize both financial and environmental savings in the OR. For example, we’ll look at newly published data that can increase clinician support for SUD reprocessing, as well as give examples of contract arrangements that could unnecessarily limit your reprocessing savings potential.



May 2017


8th EORNA Congress: The Colossus of Perioperative Nursing

May 4-7, 2017

Rodos Palace International Convention Centre

Rhodes, Greece




June 2017


June 8-9, 2017

Medical Devices Regulatory Affairs

Prague, Czech Republic



June 18-20, 2017

ReMaTec 2017

RAI Convention Center, Amsterdam

AMDR’s panel discussion will be on June 18



June 19-23, 2017

Informa MedTech Summit

Hotel Akura

Amsterdam, Netherlands








February 2017


Arizona Healthcare Materials Management Association (AHMMA) Quarterly Meeting

February 17, 2017

Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

Environmentally Friendly Purchasing & Sustainability


March 2016


International Dead Sea Symposium (IDSS) on

Innovations in Cardiac Arrhythmias and Device Therapy

13th Annual Meeting, March 6-9, 2016

Tel Aviv, Israel

IDSS image


April 2016


2016 CADTH Symposium

AMDR President, Dan Vukelich, speaking at CADTH April 10-12, 2016 – Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON



June 2016


AMDR President, Dan Vukelich, speaking at Informa’s MedTech Summit

June 13-17, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium









August 2016



ORToday Live! Surgical Conference

Aug. 28-30 in Chicago, IL

Dan Vukelich to Present “SUD Reprocessing:  A Primer on How Industry Growth is Impacting Financial and Environmental Savings in the OR” (Monday, August 29  3:15–4:15pm)






October 2016


AMDR President, Dan Vukelich, speaking at CleanMed Europe 2016 

October 19-21, 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark




7th Annual WFHSS World Sterilization Congress

World Federation for Hospital Sterilization Sciences (WFHSS)

October 26-29, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia

Conference Website & Call for Abstracts:






December 2016







December 6-7, 2016
Sofitel Berlin Kurfurstendamm Hotel,
Berlin, Germany

Register Now!




AMDR Annual Board Meeting

December 7-9, 2016

Berlin Melia Hotel

Berlin, Germany




2015 Events


March 2015


American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Annual meeting, March 24-28, 2015

Las Vegas, NV

aaos image

April 2015


MedTech Europe

April 21 – 23, 2015

Stuttgart, Germany

medtec image


Advancing Safety in Healthcare Technology (AAMI) Sterilization Standards Week

April 27–30, 2015

Annapolis, MD

AAMI image


IAMERS 22nd Annual Meeting

Willard Hotel, April 29-May 1

Washington, DC

Dan Vukelich, AMDR President, to present!

IAMERS image





May 2015


EORNA Congress

May 6-10, 2015

Rome, Italy

European Operating Room Nurses Association Congress

AMDR President, Dan Vukelich, to present!

eorna image


CleanMed Conference

May 12-14, 2015

Oregon Convention Center

Portland, Oregon

cleanmed image



June 2015


1st Ibero-American and 8th National Sterilization Congress

June 4-6, 2015

Barranquilla, Colombia

Columbian Association for Professionals in Central Sterilization (ACPCE)

AMDR President, Dan Vukelich, to present!

congreso ibero image








August 2015


National Conference of State Legislatures

August 2015

Seattle, Washington

ncsl legislative summit image


American Society of Association Executives 

Annual Meeting, August 8-11

Detroit, Michigan

asae image




September 2015


Japanese Medical Materials Management Study Group

Japanese Medical Materials Management Study Group Meeting, September 8, 2015

Tokyo, Japan

AMDR President, Dan Vukelich, to present global pricing and reimbursement perspectives for reprocessed and remanufactured medical devices.


October 2015


World Sterilization Congress

WFHSS Lille 2015, October 7-10, 2015

Lille, France

world sterilization congress image



December 2015


ICI Meeting 2015, International Conference for 

Innovations in Cardiovascular Systems (Heart Brain and Peripheral Vessels) 

and High-Tech Life Science Industry

December 13-15, 2015

Tel Aviv, Israel

 ICI image

h1 style=”text-align: center;”>2014 Events




ACE Summit and Reverse Expo

February 3-5

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

New Orleans, LA

AMDR President, Dan Vukelich, to present!



Practice Greenhealth Webinar

Greening the OR Series: Single Use Device Reprocessing – Going Green Saves Green

March 4, 2014 2-3:00pm

AMDR President, Dan Vukelich to present!


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting

March 11-15, 2014

New Orleans, Louisiana


AORN Surgical Conference and Expo

March 30 – April 2

McCormick Place

Chicago, IL



IAMERS 21st Annual Meeting

April 30 – May 2

Willard Hotel

Washington, D.C.



IAHCSMM 2014 Annual Conference & Expo

May 4-7

Columbus Convention Center

Columbus, Ohio


Remanufacturing Industries Roundtable

May 7-8

Fogelman Executive Conference Center

Memphis, TN


CEDEST Congress 

May 14-16

Cartagena, Spain

AMDR President Dan Vukelich to present: Reprocessing of “Single-Use” Medical Devices: Experience in the U.S.A


Medical Device Conference – European Regulatory and Market Access Trends

May 28-30

Hotel Ambassador

Opatija, Crotia


AAMI 2014 Conference & Expo

May 31 – June 2

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



CleanMed 2014

June 2-5

Global Center for Health Innovation

Cleveland, Ohio

AMDR President Dan Vukelich to speak!


Medtech Europe

June 3-5

Messe Stuttgart

Stuttgart, Germany


Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) Annual Conference

June 7-9

Anaheim Convention Center

Anaheim, California


Medical Device Commercial Leaders Forum

June 10-11

Hyatt Regency Schaumburg

Chicago, IL



ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo

August 9-12

Music City Center

Nashville, Tennessee


NCSL Legislative Summit

August 19-22

Minneapolis, Minnesota



International Conference on Single Use Devices: Practices, Ethics and Policies

September 3-4

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

AMDR President Dan Vukelich to present: Reprocessing of “Single-Use” Medical Devices: Legal, Liability and Ethical Aspects — Experience in the U.S.A



WFHSS & Central and Eastern Europe Congress

October 15-18

Clarion Congress Hotel Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

AMDR President Dan Vukelich to present: The Reprocessing of Single-Use Medical Devices: Regulations Coming to Europe


Medical Device Asia Conference

October 28 – 31

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore




ECRI Institute

December 17, 2014

Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI), Philadelphia

AMDR President, Dan Vukelich, speaks on single-use device reprocessing




h1 style=”text-align: center;”>2013 Events



2nd Annual Medical Affairs Leaders Forum

January 28-29

Brussels, Belgium

To request the full agenda please follow the link:




February 26-28

Stuttgart, Germany



AORN 60th Congress

March 3-7

San Diego, California



CleanMed 2013

April 23-26

Boston, Massachusetts



2013 International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) Annual Conference & Expo

May 5-8

Town & Country Resort

San Diego, California

AMDR President, Dan Vukelich, to present!


Healthcare Materials Management Society of New Jersey (HMMS-NJ) hosts its annual conference


May 23 3:00-8:00pm

1/2 day Program with Vendor Fair

Kenilworth Inn

AMDR President, Dan Vukelich, to present on “Reprocessing and Sustaining your Bottom Line”

If you are interested in a table at the vendor fair to highlight your business, contact Chris Voorhees @ 908-788-6127




Health Forum and the American Hospital Association’s Leadership Summit

July 25-27

San Diego, California

Manchester Grand Hyatt



2013 American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Annual Meeting & Exposition

August 3-6

Georgia World Congress Center

Atlanta, GA


2013 National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) Legislative Summit

August 12-15

Georgia World Congress Center

Atlanta, GA



Practice Greenhealth: Greening the OR Symposium

Tampa, FL

September 4, 2014


CleanMed Europe

September 17-19

Oxford, England




Veterans Health Council Meeting

December 10

Washington, DC
h1 style=”text-align: center;”>2012 Events




National Accounts Forum

January 7-11

Deer Valley, UT




Medical Device Expert Group

February 6

Centre Albert Borschette

Brussels, Belgium

*AMDR President Dan Vukelich will be testifying on behalf of the US third-party medical device reprocessing industry.


Novation Supplier Summit

February 21-24

Las Vegas, NV


US International Trade Commission Public Hearing on US Remanufactured Goods 

February 28

Washington, DC

*AMDR President Dan Vukelich will be testifying on behalf of the US third-party medical device reprocessing industry.




EPLive Conference

March 1-2

Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute

Austin, TX


Federation for American Hospitals

March 4-6

Washington, DC



March 13-15

Stuttgart, Germany


22nd Annual AAMI / FDA International Conference on Medical Device Standards and Regulation

March 21-22

Hyatt Dulles Hotel

Herndon, VA


59th Annual Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Congress

March 24-29

New Orleans Convention Center

New Orleans, LA

AMDR will be there in 2012 to discuss how FDA-regulated reprocessed devices help hospitals meet cost and waste reduction goals.




MedAssets Healthcare Business Summit

April 9-13

Las Vegas, NV


Spring IDN Summit and Expo

April 23-25

Orlando, FL


Nursing 2012 Symposium

April 25 – 28

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Lake Buena Vista, FL


2012 International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) Annual Conference & Expo

April 29-May 2

Albuquerque Convention Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico


CleanMed 2012

April 30 – May 2

Colorado Convention Center & The Hyatt Regency

Denver Denver, CO




2012 ASAE Association International Conference

May 1-3

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Washington, D.C.


Heart Rhythm 2012: 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions

May 9-12

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Boston, MA


Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) 2012

May 9-12

Gaylord Texan

Dallas, TX


Ontario Hospital Association presents “Reprocessing Single Use Medical Devices: Weighing the Options”

May 14

Novotel Toronto Centre

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Strategic Marketplace Initiative

May 15-17

Dallas, TX


Amerinet Member Conference

May 15-18

Las Vegas, NV


2012 ASAE Annual Association Law Symposium

May 16

The Conference Center at UBS Tower

Chicago, IL


Digestive Disease Week

May 19-22

San Diego, CA


Society of GI Nurses and Associates

May 20-22

Phoenix, AZ


VHA Leadership Conference

May 20-23

Denver, CO



May 20-25

Sao Paulo, Brazil

The 5th Annual Conference on Sterilisation presented by Informa Life Sciences

May 23-24

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

Dublin, Ireland

*AMDR President Dan Vukelich will also be a featured speaker for this event. 


Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) 43rd Annual National Conference

May 23-27

Hilton Washington

Washington, DC



2012 Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Conference and Expo

June 2-4

Charlotte Convention Center

Charlotte, NC


Premier Breakthroughs Conference

June 5-8

Nashville, TN


Meeting of the 87th Japanese Society of Medical Devices

June 7

Sapporo Convention Center

Sapporo, Japan



HealthTrust University Vendor Conference and Vendor Fair

July 30-August 1

Las Vegas, NV




Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) Annual Conference & Exhibition

August 5-8

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

San Antonio, TX


2012 National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) Legislative Summit

McCormick Place Convention Center

Chicago, IL


Florida International Medical Expo

August 8-12

Miami, FL


2012 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition

August 11-14

Dallas Convention Center

Dallas, TX


Hospital O.R. and Surgery Center Conference

August 13-15

St. Louis, MO




Fall IDN Summit and Expo

September 11-13

Phoenix, AZ


CleanMed Europe 2012

September 26-28

Slagthuset Conference Centre

Malmö, Sweden


American College of Surgeons (ACS) 98th Annual Clinical Congress

September 30-October 4

Chicago, IL




Bloomberg Healthcare Innovations Conference

October 2

Bloomberg L.P. Headquarters

New York, NY


OR Excellence sponsored by Outpatient Surgery Magazine

October 17-19

Harbor Beach Marriott Resort and Spa

Fort Lauderdale, FL


5th World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress

October 24-26

Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa

Fort Lauderdale, FL


OR Manager Conference

October 24-26

Caesars Palace

Las Vegas, NV




Strategic Marketplace Initiative

November 6-8

Phoenix, AZ


Medical Devices Summit Europe

November 13-14

Ballsbridge Hotel

Dublin, Ireland


Environmental Excellence in Health Care Conference

November 14

University of Maryland School of Nursing

Baltimore, MD



November 14-17

Dusseldorf, Germany


Medical Device Leaders Forum

November 28-30

Berlin, Germany

Request An Event Agenda




h1 style=”text-align: center;”>2011 Events


CleanMed 2011  AMDR will speak at the annual CleanMed conference in Phoenix, April 6-8, 2011.  On Wednesday, April 6, Dan Vukelichof AMDR, will speak with Jose Cardenas of the American Nurses Association and Lars Thording of Ascent, a Stryker Sustainability Solution on “Reprocesing and Healthcare Sustainability.”  Full conference agenda.

Morgan Stanley Medical Device Summit   AMDR will speak at Morgan Stanley’s Medical Device Summit in Manhattan April 8, 2011.  The event will feature a panel discussion focusing on the major macro trends that are affecting the medical device industry.  AMDR will be there to show how FDA-regulated reprocessing had lowered healthcare costs, reduced hospital waste and promotes competition in the healthcare marketplace.

Special Processing of Medical Devices Symposium and Anniversary Celebration AMDR is proud to part-take in the 15th Anniversary and Special Processing of Medical Devices (in German) Symposium in Mannheim, Germany, April 27, 2011 in conjunction with the 77th annual meeting of the German Society of Cardiology.  Former German Minister of Health A. Fischer and Dr. C. Jaekel will speak.  AMDR congratulates Vanguard (Berlin) on its anniversary and it’s commitment to providing financially and environmentally sustainable reprocessing services in Europe.

European Medical Travel Conference 2011 EMTC will meet in Barcelona April 27-29, 2011 and AMDR will be there to discuss how lower-cost, environmentally-responsible reprocessed medical devices are helping to contain worldwidespiraling healthcare costs.


MedCon Medical Device Conference 2011    MedCon host’s the Medical Device Conference 2011 in Cincinnati May 3-6 at Xavier University.  AMDR will join the global medical device community to discuss the most pressing issues facing the medical device industry.

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumention (AAMI) Sterilization Standards Meetings As a member of the Technical Working Group for the Cleaning of Medical Devices, AMDR will part-take in AAMI’s Sterilization Standards Meetingsin Baltimore May 16-18, 2011.


FDA Public WorkShop – Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices AMDR will participate in FDA’s public workshop on the reprocessing of reusable medical devices, June 8-9 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Healthy Hospitals: Changing Climate in Healthcare Facilities and Institutions AMDR is proud to participate in the Association of Climate Change Officers event, Health Hospitals: Changing Climate in Healthcare Facilities and Institutions, June 13 and 14 in Washington, DC.  Co-presented by Practice Greenhealth, among others, the event includes discussions examining opportunities to modernize healthcare institutions and facilities with respect to energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and improved patient response.

ABA’s Physician-Legal Issues Conference The American Bar Association’s Physician-Legal Issues Conference will be held in Chicago June 16 and 17, 2011 at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  The forum is to address how healthcare reform will impact the current business of healthcare for physicians.

HTAi 2011 The Health Technology Assessment Internation (HTAi) will hold its HTA for Health Systems Sustainability conference in Rio de Janeiro, June 27-29, 2011.  AMDR believes reprocessing can address the challenge of sustainability in healthcare internationally, and encourages HTAi to promote further economic research into the potential savings.


American Society of Association Executives The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) will hold its Annual Meeting and Expo in St. Louis, August 6-9.

Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM)  AMDR members will exhibit at AHRMM’s annual conference in Boston August 7-10.

National Conference of State Legislatures  The National Conference of State Legislatures will hold its annual Legislature Summit in San Antonio, August 8-11.  As always, AMDR will be there to make sure state legislators know that reprocessing, while not THE solution to rising healthcare costs, is a critical piece of the overall puzzle.


FDA Public Workshop – Unique Device Identification (UDI) for Postmarket Surveillance and Compliance This meeting will be held September 12-13 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, MD. The purpose of this workshop is to engage multiple stakeholders to obtain information and comments on issues confronting the effective and efficient incorporation of UDIs into appropriate data sets, to identify barriers and incentives to their adoption and use, and to understand the best solutions and practices to resolve open issues.

FDA Public Meeting – Recommendations Proposed in Institute of Medicine Report: “Medical Devices and the Public’s Health, The FDA 510(k) Clearance Process at 35 Years” This meeting will be held on September 16, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at the Silver Spring Hilton Hotel in Silver Spring, MD. The purpose of the public meeting is to encourage public comment on the recommendations proposed in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report.

American Society of Association Executives, Annual Association Law Symposium ASAE will host its annual association law symposium in Washington, DC on Friday, September 16.

Managing Today’s OR Suite (MTORS) Managing Today’s OR Suite is the premier conference on perioperative management of the surgical suite. The 24th annual MTORS conference will be held September 28-30 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, IL. Click here to view Managing Today’s OR Suite Conference Schedule.


AAMI/FDA Medical Device Reprocessing Summit AAMI and FDA co-host a medical device reprocessing summit October 11 and 12 in Silver Spring, Maryland.  This event intends to build on FDA’s June 8-9 public workshop on reprocessing of reusable medical devices.  Leaders from industry, regulatory bodies, and associations; clinicians from healthcare institutions; subject experts; patient safety officers; researchers; and others are all expected.

La Asociacion de Hospitales de Puerto Rico Convencion 2011 AMDR President Dan Vukelich will speak at the Puerto Rico Hospital Association’s 2011 Annual Convention in San Juan, October 13, 2011 at the Sheraton Hotel & Casino.

2nd Healthcare Development Conference AMDR will be speaking at the 2nd Healthcare Development Conference in Chicago October 25-28, 2011.  An international healthcare development conferencing focusing on sustainable healthcare and medical tourism, among other issues,  Dan Vukelich, AMDR’s President, will provide an international regulatory update and discuss the environmental benefits of reprocessing.

American College of Surgeons AMDR’s members will exhibit at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress October 23-27 in San Francisco.

AAMI/ST, Sterilization Standards Committee (U.S. Tag for ISo/TC 198) and Affiliated Working GroupsAs a member of the technical working group for TIR 30, AMDR will participate in AAMI’s Sterilization Standards Committee meetings October 31, to November 2 in Alexandria, VA.


European Hospital Conference The world’s largest event for the medical industry will take place in Dusseldorf, November 16-19.  Medica Congress, the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE) and the Gesellschaft Deutscher Krankenhaustag (GDK) will hold their Congresses together in the first joint European Hospital Conference.


The Association for Healthcare Risk Management of New York, Inc. (AHRMNY) AMDR President Dan Vukelich will give a presentation to AHRMNY members and interested parties on the “History and Recent Developments in the Reprocessing of Single Use Devices” at a half-day conference on December 8, to be held in the Einhorn Auditorium on the Lenox Hill Hospital campus in New York, NY.