The Health Care Waste Summit & Expo 2011 (HCWS2011)

Venue: Emperors Palace Convention Centre

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa, Gauteng, South Africa

Event Date/Time: May 18, 2011 End Date/Time: May 19, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 20, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Apr 19, 2011
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The Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa proudly hosts The Health Care Waste Summit & Expo 2011 and would like to invite you to participate in this prestigious event. As you might know, the Health Care Waste Sector of Southern Africa is currently uplifting its status as value added industry sector. Since we first gathered in 2009 for the Inaugural Summit and Expo a variety of news headlines has once again targeted Health Care Risk Waste due to the cause and effect of illegal stockpiling and dumping of medical waste. Not only are communities vigorously exposed and placed in danger, but, it also raises questions on the effectiveness, governance and ethics of this industry sector.

This unique and informative conference and exhibition is scheduled to take place on the 18th and 19th of May 2011 at Emperor’s Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa. It will provide insight into the upliftment of standards and requirements that will be needed to secure and upgrade industry ethics and best –practise. Executed under the main theme of “ACCEPTING YOUR MEDICAL WASTE RESPONSIBILITY…ETHICALLY! ” the conference will look into:

• Promoting the ethical management in organisations that deals with health care waste treatment and disposal
• The promotion of good governance and best practice
• Strategies that will promote the correct segregation of medical waste
• The adherence to government regulation and legislation
• Investigating the social, environmental and legal consequences of illegal dumping and storage of medical waste
• Evaluating strategies for better law enforcement based on the current amount of non-compliance and industry misconduct
• Investigating solutions towards the current available treatment capacity in Southern Africa
• Promoting ethical cross-sector responsibility from “Cradle to Grave”
• Strategies for health care service providers to ensure the proper management of health care risk waste in their regions
• Strategies for hospitals and governmental departments to source compliant service providers
• Analysing the effect and outcome of the tender specifications
• Investigating cross provincial transport of Medical Waste
• Promoting respect and compliance towards national regulations, specifications, industry standards and acts.
• The routes that waste generators can follow in order to select compliant service providers
• Analyzing the risks involved with waste generators not taking up the responsibility of proper waste segregation
• Best practice medical waste strategies in hospitals and clinics
• Enhancing Protocol for the effective management of medical waste streams
• Implementing winning infection control strategies in hospitals and clinics when it comes to Health Care Risk Waste

You can expect to meet a large number of representatives from both the private and public healthcare and waste management orientated organisations. The Health Care Waste Summit & Expo 2011 provides an industry wide platform for service providers and health care waste generators to meet and develop new markets. The Health Care Waste Summit & Expo 2011 will explore the state of the industry, highlight the business imperatives, outline current and future trends, present latest innovations and development, explore powerful business applications and stress technology benefits. It will provide a framework for successful migration strategies and present proven implementation methodologies through enlightening international, African and Southern African Case studies. Stretch your imagination and learn what the endless possibilities and opportunities are at the Health Care Waste Summit & Expo 2011.

Networking Cocktail Function
The Health care Waste Forum Southern Africa would like to invite all delegates and speakers to join us for a Cocktail Function the end of the proceedings for Day 1. This cocktail function is complementary and will be included in the overall conference fees. Looking forward to see you there!

In order to register, please complete the following online form:

Interested in exhibiting?
If you are a provider of products, services and solutions to the health care or waste services end-user, then this is your best opportunity to gain access to both the health care and waste decision-maker simultaneously. Pre-qualified attendees from across the country will share their views and strategies at the only dedicated medical waste event, providing world-class business solutions for South Africa and the continent! We have limited opportunities available for vendor companies to participate in the event. If you want to take advantage of this offer, and showcase your products and services at The Health Care Waste Summit & Expo from the 18- 19th of May 2011 at Emperor's Palace, then contact André Snyman on Tel: +27 (0)83 448 8233 or email


64 Jones Road, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Additional Information

WMSA Members - R 3,650 per delegate Non-Members - R 4,300 per delegate Endorsement Members - R 3,650 per delegate Daily Rate - R 1,700 per delegate Fee inclusive of VAT