C1 | Reuse vs single use medical devices

Presentation: Lowering Your Hospital’s Environmental Footprint with Remanufacturing of Single-Use Medical Devices

Speaker: Daniel Vukelich, President and CEO - Association of Medical Device Reprocessors

Daniel J. Vukelich is the President/CEO of the Association of Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR).  He has been with AMDR since 2000. AMDR represents the companies that conduct a majority of the commercial “single=use” medical device reprocessing and remanufacturing done in North American and Europe today. Mr. Vukelich joined AMDR in the same year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued requirements putting reprocessors on equal regulatory footing with medical device manufacturers. During his time at AMDR, he has worked with regulators and legislators as they implemented the federal Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act of 2002 (MDUFMA), the Medical Devices Technical Corrections Act of 2004 (MDTCA), the Medical Device User Fee Stabilization Act of 2005 (MDUFSA), the FDA Amendments of 2007, the comprehensive healthcare insurance reform legislation of 2009-2010 and the comprehensive European Union Medical Device Regulation of 2016.


Presentation: Environmental impacts of reuse versus single use

Speaker: Henrik Grüttner, Consultant - University of Southern Denmark

Henrik Grüttner,  Master of Science in biology from Copenhagen University, has been working with industrial environment for more than 35 years in industry, as consultant and at the university. A key focus during the recent 15 years has been green purchasing/ assessment of medical devices and chemicals. Henrik has worked quite a lot for the Copenhagen Region with these topics.


Presentation: Reusable vs. disposable devices: Balancing infection control and pollution prevention

Speaker: Dr. Jodi Sherman, Physician Anesthesiologist - Yale University Hospital  

Dr. Jodi Sherman who is a Physician Anesthesiologist, has been involved in sustainability for many years and has had a large influence through her academic work. She is an associate professor of anesthesiology and epidemiology in environmental health sciences at Yale University Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. 


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