Event Schedule

Wednesday, July 25
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm 12:00 pm

The ARTA Registration Desk is open all afternoon. Stop by with any questions or requests!

 

12:15 pm - 12:35 pm 12:15 pm

Board bus for tour of HLS Linen Services. Gather in the front lobby for instructions on where to board the bus.

Contact Nancy Jenkins for more info: Text 913-709-0229.

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm 1:00 pm
  • Rocco Romeo (Speaker / Tour Guide) CEO, HLS Linen Services

Join us for a tour of HLS Linen Services on Wednesday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m. We will meet at the hotel entrance and take a bus/coach to HLS Linen Services at 12:35 p.m. A light lunch will be served when we arrive at HLS. Once the tour concludes, th...

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 6:00 pm
The Laurier Room
MIP once again is generously hosting the Welcome Reception at ARTA's Education Conference, this year on Wed., July 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. In 2018, however, MIP has some interesting surprises for attendees at what the company is calling its "Speakeasy...
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Thursday, July 26
8:00 am - 9:00 am 8:00 am

Our conference sponsors have made this education event possible! Please take some time during breaks to say "Thank You," and find out what new products and/or services they are offering in 2018.

Note: Our Platinum and Tabletop sponsors are located...

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9:00 am - 9:15 am 9:00 am
Main Conference Area and Exhibits — The Drawing Room
  • Brendan O'Neill (Speaker) Director, Corporate Development, London Hospital Linen Service Inc.

Welcome to ARTA's Seventh Education Conference, held in Ottawa, Ontario!

ARTA President Brendan O'Neill will serve as our master of ceremonies for the conference. Grab a seat, relax and learn.

Note: We will be surveying attendees for your fee...

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9:15 am - 9:45 am 9:15 am
Main Conference Area and Exhibits — The Drawing Room

Does a silver additive extend the shelf life and kill factor for treated textiles?  Learn results from Medline representatives and the CEO of COMTEX.

9:45 am - 10:15 am 9:45 am
Main Conference Area and Exhibits — The Drawing Room

This once popular treatment fell out of favor due to cost. But is it time to reconsider? With infection control reaching top-priority status, does bac stat have its place?

10:15 am - 10:45 am 10:15 am
Main Conference Area and Exhibits — The Drawing Room
  • Gary Ostrum (Speaker) Vice President Sales, G.A. Braun

A review of biofilm/contamination regarding wash aisle equipment, its cause and effects, and ways to prevent/correct of this condition. The National Institute of Heath states that more than 95% of hospital infections come from biofilm contami...

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10:45 am - 11:15 am 10:45 am

Is there proof that the laundry process kills C.diff? Learn the results of this ARTA study using Peracetic Acid in a laundry process that simulates the action of a tunnel washer. 

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11:15 am - 1:00 pm 11:15 am
The Drawing Room and The Foyer

Visit with our Platinum and Tabletop sponsors and learn what new products and services they are offering in 2018. 

 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 12:00 pm
The Laurier Room

Join attendees for a healthy and hearty buffet lunch.

PS: Lunch is in the same location as MIP's Hidden Treasure Lounge last night!

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm 1:00 pm
Main Conference Area and Exhibits — The Drawing Room

Ecolab has developed this laundry program for the healthcare industry that utilizes a patent-pending formula to enable adhesive removal from linen during the wash process. Tests have shown that use of the program can help healthcare facilities rec...

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1:30 pm - 1:50 pm 1:30 pm
  • Steve Tinker (Speaker) Senior Vice President of R&D, Marketing, Gurtler Industries

Hibiclens stains are difficult to avoid and a key factor in the decision whether to use chlorine bleach or other products. Our presenter shares one solution to hibiclens staining.

1:50 pm - 2:20 pm 1:50 pm
Main Conference Area and Exhibits — The Drawing Room

Scrubs literally walk out of the hospital each day and can result in 90% loss ratios annually. What’s worse, many hospital staff wears scrubs after work and launder at home. TRSA presents data that makes the case for professional laundering ...

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2:20 pm - 2:50 pm 2:20 pm
Main Conference Area and Exhibits — The Drawing Room

Learn about Vintex’s Environmental Stewardship Program, a game changer for selling incontinence pad products.

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2:50 pm - 3:20 pm 2:50 pm
The Drawing Room and The Foyer

Take some time and visit with our sponsors!

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm 3:20 pm
Main Conference Area and Exhibits — The Drawing Room

Infection prevention products and programs including the critical importance of color coding and one-per-room methodologies to ensure a safe patient environment. In this time of aggressive marketing of disposable products by Fortune 1000 companies...

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3:50 pm - 4:30 pm 3:50 pm
Main Conference Area and Exhibits — The Drawing Room

Eurotape shares LCA results and an overview of New Consortium — Chainge.  Chainge leverages the power of the supply "chain" to create "change" in the marketplace.

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4:30 pm - 5:15 pm 4:30 pm
Main Conference Area and Exhibits — The Drawing Room
  • Steve Tinker (Speakers) Senior Vice President of R&D, Marketing, Gurtler Industries
  • Hans Van Der Meer (Speakers) Managing Director, Eurotape BV
  • Evan Griffing (Speakers) Principal Consultant, Environmental Clarity
  • Myles Reukema (Speakers) Director of Cleanroom Sales, Prudential Cleanroom Services
  • Paul Helsby (Speakers) Senior Vice President and Owner, Vintex Inc.
  • Brendan O'Neill (Speakers) Director, Corporate Development, London Hospital Linen Service Inc.

ARTA has completed three LCAs within the past few years on isolation and surgical gowns, as well as cleanroom coveralls. Two of these LCAs have been accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Learn from operators and suppliers how to use ...

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5:00 pm - 5:00 pm 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 6:00 pm
The Quebec Suite at The Chateau Laurier

Hosted by ARTA's Platinum and Gold Sponsors, don't miss this reception featuring appetizers and drinks.

What is the dress code?

Business casual, cocktail, comfortable.

 

Dinner anyone?

There are many restaurants nearby. You can check out a cu...

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Friday, July 27
8:00 am - 9:00 am 8:00 am
Break, Breakfast, and Exhibits — The Foyer

Our conference sponsors have made this education event possible! Please take some time during breaks to say "Thank You," and find out what new products and/or services they are offering in 2018.

Note: Our Platinum and Tabletop sponsors are located...

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8:30 am - 9:00 am 8:30 am
Main Conference Area and Exhibits — The Drawing Room

ARTA will hold a brief business meeting before the day's sessions begin, including the election of directors and a vote to amend bylaws.

9:00 am - 9:45 am 9:00 am
Main Conference Area and Exhibits — The Drawing Room

Learn the latest trends in this rapidly growing market segment and how your operation can maximize opportunities for future growth.

 

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9:45 am - 10:30 am 9:45 am
Main Conference Area and Exhibits — The Drawing Room
  • Brendan O'Neill (Speakers) Director, Corporate Development, London Hospital Linen Service Inc.
  • Willy Chavez (Speakers) Customer Service Director, North Texas Health Care Laundry

Learn from other operators how to make this add-on business profitable while providing extra value for clients.

Our speakers will provide two perspectives — one from Canada and one from the United States.

 

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10:30 am - 11:00 am 10:30 am
The Drawing Room and The Foyer

Last chance to visit with exhibitors!

11:00 am - 11:45 am 11:00 am
Main Conference Area and Exhibits — The Drawing Room
  • Jack Hamilton (Speakers) Director of Business Development - Healthcare, Positek RFID
  • Tom Abbett (Speakers) North American Sales Director — Business Development, Positek RFID

This case study features United Hospital Services and the results of working with Positek to electronically validate wash counts on isolation gowns, as opposed manually marking each item.

12:00 pm - 12:00 pm 12:00 pm
Main Conference Area and Exhibits — The Drawing Room

We will see you at the Clean Show in 2019!

NOTE to Exhibitors: Please see the registration desk for shipping forms and information!

  • You must call your shipper for a pick up at the Chateau Laurier.
  • Once your forms are filled out, you can leave for...
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