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Training course “Critical issues of the Accreditation Standards ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and ISO 15189:2012”

21 Feb - 22 Feb 2019
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Cleopatra Hotel
Nicosia, Cyprus
8 Florinis Street
The Division of Quality Assurance of the Pancyprian Union of Chemists (PUC), in cooperation with Eurachem, organises a two-day training course on the accreditation of laboratories.

After a series of training activities on ISO/IEC 17025:2017, it was considered that some of its critical issues should be analysed in more detail, providing the opportunity for interaction with laboratory personnel . It was also realised that some of the issues were not new but had already been addressed in the latest version of ISO 15189, the accreditation standard for medical laboratories. This was the initiative for this two-day training programme. It is the first time these aspects are discussed in relation with the requirements of both laboratory accreditation standards. The correlation with both standards will certainly be useful, based on the presentations by experienced tutors from Eurachem and group exercises.

The scope of the training is to:

  • clarify new provisions of the standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017
  • analyse some of the critical issues introduced in/with ISO/IEC 17025:2017 in comparison with similar requirements of ISO 15189; this includes risk based thinking, decision rule, uncertainty from sampling, ensuring quality (reference materials, PT), measurement traceability
  • present other recent developments e.g. ISO 17034, EEE-PT documents and relevant Eurachem guides
  • underline what is new for laboratories and accreditation bodies
  • discuss on the experience of laboratories in various sectors, problems and solutions
  • discuss how laboratories can proceed efficiently to address the new needs

See the detailed programme attached.


Pancyprian Union of Chemists - Division of Quality Assurance - Eurachem Cyprus Committee