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Eurachem Training Course “Accreditation of analytical, microbiological and medical laboratories – ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and ISO 15189:2012”

Data
20 Feb - 21 Feb 2020
Orario inizio
8.30
Orario fine
17.30
Sede
Conference Room ″Macedonia″
Cleopatra Hotel
Città
Nicosia, Cyprus
Indirizzo
Florinis 8
The Division of Quality Assurance of the Pancyprian Union of Chemists (PUC) and Eurachem are organising a two-day training course on the accreditation of laboratories.

The scope of the training


  • present and discuss critical issues of interest to analytical, microbiological and medical laboratories addressed in the relevant accreditation standards
  • discuss the experience of laboratories in various sectors, problems and solutions
  • present recent publications (Eurachem guides and others)

This task will be addressed through presentations by experienced trainers, exercises and group work as well as audiovisual means. It is expected that by the completion of the training, the participants will have a good understanding of the critical issues addressed in the accreditation standards and will acquire a clear picture of the work to be done in their laboratories or in their accreditation bodies as appropriate.

It is important that the tutors have been actively involved for many years in Eurachem activities and its working groups; four of them having also served for many years as members of its Executive Committee.


Who can participate


The training is oriented to:

  • Personnel of accredited laboratories as well as those being prepared for their accreditation in the whole range of laboratory work
  • Lead assessors/assessors/technical experts
  • Consultants

Certificates of participation will be issued to participants who fully attend.

Programma
Day 1 – Thursday 20 February 2020
8.30
Registration
9.00
Welcome addresses
Speakers
Leontios Philotheou
Chair PUC
Vicki Barwick
Vice-Chair Eurachem, Chair Education and Training Working Group
Panos Papageorgis
Dean, European University
9.20
Presentation of the tutors and the participants
9.40
Introduction – Scope and expectations of the training
Speakers
Despina Charalambous
Frederick University, CYS-CYSAB external Lead Assessor for Medical Laboratories
10.10
Essential statistics for quality assurance - Part I
Speakers
Vicki Barwick
Head of Commercial Training, LGC – Eurachem Vice- Chair, Chair of the Eurachem Education and Training Working Group
10.50
Coffee break
11.20
Measurement uncertainty: ‘Bottom-up' vs 'top-down' evaluation
Speakers
Stephen Ellison
Chair of the Eurachem Measurement Uncertainty and Traceability Working Group
12.00
Measurement uncertainty
Laboratories present their experience, problems and solutions
  • analytical laboratory
  • microbiological laboratory
  • medical laboratory
  • other
12.40
What we might expect in uncertainty treatment for qualitative results
Speakers
Stephen Ellison
Chair of the Eurachem Measurement Uncertainty and Traceability Working Group
13.20
Lunch break
14.20
Method validation in medical laboratories
Speakers
Irini Leimoni
Quality Assurance Officer & Data Protection in AFFIDEA, ESYD Lead Assessor for Clinical and Testing Laboratories and PT Providers
15.00
Method validation in analytical laboratories
Speakers
Lorens Sibbesen
Chair of the Eurachem Method Validation Working Group
15.40
Coffee break
16.00
Implementation of ISO 13843:2017 Water quality – Requirements for the establishing performance characteristics of quantitative microbiological methods
Speakers
George Papageorgiou
General State Laboratory, CYS-CYSAB Technical Expert for Microbiological Laboratories
16.40
Method Validation
Laboratories present their experience, problems and solutions
  • analytical laboratory
  • microbiological laboratory
  • medical laboratory
  • other
17.20
17.30
Discussion
End of Day1
Day 2 – Friday 21 February 2020
9.00
Essential statistics for quality assurance – Part II
Speakers
Vicki Barwick
Head of Commercial Training, LGC – Eurachem Vice-Chair, Chair of the Eurachem Education and Training Working Group
9.40
Perceptions of traceability; a challenging survey
Speakers
Stephen Ellison
Chair of the Eurachem Measurement Uncertainty and Traceability Working Group
10.30
Coffee break
11.00
Risk assessment in analytical laboratories
Speakers
Lorens Sibbesen
Chair of the Eurachem Method Validation Working Group
11.30
Risk assessment in medical laboratories
Speakers
Irini Leimoni
Quality Assurance Officer & Data Protection in AFFIDEA, ESYD Lead Assessor for Clinical and Testing Laboratories and PT Providers
12.00
Difficulties faced in the accreditation of laboratories against ISO/IEC 17025:2017
Speakers
Rodothea Koniotou
CYS-CYSAB Lead Assessor for Testing and Medical Laboratories
12.40
Transition to the new standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017
Laboratories present their experience
13.10
Lunch break
14.10
Terminology in analytical measurement
Speakers
Vicki Barwick
Head of Commercial Training, LGC – Eurachem Vice-Chair, Chair of the Eurachem Education and Training Working Group
14.50
Evaluating measurement uncertainty in software: Using Excel and R for measurement uncertainty
Speakers
Stephen Ellison
Chair of the Eurachem Measurement Uncertainty and Traceability Working Group
15.30
Coffee break
16.00
The use of Decision Rules
Speakers
Lorens Sibbesen
Chair of the Eurachem Method Validation Working Group
16.40
What do laboratories need to know about ISO/IEC 17011:2017? Eurachem Guides for analytical and microbiological laboratories under revision
Speakers
Kyriacos Tsimillis
Division of Quality Assurance, PUC
17.20
Concluding remarks - Certificates
17.30
End of the training course
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Contacts
Division of Quality Assurance
qualityassurancepuc@gmail.com
Kyriacos Tsimillis
kctsimillis@cytanet.com.cy
Despina Charalambous
despinacharalambous@yahoo.co.uk