Workshops

Trends and Challenges in Ensuring Quality in Analytical Measurements

Charles Bridge, Prague

NOTE: Due to ongoing uncertainty about travel restrictions, this event is now to be held online over three days.

Eurachem Czech Republic is delighted to invite scientists, PhD students and professionals from laboratories and public bodies to this Online Scientific Workshop to discuss and present their findings on metrology in analytical sciences.

Workshop information

Date: 17-19 May 2021
Venue: Prague, Czech Republic/Online if required
Website: http://eurachem2021.cz/
Information First announcement (issued November 2020)
NEW Online event programme
Abstract submission http://eurachem2021.cz/abstract-submission/

Workshop Aims

The workshop is intended to:

  • Reflect experience with the revised ISO 17025 standard after the transition
    period;
  • Present current Eurachem activities in the field;
  • Discuss future challenges in quality in analytical measurements from both research and practical perspectives.

Programme

MONDAY 17th May

11:00-11:15 David Milde, Miloslav Suchánek
(Eurachem-CZ, Czech Republic)
Opening of the workshop
11:15-11:30 Vicki Barwick
(Eurachem Chair, UK)
Introduction to Eurachem and its activities
11:30-11:55 Pavel Nosek
(Czech Accreditation Institute, CZ)
Experience of the Accreditation Body with the Transition to ISO/IEC 17025:2017
11:55-12:20 Isabelle Vercruysse
(Eurachem Vice-Chair, Belgium)
Revised ISO/IEC 17025:2017 – Laboratory view
12:20-12:50   COFFEE/LUNCH BREAK
12:50-13:15 Ricardo Bettencourt da Silva
(Qualitative analysis WG Chair, Portugal)
Assessment of qualitative analysis performance and uncertainty
13:15-13:40 Hana Zelená
(Public Health Institute Ostrava, Czech Republic)
Pros and Cons of the SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Tests
13:40-14:40  Isabelle Vercruysse
(Eurachem Vice-Chair, Belgium)
Breakout session I – Revised ISO/IEC 17025
 13:40-14:40 Ricardo Bettencourt da Silva
(Qualitative analysis WG Chair, Portugal)
Breakout session I – Qualitative Analysis Fitness for Purpose
14:40-15:00   Conclusions of breakout sessions
15:00-15:05 Miloslav Suchánek
(Eurachem-CZ, Czechia)
Closing of the day 1

TUESDAY 18th May

11:00-11:05 Miloslav Suchánek
(Eurachem-CZ, Czechia)
Opening of the day 2
11:05-11:30 Kyriacos Tsimillis*, Sappho Michael**
(*Division of Quality Assurance PUC, **Ministry of Health, Cyprus)
Ensuring Quality: A key element in analytical and clinical laboratories
11:30-11:55 Vicki Barwick
(Eurachem Chair, UK)
Planning method validation studies
11:55-12:20 Lorens Sibbesen
(Method validation WG Chair, Denmark)
Is the sampling method as valid as the analytical method?
12:20-12:50   COFFEE/LUNCH BREAK
12:50-13:15 Pieter Dehouck
(JRC EU, Belgium)
Ensuring validity of methods for routine use – a risk assessment approach
13:15-13:40 Steve Ellison
(Meaurement uncertainty and
traceability WG Chair, UK)
Detection limits and detection capability
13:40-14:40   Online poster session
14:40-15:05 Mike Ramsey
(Sampling uncertainty WG Chair, UK)
Uncertainty factor
15:05-15:10 Miloslav Suchánek
(Eurachem-CZ, Czechia)
Closing of the day 2

WEDNESDAY 19th May

11:00-11:05 Miloslav Suchánek
(Eurachem-CZ, Czechia)
Opening of the day 3
11:05-11:30 Brian Brookman
(Proficiency testing WG Chair)
Demonstrating the validity of measurement results through reliable proficiency testing
11:30-11:55 Piotr Robouch
(JRC EU, Belgium)
Guides, leaflets and more – online calculation/validation tools
11:55-12:20 Ricardo Bettencourt da Silva
(Qualitative analysis WG Chair, Portugal)
Use of in-house validation data in measurement uncertainty evaluation
12:20-12:45 Bertil Magnusson
(Trollboken, Sweden)
Eurachem Guidance on conformity assessment
12:45-13:15   COFFEE/LUNCH BREAK
13:15-14:15 Steve Ellison
(Meaurement uncertainty and traceability WG Chair, UK)
Breakout session II – software validation
  Bertil Magnusson
(Trollboken, Sweden)
Breakout session II – conformity assessment
14:15-14:35   Conclusions of breakout sessions
14:35-14:45 Miloslav Suchánek, David Milde
(Eurachem-CZ, Czechia)
Closing of the workshop