Workshops

Quality Assurance Challenges of Measurements from Field to Laboratory with a Focus on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Requirements

Workshop information

Date: 16-18 May 2022
Host: Georgian Laboratory Association (GeLab)
Venue: Online
Website: https://gelab.org.ge/en/Event/Eurachem_2022
Information: First announcement (updated 1 Feb 2022)
  Second announcement
Programme Scientific Workshop programme (PDF)
Registration: Registration for this event is closed

 

Workshop information

Date: 16-18 May 2022
Host: Georgian Laboratory Association (GeLab)
Venue: Online
Website: https://gelab.org.ge/en/Event/Eurachem_2022
Information: First announcement (updated 1 Feb 2022)
  Second announcement
Programme Scientific Workshop programme (PDF)
Registration: Registration for this event is closed

 

Workshop aims

Workshop Aims

The workshop will address current practices, challenges, and future recommendations on quality assurance of physochemical and microbiological measurement methods and their validation, including sampling-related issues.

This workshop will be of direct relevance to anyone who is focused on the quality of analytical measurements and the reliability of decisions based on test results in accordance with ISO/IEC17025 requirements, taking into account the influence of factors that exist outside the laboratory environment. Such factors are mainly related to sampling or on-site measurements, and occur in the daily life of laboratories operating in many different fields such as food and beverages, health, environment, forensics, pharmaceuticals, etc.

Programme

Programme

Note: Times are provisional, and in Central European Summer Time. Check the Event website for final schedule.

Monday – 16th May 2022

11:00-11:10 GeLab representative Opening of the workshop
11:10-11:25 Vicki Barwick
(Eurachem Chair, UK)
Introduction to Eurachem and its activities
11:25-11:50 David Milde (Czech Republic) Activities of the Eurachem Education and Training Working Group
11:50-12:15 Kyriacos Tsimillis (Cyprus) Revision of Eurachem Guides in relation to ISO/IEC 17025 - Developments in the revision of ISO 15189
12:15-12:45 LUNCH BREAK
12:45-13:10 Brian Brookman (UK) Introduction to PT and the revision of ISO/IEC 17043
13:10-13:30 Turkan Abbasova (Azerbaijan) Quality control activities in microbiological food testing including PT tests and the relevant interpretations
13:30-14:00 POSTER SESSION (Flash poster presentations; Q&A using chat)
14:00-15:00 Marina Patriarca (Italy) Breakout session I – Selection and use of certified reference materials
14:00-15:00 Brian Brookman (UK) Breakout session II – Proficiency Testing
15:00-15:25 Conclusions of breakout sessions
15:25-15:30 Closing of day 1

Tuesday – 17th May 2022

11:00-11:25 Ricardo Bettencourt da Silva (Portugal) Assessment of performance and uncertainty for qualitative analysis
11:25-11:50 Stephen Ellison (UK) Use of uncertainty in compliance assessment
11:50-12:15 Bertil Magnusson (Sweden) Evaluating uncertainty for microbiological methods (approach in ISO 29201:2012 Water quality — The variability of test results and the uncertainty of measurement of microbiological enumeration methods)
12:15-12:40 Lorens Sibbesen (Denmark) Method validation - overview of accreditation requirements
12:40-13:10 LUNCH BREAK
13:10-13:40 POSTER SESSION (Flash  poster presentations; Q&A using chat)
13:40-14:05 Vicki Barwick (UK) Planning validation studies
14:05-14:25 Imeda Rubashvili (Georgia) Validation and estimation of measurement uncertainty of a new HPLC method for quantitative determination of hesperidin extracted from citrus peel
14:25-14:45 Ani Grigoryan (Armenia) ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements for in-house methods and sampling errors during the validation process by GC-MS
14:45-15:05 Nikoloz Shakulashvili (Georgia) From field to laboratory for scientific research (Challenges related to sampling and transportation)
15:05-15:10 Closing of day 2

Wednesday – 18th May 2022

11:00-11:25 TBC Use of in-house method validation data in uncertainty estimation (the ‘top down’ vs ‘bottom up’ approaches)
11:25-11:50 Mike Ramsey (UK) Overview of uncertainty from sampling
11:50-12:10 Bela Gabitashvili (Georgia) Difficulties of sampling  petroleum products in non-standard conditions
12:10-12:30 Giga Kvartskhava, Tamar Sachaneli (Georgia) Sampling technique of graphene oxide-based nano metal composites and their influence on pathogenic microorganisms
12:30-12:50 Giorgi Ghambashidze (Georgia) Impact of soil sampling on results of laboratory analysis
12:50-13:20 LUNCH BREAK
13:20-13:50 POSTER SESSION (Flash  poster presentations; Q&A using chat)
13:50-14:50 Stephen Ellison (UK),
Bertil Magnusson (Sweden)
Breakout session III – Uncertainty & compliance assessment
13:50-14:50 Lorens Sibbesen (Denmark),
Mike Ramsey (UK)
Breakout session IV – Validation of sampling procedures
14:50-15:15 Conclusions of breakout sessions
15:15-15:20 Closing of the Scientific Workshop

Posters

Posters