Workshops

Ensuring reliable and accurate results of analytical processes

Overview

The analytical process spans from sampling over sample preparation to the actual measurement process. All these steps contribute to the measurement uncertainty of the result. Reliable and accurate results are subsequently interpreted and further used. Leading international and Swiss experts will share their current practices, latest developments and challenges across the analytical process.

The workshop will be relevant to anyone involved in analytical processes, for example laboratory quality laboratory technicians and managers; measurement instrument manufacturers, representatives of accreditation authorities, metrology institutes and standardisation bodies; technical assessors as well as customers of laboratory services.

Overview

The analytical process spans from sampling over sample preparation to the actual measurement process. All these steps contribute to the measurement uncertainty of the result. Reliable and accurate results are subsequently interpreted and further used. Leading international and Swiss experts will share their current practices, latest developments and challenges across the analytical process.

The workshop will be relevant to anyone involved in analytical processes, for example laboratory quality laboratory technicians and managers; measurement instrument manufacturers, representatives of accreditation authorities, metrology institutes and standardisation bodies; technical assessors as well as customers of laboratory services.

Information

Workshop information

Date: 22-23 May 2023, 09:00 - 16:00
Venue: Federal Institute of Metrology METAS, Lindenweg 50, 30303 Wabern adjacent to Bern.
www.metas.ch/standort
Website: www.metas.ch/eurachem2023  (active from January 10th)
Information: First circular (pdf, 2.9 Mb)
Registration: Please register by May 12, 2023 at the latest: www.metas.ch/eurachem2023  (active from
January 10th)
  All interested persons can participate in the workshop; however, the number of participants is limited. Registrations will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Contributions

The Scientific Committee invites participants to submit abstracts on subjects related to the workshop’s themes.

Abstracts presented according to the format available from the website shall be submitted before 1st March 2023. Submitting authors are asked to indicate their preference for an oral or poster presentation.

Proposed abstracts will be subject to approval as short oral or poster presentation by the Scientific Committee.

Submitting authors will be notified of acceptance before 31st March 2023.

Cancellations: Cancellations made after invoicing will be charged a fee of CHF 100 per person for administrative expenses. Cancellations must reach us in writing by 10th May 2023 at the latest; after this deadline the full participation fee will be charged.

Programme

Scientific Programme

Themes

  • Method validation
  • Equipment and Software validation
  • Internal and external quality controls
  • Uncertainty and Traceability of results

 

Day 1 22 May 2023

09:00 – 09:15 Opening of the Workshop

  • Welcome addresses
    • Philippe Richard, Director, METAS;
    • Isabelle Vercruysse, Eurachem Chair

09:15 – 11:30 Session 1 – Method validation

  • ICH Q2(R2) & Q14 Guidelines and impact on validation in OMCL Laboratories (ISO/IEC 17025:2017)
    • Massimiliano Conti, Swissmedic
  • Correct choice and application of certified reference materials in method validation in food analysis
    • Gisela Umbricht, METAS
  • Contributed talks and Panel discussion

11:30 – 12:30 Poster Session or Guided laboratory tour

13:15 – 15:30 Session 2 – Equipment and Software validation

  • Lifecycle approaches for establishing ‘fitness for use’ of analytical instruments and systems in order to support and
    maintain ‘fitness for purpose’ of analytical procedures
    • Christopher Burgess, independent consultant
  • Digital measurement and control technology in the analytical sciences and its quality assurance
    • Ernst Halder, Eurachem-CH
  • Contributed talks and Panel discussion

 

16:00 – 17:00 Poster Session or Guided laboratory tour

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Day 2 23 May 2023

09.00 – 09.15 Opening, Day 2

  • Welcome to METAS 2nd day
    • Hanspeter Andres, Vice Director, METAS

09:15 – 11:30 Session 3 – Internal and external quality controls

  • Laboratory medicine – mandatory quality controls are self-evident
    • Katharina Rentsch, University Hospital Basel
  • The Proficiency Testing System of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
    • Andreas Schorer, Laboratory Spiez
  • Contributed talks and Panel discussion

11:30 – 12:15 Poster Session or Guided laboratory tour

13:15 – 15:30 Session 4 – Uncertainty and Traceability of results

  • Measurement uncertainty from sampling and its roll in validation of measurement procedures
    • Mike Ramsey, Prof. em. University of Sussex
  • The Importance of Traceability or how to Achieve Comparability of Chemical Measurements
    • Markus Obkircher, Merck Group
  • Contributed talks and Panel discussion

16:00 End of the Workshop

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