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Automating Six Sigma, MU and Reagent Tracking with IAMQC®

29 Oct 2021

Automating Six Sigma, MU and Reagent Tracking with IAMQC®

Ger Kennedy, VP Informatics, Technopath Clinical Diagnostics

Learn about generating QC reports in IAMQC®, including Six Sigma, MU, and Reagent Tracking. Learn more here.
Quality Control Revision: A refreshing course on advanced topics for quality control practice and applications

15 Oct 2021

Quality Control Revision: A refreshing course on advanced topics for quality control practice and applications

Prof Dr. med. Dipl. Biol. Astrid Petersmann

Quality controls are a helpful tool in method comparisons. Learn more here.
Quality Control Revision: A refreshing course on basics of quality control practice and applications

01 Oct 2021

Quality Control Revision: A refreshing course on basics of quality control practice and applications

Prof Dr. med. Dipl. Biol. Astrid Petersmann

Internal quality controls play a key role in quality assurance of laboratory examinations. Learn more here.
Un-conventional QC: Implementing Appropriate QC Strategies in your Lab

14 Sep 2021

Un-conventional QC: Implementing Appropriate QC Strategies in your Lab

Sten Westgard MS

Join us for a webinar to recalibrate your thinking on QC rules and runs, perhaps something you haven't done in like 10, 20, 30 years?!?! Watch on-demand here.
Westgard Rules at 40: A history, celebration and discussion

24 Apr 2021

Westgard Rules at 40: A history, celebration and discussion

James Westgard Ph.D., FACB and Sten Westgard

In March 1981, the "Westgard Rules" were born. Join us for a discussion of the past, present, and future of multirule QC.
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Quality Control of Qualitative Testing of SARS-CoV-2 in Clinical Laboratories

16 Feb 2021

Quality Control of Qualitative Testing of SARS-CoV-2 in Clinical Laboratories

Wayne Dimech Executive Manager, Scientific and Business Relations at NRL, and Joe Vincini, Quality Control Services Manager at NRL, Australia.

This presentation will describe the differences between clinical chemistry testing and infectious disease serology. By understanding these differences, laboratory staff can better understand the causes of variation in the test system. 
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Challenges with Quality Control in Qualitative Testing

16 Feb 2021

Challenges with Quality Control in Qualitative Testing

Paulo Pereira - Senior Researcher and head of R&D at the Portuguese Institute of Blood and Transplantation, Lisbon, Portugal

Qualitative examinations are those that measure the presence or absence of a substance. The results are not expressed in numerical terms, but in descriptive or qualitative terms such as “positive,” “negative,” “reactive,” “non-reactive,” “normal,” or “abnormal”. We will consider how Internal Quality Control is applied in this context.
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Webinars 2020

Solving Confusion with Regulations, QC Design, and Troubleshooting for SARS CoV-2 Assays

11 Dec 2020

Solving Confusion with Regulations, QC Design, and Troubleshooting for SARS CoV-2 Assays

Sharon Ehrmeyer Ph.D., MT(ASCP) and Sten Westgard

Join us for a webinar to learn about quality control (QC) regulations, setting the proper QC strategy/design, and troubleshoot SARualitative tests in the laboratory. 
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Educational Webinar: The QC Standards, Past and Present: Novel Controversies and Old Struggles

29 Nov 2020

Educational Webinar: The QC Standards, Past and Present: Novel Controversies and Old Struggles

Sten Westgard

In this lecture, Sten Westgard revisits “the argument and established rationale for Liquid Controls vs Lyophilised Controls, Linearities and figuring out the reportable range and more..
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19 Nov 2020

Measurement Uncertainty: do we exceed the (speed) limit?

Prof. Dr. med. Dipl. Biol. Astrid Petersmann

Measurement Uncertainty is a key element in laboratory medicine. We have learned to monitor quality of laboratory results using internal and external quality controls.
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7 Things You Should Know about 6 Sigma Metrics

29 Sep 2020

7 Things You Should Know about 6 Sigma Metrics

Prof. Sten Westgard

This one hour zoom with Professor Sten Westgard will introduce the concepts of Six Sigma, Sigma Metrics, and Westgard Sigma Rules.
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17 Sep 2020

Impact of the new European IVDR on medical laboratories and related stakeholders

Prof. Dr. Folker Spitzenberger M.D.R.A. Regulatory Affairs for Medical Devices Technical College Lübeck University

This webinar will give an overview on the changes and challenges derived from the IVDR with a special focus on medical laboratories. 
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24 Sep 2020

Rili-BÄK 2019: Neue Anforderungen an das medizinische Labor

Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Nauck

Der Vorstand der Bundesärztekammer hat der überarbeiteten Version der Richtlinie zur Qualitätssicherung laboratoriumsmedizinischer Untersuchungen (Rili-BÄK) im Oktober 2019 zugestimmt. In der neuen Fassung wurden u. a. Weiterentwicklungen im Bereich des Qualitätsmanagements übernommen, neue Messgrößen aufgenommen und die Vorgaben für die Messgröße HbA1c angepasst
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16 Jul 2020

Maintaining laboratory quality standards in an emergency: A COVID-19 case study.

Wayne Dimech, Executive Manager of Business and Services for the NRL, and Sten Westgard, Director Client Services and Technology for Westgard QC

Watch this webinar to see Wayne Dimech and Sten Westgard assess the landscape for COVID-19 testing, consider the current methods, tests, protocols and the state of regulations.
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