CLSI to host US workshops
Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI)
CLSI is to deliver workshops based on ’EP23-Laboratory Quality Control Based on Risk Management’.
EP23 delivers guidance and examples to ensure optimal quality control (QC) within laboratories-from checking refrigerator temperatures to conducting proficiency testing and training.
These workshops will demonstrate methods to best apply the EP23 document and its companion products to ensure “the right QC” in any laboratory.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) enforce the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, which ensure quality in all laboratory testing performed on humans in the United States.
The publication of EP23 has prompted CMS to recognise its QC concepts and they will be eliminating the original equivalent QC options.
This workshop will allow participants to determine the best QC tools to create a custom QC plan (QCP) for each test and help them develop a QCP that will reduce the risk of error and help ensure good patient test results.
Other focuses of the workshop will include using risk assessment, the use of popular risk assessment tools, and how to implement the quality features that the manufacturer has created to ensure correct test results.
This workshop is planned for clinical and laboratory professionals of all levels, related health care professionals, manufacturers and representatives from regulatory and accrediting organisations, and educators and students in clinical laboratory sciences.
The workshop will be held on September 29, 2012 from 8:30 AM-4:00 PM Central (US) Time at the Hyatt North Houston, Houston, Texas, USA and again on November 3, 2012 from 8:30 AM-4:00 PM Eastern (US) Time at the Hilton Boston Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Online registration is now available from the company website.
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