OTTAWA, Sept. 16, 2013 /CNW/ — The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) has confirmed a dynamic lineup of speakers for its annual World Standards Day (WSD) October event.
Under the global theme, International standards ensure positive change, SCC's exciting half-day event will highlight how international standards ensure quality laboratory results. Event speakers will include:
- keynote address by Dr. Mike Moss, Medical Director, LifeLabs BC
- panel discussion moderator Dr. Michael Noble, Chair, University of British Columbia (UBC) Medical Laboratory Quality Assessment Office
- panel members:
- Anita Kwong, Director, Laboratory Quality and Process Improvement, Lower Mainland Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Fraser Health, Providence Health Care, Provincial Health Services Authority, and Vancouver Coastal Health
- Dr. Paul Payette, Director, Business Development, Accreditation Canada
- Jane Weitzel, Expert in laboratory accreditation, ISO 17025, analytical chemistry, and former auditor for pharmaceutical companies
WSD will highlight two key international standards that profoundly impact laboratory results: the laboratory accreditation standard ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 15189 for medical laboratories. These two standards ensure that laboratories have the competence to carry out specific testing methods. More specifically, ISO 15189 helps health care and medical laboratory communities ensure greater accuracy of test results and improve patient safety through traceability of laboratory procedures.
SCC's event will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, 1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia. Participants may attend WSD 2013 in person or via webcast. The event will begin with SCC's Annual Public Meeting. All stakeholders are invited to attend. SCC's events lead into the University of British Columbia's Quality Management Conference for Laboratory Medicine, which also takes place at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel.
SCC is a Crown corporation within the Industry Canada portfolio. With the goal of enhancing Canada's economic competitiveness and social well-being, SCC leads and facilitates the development and use of national and international standards. SCC also coordinates the efforts of Canadians in the development and use of national and international standards. Accreditation services are provided by SCC to approximately 500 customers, including various product certifiers and testing laboratories. SCC represents Canada at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and oversees the Canadian National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). For more information on SCC, visit www.scc.ca, or send inquiries to [email protected].
SOURCE: Government of Canada
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